Hotels

Our Top 5 Resorts in the Mergui Archipelago

1/ Awei Pila Resort - 5* -  (24 Luxury Yurts)

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“Private island resort, barefoot luxury at its finest” is the tagline of this breathtaking resort. We must admit, that couldn’t be any more accurate.
Imagine the serenity of Pila island, a combination of postcard-like white sand beaches leading to crystalline turquoise waters, and a lush tropical forest inland.

The resort sits in the middle of the island and is made up of a cluster of yurts that combine authenticity with adventure-filled activities. Relax and unwind in comfort, accompanied by their 5-star services.
If you are an avid explorer, there is a resident marine biologist and guide to help you identify native wildlife and learn more about the locals. Best of all, the resort has an infinity pool and a diving centre that offers all levels of PADI diving courses.

😊 : An infinity pool that overlooks the sea, excellently designed yurts, activity filled, PADI Dive Centre.

☹ : Higher-than-average rates.

**Disclaimer: Awei Pila is a sister company of Burma Boating.

 2/ Wa Ale Resort - 5* - (11 Tented Villas & 5-Star Treehouses)

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Secluded, luxurious, and ecocentric – these are words that describe Wa Ale Resort, located within the Lampi National Marine National Park on the island of Wa Ale.

Set in the middle of the Andaman Sea, the resort boasts an untouched and immediate environment of a preserved marine ecosystem and flourishing jungle habitat.

The tented villas and tree-top lodgings are not the only things that make you feel one with nature here; the team dedicates themselves towards sustainability through island farm-to-table cuisines, waste management, and eco-friendly activities.

😊 : Beautiful villas, farm-to-table cuisine and quality service.

☹ : Lack of pool and spa facilities, higher-than-average rates. 

3/ Nyaung Oo Phee Resort - 4*- (by Victoria Cliff ) - (9 Tents, 6 Superior Rooms, 6 Deluxe Rooms, 18 Bungalows)

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Perched over sparkling blue waters with a picturesque panorama of the Andaman Sea, the main attraction of this resort is once again the unrivalled scenery offered by the Mergui Islands.

Located on the edge of Nyaung Oo Phee Island, enjoy a vast array of nature-filled activities such as scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, diving and wildlife discovery. You can even be a part of ecosystem preservation by participating in a coral planting programme!

Although there are endless activities to keep one occupied, the resort lacks in hospitality and quality comfort. Moreover, guests have commented about the restaurant offering little food choices.

Nevertheless, this resort is a perfect holiday or long-weekend destination for families and couples alike.

😊 : Lovely beach, a wide variety of hotel facilities.

☹ : Tents are lacking in comfort, simple restaurant.

4/ Boulder Bay Resort - 3* - (22 Bungalows) 

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With wooden and bamboo houses scattered across the tropical rainforest, this “back-to-nature” eco-resort will remind your body and soul that they are part of a beautiful ecosystem.

Although the Boulder Bay Resort is on one of the furthest islands west of Mergui Archipelago, it presents stunning beaches like no other. It is also the perfect location for a yoga shala since the island is hidden far from civilisation and human footprint.

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The island’s surrounding water has a vibrant coral and marine life that caught the attention of two marine biologists. If you are lucky, they might bring you on a mini coral expedition!

The downside? The resort lacks air conditioning and hot water for baths. But if you can look past that, Boulder Bay Resort is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

😊 : Great yoga shala, variety of beaches, abundant marine ecosystem.

☹ : Lack of hot water and air-conditioner. 

5/ Andaman Resort - 3* - (18 Cottages & 8 Chalets) 

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Located on its own private island, Mcleod Island, the Andaman Resort is the oldest establishment in our list.

With more than 26 bungalow rooms facing the island’s bay and white beaches, you can wake up to a marvellous view of the Mergui Archipelago.

The island features a tropical rainforest where guests can trek or catch a glimpse of the native wildlife. For marine-lovers, go snorkelling to admire its marine life, or sea kayak above the emerald waters.

