We visited this in the week of its "soft opening", and whilst there was construction going on we visited the villas, pool, dining room and reception. The eight accommodation blocks to the rear were still being fitted out but the Beach Front villas are complete with some first guests in occupation.
Jade Marina Resort is between Aureum and Thande you cannot miss it as it has a giant fountain outside.
We were impressed by the friendly staff who showed us around , the grounds are substantial and it has a long beach frontage with opened lawn areas around the 20 two storey luxury sea view/beach front villas. They are expensively furnished with the bedroom, dressing room and luxury bathroom downstairs with the addition of an outside drench shower but the most peculiar set up is of an external staircase leading to the lounge/sitting area which is overlooked by the two storey standard room blocks to the rear . Maybe there will be a screens erected but it was not to our liking. As there will be 8 blocks of "cheaper" rooms, totalling 84 bedrooms I am unsure how this will work with the 20 luxury villas, guest wise, especially with peak rack rates of $650++ for the latter.
It is owned and has been developed by, like so many hotel deveopments, a close associate of the previous Government- The Ruby Dragon Group who also own Red Mountain Estate in Shan, the leading winery in Myanmar.
The location and grounds are excellent but I am still unsure how the relationship between the luxury and tourist guests will work out.
Five Stars for position and Villa Accommodation, Four Stars for helpful staff but as we did not stay/eat/swim or drink I cannot rate anything else but we do plan to return ,next season, when it is fully open to complete the review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Have you heard about Lu Yee Chuns (Outstanding students) in the history of Myanmar? The role of those Lu Ye Chuns critically played in the nation building process in our grand history and they were trained at many historical camps throughout the country. Those camps still remain much of unforgettable memories and one can still feel the undying theme of those outstanding students. And, Shwe War Chai Camp at Ngapali beach was one of those memorable camps in the history with long-lasting structure and unique design theme that would give the unique feeling. To provide the guests to feel grandeur theme and outstanding sketch of the history along with the modern society and natural environment, we modified the Shwe War Chai Lu Yee Chun Camp into Jade Marina Hotel facilitating the most exclusive amenities. The combination of modern and history architectures allows the guests to feel between the edges. ... more less
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