Inle Lake & The East

The serenely beautiful Inle Lake is a ‘must’ for most travellers to Myanmar (Burma) and it is home to a fabulous selection of boutique and luxury hotels with splendid lake views. There are three different locations to choose from. Firstly, on the lake itself are some delightfully located over-the-water hotels, which offer great views but expect an early awakening when the motor boats start revving in the morning. Secondly, the most upmarket accommodation is on the lake banks, set a bit further back from the water and noise. And finally, the best option for those on a smaller budget is the nearby town of Nyuangshwe, which has easy access to the lake.

Nearby Kalaw offers fantastic trekking and is home to a wonderful elephant conservation camp, which works with retired working elephants. We have found some great little hotels here too!