The Governor's ResidenceYangon, Myanmar
At the North end of the estuary leading from the Bay of Bengal, in the heart of Yangon, discover the gorgeous grounds of The Governor's Residence. This beautiful hotel by Orient Express, at the southern end of tropical Myanmar will take your breath away. Large open rooms are crafted from pure white walls and rich teak furniture and trim, with elegantly carved Burmese designs. A hand-carved tub seems as to be straight from a romantic fairytale grotto, perfect for a relaxing evening. Tropical cottons and silks adorn your plush bed, while beautiful garden views delight your senses. Imagine waking to the beauty of the tropics and stepping out to experience the wonders of Burma. At The Governor's Residence, each day will be this lovely, and truly memorable.
Start your day with a relaxing Thanaka treatment at the spa, and cool and rejuvenate yourself before continuing your exploration. Or perhaps lounge next to the tranquil pool and sip on a refreshing cocktail. For a wonderful and intriguing day trip, take a boat tour along the banks of the Ayeyarwady River and meet some of the local Burmese in their villages. The Sule Pagoda is also a must see, with a large dome and gold covered spire, legend has it that it was built before the time of Buddha. For a truly wonderful game of golf play 18-holes at the Yangon Golf Club. Amidst the natural beauty of this tropical paradise, you are sure to have a fantastic game. For a literal taste of Burma, partake in a market tour and cooking class. Delight in one of the local markets while learning about the ingredients before returning to the hotel for a drink and lesson in crafting traditional Myanmar cuisine. After a gorgeous day in the country, take your dinner at Mandalay Restaurant in the hotel. Dine on perfectly spiced traditional cuisine, or opt for one of the exquisitely done European classics. Before retiring to your room enjoy a nightcap at the Mindon Lounge while gazing over the pool and lush tropical gardens. With your stay at The Governor's Residence, you will be infused with the beauty of Burma and its people, and you may feel like you are truly in paradise.