This beach-front hotel is made up of individual guest villas, whose design reflects that of local village houses. This simplicity combines well with spacious and stylish interiors incorporating local materials such as sandstone and teak, and decorated with local paintings, pottery and artwork. All villas are en-suite with copper hand basins and marble-walled showers, and there's also an outdoor shower. Add to this modern conveniences such as TV, phone, Wi-Fi internet access, minibar and air conditioning and you'll have all you need. Floor to ceiling windows look straight out to the beach. Some of the villas have their own pavilion and others have plunge pools.
The restaurant has a beautiful polished teak floor and ceiling and leads out to a large terrace. Fish features prominently on the menu, freshly caught and cooked. You can also dine on the beach, listening to the waves on the shore. Barbecues are the speciality here, cooked to order.
While here you can go swimming, snorkelling, take boat rides to other beaches, explore by bike or on foot or simply relax and soak up some sun. The cool water of the pool is very inviting on a hot day. You can enjoy pampering massages at the hands of experienced therapists in the spa, the perfect way to unwind.
Open: Ngapali Bay Villas is open all year.
Location: The hotel is on the coast in Rakhine State. The nearest airport is Mazin, about 10kms and a 30 minute drive away. Thandwe town is about 45 minutes from the hotel.
Rooms: There are 32 villas in total consisting of deluxe, deluxe with plunge pool, deluxe beachfront and suites. All have air conditioning, private bathroom plus an outdoor shower, minibar, safe, flat screen TV, phone and Wi-Fi. Youâ€™ll have your own bathrobe and slippers. Villas are set at varying distances from the beach but all have sea views. 8 of the deluxe villas have private decks and plunge pools. Deluxe beachfront villas offer additional space, and the top-of-the-range suites have prime beach locations and decks with private pavilions.
Activities: You can go swimming and snorkelling in the ocean and take boat rides to nearby beaches. There are opportunities for hiking and cycling, and visiting local villages.
Facilities: There is a swimming pool and a poolside bar serving drinks and light meals. The Frangipani Spa offers a range of massages, facials, scrubs and aromatherapy. The hotel has a library. Dining: Main meals are served in the restaurant, on the terrace and on the beach. The last specialises in barbecues. The bar offers snacks.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a malarial area.
Communication: There is free Wi-Fi internet access in villas and in the library.
Azure ocean, miles of white sand, sundowners on the beach & delicious seafood - what better to end your holiday in Burma?
"Accommodation superb, however the food service lacked what I would expect from a 5* property. The food quite frequently arrived cold or not at all until waiters were prompted. We got fed up with this and ate out most of the time. I've given an excellent as the bungalows were wonderful and made up for the bad service"
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