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Bordering India, China, and Thailand, Myanmar, or Burma, is one of the most unexplored and undiscovered countries in the world. Boasting diverse landscapes and a vibrant culture steeped in rich history, visitors here love Myanmar’s golden wonders and dazzling sights. From the 12th-century pagodas to bustling markets and 4,000 sacred stupas across the majestic plains of Bagan, an abundance of treasures in Myanmar are just waiting to be found in this untouched piece of land. A blossoming tourist destination with welcoming locals and a wealth of historical landmarks to explore, discover where to stay at the top resorts in Myanmar.
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Situated on the banks of Inle Lake, Sanctum Inle Resort boasts a tranquil ambiance with cloistered corridors and a philosophy of simplistic design. Inspired by the serenity of the area, guests will find rooms with a minimalist decor and modern conveniences such as plush bedding, minibars and cable TV. A perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, guests are encouraged to relax in the sparkling pool and indulge in healing and massage treatments at the lush spa. Start your day with a head, shoulders and foot massage or meditation in the gardens before exploring the local life in the nearby area, and end the day sipping on refreshing cocktail or glass of wine at the part-bar part-lounge Cloister Bar.
Boasting a small cluster of 32 villas, Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa is a high-end resort in Ngapali. One of the most popular resorts in the entire country, here guests will find gorgeous sea views and accommodation designed with high arched ceilings, local artwork and dark wood. Only steps from the unspoiled beaches ensure that each room has a stunning beachfront view, with suites featuring a private plunge pool and outside gazebo for soaking in the surrounding views. The property’s lush landscaping and vibrant gardens highlight the open-air dining area to indulge in a variety of fresh seafood, while the on-site spa offers massage treatments that are rooted from both the east and west traditions. While lounging by the beach is the ideal activity, guests are also encouraged to hike the nearby are and explore the colorful underwater marine life with a full day of snorkeling in the calm waters.
Nestled on a pristine stretch of beach in Myanmar, Amazing Ngapali Resort is only a 45-minute drive from the bustling city of Yangon by air. Combining luxury with seclusion, guests of Amazing Ngapali Resort are immediately confronted with breathtaking ocean views from the elegant lobby. Explore further on the grounds and discover lush landscaping and striking architecture surrounded by a refreshing on-site pool that is perfect for a day of lounging and soaking in the sunshine. Accommodations range from a Seaview Deluxe to a Beach Front Suite and luxury Amazing Suite Beach Front Villas with traditional decor, where guests are treated to modern amenities and sweeping views of the ocean from a private terrace. Boasting laid-back vibes, this resort is an ideal location to snorkel off the shore, go on a fishing trip, and unwind with a holistic aromatherapy treatment from the on-site Spa Thukha.
Stretching along the spectacular shoreline of Myanmar’s famous Ngapali Beach, Amara Ocean Resort boasts 28 luxurious beach bungalows offering panoramic views of the Andaman Sea and Rakhine Mountains. A perfect location to unwind and relax, 28 luxury bungalows are handmade with teak wood and designed to blend into the natural beauty of the area that is lined with picturesque palm trees and local villages. Guests are spoiled for choice in how they want to spend their days, with both an indoor and outdoor spa, swimming pool, and on-site bar and restaurant. There is plenty to do for outdoor enthusiasts, as guests can take an adventurous boat trip to the surrounding islands, fish for tuna, or hike through the nearby woods and villages. Guests also have access to a 9-hole golf course only a 20-minute drive away.
A deluxe boutique hotel on the shores of Inle Lake, Inle Lake View Resort & Spa is nestled on 25 acres of lush landscape and breathtaking views. Overlooking the picturesque Inle Lake, guests are only 30 minute’s drive from the nearby airport. Upon arrival, guests are treated to a choice of 40 spacious rooms featuring a private balcony and traditional Asian-style furnishings. The on-site restaurant serves up delicious organic international and Asian cuisine to keep you refuelled, while The Lotus Bar offers a range of fine wines perfect for an after dinner treat. Guests can spend their days lounging in the heated infinity pool or relax with an oil massage, manicure and pedicure in addition to other pampering treatments at the on-site Inle Lake View Spa.
Offering panoramic views of the Royal Palace, the Mandalay Hill Resort is within reach of some of the most historical treasures in Myanmar. Within an arm’s reach of fascinating sites and a 20-minute flight from the majestic plains in Bagan, guests will discover 206 spacious rooms surrounded by luscious natural greenery. Considered the cultural heart of Myanmar, guests are in a prime location to soak in the country’s most important history at nearby ancient cities, gardens, and temples. Ranging from deluxe rooms to suites and spa villas, guests will find a tranquil ambiance at the resort including a range of on-site features such as a swimming pool, steam room and menu of traditional reflexology treatments.
An ideal destination for a romantic getaway for two, Ruper Mandalar Resort is a secluded oasis with an exotic atmosphere. The resort boasts 46 spacious rooms with modern facilities, including two saunas, a swimming pool and health and beauty spa. Guests have a range of dining choices to pick from, with delicious Thai, Chinese, Myanmar and Western food served at the on-site restaurant. A well-equipped gym is available for travelers who want to stay fit, while the resort’s spa provides a range of treatments maintain optimal health, including a traditional Thai Massage, a Mandalar Massage to detoxify the body and a Slimming Massage to stimulate the blood circulation.