Jihane Sejai-Smith

Myanmar Travel Expert

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Jihane Sejai-Smith

Myanmar Travel Expert

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Myanmar Highlights

Seek out ancient traditions and undiscovered lands in barely touched Myanmar. Perfect for a true change of pace and an escape from the grind.


If there is one destination that will never fail to entrance us, it’s Myanmar. This Golden Land, dotted with the spires of gilded pagodas and blazed over by a tropical sun has an innate sense of magic that has left it seemingly frozen in time. A luxury vacation in Myanmar is akin to seeing history being made; enthralling, rewarding and extraordinary – and not to be missed.


Myanmar exudes an essence of mystery. Its many peaks and valleys feel largely undiscovered. The culture is one with deep roots in spirituality – thanks to the Buddhist lifestyle – and a rich sense of inspiration is found from the snow-capped mountains to the vibrant pagodas. It’s a country overflowing with ancient wonders while recently introducing modern luxuries and the in-flux of five-star resorts and private tours keeps us crawling back for more.


One look at a map and you’ll see Burma is a country with a lengthy coastline and substantial mountain ranges. While it delivers on history-rich cities, we really fell head-first for Myanmar thanks to its abundance of nomadic villages, resplendent sunsets, and remote jungles. With insider knowledge of this expansive country, a tailormade tour will see you cruising through floating villages, admiring grand temples, and mingling with local hill tribes.


Comprised of over 800 islands located in the Andaman Sea, The Mergui Archipelago feels like one of the last remaining unspoilt tropical destinations in the world. These crystalline waters and virgin sands have yet to be tampered with – in fact, the islands are so well protected, hotels are yet to exist on them all together. To experience these slices of paradise in all their secluded and pristine glory, a luxury yacht will cruise you to our favorite private lagoons, coral reefs, and far-flung islands.


If you’ve seen many photos of Myanmar, chances are you’ve stumbled across stunning Bagan – a 26-square mile land in the heart of the country. Enigmatic and nearly otherworldly, Bagan is home to over 2,000 towering temples. The Irrawaddy River flows idly nearby and the temples give way to a backdrop of verdant green hills. In this region of Burma, guests will find themselves surrounded by centuries old culture while experiencing unique and one-off luxury hotels and resorts.

Myanmar Highlights

Seek out ancient traditions and undiscovered lands in barely touched Myanmar. Perfect for a true change of pace and an escape from the grind.


Mirroring the qualities we love about Myanmar, the collective-array of Myanmar’s spellbinding resorts and hotels is reason alone to add this country to your bucket list. Whether lakeside, beachside, or retreating to the mountains, Myanmar comes well equipped with a selection of both modern and authentic properties. Opt for an overwater bungalow on Inle Lake or a country estate in Bagan. Better yet, do both.


Myanmar may just be South East Asia’s most mystifying and enchanting country. To make sure you get the most out of your action-packed days in Burma, you’ll need to be sure your hotel is up to par with your expectations - but we’ve got that covered. The Belmond Governor's Residence is a colonial style manor in Yangon, the country’s former capital, that’s fit for royalty. Alternatively, the Bagan Lodge serves as the ultimate launching point for traversing the regions glorious temples.


Giving Thailand and Indonesia a run for its money, a honeymoon in Myanmar is still one of Black Tomato’s best kept secrets. While the masses are flocking to Phuket and Koh Samui, retreat to the bleach-white shores of Amang Ngapali Resort, where total escapism awaits your arrival. If you’re looking for paddy fields less traversed than those of Bali, head to the Inle Princess Resort, where the local Shan culture flourishes and the personalized spa treatments aim to relax and restore.

  • Population Population 48,700,000
  • Capital Capital Nay Pyi Taw
  • Currency Currency Kyat
  • Language Language Burmese
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT + 6.30 | ET + 11.30
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Trek around the inle lake and enjoy lunch in a local family home"

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