Sandoway Resort

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Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

A traditional hotel with breathtaking views set right on Ngapali Beach, the Sandoway Resort is the perfect base from which to discover Myanmar’s forgotten coast.

Spanning over 6 acres along the refined, sandy stretch of white Ngapali Beach and fringed by swaying palm trees, the Sandoway Resort commands panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. Built with stone carvings, hardwood and marble, the 56 open-air Villas and Cottages are culturally distinct and full of Southeast Asian grandeur.

With private verandahs letting in the balmy breeze and opening up onto beautiful seascapes, it makes for a very relaxing way to end your holiday in Myanmar. The resort’s unique features include a cosy library housing a historical collection of books as well as a 58-seat theatre offering classic film entertainment. Take to the undulating waters of Bengal Bay on a sail boat, rounding-up your stay with a leisurely bike-ride to the colourful market in Thandwe, set in what was once a British prison.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Ngapali into a greater Myanmar or Asian holiday. Take a look at Classic Burma as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There

The traditional hotel is set right on Ngapali Beach, a 45-minutes flight from Yangon to Thandwe airport, followed by a 35-minutes road transfer to the hotel.


Spanning over 6 acres along the refined, sandy stretch of Ngapali Beach, the 56 open-air Villas and Cottages command panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal. The Sandoway Villas stand romantically in the resort's most exclusive setting, offering the guests ultimate privacy and comfort. Beachfront Villas are situated at the beach upfront, with their private verandah and interior gardens overlooking the bay, and a spiral staircase leading to a private loft where sunsets and the sea can be viewed. The Sea View Villas also offer the same interior features and offer fantastic sea views from the second row on the beach. Beach Front Cottages overlook the coastal shores, comprising of a living area, lounge and verandah on the ground floor and a bedroom on the top. Deluxe rooms also feature double storeys in some, all surrounded by the enchanting tropical gardens of the hotel.


- Spa
- Swimming pool
- Library
- Cinema
- Souvenir shops
- Dining: 1 restaurant, 1 bar


Visit the fisherman village of Jaketaw in the morning, or the Thandwe market and its pagodas to experience the local life on the coast of the Rakhine State. Guests can also go sightseeing, fishing trips, boat excursions, golf, snorkeling, local boat sailing and cycling.


Welcome, although no specific children facilities available. Babysitting available upon request.

Sandoway Resort Price Guide

2 out of 5

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Sandoway Resort Testimonials

Dear Keira

We are now back from our wonderful holiday in Myanmar. I just wanted to thank you for organising such a great trip. All of us feel for Myanmar totally, and loved our stay there. Our guides, Nina, Min Min and Ohn were utterly brilliant passing on their love of the place, giving us interesting tours and evidently took pleasure in showing us around. Bagan and Inle lake were wonderful, and with the extra touches of lunches laid on on a boat, or picnic, or with a family it gave us some insight into a bigger variety of their food and cooking. Finally, restful few days in Ngpali was perfect to finish off the holiday.

So many thanks to you for arranging the itinerary, it all went so smoothly, total luxury to be met everywhere we went, back to work today all a bit of a shock after such a relaxing time.

Thanks again

FI – March 2014

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