A sustainable beachfront lodge in a local community



Maung Shwe Lay


Just 45 minutes by boat from Ngapali Beach lies a blissful hideaway where tourism has yet to leave its mark. This is Maung Shwe Lay, a fishing village set on a quiet bay with white sands and swaying palm trees. For those looking to unwind, Maung Shwe Lay’s beaches are the perfect place to do so. For outdoorsy adventurers, the surrounding area is a veritable natural playground with hills to hike, paddy fields to explore by bike and coral reefs for snorkelling.


What to expect at Lalay Lodge

Lalay Lodge is more than just place to rest your head. A stay at Lalay Lodge is an opportunity to experience and connect with unspoiled nature and the sense of community that is at the core of daily life in Maung Shwe Lay. Here is what to expect: 

· Go with the flow: Life moves at its own pace here and we encourage guests to do the same- take off your watch, turn off your alarms and let the days unfold naturally.

· Eat locally: Meals are prepared by chefs from Maung Shwe Lay village, using local products and traditional recipes. The menu changes daily, ensuring each meal is a fresh farm-to-table experience.



· Minimize your impact on the environment: your stay will be powered by solar energy, grey water re-used for the garden and no single use plastic is used.

· Your stay provides a vital income to villagers who work as staff or local suppliers at Lalay Lodge.

· Embrace authentic experiences: Lalay Lodge is in a local community, not in the heart of a city. Your soundtrack will be provided by the sea lapping on the shores, the roosters crowing in the distance and the fishermen coming home. Your daily interactions will be with villagers whose service and hospitality comes from the heart, not from the script of a five-star hotel.

Contact Us

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Lalay Lodge

Maung Shwe Lay Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar

www.lalaylodge.com info@lalaylodge.com +95-(0)9 266 016 600

Room rate include transfers by tuk tuk and boat from Thandwe airport:  130 Usd / night  

Currently closed - we're planning to open again in July for people who don't mind some windy weather and in October for people looking for the sun!

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