Tad Fane Resort, Bolaven Plateau
Located on the Boloven Plateau in Southern Laos at an altitude of 1,100 metres, the Tad Fane Resort overlooks the Tad Fane twin waterfalls, thundering down in a 200 metre deep gorge (the view from the restaurant is breathtaking!). Tad Fane is one of Laos's pioneering nature resorts.
Thanks to its location at an elevation of 1,100 metres and surrounded by forests, temperatures are much lower than elsewhere in Laos. In the winter months (between November and February) you will definitely need warm clothes!
This is an eco-tourism destination. Tourism means jobs and an alternative income to hunting, small-scale logging and other detrimental activities in the forest. Nature trails, varying in length and difficulty start right at the resort and the staff or villagers are always willing to guide you. While mammals are under heavy pressure from hunting and thus spotted only when venturing deep in the forest, birds have returned to the safe-area around the resort. Locals who have promised to stop hunting are welcomed by the resort to sell their handicrafts and produce (such as green tea) to visitors.
The resort has a total of 14 comfortable rooms (pictured below) in bungalow-style houses. The rooms all have a private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower.
The restaurant menu consists of Lao, Thai and Western specialities. Vegetables and fish are bought fresh from the local market. High-quality products hard to get in Laos, such as curries, good meat and cheese are brought in from Thailand. There is a selection of wines and beers to go with your meal!