Villa Inle Resort & Spa
Inle Lake, Burma
At a Glance
Spacious villas designed to blend in with the natural surroundings
Stunning views over the lake and mountains beyond
An intimate boutique option with just 27 exquisite villas, each with their own private balcony
Local and Western cuisine options created with local produce and vegetables fresh from their garden
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.
To start planning your holiday to Villa Inle Resort & Spa
Located on the eastern edge of Inle Lake, Villa Inle benefits from fantastic views over the lakes serene waters and hills beyond.
Villa Inle Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel on the banks of Inle Lake. Spread over more than 20 acres of land on the east side of Inle Lake in Nyaung Shwe, it is in an idyllic location. This tranquil retreat makes the most of its position and boasts stunning views of the lake and gardens.
If you are looking for a luxury boutique option to stay on Inle Lake, then Villa Inle is the answer. All rooms overlook the lake and have delightful sit-outs to watch the world go by. They blend old and new perfectly, so expect to find lots of teak, local paintings and furniture, yet with king size beds, huge bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs and WiFi access.
Within the hotel there is a stunning restaurant serving a selection of delicious cuisines, including Shan, Myanmar and Western. Here they take advantage of their own organic vegetable garden. There is also a spa to relax you into your stay with 5 treatment rooms. It is an excellent choice for those seeking an intimate, friendly and peaceful stay at this unique destination.
Each individual villa features a living area, bathroom and private balcony. Rooms are furnished with local paintings and antiques and enjoy high ceilings, an abundance of natural light and teakwood interiors. They have an in-room safe, satellite TV, stocked mini bar, hair dryer, air conditioning and free WiFi.
24-hour butler service is available, as is laundry service and WiFi internet access.
Within the hotel there is a bar and stunning restaurant serving a selection of cuisines, including Shan, Myanmar, Inthar and Western. Here they take advantage of their own vegetable garden.
Clare Monro (Staff)
I absolutely loved Villa Inle, it was my favourite property on the lake as there are only 27 villas, with lovely high ceilings and a spacious feel. The restaurant had quite a buzzy atmosphere as well.
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
This is undoubtedly one of my favourite properties in Inle Lake. From the gorgeous arrival up a winding lake tributary (when the water is low), to the beautiful views over the rice fields, greenery and lake beyond, this property has a totally tranquil and exclusive feel. I visited Inle during the hottest month and the water was very low, so the lake would be closer to the property during the cooler months. The villas are either lake view or garden view and I would say it is definitely worth going for the lake view, although these do get booked up very early. From your lake view villa you enjoy a beautiful decking area overlooking the lake and the mountains beyond. The villa ceilings are high, making the rooms light and airy and the bathrooms are exquisite. It is a small property so booking early in high season is advisable.
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.
Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Ngapali Beach
from £3800 pp inc flights & transfers for 12 nights
- This itinerary is perfect for those looking to discover Myanmar’s absolute highlights whilst travelling in comfort and staying at some the most exquisite properties the country has to offer
- Visit Bagan, one of the world’s largest and arguably most spectacular archaeological sites, rivalling both Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat and with far fewer visitors…for now at least!
- Enjoy an utterly magical and unforgettable sunrise from a hot air balloon ride as you float peacefully over the top of hundreds of twinkling temples
Location & directions
Inle Lake, Burma
The Villa Inle Resort & Spa 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. Villa Inle Resort & Spa is located approximately a 50-minute drive from Heho airport and another 20-minute boat ride from Nyaung Shwe.
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