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Fascinating Facts

  • The sand at Ngapali beach is so white and fine that you won’t believe how soft it is.
  • You can join a yoga class on the beachfront facing the waves and calming breeze.
  • There is an 18-hole golf course at the main beach areas.

Fascinating Facts

  • The sand at Ngapali beach is so white and fine that you won’t believe how soft it is.
  • You can join a yoga class on the beachfront facing the waves and calming breeze.
  • There is an 18-hole golf course at the main beach areas.

NGAPALI

Ngapali Beach is the most beautiful beach in Myanmar that lines the coast of the Gulf of Bengal. The reason being that it is not yet a mass tourist destination, the beach has some of the best paradise attractions that will amaze any traveller. The entire beachfront stretches for 3 kilometres and faces the west, making it ideal to catch a picturesque sunset during happy hour, with a cocktail in hand. 

History

Located 7 kilometres from the town of Thandwe in Rakhine state, Ngapali beach has proven to be one of the most popular beach destinations for tourists that flock to Myanmar. Several luxury accommodations have been constructed on the south area of the beach in 1990 and are home to exciting watersport activities.

History

Located 7 kilometres from the town of Thandwe in Rakhine state, Ngapali beach has proven to be one of the most popular beach destinations for tourists that flock to Myanmar. Several luxury accommodations have been constructed on the south area of the beach in 1990 and are home to exciting watersport activities.

How To Get There

Ngapali can be reached by flight through Thandwe Airport and is connected to the major airports in Yangon, Mandalay, and Inle Lake. Taxis are available for you at the airport to get to your hotel and will cost about 5,000 Kyat.

Top Attractions

Ngapali is a wonderful place to relax and stretch your legs for a casual stroll down the sunny beach. They have watersports such as kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, or simply marvel at the glorious sunset with a sip of wine and book in hand. If you want to explore, hire a boat to take you to the two popular islands – ‘White Sand’ and ‘Pearl’ islands, which are both great spots for snorkelling and serve delicious seafood.

 

If you simply want to hit the beach for a relaxed time, there are beachfront bars and restaurants that are available with their own unique beach flavours. Whilst the south is popular for water activities, the area further up north is less frequented by tourists and has a calmer vibe to it.If you are looking for a soothing and healing getaway coupled with soft sounds of waves and the gentle sea breeze touching your sun-kissed skin, you will love the less crowded environment up north.

Things To Do

Snorkelling

The great thing about snorkelling is that you don’t need prior experience to have a good time. And Ngapali beach has plenty of boats that offer snorkelling packages both at the beach and around the surrounding islands, so there’s much to explore!

Yoga

There are 7-day yoga retreats that you can participate in, held on the beachfront. The yoga studios at the beach welcome students of all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and there is really no one correct way to do yoga, as long as you take this time to unwind and indulge in some alone time.

Scuba Diving

If you have had experience diving before, you can further hone your skills by exploring the seas of Ngapali. The dives might not be as intense or as deep as the ones in Myeik, but they do offer an experience unlike any other.

Mountain Buddha

Pronounced as “Tilawkasayambhu Buddha” or ‘Standing Buddha’, it is situated on a hill that provides a panoramic view of the bay and villages on it. There is a very steep incline on the last few hundred metres, so prepare yourself for that climb. It is said that this Buddha statue has been protecting Ngapali from the natural disasters that strike, especially during the tsunami in 2004.

Hot Air Balloons

If you’re unwilling to make that trek, but don’t want to miss out a grand view of the seascape, an easy solution lies for you – hot air balloons. The season runs from November to March and is highly popular for views during sunset. Prices are around USD275 per person.

Fishing Villages

The local fishing villages are called Jate Taw and are located about 3 kilometres from the main areas of the beach. These are not modernised, despite the development of the hotels nearby and you will see fishermen reeling in their catch of the day. You can also take up a fishing boat tour which can be arranged through the hotel.

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