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Luscious jungle meets sustainable luxury in undiscovered Myanmar

Previously untouched by tourists, Wa Ale Island welcomes guests into its little slice of bohemian paradise in the Myeik archipelago. At Wa Ale Resort, discover a haven for nature buffs, relaxation lovers and conservation enthusiasts – inside a luxe hotel built and run with sustainability in mind. During your stay you can find out more about the work of the Lampi Foundation, founded by the hotel to sustain and protect the park and its residents.
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Step off the speedboat that takes you to the island and you’ll be greeted at the shoreline by Wa Ale’s staff with a cool drink. The jungle appears to follow you inside, each room decorated in earthy green and beige hues and natural wood finishes. Stay in tented beach villas, treetop villas or beach houses, each with private decking and unobstructed views of the ocean.  Here, you can relax on your veranda or treat yourself to a massage. Outdoor showers are nestled between the mangroves and banyan trees, lit by the stars. After a rest and refresh, visit the pavilion and share a communal meal of Asian or Mediterranean cuisine with other guests. Or dine at your own private table, enjoying every bite as you look out over the ocean. 

Wa Ale Resort’s location is unrivalled – and an adventure lover’s dream. It’s easy to get to know the rest of the island. Expect plenty of snorkelling, world-class scuba diving, and hiking trails through the lush jungle. Top of the to-do list – dive down to the coral reefs and swim through the little-known caves. When the sun begins to set, return to the hotel for an evening under the stars.
 

Enjoy your stay!


10 Rooms |  1 Floor |  3 Restaurants | 

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Environmentally Conscious

Wrapped in the leafy folds of virgin jungle on a remote 5,000 acre island, Wa Ale was born out of a fierce desire to protect its pristine Lampi Marine National Park surroundings. The solar-powered resort pledges to annually donate 20% of net profits and 2% of room revenues to the Lampi Foundation, which was established by Wa Ale to help fund social welfare and conservation projects on the Myeik Archipelago. These nature-focused initiatives include an ongoing sea turtling nesting programme (the Lampi Foundation opened the park’s first sea turtle hatchery), and installing boat moorings to prevent coral destruction. Not a single tree was cut down when the resort was built, so buildings blend seamlessly into the rainforest canopy and a sea breeze keeps the air conditioning-free, safari-style tents refreshingly cool.

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Cultural Custodians

Guests can get a taste for Burmese culture by signing up to one of the resort’s complimentary cooking classes, led by Wa Ale’s local chef who makes use of homegrown herbs and organic ingredients plucked from the on-site vegetable garden – such as lemongrass, eggplant, and island turnips. Ask one of the friendly housekeepers to show you how to apply ‘thanaka’, a tree bark paste used throughout Myanmar as an all-natural SPF which is also said to keep mosquitoes at bay. You’ll get under the skin of this golden skin balm which has been used for centuries by Burmese women and children in Wa Ale’s daily ‘thanaka’ demonstrations – and likely see it painted on to many local faces you meet along the way.

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Community Minded

This mangrove-fringed island may feel off-grid, but community spirit is at the heart of the Lampi Foundation, which helps fund and provide training for the local medical clinic, alongside supporting several schools in the nearby villages of Salet Galet and May Kyone Galet by sending supplies, equipment, and medicine to the local inhabitants. Guests are invited to visit nearby fishing villages twice a week to learn more about the island way of life and tuck into straight-from-the-sea snacks with the friendly villagers, and can join weekly visits to the hilltop monastery at Salet Galet to meet the resident monks. While many of the dishes at Wa Ale are made using homegrown ingredients, the resort makes an effort to purchase locally wherever possible – including fresh fruit and vegetables from the colourful Kawthaung markets.

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Speedboat transfers

Boat transfers to the resort are complimentary on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Outside the schedule above, boat transfers to and from Wa Ale Resort are US$250 per person (round-trip) and US$170 per person (one-way). This includes transport to and from Kawthaung and Ranong Airports. Please note that boat transfers are not private and are shared with other Wa Ale Resort guests.

From Ranong Airport (Thailand)
Land transfer from Ranong Airport to Ranong Immigration Jetty (20-30 minutes), boat transfer from Ranong Immigration Jetty to Kawthaung Jetty (20 minutes) and finally travel to Wa Ale Resort from the Kawthaung Jetty by luxury speed boat is one hour and 40 minutes (dependent upon waves and weather conditions).

From Kawthaung Airport (Myanmar)
Land transfer from Kawthaung Airport to Kawthaung Jetty (20 minutes) and travel to Wa Ale Resort from the Kawthaung Jetty by luxury speed boat is one hour and 40 minutes dependent upon waves and weather conditions.

