Sanctum Inle Resort

Location: Inle Lake | Burma

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

This luxurious resort is the gateway to the natural wonders of Inle Lake, Myanmar's second-largest lake. The architecture, including graceful arches and cloisters, and the sleek, minimalist décor, are inspired by the peace and solitude of monastic life, without stinting on modern style. 
Perfect forThose who want to live like luxurious monks.
In the knowInle is renowned for its arts and crafts, especially silk and lotus weaving, and the resort's boutique has hand-picked the best of these - ideal for souvenirs and gifts. You can also visit some of the many workshops, and watch the artists at work.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Peace & Quiet

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Sanctum Inle Resort sits in a tranquil spot on the eastern shore of Inle Lake.

Rooms at Sanctum Inle Resort

The stylish rooms and suites have plush beds, natural wooden floors and spacious bathrooms, alongside mini-bars and beautiful views over the pretty gardens and the lake. Some have a private terrace perfect for relaxing on.

Food & Drink

Feast on a gourmet menu of local and international cuisine at the Refectory, which celebrates the Shan culinary arts in a range of noodles and soups, delicious Myanmar curries and the fresh fruit and vegetables that Inle has a reputation for. In the evening, enjoy Burmese wines and beers, or a refreshing cocktail, in the Cloister bar.


Enjoy a dip in the pool, and indulge in the appropriately-named Sanctuary spa, which offers a range of treatments guaranteed to leave you relaxed and rejuventated. There is also a library with books and board games, and a boutique shop. 

Activities at Sanctum Inle Resort

See the stilted wooden waterfront homes of villagers, watch fishermen rowing across the calm waters of the lake at dawn, and head out on the lake to visit floating villages, bustling markets and beautiful pagodas and stupas. Borrow one of the resort's bikes to explore the surrounding area.

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Hotel location

Sanctum Inle Resort is 1.5 hours away from Heho Airport, on a scenic drive through hills and villages. At Nyaung Shwe, you have the option to continue by road or boat to the resort. Land and water transfers can be arranged.

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