Ngapali: Ngapali (pronounced Napally and said to be named after the Italian city of Naples) is Myanmar’s premier beach destination. About an hour flight from Yangon or Inle Lake. Located on the Bay of Bengal coast in Rakhine State, its main feature is an idyllic stretch of white sand and palm tree-lined coast, with a number of resorts spread out next to traditional fishing villages.
You’ll also find restaurants nestled along the tree line. Some feature authentic Burmese preparations, while others provide more international-style fare. Hotels all offer water sports, and you can indulge in sea kayaking, snorkeling or diving among the bright schools of fish. They can also arrange for you to tour the area by boat, with a stop off to swim at an isolated beach. Most hotels also have an immaculately groomed beachfront, as well as lush green grounds where you can enjoy some quiet time
Best time to visit Ngapali Beach: We suggest visiting Ngapali Beach between October and May. During the rainy season (June to September), most of the hotels shut down