Unfortunately, the rooms and premises are worn-down due to the lack of renovations, and service isn’t the most pleasant. But there is no doubt that the magnificence of the environment makes up for it.

😊 : Stunning view from the highest mountain of McLeod Island.

☹ : Resort is a bit old.

 


Hotels: Tinidee Hotel, Ranong

The Tinidee Hotel is an institution in Ranong, a large and well-established hotel with decent rooms, well-trained staff and quality service. The hotel offers a pool, a spa as well as a gym and yoga classes. Located right in the city center, it's a great base to explore Ranong and the surrounding area.  

Burma Boating has a cooperation with the Tinidee Hotel. If you have to wait for flight connections before or after your trip, you can spend a few hours in the hotel, leave your luggage there and use the facilities and services at a rate especially discounted for Burma Boating's guests. Guests arriving via Ranong Airport will be brought to the hotel to freshen up and recharge. We will pick you up and bring you to the yacht just in tome for boarding.  

Rooms are about THB 1,500-2,000 or about USD 40-50.

Contact:
41/144 Tamuang Road
Tambol Kao Nives, Amphur Muang
Ranong 85000
Phone: +66 (0) 7782 6003-6
E-mail: hotel@tinidee-ranong.com 
Website: www.tinideeranong.com 

Hotels: Victoria Cliff Hotel & Resort, Kawthaung

The Victoria Cliff is a newly-opened, locally-managed hotel in Kawthaung and definitely the nicest option you have if you plan to spend a night in town before or after your cruise.

The hotel is located on the way to the airport, 2-3 kilometers away from the bustling center of Kawthaung. The dozen or so Asian-style bungalows come with a view of the Andaman Sea. 

The Victoria Cliff has an outdoor pool in the pleasant palm garden. There's also a small indoor pool and a spacious gym, possibly the only one in Kawthaung. 

Expect rates between USD 100-200, but please contact the management directly, as pricing frequently changes in Myanmar. 


Contact: 
victoriacliffmyanmar@gmail.com
+95 59 51 257
www.victoriacliff.com

Hotels: The Blue Sky Resort, Ranong

This is one of the best hotels in Ranong, located in natural surroundings by the sea, just outside the town center. The Blue Sky Resort is a great place for those who'd like to spend a relaxed night in Ranong before or after their cruise with us.

The small boutique hotel features a pool and a restaurant and their friendly staff offer excursions to the hot springs close by.  

Some guests told us that cell phone reception can be patchy, so the Blue Sky Resort might not work for you if you need to work or be connected. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, this is just the place for you.

Room rates are THB 4,000 for a forrest view suite and THB 8,000 for a sea view suite.  

Contact: 
The Blue Sky Resort, Ranong 
sales@theblueskyresort.com
www.theblueskyresort.com/Ranong/

Hotels: The Sarojin, Khao Lak

If you are travelling to Kawthaung via Phuket and need a place to spend the night or if you're planning to spend a few nights in Thailand after your cruise with Burma Boating, then The Sarojin is just the right place for you. The hotel is located in Khao Lak, about an hour's drive north of Phuket on the way to Ranong, or 2.5 hours' drive coming from Ranong.

The 54 rooms are spacious with some featuring a private pool. The beach offers a spectacular view of the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Plus we really like that guests can borrow the hotel's small sailing boats for free.

Rooms cost about USD 300 per night. 

Contact:
The Sarojin, Khao Lak
60, Moo 2, Kukkak, Takuapa, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand.
Tel: +66 (0)76 427 900-4 Fax: +66 (0)76 427 906 
sales@sarojin.com
www.sarojin.com

Hotels: The B, Ranong

The B in Ranong offers charming boutique accommodation in downtown Ranong, a 5-minute drive from Rattana Rangsan Palace. We like to recommend it, as it's a central, easy and convenient play to stay if you have to spend a night in transit in Ranong.

Besides its rooftop infinity pool it also has a large snooker bar and free Wi-Fi.The air-conditioned rooms feature both cool cement walls and bright bold colours. 

