Memories Group Takes Stake in Three Iconic Yangon Hotels and a Boat Cruise

The shares purchase agreement will give Memories Group a 15.28% stake in Strand Hotel International Limited which has a 50% interest in The Strand Hotel, Inya Lake Hotel, and Hotel G Yangon and an 80% interest in The Strand Cruise. Consideration of US$3.19 million payable through the issuance of unlisted convertible bonds with a coupon […]

Tourism Experience of the Year — Balloons Over Bagan with Sharky’s

The Tourism Experience of the year is not is limited to be on land, in the sky, or on/under the water, as long as it offers a moment that leaves one marvelling at Myanmar. This year’s winner managed to combine both land and sky, taking you across the magical scenery of Bagan in the morning […]

Mergui Archipelago Welcomes a New Dive Center

A new dive resort has opened on the idyllic Mergui Archipelago off the coast of Myanmar. The Awei Pila Resort offers a variety of courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master. Courses and guided dives can be conducted in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German or Italian. The area around the resort features 12 different dive […]

Awei Pila Opens Scuba Diving Center in Myanmar

The recently opened island resort Awei Pila, located in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, has debuted its own scuba program. The Awei Pila Dive Center will provide scuba certification courses, as well as dive excursions to any of 12 different dive sites found near the resort. The center will offer all levels of PADI diving courses, which […]

Wild Waters: Hpa-an

For the sixth installment in our travel series focused on wild swimming spots, we venture into Kayin State to clamber down mountain streams, discover deserted waterfalls and enjoy one of the best wild swims in Myanmar. With stunning karst-dominated landscapes, fantastic local attractions and, for my money, one of the best hotels in the country, […]

New Dive Center Opens in Mergui Archipelago

SCUBA opportunities abound in one of the world’s last undiscovered paradises Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island, has opened a SCUBA diving center in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, offering Open Water courses and certification to first-time divers. The Awei Pila Dive Center will provide all levels of PADI diving courses from […]

Seeing Myanmar from A Different Angle: Hot Air Ballooning

The morning air was brisk and smelled fresh as our group huddled around a small table with offerings of coffee, tea, and biscuits. The sky was still dim as the sun hadn’t fully awakened yet, with just enough light to watch as the ground crew prepared the massive envelope for inflation. We didn’t wait long […]

New Island Paradise Mergui Archipelago: Chic Eco-resort Opening

A chic, back-to-nature resort. Awei Pila has opened recently in the remote tropical Mergui archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand, offering exclusive seclusion and barefoot luxury comfort in an unspoiled location. The 5-star luxury resort, with 24 tent villas along the dunes of a 600m long creamy-sand beach, is the only accommodation […]

Glamping Arrives in Mergui Archipelago

Mergui, 13 February 2019: It’s a case of ‘take only photos and memories, leave only footprints at the newest five-star resort in the remote Mergui Archipelago, off the coast of southern Myanmar and Thailand. With its opening listed as among the most highly anticipated by luxury lifestyle Robb Report and Luxury Travel magazine, Awei Pila […]

Three Exciting New Hotels to Experience in Myanmar-luxe Getaways

It is a new year, and for many looking to add a Myanmar getaway to their travel itinerary, we have handpicked these exciting new hotels by The Memories Group. Regardless if you refer to this fascinating destination as Myanmar, or still insist on calling in Burma, you are sure to be swept away by this culturally […]