Myanmar, Ngapali Beach
Info : Amata Resort
Set within five acres of exotic, butterfly-filled gardens, the Amata Resort offers chic accommodation and modern Asian design.
The hotel’s 70 cabanas, bungalows and suites are well laid out so that the property never feels busy. The excellent Superior and Deluxe rooms have similar facilities, the latter has a bathtub. Equipped with private verandas, satellite tv, air-conditioning and comfortable beds, the rooms are spacious and stylish.
Our pick would be the resort’s Cottages – detached, wooden, two-story units surrounded by palm trees. Luxurious and private, the split-level rooms have lounge and bathroom facilities on the ground floor and a bedroom upstairs. Cottages come equipped with small private garden, hammock area and large, airy bathrooms. The top room is the Grand Governor’s Sea View which is similar to the cottages but offers an enclosed garden, lotus ponds and stunning sea views.
The Amata Resort has a bright blue swimming pool overlooking the beach. The main restaurant surrounds the pool and offers an indoor environment as well as an outdoor terrace and cushioned sea view sofas. The restaurant serves excellent food and we particularly liked the breakfast here, especially the fresh breads. Other facilities include a tennis court, bicycles for rent, a business centre and wifi internet.
The Amata Resort offers quality accommodation and excellent facilities to ensure a stylish and comfortable stay in Ngapali.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
- Beach Bar
- Free Airport Transfers
- Plasma Television
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
All guides were very good, spoke good english and were very knowledgeable. The logistics all worked extremely well, and all the drivers, boatmen etc did a good job. We also found the guides were happy to talk to us on a wide range of issues including politics!