Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s hidden gem that has only began to unravel itself in recent years. Known as the Golden Land, it has quickly risen to fame as a destination in Southeast Asia with its rich history and vibrant culture. From adventure-seeking visitors to those who prefer to take a step back to relax and soak in the serenity of the country’s natural beauty, the country offers a range of hotels and resorts catered to meet the expectations, often exceeding them. Here are 3 unique experiences to give you inspiration
A royal visit in Mandalay
Nestled in the heart of Mandalay, Hilton Mandalay is a sanctuary of its own in Myanmar’s royal city. Its beautiful landscaped gardens that stretch across four acres offers a breath of fresh air with the luxury of space. Feast your eyes on a breathtaking view of endless greenery take in the richness of the land as you seek that special moment of peace and serenity. The resort, surrounded by major cultural attractions like the Eindawya Pagoda, Mahamuni Pagoda, and Golden Palace Monastery a mere 10-minute drive away, also enjoys a prime location facing Mandalay Hill and the majestic Royal Palace.
For the adventurous, bicycles are available for guests to explore Mandalay at your own pace, as you cycle through the nooks and crannies of the city and discover hidden gems. With five distinct dining venues offering a selection of local and international dishes, guests can rest assured knowing they have a selection of food choices fit for a king.
A rejuvenating retreat by the Indian Ocean in Ngapali
Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa is the perfect place for those who can’t get enough of the sea. Just minutes away from the airport, the resort centred around private gardens and lagoons is famous for its stunning Indian ocean views, spelling luxury from the moment guests arrive at the doorstep. Unwind from the stresses of life as you indulge in a luxurious spa treatment that takes you on an authentic ‘Journey through Myanmar,’ or experience the goodness of the country’s best beauty product, thanaka. For a truly pampering experience, end the day over cocktails at the rooftop bar, Shore, as you catch a glimpse of the Indian Ocean under the moonlight.
Exploring beyond the resort, visitors can spend the day at the Ngapali beach, fishing villages, Pearl Island, Zalun Monastery, or the Ann Daw, Nan Daw, and San Daw pagodas. For golf enthusiasts, there’s also a golf course in the vicinity. Back at the resort, an infinity pool overseeing the ocean promises a magical sunset moment every evening where guests can rest and relax after a long day out.
A family retreat in the heart of Nay Pyi Taw
Located in a 100-acre walled compound with tropical gardens, guests who step into Hilton Nay Pyi Taw are transported into a world of its own, away from the hustle and bustle of Myanmar’s modern capital into a tropical garden resort. With the biggest outdoor pool in the city, it’s a great place for those who seek a quick getaway for a splash and lounge by the poolside, without actually having to go far. The Royal Myanmar Golf Club is also just a stone throw away, making this a great option for a weekend golf retreat.
The location of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw makes it the ideal place to stay for families. Attractions like the Zoological Garden and Safari Park, as well as shopping destinations like the Pyinmana Market are located nearby. For those keen to learn more about the history of the place, visit the State Museum or Gem Museum for a different perspective.