PU LUONG RETREAT – Icon of Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Pu Luong Retreat was the first high end hotel opening in Pu Luong Nature Reserve in 2010. The owner was traveling to Mai Chau with the objective to discover an untouched and beautiful area to develop a Retreat. They reached the Reserve and fell in love with the area, as much for the fantastic landscapes as for the lovely Thai people living there.
It is located on the upper part of Don Village with an easy access from the main road. Overlooking the rice fields and the mountain range, the view from the Retreat is impressive and stunning.
The philosophy of Pu Luong Retreat
Pu Luong Retreat then was born. A unique hotel in a unique place! The philosophy of the owners was to develop a sustainable tourism so as to share all the benefits in a fair way with the locals. Main objective was to maintain the area in its natural state.
In this direction, Pu Luong Retreat has inspired the decorative elements according to the local touch. The stilt house with dormitory, the bungalows, and now the new rooms are all decorated with Thai minority atmosphere, providing a good feeling at your first step in.
To improve daily life of the young generation of Thai people in Pu Luong, they have provided training for the locals to learn about hospitality. Pu Luong Retreat, in its way, has been an example for all the new hotels that have blossomed in the area.
Access to Pu Luong Retreat
As mentioned above in the introduction, the Retreat is located near the main road, only 20m walking. There is a car park for those traveling with their own car or private car with driver.
If you choose to come with the shuttle bus from Hanoi, it will take you at the restaurant Km0 where you can easily take a walk to the reception. If you are traveling with heavy suitcases, the staff of the hotel will come to help you to carry them.
For more information about how to reach Pu Luong Retreat, you can check our Pu Luong Travel guide here.
Location: Don Village, Ba Thuoc District, Thanh Hoa
The hotel is composed of a main stilt house with the restaurant, a stilt house for the dormitory, some bungalow valley view, two wings with deluxe rooms (an old and a new one) and two infinity pools. A small shop promoting the local Thai handicraft can be found at the entrance of the hotel.
Fully part of the Pu Luong experience is to taste the delicious local dishes. Pu Luong is famous for the quality of the duck, a must try when visiting Pu Luong but not only. Pu Luong Retreat’s restaurant offers a large variety of Asian, Western and Thai specialties. Some of the products are coming directly from the organic garden that guests are invited to visit and even to pick up inside. On the first floor of a wooden stilt house, the open-air area provides a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy Pu Luong’s gastronomy.
Dormitory > Inspired from the local Thai stilt house, a live like a local experience while choosing this option. Divided in two parts, dormitory can welcome maximum 16 guests with western mattress, fan, a common area to share tea or enjoying some conversations. A good way to meet other travelers.
Deluxe rooms > Divided in two wings (an old and a new one), the deluxe rooms are overlooking the infinity pools. Full equipped and meticulously decorated, they all have a balcony with a stunning view on the Reserve. Decorated with a cocktail of local wood, bamboo and colorful Thai fabrics, whether you will enjoy the room or the terrace, you will feel in communion with the local environment.
Valley view bungalow > Impressive bungalows with a 270° view on the rice fields and the infinity pool. Spacious and luminous, all amenities are provided within the room. The highest end option to bring back special and unique memories in every season. Enjoy the outdoor bathtub in summer or the fireplace in winter!
With the extension of the hotel, you have now possibility to enjoy two infinity pools, each of them having a pool bar. The view while you are getting a swim is stunning, like a painting from Mother Nature. As one of the most enjoyable activity in Pu Luong, chilling by the pool either drinking a cocktail or reading a book is totally part of the experience.
Tips: Wake up at 5am to admire the sunrise! Unforgettable time with the pink sky reflecting in the clear water of the swimming pool.
As Pu Luong Retreat was the first to implement accommodations and with the purpose to develop a sustainable tourism, activities providing are in relation with their philosophy > Stay tune with the nature and the culture
Trekking > The best way to discover the Reserve! Pu Luong Retreat provides different trekking routes from the easy half day to the full day one to reach the top of Pu Luong.
Cycling > As a mountainous area, cycling can be challenging. Pu Luong Retreat has managed to create various options to satisfy every kind of customers, from the chilling clients to the adventurous ones. Asphalted roads or dirt paths, choose your way!
Rafting > Experience the fisherman life boarding the local bamboo raft on Cham river. Try to ride it yourself, hunt the bamboo waterwheels and intend to catch a fish in the traditional way.
Relaxing > Everybody who know Pu Luong, they will tell you that chilling, on your balcony or around the pool, is a full-fledged activity. Listen to the melodic sound of the stream, looking at the infinity view, Pu Luong Retreat is a perfect place to chill.
Pu Luong Excursions is glad to incorporate Pu Luong Retreat in our tours. You can choose your room category depending on your expectations and budget. After some exciting activities, trekking, cycling or by motorbike, you will fully relax in this beautiful Retreat.
If the multi-days tours can include the Retreat, our daily tours will pick you up directly at the reception of Pu Luong Retreat and take you back there.