The Silver Beach Hotel is an excellent choice for a hotel at Ngapali Beach. It’s at the north end of the long, gorgeous, sandy beach. We think it’s the best choice there for an excellent price and terrific views. We paid $55 / night (booked by our travel agent in Yangon) for a standard room. These rooms are duplex cottages set out in two horse-shoe shapes so that every room has a view of the beach and ocean. The cottages have decks so you can sit outside and enjoy the lovely views. The duplex rooms are designed so that the common wall is the bathroom wall, and we found them quite sound proof from our neighbors. The windows and door have screens so you can enjoy fresh air and breezes. We rarely used our AC. There are expensive “suites” that are newer buildings and sit directly along the beach, but we prefer the duplex cottages. The suites have larger bedrooms and bathrooms, but the rest of the inside space is pretty useless. The windows don’t open and there are no screened windows or doors, so you can’t enjoy the fresh air.
The cottage bathrooms are small, but well designed with a tub and shower combination. The shower water does NOT leak all over the floor. The rooms are cleaned well each day by a cheerful staff. There is a small fridge in the room and the prices of the drinks are very fair – not ridiculously high like at some hotels. There is a small TV with a reasonable selection of channels. The lighting is good enough so you can read at night while you’re in bed. Each room has bamboo rods outside to hang wet items to dry – a thoughtful idea.
There is no swimming pool, just a fabulous blue ocean that is crystal clear for swimming. No need for a pool when you have the ocean for your pool. The sheltered bay has few waves, especially at this end of the beach. The beach is kept spotlessly clean. The sand is soft, with no stones at this end of the beach. The hotel has chaise lounges and palapas on the beach. The hotel provides fresh beach towels daily.
The restaurant is right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. The buffet breakfasts had a good selection of food and a fresh egg station. The food was good and the service was attentive. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful with plane confirmations and information about the local villages. There is a computer available in the lobby for internet at a cost of about $3 / hour. It’s as reliable as internet can be in Myanmar. There is a small book exchange / library in the lobby, but most of the books are in German. You can rent a bike (50 cents for an hour) at the restaurant across the street from the hotel and ride into LinThar village to the Andrew Clark Library (about 5 minute ride). The Library has a large selection of English books. It’s open from 8:00 – 11:00 and 13:00 – 16:00. You might also want to check out the Vera Thompson School that teaches English to the village children – it will steal your heart.
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