Ngapali Beach is a beach located 7 kilometres (4 miles) west of Thandwe (Sandoway) town, in Rakhine State, Myanmar. It is one of the best known beaches in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination.
The beach stretches for 3 km (2 mi) and overlooks the Indian Ocean. The name “Ngapali”, has no meaning in Burmese, but comes from the Italian “Napoli” (the city of Naples).Ngapali Beach has been promoted as a major tourist destination in Myanmar. The hotels and small tourism industry help to provide income for the villages around Ngapali and also Thandwe. There is also a golf course nearby.
The beach is served by Thandwe Airport. All of Myanmar’s international airlines. Ngapali’s isolation means that few people are able to afford the airfare, thus making it more popular among tourists as an unspoiled and private beach. Visitors can enjoy excursions like visiting the small fishing villages and local markets; exploring the countryside by bicycle and boat trips to the offshore islands.
One can reach to Ngapali beach by flight via Thandwe Airport from Mandalay or Yangon.