Beaches in Myanmar

Ngapali Beach

Amid breathtaking scenery of palms and banana groves, with a continuous sea front extending over two miles, Ngapali Beach has fast become a magnet to tourists and holiday-makers. Located on the Rakhine Coast near Thandwe, Ngapali is one the beautiful beach in Myanmar. This unspoilt beach is 35 minutes flight from Yangon and by land it takes 14hrs to drive. Balmy days spent lolling on the golden sands of Ngapali make a fitting end to a rigorous tour of Myanmar’s upcountry region. Languorous palm trees, soft waves, excellent cuisine and comfortable chalets make Ngapali Beach a preferred destination. Ngapali is the sort of resort that beach-lovers dream about: peaceful and idyllic without too much to do besides enjoying the sea, sand and the quiet rural surroundings. It offers beach resorts of an international standard along with water activities and many facilities, such as international restaurants, pool bars and beauty spas. Evenings are spent enjoying fresh seafood at magically cheap prices at the local restaurants. There are regular airline services between Ngapali and Yangon. It is only 40 minutes by plane from Yangon. During the high season there are usually also connections from Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

Ngwe Saung Beach

A relatively new destination on Myanmar’s tourism map, Ngwe Saung Beach offers its visitors unspoiled beaches and tranquility on the edge of the Bay of Bengal. Ngwe Saung boasts more than a dozen top-class hotels. The beach can be reached by car from the capital Yangon in approximately six hours and the journey takes travelers across the wide alluvial Ayeyarwady delta region. A stop can be included in Pathein, a busy trading town on the banks of the Pathein River. The vast and fertile Ayeyarwady Delta is connected to countless larger and smaller river tributaries; it’s an ideal area for rice cultivation. Ngwe Saung Beach is a jewel for independent travelers seeking nothing more but sand, sea and tranquility.

 Chaungtha Beach

With fine, beige sand backed by coconut palms trees, Chaungtha Beach lies 40 kilometers west of Pathein. It is about five hours drive from Yangon. Visitors often enjoy a visit to Chaungtha Beach before they wind up their trip to Myanmar. Chaungtha is more popular with local visitors so expect a more lively and raucous experience.
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