See another side of Myanmar. 

Take a 1.5-hour private boat ride from Kawthaung in southern Myanmar and you’ll reach Awei Pila (, a new luxury resort looking to capitalize on the remote Mergui islands.

Open only from Jun-Sep, this luxurious little collection of 24 tent-like AC villas sits on the island of Pila, which as well as being home to a small local fishing village has over 10 remote beaches.

High ceilings, natural materials and an indoor-outdoor design make Awei Pila the epitome of barefoot luxe.

Right now, all-inclusive packages start at B24,711 a night.

Aside from flying Yangon-Kawthaung, you can also cross the Thai-Brumese border at Ranong.