Vientiane and northwest

Without doubt, Vientiane is one of Southeast Asia’s quietest capital cities. Hugging a wide bend of the Mekong River, it looks more like a...
Laos travel guide

Often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the...
Luang Prabang Guide

Nestling in a slim valley shaped by lofty, green mountains and cut by the swift Mekong and Khan rivers, Luang Prabang exudes tranquillity and casual...
The Northeast Laos

The remote northeast of Laos was, until recently, difficult to reach, due to mountainous terrain and poor roads, which largely kept it isolated from...
South central Laos guide

Many travellers see very little of south central Laos, spending just a night or two in the principal towns of Thakhek or Savannakhet before...
Luang Prabang

Nestling in a slim valley shaped by lofty, green mountains and cut by the swift Mekong and Khan rivers, LUANG PRABANG exudes tranquillity and...

The brains behind Finolhu threw out the Maldives rule book when they created this fresh, funky resort.

Part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection hotels, the Suiran is an intimate 39-room property located on the banks of the Katsuma River, in western Kyoto.

Expect Avant garde, minimalist interiors. The prices aren't so minimalist, but perhaps that's not surprising considering this hotel's prime position in the centre of Sanlitun. There's also a rather edgy Spanish-Italian fusion restaurant. One for the wealthy hipsters.

For travellers who want to get away from noisy, crowded India and experience fascinating local culture, Chandoori Sai, surrounded by rolling hills, is the perfect spot. The dedicated team at this luxurious lodge are key to exploring the remote state of Odisha.

Hotel Indigo helps to fill a gap that’s long existed in this city between the fabulous (and fabulously expensive) hotels right at the top end, and the tour-group hostelries much further down the chain.