What can we say about Don Det? It was the last stop on our Laos adventure before making our way to Cambodia. We spent one night here but easily could have spent 4-5. Don Det is a backpacking utopia located in the south of Laos, part of the strange yet beautiful 4000 Islands archipelago on the Mekong Delta.
Upon arrival we were instantly immersed into a lovely mix of riverside bungalows and restaurants overlooking the Mekong mixed with quaint rural homes where locals go about their day. As we were only here for 1 night, we made the most of it by exploring the main island by foot and getting a good feel for the place. As hot as it was, the island is stunning – filled with great places to chill in a hammock, drink some beer Lao or eat some amazing food, we were spoilt for choice.
We are staying in Lebijou Guesthouse, which is just fine. At $17USD a night for a double with A/C and private bathroom you can’t complain but there are no frills at this one, it is simply just a room and we saw many more which looked nicer, even a couple with a pool!!
We had some brill fruit salads, shakes, took many pictures before stumbling across Adam’s bar, a local spot where you can buy great food and drinks and happy shakes and weed if that’s what you like 😊 I had a coffee shake and watched the world go by in a beautiful cuddle puddle atmosphere to escape the midday sun
In the evening we were welcomed by a beautiful sunset – one of the best in South East Asia before spending the evening more amazing Lao food. Tomorrow we will leave Lao to head to Cambodia – on of my favourite countries and I am really looking forward to seeing how it has changed over the last few years.