Boat transfers from the Kawthaung Jetty to Wa Ale depart by 2pm.
Boat transfers from Wa Ale to the Kawthaung Jetty depart by 8am.

For guests' safety, boat transfers to and from Wa Ale are diverted to Aung Ba during adverse weather conditions. It is a two hour drive from Kawthaung to Aung Ba followed by a one hour boat ride on an 11-metre RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to Wa Ale.

 
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Independent Minds: Christopher & Farina Kingsley

On a remote archipelago off the coast of Myanmar, Wa Ale Resort is redefining the private island experience. Founded by teak furniture designer and craftsman Christopher Kingsley and his wife Farina, a culinary instructor and cookbook author, this previously untouched island is in the safest possible pair of hands on the design and food front – but it’s the couple’s passion for purpose-driven, positive-impact travel which really sets this Considerate Collection resort apart.

Our rooms

Luxury Tented Beach Villa Ocean View


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Luxury Treetop Villa Ocean View


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Ratings

5 /5
Tripadvisor score 5.0

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5

The most serene, luxurious and breathtaking place in the world

Wa Ale surpassed all our honeymoon expectations. This secluded beachy jungle resort in Myanmar's untouched islands is extraordinary. The staff's warmth, attentiveness, and passion for service were exceptional. Chef Allan's exquisite cuisine, tailored to our preferences, featured wonderful Burmese and Read more[SPLIT]Read lessMediterranean dishes. Watching the sunset from your beachfront villa while monkeys and otters play in the water is unforgettable. I implore you to visit this remarkable place.

By Dominic Nov ’23 Trip Type Couple


Wa Ale Resort, Myanmar

5

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100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

The most serene, luxurious and breathtaking place in the world

Wa Ale surpassed all our honeymoon expectations. This secluded beachy jungle resort in Myanmar's untouched islands is extraordinary. The staff's warmth, attentiveness, and passion for service were exceptional. Chef Allan's exquisite cuisine, tailored to our preferences, featured wonderful Burmese and Read more[SPLIT]Read lessMediterranean dishes. Watching the sunset from your beachfront villa while monkeys and otters play in the water is unforgettable. I implore you to visit this remarkable place.

By Dominic Nov ’23 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Spa
Spa
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar
Free
Free Wi-Fi

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Jogging track

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business services
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Turndown service
  • Laundry service
  • Gym
  • Jogging track
  • Wedding services
  • Personal trainer
  • 24-hour security
  • Coffee shop
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Game room
  • Massage services
  • Spa
  • Pets not allowed

Food And Drinks

Swap stories with fellow guests and enjoy the daily changing menus that showcase whatever the island provides at the resort’s restaurant, and can be adapted to your every preference. Expect the freshest produce from the island’s farm and local suppliers straight to your table. Each dish is a mouth-watering blend of Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisine that nourishes both your body and soul as you look across the Andaman Sea. 

Main Pavilion Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner This ocean view restaurant serves three delicious meals a day and accommodates up to 28 guests- offering a healthy blend of Asian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. It has a beautiful and fully stocked bar serving wines- beer- cocktails and spirits. We have weekly bonfires with a seafood beach barbecue. Creative and personalized menus change daily for guests to savor the freshest flavors from the kitchen. Unforgettable experience to dine to the sound of waves crushing onto the shore.

River Cafe and Bar

A perfect place to enjoy drinks and light fare while watching the sun slow setting into the ocean. River Cafe and Bar seats up to 30 guests and serves light fare and drinks daily with BBQ dinners on selected evenings during the week. It can be found at the further end of our villas and just a few meter away from the ocean.

The Beach Lounge

The Beach Lounge is a private oasis of stylish dining and entertainment set in a secluded bay on the beautiful 1-kilometer stretch of Honeymoon Beach. A perfect place to enjoy drinks and light fare after the excursions.

Spa

Spend lazy afternoons relaxing in Wa Ale’s spa, indulging in luxury products and treatments originating from Kerala, India. Choose from a range of Ayurvedic treatments focused on purification of the mind and body, or book a tailored on-site consultation with a specialist Ayurvedic doctor. 

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

Wa Ale Resort

Wa Ale Island

Myeik Archipelago

11451

Myanmar

Check in:

1400

Check out:

0800

What3words location:

shears.verbs.chip

Where is it?

104 kms to airport Kawthaung

134 kms to airport Ranong Airport

736 kms to airport Yangon International Airport

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