Ngapali Beach is a beach located 7 kilometres from the town of Thandwe (Sandoway), 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 and overlooks the Indian Ocean. The name “Ngapali”, has no meaning in Burmese. 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. The beach is served by Thandwe Airport. All of Myanmar’s internal airlines, Myanma Airways, Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Air KBZ and Air Bagan have frequent flights to Thandwe from most of their destinations.
Entrance to Thandwe Airport
Ngapali Beach is behind the palm trees
Nice beach bungalows
The beach was not crowded
Island hopping and snorkeling