Boulder Bay Eco Resort

Myanmar, Asia

Boulder Bay Eco Resort

Myanmar, Asia

‘The views at Boulder Bay Eco Resort will take your breath away each day that you’re there. A trek up to Eagle Rock Viewpoint provides panoramic views of the lush island and sky-blue ocean.’

Overview

  • Highlights

    • Just 20 unique private bungalows
    • The ideal destination for diving
    • Witness the incredible balancing boulder
    • Enjoy complimentary use of sea kayaks
    • Experience exciting guided excursions
    • Visit the relaxing yoga center
    • Meet marine biologists on the island
    • Experience excellent birdwatching
    • A free boat transfer to take you there
    • Children are welcome here
    • Check-in: 2:00pm
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    Minimum stay: 2 nights
    Equivalent price per night: from approx. $130 USD

  • Local Knowledge

    Affectionately known as Boulder Island because of the beautiful boulders scattered along the coast, including the fascinating balancing boulder, the island of Nga Khin Nyo Ghee is quiet and secluded, but mesmerizing. Despite its size, there is so much to explore on this small island, from its rugged coastlines and tropical forest. Guests can choose to go on guided tours of the island, including excursions to places such as:

    • Moken Bay
    • Bamboo Bay
    • Secret Beach
    • Bamboo Forest
  • Location

    The resort is situated on the Nga Khin Nyo Ghee Island in the Mergui Archipelgo of Southern Mayanmar. The island is one of the most westerly in the archipelago and as a result experiences a unique, but pleasant climate, and exceptionally clear blue waters.

    • Nearest airport: Kawthaung Airport (the island is only accessible by boat)
    • Key attraction: Eagle Rock Viewpoint
    • Nearby restaurant: On-site restaurant, with food from the garden

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  • Energy
    The resort is powered by solar energy panels, which are located slightly away from the bungalows in order to avoid cutting down any trees. As well as this, all the buildings are fitted...
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    with LED lighting and there is no air conditioning, in order to limit electricity usage.

  • Water
    Water is provided by a natural spring on the island, which is then purified by a solar-powered purifier.
  • Waste
    Where possible, waste is recycled on the island, for example, leftover food is composted, but waste that can’t be recycled on the island is sent back to Kawthaung in Thailand to be recycled there.
  • Conservation
    Boulder Bay Eco Resort works closely with an NGO called Project Manaia. They have experienced marine biologists on the island who carry out surveys and assist in coral...
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    restoration programmes. This includes setting up coral nurseries at three different locations around the island, made with recycled fish traps. These nurseries are designed to encourage the growth of new coral, which is so important for maintaining biodiversity. The resort has also set up permanent moorings for boats, so there is no need to drop anchors which could potentially damage coral. All of the resort’s findings are accumulated and shared with other operators in the region and the Marine Biology Department of Myeik University.

  • Food
    The resort has its own intricately designed mandala garden for fresh produce. For food that can’t be grown here it is locally sourced where ever possible.
  • Engage Guests
    The resort offers guests an array of eco-friendly amenities, including: Bamboo toothbrushes, chemical-free toothpaste, bamboo cotton swabs, natural mosquito repellent, biodegradable...
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    shampoo and shower gel, reef-safe sunscreen and aluminum water bottles with refilling stations situated throughout the resort. On top of this, staff also offer guided treks around the island, with the opportunity to meet the resort’s full-time marine biologists to learn about marine conservation programmes. As well as this, guests are encouraged to minimise their usage of water by choosing how often they want their towels and sheets changed, and they also have the option of participating in a bi-weekly beach clean-up.

  • Architecture
    Each of the 20 bungalows are made from entirely renewable materials, with great attention going in to making them blend with the surroundings, the cutting down of trees has been kept to a bare minimum to help with this.
  • Housekeeping
    All of the cleaning products used at Boulder Bay Eco Resort are natural, chemical-free, biodegradable and vegan, from Conscious Living in Thailand.
  • Kiwano Bonus
    The resort has invited students from the Marine Biology Department at Myeik University in order for them to acquire hands-on experience in marine conservation. There are plans to create more...
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    partnerships with educational institutions and NGOs.

Reviews

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    " I recommend this place!"

    Boulder Bay Eco Resort is the only hotel in the island, there are not many tourists and the natural environment is well preserved. The surroundings of the resort are really beautiful. You can have a walk in the forest with a guide, dive or go snorkelling to see colourful fish and corals in pristine waters.

    Jennifer, Google Reviews, April 2019

  • Kiwano Hotels
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    "Amazingly beautiful in every way"

    Boulder Island and it’s eco resort is a very special place and we hope it remains that way forever! Simple accommodation right on the beach with lovely local, simple and healthy food.

    Applepike, TripAdvisor, March 2019

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    "Good place to end a travel in Myanmar!"

    If you want to have a different and great experience in an island, you should visit Boulder Bay Island! All bungalows have stunning views. We enjoyed a lot doing all the activities in the island, specially snorkeling.

    Safari561814, TripAdvisor, November 2018

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