Mrauk U Princess Resort puts you in the middle of an especially idyllic part of the country. This getaway makes it easy to explore ancient pagodas and have a deeply relaxing vacation.
- 2:00 p.m. check in
- 12:00 p.m. check out
- Wireless Internet
Mrauk U served as the capital of the Arakan kingdom for hundreds of years. This 500-year-old site has monumental pagodas and temples interspersed with villages. Farmers in this area rely on crops of teak and betel nut. On visits to nearby villages, you can visit with Chin people and interact with a traditional marketplace. To see more of the Arakan scenery, many visitors to this area choose to arrive from Sittwe on a boat ride down the Kaladan River.
There is a small, on-site library where you can have a quiet moment to yourself. Gardens bloom with lotus ponds, and there’s a pool in the midst of the hotel’s greenery. The gardens eventually give way to mangroves and a creek. At the spa, choose from treatments that use the rejuvenating effects of thanaka and turmeric.
Mrauk U Princess has an on-site restaurant, and you’ll also have the option to dine on one of the teak boats. The menu here strives to showcase the very best that Rakhine cuisine has to offer — you’ll find curries here flavored with herbs and spices that you probably haven’t encountered. The bar’s wine list features local vintages, as well as classic cocktails and signature drinks.
The villas’ architecture and design takes its inspiration from the local villages. This hotel is committed to harmony with the environment, and power is provided by the unique rice-husk generator. Each villa has its own patio with a view of a rice paddy, the river, or the gardens.
You’ll find your room stocked with complimentary tea, mineral water, and coffee. In the private bathrooms, you can soak in the freestanding tub or take a quick shower. All the rooms are furnished with writing desks, coffee tables, and comfortable seating. Each room has its own international direct dial telephone and there’s a safety deposit box in the wardrobe.