Chan-a-Mar Resort (currently the home of The GreenHeart Foundation) is set amidst spectacular scenery in the traditional Northern Lao village of Ban Sophoun.
We offer you luxury bungalows, in a private setting, surrounded by breathtaking views of five mountains and two rivers. This combined with gourmet Lao cuisine, happy hour cocktails, quality informative local tours and an optional traditional Baci ceremony creates a 'real Lao' experience unmatched in Northern Laos.
Stay with us in our traditional and luxurious accommodation on the banks of 2 rivers surrounded by the five mountains along the majestic Ou river in a traditional Lao village!
Each bungalow has been individually designed, using local traditional building materials. Complete with luxurious beds, private bathroom with hot shower and a private balcony with amazing views.
A night in our bungalow, includes a Sunset Happy Hour, and a generous breakfast served in your room.
We offer gourmet Lao food, prepared by the family here at the resort, using traditional methods and recipes.
All our food is prepared using filtered mineral water, for cleaning and cooking.
We can cater to any special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance. A recent guest stated it was consistently "the best vegetarian food they had tasted in Asia".
Read other guest comments on our cuisine.
We promise you will not be disappointed!
For a special occasion, we can prepare a "Baci" ceremony for you. This is the oldest traditional Lao ceremony, giving blessings for health, prosperity or a special wish. It is hosted by our senior village shaman. Elders from the village play traditional Lao instruments throughout the evening. Special foods and drinks, prepared by the family, are provided after the ceremony.
"Enjoyed the sights and sounds living in village life.
Chan: incredible cooking! World class.
Peaceful and relaxing, has recharged us."
Jayna, Oregon, USA
"Thank you for a gracious oasis of warm family sharing. May your days continue to unfold in peace and harmony."
Carol, Oregon, USA
"The best cuisine I've had in all of Laos followed by the most restful night and a wonderful orchestra of roosters to awaken me!"
"Your weaving project is admirable. If your designs continue, I believe you will produce some of the finest silk products in Laos. Superb designs, gorgeous products."
Susan, Connecticut, USA
"Dear Marko and Chan. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share a brief visit with you - to hear your dream and vision. Our magical evening and delicious dinner complete with music and greater understanding was certainly a night of nights beneath the stars. Thank you for a most comfortable stay."
"The atmosphere, food, drink, and company far surpassed any of our expectations, our stay was the highlight of our trip. We will never forget the blessing and Baci cermony - it will make for a very special story to share with our children."
Wesley and Marina, Washington DC, US
"I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend Christmas Eve. After 4 months of travelling, this place really felt a bit like home. Thanks a million, I will never forget you."
Brenda and Jan, Belgium
Christmas Day, 2005
"Your home, your family, your lives together here are very beautiful. I feel very much at peace here with all of you. Thank you for taking me in and including me as part of your family. Thant means a lot to me. I wish I had more time to stay here longer but I have the feeling that even if I did I'd still be writing that I wish I had more time. Good luck, Thank you. I'm sure I'll be back many times."
"It was wonderful to stay here, everything we could have dreamed of."
Pauline, New York
"Thank you so very much for a wonderful, great, beautiful experience we have had here! The food was just lovely! Thank you for sharing your Lao knowledge with us, and the Lao Lao...."
Astrid and Edwin, The Netherlands
"I had a truly wonderful time here. Chan and Grandma - your cooking is just fantastic."
"I enjoyed my stay with you tremendously. You are superb hosts. I enjoyed Chan's very special cooking and Marko's tours of the caves and river. You have created a beautiful sanctuary at the junction of 2 rivers."
"Thank you very much for your hospitality, the great food and all the interesting Lao Lao! This place is "grandioses"! All together it was a very nice stay, very nice to meet you also, and enjoy the family atmosphere."
"Thankyou so very much for you kind hospitality. Lao Lao on the Dragon terrace, and all the ceremony involved, with the sun setting over the mountains, will be a long lasting memory. Your bathroom with a view is also a masterpiece of design! Chan you are a fabulous cook - thank you for a wonderful meal."
Vic, Andrew and Paddy, Cambridge, UK