If you were not aware yet, we have almost completed the new nine bungalows that are larger in size with increased in room amenities including, air-conditioning a huge balcony overlooking the wetlands and a mini fridge for your convenience.
The new rooms are elegant and comfortable and are a pleasant addition to the existing bungalows for those who struggle with our tropical climate.
Another great new addition is our swimming pool that is currently taking shape and awaiting its pool-deck and bar. Filtration test runs are expected this month, weather permitting (the tropical storms are now passing).
Other plans to be finished before the end of the year are an improved walkway from the restaurant/lobby to all the bungalows that will include a new walk bridge to cross the second channel towards the new bungalows. The menu upgrade is in full swing and we will present our new concept menu, that will consist of three different choices each day and of course a full range of drinks from the bar open until 22:00 hours.
For the start of the season we will re-roof our Sala to provide shade for your leisurely gazing over the wetlands, bird watching or reading a book. This Sala can also be booked for a romantic candlelit dinner for two or a little group gathering over drinks and finger-food at lunch or dinner time.
The restaurant is the welcoming centre for all nature loving guests to meet and mingle and to get in the know of our surroundings, village and chat with our expert nature guides Mr Lae and Seum who love to inform you on what there is to encounter in the wetlands and forests around the lodge. It is also the place to catch up with family and friends over the WiFi that for now is restricted to the restaurant. As a single traveller, you will never feel lonely staying at the lodge. We can converse in English, German, Dutch Thai and obviously Lao as most of our staff from Kiat Ngong village next door.
We are happy to help you arrange your hike or cycle outings and minivan adventures to the mysterious Phou Asa mountain, nearby rivers, the largest waterfall in Asia at Kone Phapheng, 4,000 islands, the ruins of the Khmer Empire Tomo and Vat Phou, Champasak, a morning stroll over the wetlands and much more; just ask our team.
To show our appreciation to all guests that book directly with the lodge through [email protected] we have a mountain bike ready all day, each day you stay with us to explore the village and surroundings at your leisure.
We invite you to check back at our blog in about one months’ time as we will get more into detail on the Kone Phapheng falls and many more bucket-list adventures right here in Southern Laos, Charming by Nature.