Pristine Lotus Resort
Inle Lake, Burma
At a Glance
One of the few properties on the lake that is set back and in an elevated position, giving wonderful sweeping views
Enjoy a dip in the natural hot spring pools to relax after a day of sightseeing
Watch the local Inthar people fish with their unique 'leg rowing'
Visit the nearby Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda where the 5 images of Buddha have been covered with so much gold leaf by locals that they are no longer recognisable
Best time to Visit
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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.
Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Pristine Lotus Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Myanmar (Burma)
Pristine Lotus is located on a hillside at Khaung Daing village on the west bank of Inle Lake. Take a fascinating 20-minute boat-ride from Nyang Shwe or interesting 45-minute drive from Heho airport to reach this lovely property.
Pristine Lotus, on the banks of Inle Lake, boasts a natural hot spring and comfortable accommodation affording great views of the Lake. Positioned at a rare vantage point, Pristine Lotus Resort is gracefully laid out over a landscaped hillside that gently slopes into the lake, offering great views over the water and the Shan hills beyond.
Well-appointed individual villas punctuate the lush gardens; take time and enjoy the scenic beauty of the great lake from the balcony of your room or enjoy a good book in the cool shade of the gardens, accompanied by the babbling of the streams and chirping of the birds. Spacious interiors are furnished with local wooden furniture and handcrafted indigenous fabrics and amenities. The attic provides an inner sanctuary with easy access through the balcony to the open space and expansive views across the lake.
The restaurant has an extensive menu covering many different nationalities in terms of cuisine. You can chose to sit indoors our outdoors and there is also a kitchen on show so you can observe the chefs expertly creating their dishes. There is no pool at the resort at the moment but there is a natural hot spring.
Each individual Bungalow features a separate living room, bathroom and private balcony. Rooms are furnished with handcrafted fabrics and artefacts, lots of natural lights and teakwood furniture. The bungalows have an attic with some open space and sense of peace.
The over-water restaurant is connected by wooden walkways and overlooks the gardens and lakeside area. The menu offers a wide range of different cuisines internationally to include Shan, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Myanmar and European.
Jivala Spa is environmentally aware so as much local resources as possible have been used to build it and to create its products.
During your stay here you can do some trekking to local villages accompanied by a private guide, tours around the lake or simply just enjoy the lush gardens of the resort or indulge in some spa therapy. There is limited entertainment in terms of restaurants, shopping and bars nearby but it really is a lovely tranquil place just to take it as it is and enjoy the relaxing and slow paced environment in and around the lake.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I really liked Pristine Lotus, but would probably recommend their older, more spacious and more exclusive feeling rooms to their newer ones closer to the lake.
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 metres 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 centre. 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
Pristine Lotus Resort is located at Khaung Daing village on the west bank of Inle Lake, a 20-minute boat ride from Nyang Shwe.
How to get there
14-hour flight (one change) to Heho Airport. Pristine Lotus Resort is a 45-minute drive from the Heho airport.
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