Golden Island Cottages
One of the first lake resorts built on stilts, Golden Island Cottages (GIC) is a communal project of the Pa-O ethnic minority people. The success of the first cottages prompted the community to expand with GIC II, an equally charming sister property of the original Golden Island Cottages built similarly in style but slightly smaller and more intimate.
Both resort properties are on the lake and can only be accessed by boat. GIC I is near the lively Nam Pan village, within easy reach of well known lake sights. 1 hour boat ride from Nyaung Shwe. GIC II is close to the Eastern shore near the Thei Lei Oo village. 45 minutes boat ride from Nyaung Shwe.
GIC I —The 16 Standard (22sqm), 12 Standard Annex (22.3sqm) and 24 Superior (36sqm) cottages are constructed from natural bamboo and wooden materials. The interior furniture and fittings are also largely of local products such as bamboo and rattan. Standard rooms have more basic amenities where as Superior rooms have hot and cold shower, coffee/tea making facilities, small mini bar, fridge and a hair dryer.
GIC 1: Nan Pan Village
Tel: (95 81) 29390
Fax: (95 81) 29552
GIC II — The 10 Standard (22sqm) and 10 Superior Cottages (36sqm) built are also built of bamboo and local wood in the traditional method. The cottages are linked to each other by wooden walk ways and each room type offers the same basic amenities as the original GIC I, with Superior rooms including a bathroom with a hot shower.
GIC II: Thei Lei Oo Village
Tel: (95 81) 29389
Each of the two GIC and GIC II main building houses the reception, restaurant with open terrace and a souvenir shop.