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Dawei (Tavoy) and the beaches of the Southern part of Myanmar Burma

A new beach: Dawei Maungmagin

A project of hotel and resort (as to Ngapali or Ngwe saung) has been allowed in 2004 by the Burmese government to develop the very beautiful inshore strip close to Dawei.

The beach the more close to Dawei is the beach of Maungmagin.
There is lot of creeks, the beaches are made if white sand and the sea is superb.

To reach the beach of Maungmagin, you must go first to Dawei (Tavoy).

How to go to Dawei

You have 2 ways (and only 2 ways) to go to Dawei.

- By plane, with the opening of a new air connexion between Yangon Dawei Myeik Kotaung with Air Bagan., It is finally possible to go to these cities with a reliable air company (flight on ATR 42).

- By boat from Sittwe or Kotaung..

Currently, It is impossible to leave or to go to Dawei by road, train or boat from Yangon, Moulmein or Myeik (boat ok from Myiek)

The city of Dawei

Dawei is a very pleasant, tropical city, quiet with superb traditional houses made of wood, stained glass windows and decorated finely. It is really nicer than the chinese style modern house you start to find in Yangon and Mandalay.
If you are in Myeik (Mergui) , it would be a pity not to benefit some to go by Dawei.

The hotels of Dawei

The offer concerning hotels in Dawei is very weak and the tariffs quite exhorbitants considering the quality of the hotels.
To May 15, there are 3 hotels and guesthouses in Dawei and none hotels to the beach. You must make a day trip between Dawei and the beach (30 minutes of road only) if you want to swim in the sea or visit the villages around.

List of the hotels in Dawei with information and photos : Here