The intimate resort houses 24 suites featuring gracefully renovated French-colonial architecture. Amantaka derives its name from the word aman (“peace” in Sanskrit) and taka (from Tipitaka, or “the teaching of the Buddha” in Theravada literature). Centrally located just south of Mount Phousi, the centerpiece of Luang Prabang, the resort rests on a peninsula framed by the Mekong and Khan rivers. From the Amantaka an easy stroll accesses the town’s cultural treasures, including Buddhist temples, the Night Market, riverside cafés and the town’s many historic sites such as the former Royal Palace, a fusion of Beaux-Arts and traditional Lao architecture.
The Amantaka offers several dining options including authentic Lao and French-influenced cuisine. Private dining can be arranged in a choice of secluded locations around the property as well as en-suite.