Great place in a great location. We've stayed there twice in the past three years.
The rooms are self contained huts with huge rooms with balconies, giant bathrooms and even outdoor showers (private of course). It is located a :55 minute boat ride from the port town and close to several great markets. The markets are less than :20 minutes away by boat. If you stayed in town you'd have to hire a boat early in the morning to make the long trip down there.
We rented a boat (four of us) for $12US for a few hours in the afternoon and $29US for the entire day.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and will make any arrangements you need including reconfirming onward air connections and the boat ride back to town to catch your flight.
The food in the restaurant is fine and reasonably priced considering where you are. The only problem is that they allow smoking in the dining room and there were always people there smoking. It would be nice if they prohibited it.
It can be nosiy early in the morning with motor boats heading off to the markets. However, I found this to be the most beautiful and interesting time of day. They offer you ear plugs and the boats don't start until about 6:00am. Get up and enjoy the scenery.
We booked through Columbus Tours and Travels in Yangon who have a website and are extremely helpful in making arrangements to visit here.
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