The Hill Garden's elevated, lush location – the chalets are scattered throughout a large and appealing garden – make this an excellent choice for getting away from it all. The cheaper digs feature a bamboo design, are fan only and share bathrooms; the more expensive are cement bungalows with air-con. All have balconies. It's more popular with foreigners than locals.
The downside is that it's a good 20-minute walk north along the coast from the centre of Chaung Tha.
Located in Chaungtha, Hill Garden Hotel is surrounded by greenery and is only a short drive from the beach. It offers cosy bungalows , a 24-hour front desk and free parking. The private bungalows are simply furnished with a comfortable bed, mosquito net and a seating area. Fitted with a fan or air conditioning, it also has a balcony that overlooks the garden. All units come with an en suite bathroom fitted with a shower. Services at Hill Garden Hotel include laundry, car rental and baggage storage are all available. Guests can enjoy breakfast and meals throughout the day at the open-air restaurant.