Amara Mountain Resort

Location: Rural Burma | Burma

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

Amara Mountain Resort sits in the mountains of Kalaw, with cosy accommodation and numerous attractions nearby, from local villages to colourful wildlife. Escape here to breathe fresh mountain air and experience a different side of Myanmar.
Perfect forThose after a traditional mountain retreat.
In the knowThe evenings can be chilly, but as night falls, you’ll return to your room to find your fire lit and hot water bottles in your bed, with cosy quilts to keep you warm.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Village Life

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Amara Mountain Resort is found in the outskirts of Kalaw, approximately six hours from Mandalay or Bagan via one of the most scenic routes in the country.

Rooms at Amara Mountain Resort

With just ten rooms at the resort, privacy and seclusion are guaranteed. The rooms are light, airy and spacious, and each one is individually decorated with both Asian and European touches, with four-poster beds and cosy fireplaces.

Food & Drink

 Enjoy delicious authentic Burmese cuisine made with home-grown vegetables, as well as a variety of European and Indian specialities.

Facilities

Amara Mountain Resort has beautiful gardens, with majestic mountains and an unspoilt landscape that you can also enjoy from the terrace over pre-dinner drinks or after an invigorating spa treatment.

Activities at Amara Mountain Resort

The National Park of Kalaw is a 30-minute walk, a unique mountain forest habitat of hundreds of species of birds, wildlife and plants, including flame-backed woodpeckers, leopards, deer and orchids – enjoy a guided walk to find out more. The national park has been recently developed in co-operation with local hill tribes, with a focus on conservation and sustainability. Around Kalaw, visit the elephant sanctuary, go mountain biking, trekking or birdwatching, and explore fascinating caves. You could also visit local villages and bustling markets, or play a round of golf on the nine-hole course. After a day’s exploring, relax in the spa.

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Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Amara Mountain Resort is a 45-minute car transfer from Heho Airport, connected by daily flights from Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan.

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