&Beyond Punakha River Lodge, tucked deep in the lush green Punakha Valley and draped on the banks of the Mo Chhu River, is a spectacular lodge, currently offering six intimate luxury tents, a one-bedroom villa, and two-bedroom villa, enveloped by vast expanses of verdant paddy fields and dense clusters of forested hills.
Intricately built, the lodge has been created in the traditional Bhutanese architectural style and is in perfect harmony with the surrounding terrain. This will be &Beyond’s first lodge in the magnificent kingdom of Bhutan. Refurbishment has commenced, with re-opening expected in late 2023.
The Punakha valley, famous for its rice and chilli farms, is not only home to the Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful traditional structures, but is also the winter home to the royal family of Bhutan. The lodge is also an adventure playground, making it the ideal base for the intrepid outdoor enthusiast. Choose from an array of activity-based experiences including rafting, kayaking, fishing, and a variety of hikes and longer treks in the breathtaking surroundings.
Those looking to be pampered, can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments and wellness therapies, lulled by the sights and sounds of the spa’s beautiful position in the orange orchard near a small perennial stream. Balance your chakras with gentle yoga sessions, or sink into the bliss of a traditional Bhutanese, and not-to-be-missed, hot stone bath.
Appreciate the cocoon of solitude, amidst awe-inspiring vistas as you scribe in your journal, or lose yourself in a great book. Take yourself into the paddy fields or surrounds for delectable, intimate lunches, enjoy a sundowner on the suspension bridge coloured by row upon row of prayer flags, and dine on traditional cuisine, a delicious fusion of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese influences.
We can’t wait to welcome you to &Beyond Punakha River Lodge.