Beaches & The West

We have selected the best boutique beach hotels in Myanmar (Burma) on the stunning and unspoilt west coast, which is only just being discovered. Our favourite beach is Ngapali, which is home to a fabulous selection of stylish hotels but Ngwe Saung is a great option for those who want to flop without flying as it’s just five hours from Yangon in a car.

Meanwhile Mrauk-U in western Myanmar offers a fascinating collection of temples and Rakhine tribal villages – it’s also possible to visit remote Chin villages by boat where the elderly ladies have tattooed faces.