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“Fabulous- the best beach in the world!”
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Amara Ocean Resort
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ngapali
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“Fabulous- the best beach in the world!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

I stayed here at the beginning of November. The weather was wonderful.This hotel has everything you could wish for-beautifully equipped bungalows with great beds ,bathrooms and verandah.
Food was a great mix of local and international dishes- well prepared and efficient service.
The staff in some areas were obviously inexperienced but made up for this with their friendliness and they were all so so eager to please.
There is a lovely pool and a spa.
This whole experience is crowned by the most wonderful beach I have seen anywhere in the world.Pristine white powder sand and largely deserted most of the day-a true paradise
This hotel deserves to do well in the rapidly changing face of tourism in Burma but go there soon before it gets taken over by the masses.

Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We arrived at the Amara Ocean Resort at the end of a three week holiday in Myanmar. We had booked guides for two days of sightseeing in the area. Two hours after arrival we called the guides and cancelled -- we didn't want to leave the Amara for the next three days!! A fantastic resort, great food and a pristine beach with no one in sight. It is by far the best place in Ngapali. Be sure to book a beachfront bungalow for the full experience.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The resort is beautifully built and in a gorgeous remote position on the beach. The staff are a highlight! James and the restaurant team were divine very attentive, warm helpful and genuine locals! The menu could have been a little more extensive as there are no other restaurants for half an hour by car away. The taxi price to visit those restaurants was very expensive. The resort is quite new so hammocks 5and some more activities like free yoga each morning would be a very appealing draw card.. I would consider re visiting if I knew these things were on offer as it is very remote and we couldn't swim in the ocean due to a storm and big waves so a few more included activities are needed. Otherwise the staff and the location were 5 star! The spa was not yet open when we went which was disappointing and there was no fitness centre - so a small one would be fantastic!

Room Tip: All good rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I've stayed in amara ocean resort on the 17th october for 2 nights and what can i say .. it was simply amazing. It was a very private resort with not much of a crowd as it was located at a different location. The service was awesome and the staffs were all so friendly. They just made u feel like home and especially with their smiles. The rooms were big and extremely comfortable. House keeping were very efficient as they will tidy up the room twice a day. The food was great, burmese cuisine with a touch of western inspiration. Over all it was a very well spent time over at amara ocean resort ngapali. Will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

I am not a beach person, but staying at the Amara Ocean Resort was amazing. My splendid teak villa was on the beach side, so I left the curtains of the glass wall facing the deck open, in order to wake up with the beautiful view. 6pm beach walks can be done in solitude, perhaps punctuated by the sound of falling coconuts. Enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner outside under the palm trees is delightful, especially at night when delicious food is accompanied by the most beautiful sounds of Burmese music. Thank you again musicians of Ngapali. At night numerous lights are on the horizon from the fishing boats of the nearby fishing village. This resort is located on the quiet side near the airport away from all the other busy resorts, shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Reserve a beach side villa if available, they are the most popular.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We were floored and absolutely would return to this resort and any point in the future. We definitely could not give this place any higher praise.

Bungalow: wonderful, clean and lovely. The bed was oh so comfortable. The furnishings fine, would have prefered to have at least one more chair in the room (so minor). Really liked the large separate bathroom. Towels and amenities were nice.

Beach: MORE THAN FANTASTIC. 3 KM of uninterrupted beauty and the best, it is all ours for the use, no sharing, no fighting for space, no undue noise. The pool guys are more than willing to bring down drinks and snacks to our beach chairs - nice to have this option. The water, clean and warm. Yes there are stones, but just go down a bit and wonderful swimming.

Meals: We were in a transition phase between chefs, so things were not 100%, but what we did have was wonderful. Their mixed sea platter was a delight, well grilled and flavorful. The price was more than reasonable. The staff is more than willing to try and help, and their learning how waters and what we liked was very nice.

Breakfast was more than generous and lovely. At first it was not really clear what one could actually order, as breakfast is included, but the menu is priced. It might be helpful to break the menu down for guests who pay and who don't. It seemed like we could only order one thing, and then we had to pay...just confusing. They were willing to help with small requests (ends of bread LOL for toast), and it was just so sweet how it was handled.

Bored, absolutely no. This is a place to escape and get away from it all. Yes, they do have tours and other things that one can take part of, but why. We spent 5 nights here and were wishing we ahd more time. The place is a resort to get away and escape the tourists. Get here while you can, because in a few short years, I would assume this resort will NOT be the only one on this side of the airport.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

This hotel is the hotel you dream of finding in Thailand - but which is so hard to locate there. 6 kms of pristine beach like being in a "bounty land" - good swimming and wonderful sunsets.

The bungalows are relatively big - and quite romantic. The bungalow terrasses are big and offer a wonderful view of the sea, at least when you are in line 1.

The service is good, the restaurant is OK for four days, and the massage is 2nd to none. Fabulous.

The only drawbacks are very soft alcolic drinks ... and the fact that you have to bring cash. At least in February 2013, there was no credit card facility

Room Tip: 1st line to the sea!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Amara Ocean Resort
Address: Gaut Village, Ngapali 120401, Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Rakhine State > Ngapali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Ngapali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amara Ocean Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amara Ocean Resort offers an exceptional stay for all guests by sharing the local culture while preserving the pristine environment. Carefully integrated within its nearby villages, this is the perfect hideaway at one of the most beautiful places at Ngapali beach. ACCOMMODATION: The resort features 28 bungalows including two twin bungalows (Duplex Bungalow), purposely built all by hand in wood to provide unique accommodation this is in harmony with its surrounding, the beach, the many palm trees on the white sand beach and its nearby villages. The bungalows cater up to 70 square meter inside and 40 square meter private terrace overlooking the seaside. ACTIVITIES: Mountain hiking is available which is nearby the Resort of Gaut Mountain. Snorkeling is available at the resort as well as fishing with wooden boat to the Elephant Bay which will take about 55 minutes from the Resort to the fishing village. TOURS: Sightseeing to the villages and Long beach of Ngapali, visiting to the Three Pagodas, scuba diving is available on the other side of Guat Ward. Sunrise up trip at Nandaw Pagoda, riding hot air balloon is available during your stay. ... more   less 
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