Sandoway Resort

Location: Burmese Beaches & Islands | Burma

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Nestled in tropical gardens amongst the coconut palms on stunning Ngapali beach, the Sandoway Resort was the original luxury resort in the area and remains the best, from its stylish accommodation to its a la carte cuisine - all accompanied by panoramic sea views.  
Perfect forThose looking for some off-the-beaten-track beach luxury.
In the knowThere are no televisions in the rooms, allowing you to escape the real world: enjoy the resort’s own cinema instead, which shows daily news and nightly films.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Honeymoon
  • Romantic

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

On Ngapali’s beautiful beachfront, in Mya Pin Bay, 20 minutes from Thandwe (Sandoway) and the airport.

Rooms at Sandoway Resort

The 59 deluxe rooms, villas and cottages are scattered around the six acres of beach and tropical gardens. The elegant and spacious surroundings showcase local woods, stone carvings, marble and traditional artworks, alongside picture windows framing the views, sun roofs in the bathrooms and lots of other little quirky touches, all designed to be in harmony with the natural environment. Verandas open out onto the beach and the aquamarine waters of the Bay of Bengal. You won’t have to jostle for the best spot on the beach – sun beds and beach umbrellas are assigned to each room.

Food & drink

The Sandoway’s restaurant and lounge bar are on a spacious terrace overlooking the beach - a perfect spot for a cocktail at sunset before enjoying some delicious fresh seafood (caught by fishermen that morning) at the Asian and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. As well as the stunning sunsets, the starry night skies are pretty impressive after the sun goes down - pick a prime vantage point on the 3km-long pristine beach. After sunset, the sea is lit by the lanterns of fishing boats.


Chill out with a good book in the ocean-view library, play golf on the rustic nine-hole course, make the most of the large swimming pool or treat yourself in the spa, surrounded by tropical ponds and waterfalls.

Activities at Sandoway Resort

Rent a bicycle to explore the scenic surroundings, visit charming local villages, colourful markets and historic pagodas, take a fishing boat out for the day and discover the coast or the Thandwe River, and go snorkelling. 

Best time to go

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Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Sandoway Resort is a 20-minute drive from Thandwe Airport.

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