Ngapali Beach

Located 7 km from the town of Thandwe in Rakhine State, Ngapali is the most premier beach in Myanmar. The name is pronounced as Nappali and be named after the Italia city Napoli. With its pristine, palm-tree-fringed white sand, the clear water of the Bay of Bengal, and a host of sophisticated accommodation, Ngapali nowadays become desire of a lot of foreigner tourists to spend their luxury relaxing holiday there.

fishing boat on the beach, beside is the most beautifully white sandy beach of Ngapali
Ngapali is a premier beach of Myanmar

With high-end hotels and resorts, Ngapali beach can give you everything that you have dreamed about an ideal holiday. There are a lot of water acivities, such as snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving or jet skiing, ... Ngapali also has an 18-hole golf course located between the main beach and the airport.

Fortunately, besides all of the advantaged accommodation, Ngapali still maintain its original local life. Along the beach, south of the hotels, is the fishing village of Jate Taw (Gyeik Taw), which seem not to be affected by the modern life. You can discover Ngapali’s rural area by bike or motorcycle, or ask the fishermen to take part in a fishing boat tour.

a fisherman is controlling his fishing boat near the coast of Ngapali
You can easily ask local fishermen to join their fishing boat

Enjoy the sunset in Ngapali is also an unforgettable experience. You can simply sit by the sea shore to wait for the dusk, or sumptuously chill at a private roof swimming pool with a glass of cocktail.

And as a fishing village, it is unsurprisingly if the seafood in Ngapali is really fresh and delicious. Tourist can try fried squid, king prawns, lobster, snapper, barracuda, fish curries and more.

Climate, best time to visit

Lying on 2m above the sea level, Ngapali has a tropical climate. The rainfall is quite significant. The average annual temperature in Ngapali is 26.0 °C (78.8 °F) while the precipitation is 4453 mm (175.3 inch).

The dry season is from October to the next May. This is also the best time to visit Ngapali beach, since the beach is calm, with blue sky and warm temperature. While in rain season, from June to September, it can be shower all day and a lot of flights to Ngapali are cancelled, which makes visiting the beach become harder.

How to get in and out

Ngapali locates not so far from Thandwe airport, with plenty of domestic flights from Yangon, Sitwe, Heho landing and taking off every day. Our tours to Ngapali always offer complimentary airport transfer. Remember, in rain season, a lot of flights to Thandwe airport are cancelled, but fortunately, flights from Yangon are run throughout the year.

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