Visitors to Myanmar’s stunning Inle Lake, slated to be one of the hottest Asian travel destinations for 2017, have often had to rough it in the name of intrepid travel. No more.
Sanctum Inle Resort has opened with just 94 rooms on the shores of this iconic waterway.
Boasting an Olympic-sized pool, a lavish presidential suite, and signature restaurant The Refectory, which promises to boost the local culinary scene to new heights, the Brigitte Dumont de Chassart-designed retreat marries modern luxury with the timeless setting of the lake, best known for its stilted wooden homes, floating vegetable gardens and dexterous anglers, who propel their boats across the water with a single, one-legged rowing stroke.
With a monastic vibe that’s a refreshing shift from urban living, the resort’s rooms are
cavernous and beautifully-appointed – we think you’ll like the Abbey Suite with its Old-World charms, timber accents and lake views – and all feature air conditioning, minibars and plush linens. Be sure to leave time for a spot of pampering in the Sanctuary Spa, with its five treatment rooms and signature Tamarind Scrubs; or Cuban cigars, local brews and Myanmar’s first wine vintages in the elegant Cloister Bar. www.sanctum-inle-resort.com