7 Best Beach Hotels in Myanmar

Ideal choices for specific interests and budgets

Myanmar's stretching coastline presents beach-goers the best chance ever to be as close as possible to the ocean. Most hotels are built on the beach and you will be taken good care of by friendly locals; while options might not be so diverse as Thailand, here are some solid options. 

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Why You'll Love These Hotels …

  • Built on the beach in unspoiled surrounding, guess you wouldn't need the swimming pool as the ocean is just a few steps away.
  • Myanmar's beach is not exactly a backpacker favorite and sees fewer tourists, meaning you will have a relaxing and relatively quiet holiday.
  • Beaches are open during October to April, which is also the best fishing season that brings you a great seafood feast.
  • Hotel facilities and amenities are mostly imported, meaning it won't be necessarily cheaper than Thailand, but the experience is more than what you pay for.
  • If you get tired of laying on the beach (which is very unlikely), some hotels offer water activities at great prices. Family travelers would love'em.

Gatsby’s 7 Picks and What You Can Expect

We have handpicked 6 best beaches in our Best Beaches in Myanmar. They are fairly peaceful and untouched in general; yet we've found different destinations and hotels in congenial with specific interests and budgets. Here's the best 7 so far.
Meanwhile, we list out services both free of charge and at reasonable prices that you might be interested in, such as extra bed policy, shuttle transfer and etc.

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Go-to Option: Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa in Ngapali Beach

Hilton Ngapali Resort & Spa is located in the peaceful Zee Phyu Gone Village, which is only a few minutes away from the airport. They have 51 guest rooms, 3 swimming pools, private beach, 2 on-site restaurants serving Asian and international cuisines. Their big restaurant is set on the beach, offering great sunset view and happy hours at night. All rooms come with one private balcony and re-decorated recently.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Deluxe Room with Lagoon View and Balcony, 75sqm / 807sqft room is spacious, bright and facing the peaceful garden.
  • Free Services & Facilities: In-room coffee maker, Airport shuttle service, Packed lunch, Children television networks, WIFI, Picnic area, Outdoor fireplace, Personal trainer at the gym, Daily fitness class and Special diet menus (on request).
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Cooking classes, Fishing, Snorkeling, Golf course (off-site, within 3km), Massage and spa, Babysitting, Kids meals.
  • Extra-Bed Policy: One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds; all further extra bed needed will be charged USD80/night/bed and it's subject to availability; all rooms allow 1 extra bed at maximum.
  • Address: 2 Airport St, Zee Phyu Gone Village, Rakhine State, Myanmar, 11221 Ngapali, Myanmar
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Luxury: Aureum Palace Resort & Spa in Ngapali Beach

If Hilton tastes too internationally for you, why not go for the local luxury brand Aureum. This graceful resort owns a 2-km sandy beach to its own and boasts for tranquil, deciately-decorated cottages with all morden facilities. Walking around the neighbor, you can easily get to a laid-back fishing village, several local seafood restaurants, local market and the Maday Mountain. Or you can chill out with their world-class spa treatment.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Ocean View Cottage, 90sqm / 967sqft room. Every cottage features a living room, spacious bedroom, sitting area, two-sink bathroom and a private patio.
  • Free Services & Facilities: On-site live entertainment,Wifi, Airport shuttle service, Rooms for disable guests, Bike rental, Chocolate or cookie on arrival and Hot tub/Jaccuzi
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Laundry and ironing, Luggage storage, Local sightseeing tours, Water activities, Spa treatment, Babysitting, Kids meal and Golf course (within 3km).
  • Extra-Bed Policy: The maximum number of extra bed at each cottage is one only. Extra bed is USD60 per night.
  • Address: Mya Pyin Village, Than Dwe City(Sandoway), Rakhine State, 11111 Ngapali, Myanmar
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Mid-Range: Bayview - The Beach Resort in Ngapali Beach

