Like so many other reviewers, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Yoma Cherry Lodge is set in the middle of smallish bay (you can walk the length of the bay in about 15 minutes) and the setting is idyllic....palm trees, white sand, gentle sea and only one other large(ish) hotel on the same stretch. Yoma Cherry Lodge exceeded expectations because of its beautifully kept gardens, fantastic beachfront location, and the professional way in which the lodge is run and managed. I think we had one of the best rooms (if not THE best)...room 3, a beachfront room, which has doors opening on the beachfront deck. From here it's about 10 steps to your own permanently reserved table for meals, and then a few more steps onto the beach. The lodge has their own beach beds and umbrellas set up every morning and they are only for lodge guests. Other reviewers have mentioned the fishing boats and noise, but this did not bother us at all, and in fact added another dimension to our stay. Almost in front to the hotel (it changed daily) fishing boats come and go and we found it fascinating to watch the local fishermen bring their hauls ashore and see it being sorted and distributed to waiting tuktuks. Yes, there is a bit of hustle and bustle and the noise of boat engines, but only for short periods and it did not reduce our enjoyment of staying at Yoma Cherry Lodge. For most of the day there is hardly anyone on the beach and quite often when we swam in the sea (gentle waves while we were there) we were alone. The food and drink offering at Yoma Cherry Lodge is excellent value and service impeccable. Our room rate included breakfast which was delicious and plentiful. The lunches and dinners we had at the lodge were very good value and tasty, although we didn't have all our meals there (it was easy to hail a tuktuk and try out restaurants in the vicinity, or walk along the beach for simple meals at the two small shacks nearby. Yoma Cherry Lodge impressed us on every level (no doubt due to the keen eye of English manager, Sue, a charming lady who was noticeably present and keen to talk to guests to make sure everything is ok). This is not a budget stay, but extremely good value given the excellence of the lodge and it's gorgeous location. Thoroughly recommended. We stayed 6 nights and enjoyed the entire time. We think the beachfront rooms are best for view and proximity to the beach. One tiny niggle, wi-fi was poor (so get a local sim, very cheap and easy in Myanmar).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yoma Cherry Lodge is a small boutique hotel with 15 bedrooms. Set in a beautiful garden amidst palm trees, on Kiplings Bay, Ngapali, the hotel is situated on a a beautiful beach. Each morning, guests can watch the fishing boats come in with their catch of the day, and in the evening you can watch the boats sailing out to sea, whilst sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset. The beach is very quiet and there is only one other hotel located on the beach. The sea is crystal clear and wonderful to swim or snorkel. The hotel has a restaurant overlooking the beach where you can eat fresh seafood, local Myanmar food or it also has some western dishes. Our massage pavilion is a great place to totally relax. Our staff are friendly and efficient and the whole Yoma Cherry team wish you a wonderful holiday here. ... more less
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