Phunacome Resort

Top choice resort in Loei Province

This luxury resort makes the most of its country location, and the kitchen uses the organic rice and veggies grown on the grounds. (The resort makes its own low-impact soaps and detergents, too.) Standard hotel rooms and some cool wood-and-thatch Isan-inspired cottages line a row of ponds. Both are plush and lovely with nice views.

The lobby has a library, a massage service and a restaurant with Thai and Western food (for guests only), and free bikes are available. The pool is saltwater, in keeping with the resort's chemical-free policy.