For most travelers, all they need for a nice beach holiday is delightful room, beachfront, good food, quiet atmosphere and great value. That adds up to Bayview - The Beach Resort. Located on Ngapali Beach, this time-honered resort is loved by many travelers due to its awesome value. The Catch offers freshly-made seafood meals with view of the ocean; at Sunset Bar, you can enjoy a nice cocktail and a decent pizza.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Deluxe Bungalow Beachfront, 50sqm / 538sqft lovely bungalow offering great privacy and view of the ocean.
  • Free Services & Facilities: WiFi, Coffee maker in the room, Kid's high chair, Shuttle service, Packed breakfast and lunch, Special diet menus (on request), Badminton equipment, Ironing facilities, Children television networks, Kids' playground and ATM/cash machine on site
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Airport pickup, Babysitting service, Kids meals, Spa treatment, Massages, Water activities, Fishing and cycling, Laundry and ironing, Local sightseeing tours and Golf course (within 3km).
  • Extra-Bed Policy: Every room allows one extra bed at most. One child under 6 years is charged USD 5 per night when using existing beds. All further older children or adults are charged USD 50 per night for extra beds.
  • Address: 205 Hgnet Pyaw Kwin, Ngapali Beach, 07000 Ngapali, Myanmar
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Budget-Friendly: JL Lodge in Ngwe Saung

Set on the quiet beach of Ngwe Saung and only a few minutes away from Lover's Island, this all-bungalow family-run special lodge offers the best stay of value. Their bamboo-woven bungalows are equipped with A/C, private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the sandy beach or a lush tropical garden. No extra bed is available as the room is a bit small. Good breafast and a seafood market is quite close, too.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Deluxe Room with Sea View, 23sqm / 245sqft room decorated in humble rural style, good soundproofing and features with a private balcony right to the ocean.
  • Free Services & Facilities: On-site live entertainment,Wifi, Airport shuttle service and bike rental
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Laundry and ironing, Luggage storage, Local sightseeing tours.
  • Extra-Bed Policy: No extra bed allowed.
  • Address: Hotel Zone Road, Ngwe Saung Beach, Pathein, Ngwesaung, Myanmar
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Family: Ngwe Saung Yacht Club and Resort in Ngwe Saung Beach

Another great choice for mid-range goes to Ngwe Saung Yacht Club. Despite its fancy name, this resort focuses on various choices of water activities as well as a relaxing stay. For families, kids would love their tent featuring a lovely night under the stars. On-site water activity menu offers reasonable prices for windsurf, scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trips to nearby islands and etc, all under professional assitance and protection. Guests also rate their breakfast and coffee as superb.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Villa Suite for family of 3; two connecting suites in one bungalow building for family of 4 to 6. Facing the beach, 87sqm / 940sqft provding in-room fridge, coffee maker, sitting area and a private patio.
  • Free Services & Facilities: WiFi, Coffee maker and fridge in the room, Kid's high chair, Shuttle service, Packed breakfast and lunch, Fitness center, Special diet menus (on request), Games/puzzles, Crib in room (on request) and Bridal suite.
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Airport pickup, Babysitting service, Kids meals, Spa treatment, Massages, Water activities, Fishing and cycling, Laundry and ironing, Local sightseeing tours and BBQ facilities.
  • Extra-Bed Policy: Every room allows one extra bed at most. One child under 6 years is charged USD 5 per night when using existing beds. All further older children or adults are charged USD 50 per night for extra beds.
  • Address: Ngwe Saung Beach, Ayeyarwaddy Division, 11223 Ngwesaung, Myanmar
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Romantic: Eskala Hotels & Resorts in Ngwe Saung

