Beaches

Nga Pa Li Beach

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. 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 tranquillity on the edge of the Bay of Bengal. Hoteliers at the beach recently marked the 10th anniversary of its establishment as a tourism destination and from humble beginnings Ngwe Saung boasts more than a dozen top-class hotels. The beach can be reached by car from the capital Yangon in approximately five hours and the journey takes travellers across the wide alluvial Ayeyarwaddy delta region. A stop can be included in Pathein, a busy trading town on the banks of the Pathein River. As an alternative to road travel, it is possible to travel from Yangon to Pathein by boat, which will see you float through picturesque scenery, passing by the many houses and villages that dot the river banks. The vast and fertile Ayeyarwaddy 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 travellers seeking nothing more but sand, sea and tranquillity

Chaungtha Beach

With fine, beige sand backed by coconut palms trees, Chaungtha Beach lies 40 kilometres 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. The beach curves inwards in the shape of a crescent stretching for nearly a mile and has the white sand with crystal clear blue water. There lays an islet called “Thebyu” which means white sand, one mile diagonally across Phokalar Island is formed by oysters and shells carried and piled up by tidal waves. One can relax on the white sand, lie underneath the coconut palms, visit to Suthaungpyat Pagoda, Phokalar Island and White Sand Island near the Chaung Tha Beach.