Arakan Nature Lodge in Gwa Township

Featuring nine individual thatched bungalows including a family one with 2 rooms, this small eco lodge has everything to please even the most discerning traveler. It is not a luxury property, but still features very elegant and spacious rooms. The resort was built using naturally sourced products and construction materials, incorporating outdoor showers, breeze through open windows and fans instead of air con. Apart from building with sustainable building materials, Arakan Nature Lodge is 100% solar powered 24 hours a day. Their sanitation concept also embodies true eco lodge practices, introducing composting toilets – incorporating a luxury technique (Wostman Ecology, Sweden) called EcoDry.

The lodge works very closely with the local community (all the employees are from nearby Zikhone village). The remote and pristine nearby beach is the highlight of the property and for those who are restless, there are other ways to explore: on foot, in a fisherman boat or with mountain bikes at disposal. There is also snorkeling gear, table tennis and a stand up paddle board available free of charge.

There are currently two ways to reach the property, via a six hour drive on a picturesque road from Yangon, or take a 55 minute domestic flight to Thandwe and then a four hour drive from Ngapali Beach area. We highly recommend the lodges for those travelers who want to discover authentic village life and disconnect from city life.

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