What: All-natural spa in a secluded hotel in the sleepy former royal capital. It offers pan-Asian treatments using acupressure, hot stones, stretching massage techniques, and locally sourced curatives like lemongrass, ginger, and green tea.
The look: Traditional Lao architecture, with four double treatment rooms raised on stilts in dark carved wooda contrast to the hotel's pared-down French colonial style.
Who goes: Trendy young couples skipping the high-priced Aman down the street.
The treatment: The great-value two-hour Spa Escape, a Balinese-style full-body massage and a minifacial.
P.S.: Avoid appointments around mealtimesthe spa is located next to the cooking school and restaurant.