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The preeminent beach destination Myanmar, Ngapali's 1.5-mile crescent of golden sand on the Bay of Bengal is increasingly attracting savvy international travelers looking to avoid the more crowded shores of Southeast Asia. Situated in the Myanmar's western Rakhine State, Ngapali is conveniently served by Thandwe airport, making it easy to add to an itinerary of Burma's main cultural centers.
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Ngapali's beaches are a perfect complement to the wealth of cultural touring that Myanmar offers. Its soft white sands, warm tropical waters and ample palm tree shade make the perfect environment in which to reflect on your journey.
Catch the sunset at a small inlet known as “Pleasant View,” right on Ngapali Beach. Enjoy a few sundowners as the sun slips beneath the horizon, and the day winds to a close.
Zalat Htone Island
Zalat Htone is a black-sand island and another good place to either enjoy a picnic, photograph the natural surroundings or take in the sunset.
Kinmaw village is a main market for the works of local potters and weavers from the Rakhine State (Myanmar's westernmost province).
While we encourage relaxing to the fullest while in Ngapali, Remote Lands can also arrange various activities during your stay: Undertake a journey by boat along the coastline or to mangroves in a nearby river; go fishing for tuna, mackerel, or barracuda; watch for birds in the nearby forests; hike through woods, fields, and villages with your own private guide; bike through the surrounding countryside; golf at a nearby 9-hole course. Additionally, visitors can also go on a half-day tour of Ngapali to visit markets, handicraft shops, monasteries, and local villages.
Experience mysterious Myanmar from top to bottom on this thrilling 14-day journey through its hotspots. You’ll take in the temples of ancient Bagan, interact with locals at a local silk weaving factory, and cruise down the calm waters of Inle Lake, all the while spending your nights in some of Myanmar’s best hotels.
Spend 9 luxurious days taking in Myanmar’s ancient culture in ancient Mruak U, and lazing on its stunning coastline on beautiful Ngapali beach. You’ll meander through age-old temples and palaces, make friends with Chin tribespeople, and enjoy free time looking out upon the Bay of Bengal, while staying in luxury hotels.
One of the most exclusive beach resorts in Myanmar, Amata Ngapali Beach Resort stretches along the gorgeous shoreline of the southern end of Ngapali Beach. This resort is located in a secluded area of the much-admired beach, making it a prime spot for true relaxation, peace and tranquility. The cabana-style guest rooms nestle amongst lush gardens, shielded by tropical trees and fauna for privacy. Rooms are well-equipped, balancing contemporary comfort with traditional Asian chic. From the large swimming pool, luxury sun loungers and beach bar guests can soak in the sun or rest in the shade against stunning vistas of the Bay of Bengal. The exclusive spa offers a wide range of treatments, therapies and massage techniques, in both traditional and specialized international styles. The airy restaurant whips up traditional Myanmar, Asian and international cuisine daily to satisfy its discerning guests. In the evenings, enjoy a fresh seafood barbeque while you gaze over the gentle ocean to the night sky. The resort is within walking distance of an array of restaurants and the delightful Mya Pyin village.
Amazing Resort is located on a prime stretch of Ngapali Beach. All villas in each of the three room categories (24 Deluxe Seaview villas, 10 Suite villas and three Amazing Suite villas) come with air conditioning, private baths with hot and cold showers, international direct dial (IDD) phones, satellite TV, a private verandah, and other standard in-room amenities. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, the Spa Thukha, a 9-hole golf course located five minutes by car from the resort, bicycles for rent, and more. Dining options include all-day dining at Zee Phyu Gone, where the focus of their Burmese and international cuisine alike is on fresh local ingredients, including seafood from local fishermen. Bar El Mar, meanwhile, offers panoramic views out over the Bay of Bengal. The Amazing Resort is just a five-minute drive from Thandwe (Sandoway) Airport, which itself is about a 55-minute flight from Yangon (RGN).
This sumptuous resort is shaded by coconut palms on the relatively un-spoilt sands of Ngapali beach. The 50 spacious villas and cottages set on six acres of land look across over tropical gardens to the glistening Bay of Bengal. This resort, designed in traditional South East Asian style, offers an idyllic escape from other, more bustling parts of the country. The stunning rooms do not have televisions or telephones to ensure complete relaxation. Built using local materials, various kinds of hard wood, stone carving and marble, guests will feel as though they are residing in a Burmese coastal palace. The resort even has its own cinema with comfortable seating, as well as a piano lounge bar and tranquil library. The onsite restaurant serves up delicious Italian, traditional Burmese and international cuisine and fresh seafood in an open-air veranda. Local activities include sailing, golf, fishing trips, boat excursions, snorkeling, cycling and sightseeing in the local town.