Spring River Resort – a touch of luxury in remote Khammouane
Spring River Resort – a touch of luxury in remote Khammouane


Spring River Resort – a touch of luxury in remote Khammouane


The Spring River Resort offers travellers a touch of luxury amongst the rice paddies of rural Khammouane. Nestled against the banks of the Nam Hin Boun River, delightful wooden bungalows look out over the river to the limestone mountains beyond, or into the garden and rice paddies. Visitors can unwind and relax in the beautiful surrounds, or immerse themselves in nature with a number of outdoor activities.


If you are planning a trip to Kong Lor Cave, then consider the hidden gem of Spring River Resort. Just two kilometres from the cave entrance, this resort is a small oasis of comfort. Delightful wooden bungalows offer stunning views, the onsite restaurant offers an excellent selection of Lao and western dishes, and the activities give visitors the chance to explore the surrounding countryside.


Each bungalow has been carefully designed to offer visitors traditional Lao aesthetics combined with the luxury of modern conveniences like air conditioning and WiFi. Each River View Bungalow features a private balcony, while the Garden View Bungalows offer a rustic charm within their woven bamboo walls. Many bungalows have space for three people, making it ideal for families or groups.


Spring River Resort is the ideal place to base yourself while you explore the surrounding area. The resort offers exclusive access to a natural spring, where crystal clear water forms an idyllic lagoon, a perfect spot to kayak and swim. The resort also offers longer kayaking trips, including a 14km paddle down the pristine Hin Boun River. Along the way you will pass through jungle and scenes of rural life, waving at villagers who live by the river. 

The biggest drawcard in the area is the famous Kong Lor Cave. For a detailed guide to visiting Kong Lor check out our article about it here. To visit Kong Lor from the resort you can take a longtail boat along the turquoise river all the way to the cave entrance, before taking another boat along the river running through the seven kilometre cave. But there are lots of other caves in the area to explore. Spring River can organise trips to Tham Nam None Cave, another huge river cave that has yet to be fully explored. Just opposite the resort there are also some smaller caves you can explore on foot, just make sure you bring a head torch!

For those looking for a less enclosed experience, you can also explore the area on foot with many treks available throughout the area. For a high adrenaline experience you can check out the nearby Rock Viewpoint for a thrilling adventure of ziplines and via ferrata. Check out our guide to The Rock Viewpoint by clicking here. Or for a more sedate experience you can organise a local guide to take you deep into the forest and help you spot some of the birds endemic to the area. Keen eyed bird watchers might be able to spot warblers, wagtails, eagles, or the endangered sooty babbler!


If you want to explore further afield, you can check out some of the highlights of the Thakek Loop, with Spring River Resort as your base. For our complete guide to the Thakek Loop, check out the article by clicking here. Some of the loop highlights near the resort include the bomb boats of Tha Bak, the Cool Spring, and the Dragon Cave. All of these can be visited in a day trip from the resort. 


No matter what you want to do in Khammouane, Spring River Resort is a great place to base yourself while you explore the nearby area. Stop for a night on the Thakek Loop, or stay for a few days and explore the area, Spring River Resort will have everything you need to relax, unwind, and get into nature. So what are you waiting for? Head to Khammouane Province and get ready to Discover Laos Today!


David Ormsby

David is a writer, explorer, adventurer, outdoor educator, and guide. He was worked across the Asia Pacific in a number of different roles within the eco-tourism and outdoor industry. Since 2016 David has lived and worked in Laos, and brings a depth of experience to his writing in Laos.