15 minutes by from Luang Prabang Airport (LPQ) which is served by regular flights from Bangkok (2hr), Hanoi (1hr) Ho Chi Minh (1.5hr) and Siem Reap (1hr)
February to April and October to November
We visited Amantaka in early December 2013. The location is excellent i.e. within walking distance to all major sites, temples, close to Mekong pier and the colorful Night Market. At the same time it is an oasis of peace and luxury in Luang Prabang. The suites are simple yet luxurious. There are suites with pools however the main lap pool is excellent hence a suite with pool is not a must. Food is good however it makes sense to venture to one of the cafes/restaurants on the main street and have local food with beer and wine there as an alternative. We recommend taking a boat trip on the Mekong River and walking across the Khan River via one of the bamboo bridges (please note they are passable only during dry season) and venture into one of the local villages there. The airport is very compact and only 10min drive from the town. Border procedures are very straigthforward. However we recommend to have a photo and US dollars in small bills to pay for the visa on arrival at the airport. Luang Prabang is a very small town which can be explored in 1-2 days hence unless you are plan to see elephants, caves, or take a one day trip on Mekong a 2-3 day stay is sufficient to get a sense of the town, local culture and major sites.