Leave behind the glittering pagodas and the heat in the mainland to head off the southwest, Chaung Tha Beach is the daydream of anyone to soak into the crystal clear water, join in exciting activities, relax in the tranquil sandy coastline and wait for the moment of sunset falls down to the area. Chaung Tha Beach is where to fulfill your memorable Myanmar vacation.

Chaung Tha Beach Highlights

Close to Yangon, Chaung Tha beach is famous for middle households from urban areas in Myanmar. This wonderful beach is a little less beautiful than Ngapali Beach or Ngwe Saung Beach, but the beach is still a nice beach in Myanmar to visit. There are a few hotels stretching nearby, but on weekends or holidays, this beach always full of tourists from the cities.
If you come on the occasion of the high season, it is strongly recommended hiring a boat to explore one of the islands around the beach, or diving to see the ocean fishes. Chaung Tha Beach is about 40km from Pathein in the west of Ayeyawady and will take approximately 6 hours from Yangon by driving.

Best Things to Do & See in Chaung Tha Beach

Stroll Around White Sand Beaches

Moving about 2 km toward the north from Chaung Tha, you will reach the white sand beach after passing through a small pagoda situated on a small cliff in the water. You can choose between taking a motorbike on your own or transfer with a local driver if you are not sure whether you can drive on sand or not. As soon as you reach the beach, you will find out the great place to relax under the coconut tree range with good drinks from the bar nearby.

Explore Pokala Island

The large waves on the Chaung Tha beach allow you a fun day with full of amazing activities from body surfing to tubing. Additionally, you can choose to join in horse riding or take a cycling tour to slowly enjoy the fresh air along the Chaung Tha beach. Toward the south of Chaung Tha is Pokala Island where you can meet and observe the daily life of the local fishermen in the tranquil villages. In order to reach the village, tourists are required to take a boat tour and it costs about 1000 kyat. Here spend your time to trek along the island coastline, you will capture the beauty of the secluded beach with tidal mangrove forests and volcanic shorelines.
Recommended tour: Chaung Tha beach travel – 4 Days

Chaung Tha Beach Travel Guide

Best Hotels in Chaung Tha Beach

Bell Resort

The hotel provides you with luxurious service with English speaking staffs and spacious rooms always in spotless condition with free WIFI, soft beds, chilled air-condition, minibar, and TV. Located in the center of the resort is a sparkling swimming pool delivers you an awesome place to relax. Moreover, this is an ideal choice for those couple on their honeymoon in Myanmar or people looking for a good place to enjoy the beach in style.
Address: Chaung Tha Beach, Pathein Township, Myanmar
Phone: 09 2502 352 35

Golden Beach Hotel

The 60-room Golden Beach Hotel provides you with excellent services in clean rooms with the balcony outside. Additionally, the hotel also serves customers with mini bar, outdoor pool, and massage.
Phone:
Address: Chaung Tha Road, Chaung Tha Beach, Myanmar

Noble Chaung Tha Hotel

This is one of the best hotels in Chaung Tha situated alongside the beach that offers you various types of hotel rooms include a desk.
Address: Oasis Road, Chaung Tha Beach, Myanmar
Phone: 09 4444 21795-96

Hill Garden

Located outside the main but it is easy to access to the beach. Hill Garden is an excellent hotel in Chaung Tha that surrounded by greenery with cozy bungalows and private bathroom as well as an individual balcony
Address: No1 Shwe Thaungyan Road, Chaung Tha, Hotel
Phone: +95 9 251 669 995

Akariz Resort

Opening in 2016, Akariz resort possesses 59 impressive and spacious rooms with wood floors and soft beds as well as balcony outside.
Address: Chaung Tha Road, Chaung Tha Beach, Myanmar
Phone: +95 9 493 14434

How to Get to Chaung Tha Beach

By bus

From Yangon, you can catch a bus in with 5 – 6-hour drive to reach Chaung Tha. It cost around 8000 kyats and there will be 2-3 stops along the route.
Note: if you travel from the downtown Yangon, it is better when you set aside the extra hour to travel from your departure to the bus station and extra money to pay for the taxi or local bus, about 300 – 5000 kyats.

By Taxi

If your group has about 3 to 4 people, you can arrange a taxi driver to Chaung Tha. Remember to negotiate the price with the taxi driver to have the best deal.