The Laguna Lodge Eco Hotel Ngapali is the kind of place that let’s you track your own drinks and bar tab throughout your stay- it’s the perfect laid-back beach environment. The Lodge and it’s long-time Myanmar/German owners are an old-school institution on what is quickly becoming an over glamorized strip of sand. It’s no frills, sand in your room, delicious fresh caught seafood, hanging in hammocks with beers on tap paradise. Rooms are purposefully basic (request a fan in advance) but well sized and very suitable. The staff are wonderful and fall over themselves to offer you fruit juice, snorkel excursions and massages on the beach. The atmosphere, price and location combine to make it one of Ngapali’s best options, so make sure to book in advance.