Who should go?
Those seeking an unforgettable visit to Inle Lake should certainly stay at Inle Princess Resort. Watching the fisherman returning home at the end of the day and awaking to the tranquility of the lake's early morning dawn is an experience reserved for those who spend the night on the water.
The Inle Princess Resort is far superior to other lake front resorts in terms of service and amenities, making it the perfect destination for families, couples, and solo travelers.
When to go?
Myanmar has three main seasons. The hottest weather is from February to May when temperatures can reach 35 Celcius during the day time. However, it is very dry this time of year. Rains begin in May and continue through to October, although usually does not hamper touring greatly as the rains tend to be short and heavy rather than all day drizzle.
The best time of year to visit Inle Lake is October to February when the air is cool and dry. If you are lucky enough to be traveling in Myanmar in October, be sure to inquire about the Phaug Daw Ou Pagoda festival. This three-week long festival features traditional boat racing, parties, and other events on the water and in the villages.
Where is it?
Inle Lake is located in central Myanmar at the base of the Shan Hills. The nearest airport is Heho, a 30 km drive from the town of Nyaung Shwe. From Nyuang Shwe, guests at the Inle Princess take a 20-minute boat ride to the eastern shores of Inle Lake where the resort sits along the shore. The Inle Princess Resort is within a short boat ride of most of the Lake's main attractions.
What's not to be missed?
Boat trip around the lake.Sunset cocktail on your private balcony. Set Shan dinner at the hotel. Cooking class at local Intha family house. 'Jumping Cats' monastery. Phaung Daw Ou Pagoda. Traditional weaving villages.
The Inle Princess' large wooden dining room is a fantastic place to sample the freshest regional cuisine. Guests can choose from the hotel's special Shan, Intha, European, Thai, Chinese or Vegetarian set menus. A la carte dishes are also available, both Asian and International, and all food is created using fresh produce and meats from the lake area.
A specialty of the lake region is 'stuffed fish' which is prepared using freshly caught fish and vine ripened tomatoes. Inle Princess also serves a delectable breakfast with fresh fruits, breads, and cooked to order eggs highlighting the menu. A fully stocked bar, including a selection of wine, is available for guests to enjoy in the Resorts' bar or from the privacy of their room's veranda.