Malikha Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel located in remote Putao in northern Burma. With just 15 rooms offering stunning views, impeccable design and a host of fantastic activities, Malikha offers the quintessential luxury adventure.
At a Glance
Luxury off-the-beaten track lodge
Superb experiences on offer such as trekking, rafting and visiting tribal villages
Rooms feature an amazing centrally positioned teak bathtub
Excellent food prepared by international chefs
At Scott Dunn we love the concept of opening a luxury hotel far off the beaten track, where you escape the tourists and interact with the destination from a completely isolated corner. Malikha Lodge was designed by Jean Michel Gathy who had previously been behind many of the superb Aman Resort hotels in Asia. The hotel is perched above the Nam Lang River with the snow-capped Himalayan peaks beyond. At the center of the resort you will find the main lodge where guests congregate around a roaring fire for drinks and dinner.
The individual bungalows are dotted around the landscaped gardens. At the center of your room is a 6ft round teak bathtub which is a wonderful addition. The rooms all have massive high ceilings giving an ample sense of space. You also have your own wood-burning fire which is lit for you by the staff in the morning and kept going throughout the day. His and hers hand-crafted teak wash basins and a cosy veranda to look out at the view complete the rooms.
Needless to say, Putao is all about getting away from it all and the staff at Malikha are very experienced in making the destination come alive. They offer a superb cruise down the Malikha River, stopping for a picture-perfect picnic lunch on an island in the middle of the river. Add to that a host of other activities from rafting, day treks, elephant treks and visits to tribal villages. Malikha Lodge is the most expensive hotel in Burma, but you do have most of your meals and activities included in the price, and for the sense of being off the beaten track in abject style and exclusivity, it is hard to beat. Therefore we recommend you treat yourself!
All ten bungalows at Malikha Lodge are similar, featuring a large open plan room with a central teak bathtub, central fireplace and terrace with views.
The main restaurant serves set menus including vegetarian options.
Location & Directions
Malikha Lodge is located in Putao in the far north of Burma, right under snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
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.