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Sanctum Inle Resort, Inle Lake

Stilted wooden houses stand with their feet in the water. Tiny villages line the lake. 1000 picturesque stupas sag under the weight of countless decades. This is Inle Lake.

One of the most atmospheric and unchanged places in the whole of Myanmar – itself a region of timeless landscapes and dream-like cities – Inle Lake presents you with the fabric of life as it was lived in the distant past. As the country’s second largest lake it is not merely stunningly beautiful, it also offers you the chance to revel in a diversity of experiences; visits to grand pagodas – a complete contrast to the 1000 ruined stupas of Inthein – and 13th century villages. Trips to see local industries ranging from cigar rolling shops to artisan boatyards. And, of course, the chance to stay at Sanctum. Poised on the edge of the lake, this Inle resort gives your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Myanmar an extra level of indulgence, glamour and relaxation.

Sanctum Inle Resort, at a glance

  • Exclusive and indulgent spa resort on the edge of Inle Lake
  • Choice of exquisite suites in four different styles – all with outstanding views over the lake or the resort’s wonderful gardens
  • Ultra-stylish, minimalist design and high ceilings create spaciousness, light and airiness
  • Designer en suite bathrooms • King-size beds or sumptuous twins
  • Hardwood floors and private terraces
  • Some suites feature split level bedrooms and living rooms, others have two bedrooms; each with their own en suites
  • The Refectory restaurant serving delectable Myanmar dishes made from fresh garden produce, plus the Cloisters Bar offering cocktails, Myanmar beers and excellent wines

For leisure and pleasure

  • Sophisticated spa with a range of treatments designed to revive your mind, spirit and body and give you the sensation of being totally pampered
  • One day tours including Inle Lake, Inle Sagar and Kakku
  • Cycling to Red Mountain and wine expeditions
  • Village visits and trips to local artisan workshops
  • Chapter House with internet connection, library and games
  • Workshop Boutique offering a wide variety of Inle products, including handicrafts, silk articles and lotus weaving
  • It has been wonderful to discover that there remain places like this in the world, where one can find peace amid wild nature. This has been the highlight of our stay in Colombia and we look forward to telling our friends about it.

    ZA, Colombia