Myanmar: The Luxury List

Although Myanmar’s infrastructure and tourism industry are still developing, there are plenty of luxury options for the discerning traveler.  From incredible hotels to top-notch guides, exquisite meals to memorable excursions, Myanmar has all of the elements for a luxury holiday.

The Odyssey Myanmar team has options to fit every travel style, from budget-minded adventurers to high-end guests. In this week’s blog we share our list of the best luxury options in Myanmar!

BEST LUXURY MYANMAR EXPERIENCE: PRIVATE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT (BAGAN OR INLE LAKE)  Hot air balloons drifting over Bagan is an iconic Myanmar image. The balloon flight is a breathtaking experience and sure to be a highlight of your Myanmar holiday. But to make the experience even more memorable, we suggest hiring a private balloon. Rather than sharing the basket with 8-16 guests, you will be alone with only the pilot on board. Enjoy greater views from all angles and without the distraction of others!  Ideal for honeymooners or for a special group of friends or family, add a private hot air balloon flight in Myanmar to your itinerary!  (Price: Approximately 4500 USD)

BEST LUXURY MYANMAR RESORT: WA ALE RESORT (MYEIK ARCHIPELAGO)- The Myeik Archipelago is a remarkable collection of 8000 undeveloped islands off the southern tip of Myanmar. Until recently, the only way to visit the islands were by boat. Wa Ale Resort is one of a handful new resorts located in the Myeik Archipelago and is ideal for luxury travelers who want to get away from it all. Located on a private island, the eco-resort promises privacy and ultimate relaxation in nature.  For those who do seek a bit of activity on their Myanmar beach holiday, Wa Ale offers snorkeling, kayaking, paddling, yoga and more for its guests.  No luxury resort would be complete without good food and beverage options- Wa Ale’s impressive menu is sure to please even every palate. (Price: Approximately 500 USD /person/night)

BEST LUXURY MYANMAR CRUISE: ANANDA SANCTUARY CRUISE (IRRAWADDY RIVER)- River cruising is a popular option for exploring Myanmar, especially between Mandalay and Bagan. Our pick for the best luxury cruise in Myanmar is Ananda Sanctuary. With just 21 spacious cabins, the ship offers personalized service and yet still affords guests a sense of privacy. Discerning travelers should opt to upgrade to the ‘Owner’s Suite’ which is not only spacious but also includes a personal guide for more intimate exclusive excursions. The onboard dining is superb as is the luxurious spa.  Shore excursions are led by top-level guides and include highlights such as Ananda Pagoda and Inwa as well as small, riverside villages off the normal tourist path. (Prices start at 1000 USD/person for a 3-night cruise)

BEST LUXURY MYANMAR RESTAURANT: SEEDS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE (YANGON)- Yangon’s culinary scene may be limited compared to nearby Bangkok or Hanoi, but there are some stand-out gourmet options. Our pick for best Myanmar luxury restaurant is Seeds Restaurant & Lounge.  Located on the shores of Inya Lake and surrounded by leafy trees, the restaurant is an oasis from the urban buzz of Yangon. The husband-wife owners have gone to great lengths to ensure a superb dining experience, from start to finish with top-quality service, a menu of exquisite dishes and a relaxed yet elegant setting. Diners can chose from set menus or an a la carte list, accompanied by diverse, international wine and beverage offerings.  For gourmands or for those celebrating a personal event, the Chef’s Table private dining experience is a must. (Set Menu starts at 58 USD ++)

If you are ready to plan your Myanmar luxury holiday or join one of these luxury Myanmar experiences, get in touch with our team of travel experts! Send an email ([email protected]) or give us a call on 09 269869090.

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