Aureum Palace Hotel, Ngapali Beach Myanmar, Ngapali Beach
The grand design and excellent facilities at Aureum Palace Hotel make it a good option for relaxing on the beach at Ngapali. The beach-front swimming pool is large and very clean and the hotel has one of the best sections of beach on the whole strip, with gorgeous white sand and plenty of space for a peaceful day relaxing by the sea. Other amenities include a snooker room, Wi-Fi in public areas, kayak hire, spa and massage as well as a range of local activities like snorkelling and trips to nearby fishing villages.
The rooms are bright, spacious and well-appointed with simple design features that are all very agreeable, and we recommend staying in an ocean view room. Each room is surrounded by leafy and well-kept gardens and also has a private balcony which is perfect for watching sunsets over the ocean. The on-site restaurants serve good quality food, however there are plenty of other dining options within walking distance along the beach, so eating out is very convenient and popular amongst guests.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
Our guides in Yangon, Bagan, and Kalaw / Lake Inle were wonderful. They struck the right balance of explaining the history and importance of the sights we were seeing without over-doing it, they knew where to get the best view/experience at what time and could rearrange experiences so we got the most out of them.