Wa Ale Island Resort
Mergui Archipelago | Deluxe
Spanning a tiny, private island in a sheltered bay of the Mergui, or Myeik, Archipelago, the cutting-edge Wa Ale Island Resort combines contemporary beach villa luxury with an admirable sustainability profile. Within the boundaries of the Lampi Marine National Park in the Andaman Sea, just off Myanmar’s southern tip, this resort is a true getaway destination; pretty much as far as you can get from the city rush and still sip a cocktail.
The tented villas each have a distinct individuality, thanks to the carefully reclaimed materials used to build them. Gently sanded woods create natural curves in every corner, under the umbrella of a softly overhanging tented roof. A décor of neutral tones continues inside, where natural materials have been shaped into contemporary style furnishings, complemented by a low hanging amber glow. Canvas panels roll away to open up the space and reveal the beach right on the doorstep, then roll down again to provide cosy privacy at night. The treetop villas, sitting high on stilts under shaggy thatch, give couples the perfect hidden nest and have stunning, undisturbed ocean views.
This resort takes its eco and social responsibilities seriously, ensuring that the well-being of their stunning surroundings is at the heart of the business. As well as using recycled local materials in the construction, the resort harvests and treats rainwater, generates solar energy and protects the dunes and forests. They have also established a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting local communities; a turtle hatchery project which safeguards the island’s turtle eggs from poachers and a 1500-fish, sustainable mari-culture farm that provides organic fish for guests and staff throughout the season.
This is all combined with a quality of guest experience to rival any premium island resort, including a dining choice of exquisite dishes, prepared using locally sourced ingredients, the freshest seafood, and produce from the resort’s organic garden. Snorkel, dive, kayak or paddleboard around the stunning coast, trek inland to explore the jungle trails, and return to sit on the deserted golden sands and watch the sun go down.
NB: Wa Ale is closed 01 June - 30 September
We SayA high luxury, immersive experience with a premium eco-focus - a first in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago.
Wa Ale Island, Mergui Archipelago
- Your Accommodation
- 15 villas
- Deluxe room amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Open-air Pavilion Restaurant & Bar
- River cafe & bar
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Private beaches
- Diving & snorkelling
- Sea kayaking
- Boat trips
- Exercise facilities
- Games and recreation centre
- Visits to fishing communities
- Turtle sanctuary
- Island conservation centre
- Mari-culture Farm