Inle Princess Resort
Inle Lake, Burma
The Inle Princess Resort is the original and best, with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Lying within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake near the Magyizin village, it is ideally located to explore the wonderful lake.
At a Glance
Renowned as one of the best hotels on the lake, ideal for families or couples
Watch the fishermen return at the end of the day from your lakeview villa
Visit in the winter when it is quite cool - the fireplaces in the villas create a cosy atmosphere
The restaurants serve many local and ethnic dishes as well as Thai and western cuisine
The spa chalets offer yoga and meditation
Choose a River Front Room for spectacular views as your balcony dangles over the river's edgeScott Dunn team
Hire a bicycle and cycle around the area; with the mountains as a backdrop, it makes for the perfect setting.Sarah Rowan
Inle Princess Resort rests on the eastern shore of Inle Lake within the blue treetop ranges of the Shan Hills. Just a 20-minute boat ride from the town of Nyaung Shwe and near the village of Magyisin, the Resort is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of Inle Lake and the surrounding region.
The lake's top resort offers guests a secluded retreat with 46 traditional wooden chalets, built upon stilts along the shallow waters of the shoreline. The spacious rooms were built by local craftsmen using native woods and bamboo and are decorated with Burmese silk textiles. The rooms also feature private balconies with impressive views of fields, mountains and Inle Lake.
The Inle Princess Resort's restaurant serves a variety of International, Myanmar and Chinese dishes including the local specialties of the Shan, Intha, and Pao ethnic minorities. Guests can dine in the main dining room or outside on the terrace. The terrace bar is the ideal spot for relaxing with an evening sunset drink overlooking the lake.
Excursions out on the resort boat to nearby villages and pagodas are available, as are Shan-style Buddhist wedding blessings or bird-watching opportunities. The spa chalets, the only ones of their kind in the region, offer yoga and meditation classes.
The Inle Princess Resort blends harmoniously with its surroundings and offers guests the best in modern comforts, professional service, and a truly unforgettable visit.
The resort has 46 chalets and we highly recommend the ones with a lake front location for the best views. Each chalet has panoramic windows to make the most of the wonderful surrounding scenery. Other chalets have garden and mountain views.
Each chalets has a writing desk, coffee table and chairs, day bed, mini bar, IDD telephone, a wardrobe containing a safety deposit box, a chimney for clod season and a dual type air-con for hot season. Each Chalet is provided with complimentary tea, coffee & mineral water.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Inle Princess Resort. However, there are no child care facilities except babysitting.
The hotel has a restaurant which serves traditional yet delicious Shan, Intha, European, Thai, Chinese and Vegetarian cuisine. Your dinner experience will be greatly complimented by the breath-taking views of the lake from your table.
The hotel also boasts a fantastic wine cellar with wines from all over the world as well as locally.
During your stay you can go on visits to the floating market, local villages and pagodas, temples and monasteries.
Location & Directions
Inle Lake, Burma
The Inle Princess Resort lies within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake near the Magyizin village.
When to go
The best time to visit Burma is during the dry season from November to April. At this time the warm and sunny days are ideal for sightseeing throughout the country. The temperatures start to rise in March and May to September is best avoided as this is the rainy season when sightseeing can become difficult.