Photo: Just another beach sunset.


Chaung Tha

The majority of the town's accommodation options lie directly on Chaung Tha's coconut-littered shoreline with quality and size varying tremendously. During slow season (June to September) some appear to be abandoned; nevertheless, ones that remain open offer huge discounts -- often up to 50%. Be warned that many of the hotel managers quoted us ridiculously high rates, as much as three times the price of other rooms in the area of similar quality. It will pay to shop around, especially during high season when our top choices may be full.

Belle Resort
Midrange - US$40 to $100
(042) 42 112;(042) 42 113
T: (042) 42 114

The Belle Resort is a luxurious option with spacious rooms that are tastefully designed and kept in spotless condition. The more-expensive 'beautiful deluxe' rooms are villas located on the beach and would serve as an excellent choice for honeymooners or those seeking to enjoy the beach in style. Rooms feature chilled air-con, satellite TV, stocked minibar, soft beds, bathtub and outdoor showers.... Read our full review of Belle Resort.

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Golden Beach Hotel
Midrange - US$40 to $100
Chaung Tha Beach
T: (042) 423 50

The Golden Beach Hotel consists of several upscale beach bungalows with rooms containing two to four beds as well as family rooms that consist of two bedrooms and a kitchen. There's a billiards table and an internet cafe (1,000 kyat per hour) in the gigantic reception area. Staff are very friendly, obliging, spoke English very well and are able to offer tours, bus tickets, bike and rubber float... Read our full review of Golden Beach Hotel.

Hill Garden Hotel
Flashpacker - US$20 to $40
A five minute scooter ride north of Chaung Tha
T: (042) 421 18

The Hill Garden Hotel is a gorgeous group of 14 bungalows nestled among a beautiful grove of fruit trees and colourful vegetation. Papaya, bananas, pineapples and plums are among the plants in the meticulously maintained garden. A secluded beach is a few minutes' walk away and rooms on the south wing offer views of the Chaung Tha reservoir. Rooms are simple spotless bungalows with large bathrooms... Read our full review of Hill Garden Hotel.

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Shwe Hin Tha Hotel
Flashpacker - US$20 to $40
Chaung Tha Beach
T: (042) 421 18

Shwe Hin Tha Hotel is currently the best overall option in Chaung Tha beach. Rooms are thoroughly clean and located just a few steps from the beach. More expensive rooms offer hot water, air-con and full beach view. Mattresses are on the firm side, but that seems to be the norm in Chaung Tha. Staff speak English very well and are able to assist with onwards travel arrangements. Guide services for... Read our full review of Shwe Hin Tha Hotel.

William Restaurant and Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under US$20
Chaung Tha
T: (042) 423 77

The William Restaurant and Guesthouse is a small establishment located on the southern end of town across the street from the Lai Lai Hotel. Staff speak English very well and boasted about the fact that they charge fairest prices for their rooms and food. At the entrance is a large open-air restaurant, with the rooms located behind it. Plans are in the works to add an additional 20 rooms. The... Read our full review of William Restaurant and Guesthouse.

Hotel Ayeyarwady
Flashpacker - US$20 to $40
Chaung Tha
T: (042) 423 32

Hotel Ayeyarwady is a blue single-storey strip of rooms, all double, located across the street from the beach. Rooms are kept very clean and contain air-con, WiFi and a TV. The extra thin mattresses probably won't allow for a super comfortable night's sleep. Friendly English-speaking staff are very helpful and there's an internet cafe next to the reception area. It's not the best deal in town, as... Read our full review of Hotel Ayeyarwady .

Ambo Hotel
Flashpacker - US$20 to $40
Chaung Tha Beach
T: (042) 42 116

The Ambo hotel consists of several triplex units with high steeply-pitched roofs -- like something you might see in Germany -- set among a very well maintained garden landscape. The design really stands out as perhaps some of the finest examples of architecture in town. Unfortunately, the same care and workmanship isn't applied in the rooms' interiors; the room we aw had a badly stained toilet... Read our full review of Ambo Hotel.

Thiri Hotel
Midrange - US$40 to $100
Chaung Tha beach
T: (042) 422 24

The Thiri Hotel has all the amenities you could ask for: minibar, full bath, TV, air-con, hot water, WiFi and a terrific view. Staff, who barely speak any English, were very friendly and obliging. Unfortunately the rooms we were shown were quite grungy and badly in need of a full renovation, including a fresh coat of paint. The hotel felt abandoned, which made sense after we heard about the... Read our full review of Thiri Hotel.

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