It's quite safe to say that Myanmar's beach will be come the next biggest hit for romantic getaways in Asia. Reasons are pretty given: unspoiled beach, secluded surroundings, pleasant weather, friendly staff and away from all tourist hawkers. Among a great number of hotels in Ngwe Saung, Eskala is a smart choice for couples: not as popular as Ngapali yet enough comfort and action around, big rooms facing the ocean, great food, 2 restaurants serving Asian and international cuisines as well as a delicate spa center.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Gold Villa with Sea View, away from each other, this 52sqm / 560sqft villa is set on the beach, featuring with one extra-large bed, private patio offering amazing sunset.
  • Free Services & Facilities: WiFi, DVD player in room, Private entrance, Special diet menus (on request), Special dinner (on request), Fitness center, and Shuttle services.
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Spa treatment, Massages, Water activities, Fishing and cycling, Laundry and ironing, Local sightseeing tours and BBQ facilities.
  • Extra-Bed Policy: Every room allows one extra bed at most. One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds. All further older children or adults are charged USD40 per night for extra beds.
  • Address: Ngwesaung Beach , Pathein township ,Myanmar, 11221 Ngwesaung, Myanmar
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Special Feature: Victorica Cliff Resort in Nyaung Oo Phee Beach

For those who would like to venture out to the ergui Archipelago, Kawthaung is always the base. However, accommodation is limited there and Victoria Cliff in Nyaung Oo Phee Beach is a decent pick. Set on the cliff overlooking the Andaman Sea, this adult-only resort offers bungalows, tents and villas on its long-stretched white sandy beach. Guests will take a boat ride to the resort, amazing views along the way. A truly throw back into the pristine natural surrounding is presented to ony a handful discerning travelers.

Quick Guide:

  • Room of Recommendation: Beach Villa, 60sqm / 646sqft room with modern facilities and great soundproofing in a verdant garden straight to the ocean.
  • Free Services & Facilities: WiFi, Transfer, Coffee/tea maker in room, Hot tub/jacuzzi, Fitness center and Bridal suite.
  • Services & Facilities at Reasonable Surcharges: Airport pickup, Spa treatment, Massages, Water activities, Fishing and cycling, Laundry and ironing, Local sightseeing tours and Golf course (within 3 km).
  • Extra-Bed Policy: There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
  • Address: Nyaung Oo Phee Island, Kawthaung, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar
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Gatsby's Tips for Hotel Choosing

Hotel choosing is always about the location. Well, that might not go with the case in Myanmar's beach as most hotels are facing the ocean. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to some certain things while browsing through the internet:

  • Transportation
    The most common case is either the hotel is only a few minutes away from the airport or free shuttle transfer is available. However, there are some slightly secluded hotels that are on the islands or in the remote villages, for example, Victoria Cliff. If you are traveling on your own, look for those providing free transfer or check if taxi is available. If you are traveling with Gatsby or other tour agent, this shouldn't be a problem, though.
  • Check-in & Check-out:
    Check-in time is mostly after 0200pm and check-out before 1200pm. Some hotels allow early check-in as many flights from Yangon arrive in the early morning; if not, you can always put your luggage at the hotel and explore before the check-in time. Some middle-scale hotels (room number of 40 and up) encourge self check-out by leaving your room key on the receptionist. Room deposit (if any) will be returned back to you within 7 working days, but expect one month.
  • Dining:
    Seafood, vegetables, chicken and beef make up the main table for dining; Asian and international menus are always available but the latter comes in a limited range. If you plan to stay over 4 nights, it's advisible to go for those with more than one on-site dining venues or close to restaurants. Special dietary requirements should always be made beforehand; extra charge may apply.
  • Air-Conditioning & WiFi:
    Well this may shock any but the truth is not every hotel has free on-site WIFI and some might use air-cooler or fan. Check carefully when you are booking a small, local-run hotel or speciality lodging.
  • Beach Attier:
    Locals go swimming in their t-shirts and jeans, well, for foreigners, you don't have to do the same but Myanmar's beach is absolutely not a bikini land. Perhaps use a hotel towel? Respecting local cultures is appreciated.

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