The Best Infinity Pool View at Popa Mountain Resort

Myanmar Mount Popa Hotel Best Infinity Pool View

When planning our Myanmar trip, my friend Elle and I stumbled upon the fabulous Popa Mountain Resort’s infinity pool and immediately had to add it to our itinerary. We snuck away from our Geckos Adventures tour group as we couldn’t resist spending a night overlooking a golden monastery atop Mount Popa. If you’re heading to Myanmar sometime soon (which I highly suggest you do), whatever you do, make sure you book a stay at the Popa Mountain Resort. I can guarantee it’s worth it for the infinity pool view at sunset alone!

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Mount Popa Garden View
Girl looking at Mount Popa

The Resort

Popa Mountain Resort is nestled on a hill, surrounded by thick, green jungle, making it an extremely peaceful place. It’s a nice place to escape the heat of the usual tourist stops in Myanmar as the air is SO much cooler. The resort is tranquil and spacious, allowing you switch off, relax and enjoy the beauty of Myanmar.

Mount Popa Resort Dining Area
Popa Mountain Resort Room View

The Rooms

Our room was filled with charm, was super cosy and had everything you could possibly need. While we just went for a Superior Garden View room nestled in the gardens of the resort, there are many more luxurious options available.ย I mean, look at the views from the room above! You could just lay in bed and wake up to the sun rising over Mount Popa. No matter what room you choose, I can guarantee you will have a wonderful experience here anyway!

Best Infinity Pool View

The Infinity Pool

Let’s be real, the main reason you’re staying at Popa Mountain Resort has to be for that infinity pool and its unreal view, right?! I kinda couldn’t believe it was just as (if not more) breath taking in person. Elle and I couldn’t stop snapping away as the sunset over Mount Popa with the reflections of the pool was just so damn photogenic! While the water was super chilly, we didn’t even care. You can’t come to a pool like this and not have a dip!

Popa Mountain Resort Food

The Food

There really are no other options in the area for food and drinks, so you have to eat at the hotel. Not that I’m complaining because the food was great! Elle and I were super tired when we arrived, so we treated ourselves to some room service. The curry for dinner was delish and we had a field day with the buffet breakfast in the morning. The food obviously isn’t as cheap as the rest of Myanmar, but hey, what can ya do – just look at that view!

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Mount Popa Day Trip

I would highly suggest climbing the 777 stairs to the top of Mount Popa to the Taung Kalat monastery as well as staring at it for a copious amount of time in the distance. We ended up hiring a driver to take us to the entryway and wait while we hiked up amongst the cheeky monkeys. The views were quite beautiful, but I actually think it’s one of those things that look better as a whole from a distance at the resort or lookouts, you know?! Still, it was a cool experience and a great bare-footed workout.

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How to get to Mount Popa

Since we flew into Bagan from Yangon, we hired a driver to pick us up from the airport, take us to climb Mount Popa and then on to the resort. He was super sweet and even stopped off at a few roadside markets and cafes on the way. It cost about $100 in total for the day ($50 each), but we didn’t mind paying as he had a lot of driving and waiting around to do! Mount Popa is a great stop as it is just an hours drive from Bagan, so even a day trip is possible!




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    April | April Everyday
    June 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Wow! Those views are absolutely stunning! I love the view of Mount Popa in the distance too. I had no idea Myanmar had hotels like this!
    xo April | April Everyday

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      June 11, 2017 at 2:47 am

      It was definitely one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed at. Super unique ๐Ÿ™‚ Myanmar actually had lovely hotels everywhere we went too! Are you going to visit sometime soon?

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    June 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

    I stayed there! The perfect place to unwind at the end of our Myanmar adventure.

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      June 18, 2017 at 7:20 am

      How beautiful and relaxing was it!? I wish I had more time there. Where was your favourite place in Myanmar?

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    June 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Oh these rooms look amazing. Only thing better is that infinity pool! Makes me want to pack my bags and head over there right now

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    June 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I would totally spend some hours in a car just to get to that infinity pool, for sure! The views are beyond stunning.

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    June 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I am saving this and putting it on my list for sure! I always look for infinity pools with gorgeous sunset views ๐Ÿ™‚

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      June 18, 2017 at 7:19 am

      They’re the best aren’t they!! You’ll have to visit one day – it is quite magical!

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    June 17, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    This looks like a perfect hotel! And I am a total sucker for the infinity pools. ๐Ÿ˜€ True love!

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