Pristine Lotus Spa Resort: luxury hotel on Inle Lake, Burma

Pristine Lotus Inle Lake Burma

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort, Inle Lake (photo credit: Esme Vos)


If you are visiting Inle Lake in Burma and want to stay in a luxurious hotel with an outstanding spa, beautiful gardens and a tranquil atmosphere, check out the Pristine Lotus Spa Resort. I stayed at the Pristine Lotus in early January 2011 and fell in love with the lush gardens and the serenity of the lakeside location. The resort offers individual villas with high ceilings, spacious living rooms equipped with air conditioner (and heater) as well as TV, and luxurious bathrooms featuring sunken bathtubs and powerful showers. There is Wi-Fi on the premises by the reception and the restaurant. A number of villas also have second storey balconies with stunning views of Inle Lake.

The restaurant on the upper level, with views of the lake, serves delicious local Shan cuisine as well as Burmese, Indian, Thai, Chinese and European dishes. They have Asian and Western breakfasts.

After a day visiting the pagodas, temples, workshops and villages on Inle Lake, the best way to relax is to indulge in one of the many beauty or massage treatments offered at the spa. Prices are reasonable and the service is outstanding.

Inle Lake is a favorite destination for people who are visiting the Pindaya Caves filled with hundreds of Buddha statues and the intriguing little villages built on stilts on the lake. Lake residents grow an astounding variety of fruits and vegetables on the water: cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower, beans and more. On the lake you will also find the “Jumping Cat” monastery, the Phaung Daw pagoda which is the center of the October water festival, and many silk weaving and silversmith workshops where artisans still make exquisite silk and jewelry by hand.

House on stilts, Inle Lake

Pagoda on Inle Lake, Burma

Phaung Daw Pagoda, Inle Lake

Pristine Lotus Spa Resort
Khaung Daing Village
Nyaung Shwe Inle
+95 81 209 317

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.