With its gorgeous white sand, and remote location; Ngapali is Myanmar’s premier beach destination. Here you will have the opportunity to relax on the sand, snorkel in the clear blue seas, or head out into the Bay of Bengal by boat. Ngapali retains its fishing village vibe, and relaxed, early to bed hours, even in the height of the tourist season.
Stay in some of the most luxurious hotels in Myanmar, whiling away the hours in pure comfort. The area is named after the Italian city of Naples, a homesick Italian allegedly thinking it was fitting.
There are regular flights from both Yangon and Nyaung U (Bagan), which take around 1 hour. Ngapali is closed from May to September due to tropical cyclones, but for the rest of the year, provides guests with incredible views and experiences.
Hotels – Ngapali Beach has some of the best hotels in Myanmar to select from. All of them look out onto the Bay of Bengal, and are walking distance from the beach. With options of staying in bungalows or cottages, with infinity pools and organised trips, guests will not want to leave.
Fishing Villages – Despite Ngapali being more known as a destination for beach goers and holiday jet setters, the area retains its fishing village vibe as well. Make your way to some of the local villages to watch the fishermen at work, bringing in their days catch, and interact with the locals.
Food – It’ll come as no surprise to hear that seafood is the order of the day here. That being said, you won’t find fish as fresh anywhere else in Myanmar, with hotels and restaurants offering up amazing dishes, that will leave you salivating.
Ballooning over Ngapali – To get the best views of Ngapali there is nothing better then a hot air balloon ride of the coastal beaches. Only having started in 2015, this is still a very new concept, and one not to be missed.
Island Hopping – Be transported on a local fishing boat to some of the nearby fishing villages, and islands surrounding Ngapali. A full days excursion can include some delicious freshly caught fish for lunch, and ample snorkeling opportunities.
Cycling tour – Take a cycling tour and have a guide show you all the best haunts for scenic views, and fun rides. For the adventurous types there is the opportunity for some serious mountain biking, while for others, cycling along the coast, visiting villages and towns along the way is a truly satisfying experience.