Wa Ale Island Resort
A soulful seaside escape
- 11 tented villas and three treetop villas
- Food gardens
- Eco centre
- Dive centre
- Scuba diving
- Jungle hikes
Wa Ale is the ultimate luxury resort for those looking for an intimate island getaway. Situated within the Lampi National Marine Park, it’s the perfect spot for endless ocean views of the Mergui Archipelago. This resort makes every effort to protect its surrounding ecosystem and uplift its community, with several programmes and initiatives. Produce from the resort’s organic garden is used in dishes, the lodge relies almost completely on solar power, all tap water is drinkable, bath products are biodegradable and sunscreen provided is coral safe.
Here, you’ll find 11 luxury tented villas and three treetop villas. The tented villas sleep up to four people and offer a large front and back deck facing the magnificent jungle and the ocean, as well as outdoor showers in a secluded private garden.
The treetop villas offer a shower balcony in a canopy of trees, immersing you in the natural wonder of this island. The villas are constructed responsibly, from local materials such as reclaimed wood and bamboo, so you can stay here content in the knowledge that the beauty around you is in safe hands. In fact, the resort created its very own Lampi Foundation to help fund social welfare and conservation projects in and around the Lampi Marine National Park so this island shall remain as beautiful in many years to come, as it is today.
The resort operates on a full-board basis and offers a mouthwatering blend of both Asian and Mediterranean flavours in both the main pavilion restaurant and the River Café, which is the ideal spot for relaxed dining beside the island’s river.
With its very own dive centre, this resort is the perfect location for adventure enthusiasts, with a wide range of ocean-based activities on offer, such as scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, as well as hiking through the enchanting jungle.
The Lampi Foundation
This resort created The Lampi Foundation to help fund social welfare and conservation projects in and around the Lampi Marine National Park in the Myeik Archipelago. This foundation built the first sea turtle hatchery in Lampi Marine National Park to help provide a safe environment for the green and leatherback turtles that nest on the island of Wa Ale.
The Lampi Foundation also supports and helps fund and provide training for a local medical clinic and schools in the villages of Salet Galet and May Kyone Galet, as well as provides supplies, equipment and medicine for the local inhabitants of the two villages.
Wa Ale pledges to annually donate 20% of net profits and 2% of room revenues from Wa Ale to the Lampi Foundation.
This resort was created without the use of piling equipment, and with a focus on reducing waste, pollution and harm to the island’s environment. Most wood materials are recycled from old homes, warehouses and boats from Myanmar.
100% of the labour force for construction is from licensed Myanmar building contractor and workers, and 50% of energy at the camp is generated from solar energy.
There was no digging to create deep water wells, and water is from an island stream and rainwater harvesting. A wastewater treatment system is also used.
Special sea moorings for dive boats and sea vessels were installed within the Lampi Marine National Park to help preserve coral destruction by the anchors of local fishing boats.