Sandoway Resort

Coastal Myanmar

A traditional hotel with views of Ngapali Beach, Sandoway Resort is the perfect base from which to discover Myanmar’s forgotten coast. Spanning over six 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.

The hotel restaurant is beautifully located on the spacious terrace overlooking the beach, allowing guests to dine among memorable surroundings and the sound of crashing waves.

The resort’s unique features include a cosy library and a 58-seat theatre, a spa and a swimming pool. Take to the waters of Bengal Bay on a sail boat, rounding-up your stay with a bike-ride to the colourful market in Thandwe, set in what was once a British prison.

Sandoway Resort Information

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.


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.

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Why we recommend Sandoway Resort

Sandoway Resort has a magnificent long stretch of white sandy beach which gets very few outside guests so it tends to be quite quiet, idyllic and perfect for that holiday Instagram snap! Choose from one of the beachfront villas or the larger family-friendly cottages, complete with a private veranda where you can sit back and watch the sunset over the sea. Hire bikes and explore the local villages.

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