Inle Princess Resort
Inle Lake, Burma
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
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
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.
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One of the first resorts in Inle, The Inle Princess Resort is a first class property with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Lying within the blue mountain ranges on the east bank of Inle Lake, it is ideally located to explore the lake and surroundings.
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 specific childcare facilities for them.
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.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I really liked the position of Inle Princess, and the individual villas, but I did feel that the decor was a little dated. The food here is fantastic, and it is in a very peaceful location on the lake.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
With around 46 rooms over 55 acres of land, this stunningly sprawling resort, set in lush green gardens is one of my absolute favorites on Inle Lake. As soon as you arrive, either by road or boat from the lake you immediately relax in the totally tranquil surroundings, where the only sounds are from the lake and gardens. I enjoyed the most peaceful stay here and did not want to tear myself away from it. The Lake View rooms boast stunning views, best enjoyed as the sun is setting from the luxury of your deck chair. I stayed in a Pond View room, which are a great size and really well designed. If you are worried about missing out on the sunset, the restaurant terrace is the perfect place for a sundowner.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Inle Princess Resort is located in a quiet section of the river surrounded by working farms where Ox happily graze on the river banks and then plop themselves into the water for a refreshing swim when the midday heat becomes too much. The views from the resort are stunning and the sunsets that we had here were incredible with the mountains in the distance beyond the river banks. I had such a lovely evening here watching the sunset and sipping an absolutely delicious minty/lemony cocktail - amazing!
A Day in the Life of the Inthar
On this half-day tour get to know the Inthar, the native residents of Inle Lake. Explore their stilted villages, encounter leg-rowing fishermen, pick vegetables at floating farms and even help to prepare an Inthar meal.
Balloon Experience Over Inle Lake
For balloon enthusiasts, Inle Lake offers rare variety. The weather patterns mean it is possible to both soar above the mountains or to float gently above the lake, only a few meters from the water, all on the same trip.
Full Day Inle Lake
Spend a day experiencing Inle Lake, an enormous yet quiet body of water surrounded by floating gardens, stilt-house villages and Buddhist temples as well as a thriving cottage industry employing hundreds of artisans.
Full Day Kakku Tour
This full-day tour to Kakku, tucked away in the Shan mountains, reveals one of the most amazing sights in Burma; a complex made up of a staggering 2500 historic stupas.
Inle Lake Cooking Experience
Experience authentic Burmese culture on this half-day tour by joining a hands-on cooking class, preparing traditional dishes inspired by the people of Inle Lake, whilst supporting a local training center. You’ll also get to meet some rare Burmese cats.
Inle Lake Cultural Kayaking
On this half-day tour, explore local villages by kayaking around Inle Lake, getting up-close to the stilted houses and floating gardens and navigating a maze of fascinating small canals.
Sunken Stupas of Sagar and More
A full-day tour taking in the incredible ‘sunken’ stupas of Sagar, a journey to Inle Lake’s remote southern waters and witnessing villages untouched by the modern world.
Trekking by Inle Lake
This is the perfect full-day tour for the culturally curious visitor. Showcasing the natural beauty of Burma’s Shan State, this is your chance to hike through farms, fields and villages untouched by time and to discover the rich traditions of hill tribes.
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.
How to get there
14-hour flight (one change) to Heho Airport. Inle Princess Resort is located approximately a 50-minutes drive from Heho airport and another 20-minute boat drive from Nyaung Shwe.