All come with a flat-screen TV minibar and personal safe. Free parking is provided, as well as laundry services and airport shuttles which are available upon request. The Bistro Restaurant serves a selection of Thai and European dishes. Guests can choose to dine outdoors.

Rooms are about 30-40 USD per night.

Contact:

The B Ranong
Tel. +66 77 823 111
info@thebranong.com
www.thebranong.com

 

Hotels: Andaman Club, Kawthaung

The Andaman Club is a casino and golf resort on Thahtay Kyun Island, just a few minutes by speedboat from Kawthaung. The resort is owned and operated by the VES Group of Thailand, under a long-term concession from the government of Myanmar.

Gambling is illegal in most Asian countries, so many casinos have been built in some kind of semi-extraterritorial area for wealthy Thai or Chinese tourists to try their luck. 

"The entire island of 1,800 acres is for the exclusive use of Andaman Club and is entirely devoted to the pleasure and enjoyment of Andaman Club visitors", the hotel claims on its website.  

It feels somewhat dated and a bit disconnected from Myanmar but the Andaman Club is by miles the most upscale hotel in Kawthaung. 

Contact:

Andaman Club Resort
Thathay Kyun Island, Myanmar
Website: http://www.andamanclub.com/reservation.html

Hotels: Garden Hotel, Kawthaung

The Garden Hotel is one of the few barely acceptable options to spend a night at in Kawthaung. Its a no-frills hotel reminding you that Myanmar's tourist industry still has some development ahead. But the rooms are fairly clean and staff is friendly (keep in mind that this is what you usually say when trying hard to point out something positive). It helps if you remind yourself that you came for the adventure.

Rooms are about USD 40 per night, not cheap for what you get.

Contact: 

Garden Hotel
Shwe Minwon Road
Padaukshwewar Quarter
Kawthaung Township.
Myanmar Tel: +95-59-51731, +95-9-5645262
Thai Tel: +66-9-044 84586
Email: reservation@gardenhotelmm.com
Website: http://www.gardenhotelmm.com

Hotels: Myanmar Andaman Resort, Macleod Island

Myanmar Andaman Resort is so far the only resort in the Mergui Archipelago, well hidden in at the beach of Macleod Island. If you are looking for fun on the beach, many restaurants, clubs and shops, it is not the place for you. If you are expecting luxury and five star hotel facilities you will be disappointed. But if you have been searching for a secluded island with a pristine beach, the proximity of spectacular dive sites and a direct access to the treasures of unspoiled nature, you will most certainly like it.

Myanmar Andaman Resort is the only man-made construction on the island. So virtually the whole territory of Macleod Island is at your disposal and you can spend your free time trekking the jungle. Views from the highest mountain of Macleod Island are spectacular.

Currently the management is planning to open a mini spa. There are 14 cottages and 8 chalets.  

Rates start somewhere in the area of 700 USD for 3 nights - and you have to stay for a few nights, as getting there is not all that easy.  

Sales Contact:
Myanmar Andaman Resort Company Ltd. 
No 33/49, 2nd Floor (A-1), Standard Condominium
Mahabandoola Garden Street, Kyauktadar Township
Yangon, Myanmar 
Tel : +95-1-377893
Fax : +95-1-252806
E-mail : sales@myanmarandamanresort.com
 
Website: www.myanmarandamanresort.com

  

Hotels: The Hidden Resort, Ranong

The Hidden Resort is a small boutique hotel with just eight nicely designed bungalow-type rooms in a colorful garden in the hills, just a few kilometers outside of Ranong city center.  

Rooms are clean and nicely done, when you wake up and look out of the window it feels like you spent the night in the jungle.  

The hotel is owned by a Thai business man who's been in the industry for a while and runs a few resorts and hotels in different Thai cities. The Hidden Resort just opened a few months ago and might be the nicest hotel in Ranong town. 

If you book through a travel agency, rooms will cost something in the area of 100 USD. 

Contact:
The Hidden Resort
 145/94 Moo 4 Tumbol Bang-Nol
Amphoe Muang Ranong, Thailand 85000
Phone  
+66 77 821 900
Email thehiddenresort@yahoo.com