Strand HotelMyanmar might not be top of every luxury traveler’s bucket list but you might be surprised to know that despite only being recently open to tourists there are plenty of high end hotels and spas, especially in the former capital city of Yangon where much of Myanmar’s old Colonial era splendor lives on.

Here is a small selection of some of the very best that Myanmar has to offer!


Yangon is the main hub between Myanmar and the rest of the world. Most travelers will come here first before traveling on to the next area of the country and the city has some beautiful and unique accommodations that will make anyone spending the night want to spend another. 

The Governor’s Residence: This 1920s colonial-style teakwood mansion is partially surrounded by a beautiful swimming pool as well as lush gardens and lotus ponds.

The Strand Hotel: Built in 1901, the Strand is a Victorian style hotel, facing the Yangon River, and has the pride to boast such famous people as guests like: Prince Edward, Rudyard Kipling, and George Orwell. After restoration in the 1990s, the owners decided that future visitors experience the hotel as their famous guests did, so this 5-star hotel is one of the few that doesn’t have a swimming pool or fitness center.

Inya Lake Hotel: Sitting right on the shoreline of Inya Lake, this hotel is surrounded by 37 acres of luscious gardens and a relaxing swimming pool where you can watch the wildlife from the nearby Inya lake. Further up the shoreline you can see some properties owned by Myanmar’s most famous people, including Aung San Suu Kyi.

Savoy Hotel: Close to the Shwedagon Pagoda and the People’s Park, this 4-star colonial boutique hotel has rooms that show off some beautiful antiques and Burmese style from that era.


Bagan already has some spectacular sights to see with its over 2,000 temples and pagodas to explore. It will be easy to stay in the area for a few days to see them all when you’re staying at these following places.

Amazing Bagan Resort: This 4-star resort boasts a golf club, spa, and an impressive view of the Bagan plains at its Sunset Terrace.

The Hotel at Tharabar Gate: This serene hotel is close to the start of the Bagan plains, allowing for quick access to the ruins. It has a swimming pool and spa for some relaxation after a hot day in the sun exploring the temples.

Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort: Sitting on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, this resort has 24 acres of landscaped gardens and panoramic views over the river.

Inle Lake

Even though it’s Myanmar’s second largest lake, Inle Lake has some of the most picturesque scenery of the country to explore with its surrounding mountains and sleepy little villages.

Villa Inle Resort and Spa: This eco-resort and spa was designed with the influence of the local architecture style, includes beautiful views over the lake, and has a relaxation spa.

Inle Princess Resort: Opening in late 1998, the architecture of this resort is influenced by the local Shan and Intha people, with even an artisan’s village to experience and create for yourself some of the Burmese handicrafts displayed in the resort.


Mandalay is Myanmar’s second largest city and its region is host to many of Myanmar’s spectacular cultural attractions.

Hotel by the Red Canal Mandalay: Opening in 2006, this boutique-style hotel focuses on all things Burmese, featuring local furniture, fixtures, and fittings that use local materials. It also has a spa and fitness studio.

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach is said to be Myanmar’s most beautiful beach with its clear water and white sand beaches.

Ngapali Bay Villas and Spa: Every villa in this resort has a spectacular view of the nearby bay and beach. In each villa, the design and architecture has been carefully thought through and chosen to reflect the Burmese culture.