Located in a lotus garden not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda is The Governor's Residence. Once a governor's mansion, it has since been converted in to a 49-room hotel, a 30-minute drive from Yangon airport (RGN). Located in the hotel are two restaurants; the Mandalay Restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine and the Mindon Lounge is a comfortable spot to sit indoors overlooking the garden, or outdoors, and enjoy a refreshment. While there is a swimming pool and massage treatments are offered, there is no spa. The Governor’s Residence has a fitness center and WiFi is available anywhere on hotel grounds, in addition to having a business center for Internet and email access.
This traditional Khmer-styled hotel is located close to Angkor Wat, offering 62 spacious rooms and suites. Each are equipped with satellite flat-screen televisions, DVD players, Wi-Fi connectivity and a freeform terrazza bathtub. The rooms and suites are decorated with jewel-toned silk and bamboo furnishings with a floor-to-ceiling window. La Residence offers two on-site restaurants serving Khmer and barbecue cuisines, and a bar and lounge overlooking the pool and garden. Other facilities include the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 listed Kong Kea Spa, two shopping boutiques, a fitness center and a large outdoor swimming pool. La Residence d’Angkor is approximately 20 minutes from the nearest airport.
Located on an idyllic hillside around 10 minutes from the centre of Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao is a gorgeous boutique property. Set in 2 acres of tropical garden, the resort was built in traditional Lao style and has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel's 34 rooms and suites all have wonderful views, either of the gardens, mountains or infinity pool. The two garden suites have separate living rooms. The hotel restaurant offers superb Lao-French cuisine and is located by the pool. The spa was the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang and also has a stunning 13m fresh water infinity pool.
Located on the secluded Baan Tai beach of Samui Island, this Orient-Express Hotel combines old world luxury with exotic Thai design and warm local hospitality. Baan Tai is in the Mae Nam area of the island, on the northern coast with views that stretch out over the Thai Gulf to nearby Phangan Island. Baan Tai is a quiet beach with quick access to restaurants and shops, secluded and tranquil yet only a 20-minute drive from the nightlife of Chaweng. Positioned on a sloping green plot of land right on the beach, the Napasai offers guests direct access to idyllic white sands and warm turquoise blue waters, its villas and suites nestled amid tropical gardens, offering privacy and calm. Providing a wide range of onsite activities to guests and with the beach at their doorstep, travelers can easily idle away their entire vacation at the Napasai.
Belmond cruisers offer the opportunity to explore Myanmar in style, aboard beautiful, sumptuous, floating accommodation. Spend three to 11 nights aboard the Road To Mandalay and experience the treasures of the Ayeyarwady River. This boat offers spacious, airy en-suite cabins, tastefully designed with guests’ comfort in mind. Breakfast is available in the room, while full buffet lunches and exquisite international dinners are served each day in the restaurant with delicious wine pairing options, to add a splash of indulgence. What’s more, there are talks from well-heeled guides and the chance to explore the stunning landscape of Myanmar, not to mention daily entertainment from resident and guest musicians and dancers. There is a well-equipped gym and fitness area while less active guests can relax with a drink on the observation deck or take a dip in the pool to unwind as the world sails by. This is one of the best ways to travel Myanmar.