Where entire villages are built on stilts, markets drift on clusters of canoes and myriad tribes maintain their ancient customs and dress. The nesting place of the rare Sarus crane and the sole home of a multitude of endemic wildlife from fish to turtles, birds and reptiles.
SAO SANDA, The Moon Princess
Nestled sensitively into the surrounding nature, amongst our mature tropical gardens and lily ponds, your stay is in locally-constructed and sustainably-sourced traditional pyinkado, teak and bamboo-thatch houses.
Inside are playful accents of Inthar fabrics, bespoke furnishings, Shan paper lamps and crackling clay fires for the cooler months* (see Mountain Houses). Adjoining are your leafy veranda or elegant bath suite, many leading to open rain showers under the mountains.
Around the ponds, palms and lilies in our grounds you will find relaxing comforts from our serene spa or swimming pool, to our yoga platform and meditation zayatt, dells in the mature local garden and open sun decks.
If you feel active, you can join in with the creativity at our traditional craft village, venture out on an excursion or chose an authentic lake experience. Then reconvene for sundowners outside our low-slung bar, and dine beneath the brilliant lake stars.
“My most recent stay at Inle Princess Resort was, like all my previous ones, wonderful. I find everything at the resort just excellent, the chalets, restaurant, spa, bar, gift shop and again, above all, the people.”
The kitchen sources fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, some picked from the inlet around the hotel. Menus change daily, presenting favourite recipes from the region, with our own refinements and international influences.