This luxury hotel and spa sit near the shore of Inle Lake, which is one of Myanmar’s most iconic attractions. Tours on the lake introduce you to a people who still eke out a living from the placid waters of the lake — sail pass floating gardens and watch as fishermen skillfully row their boats with their legs.
- 2:00 p.m. check in
- 12:00 p.m. check out
- Wireless Internet
Inle Lake’s 5-Day Market that rotates from one village to the next, 5 days of the week. This is a great way to see the handicraft traditions that have stood the test of time. You can also see canoe carving and monasteries that hover above the surface of the lake on stilts. While you’re staying near Inle Lake, you can take a day trip to see the Pindaya Cave, an important Buddhist monument that worshippers have filled with statues of Buddhas. This cave is approximately two hours north of the hotel.
With the outdoor pool and lush gardens, there’s plenty to do on the grounds of the hotel. Get a drink at the poolside bar and unwind with a massage in the on-site spa. The restaurant specializes in Shan fare as well as local delicacies. You’ll find produce grown in the resort’s organic garden featured on the menu. Travelers with work to do can help themselves to the business center.
The resort’s accommodations are 1,076-square foot (100-sq m) individual villas. You’ll find a king-sized bed with an elegant canopy as well as a daybed. The limited number of rooms means an added measure of calm for your stay. Rooms have polished wood interiors and are decorated with paintings by local artist.
The air-conditioned rooms are also outfitted with LCD satellite TVs, safety deposit boxes, Wi-Fi access, and international direct dial telephones. Private bathrooms come stocked with bathrobes and hair dryers. You can keep refreshments in the ensuite refrigerator and help yourself to the minibar.