Ngapali Beach

An unspoilt, sleepy beach holiday destination situated in the Bay of Bengal, with its white sand and crystal clear water, Ngapali Beach awaits the world to discover. It is a place where time stands still, allowing you to simply "switch off" and recharge your batteries.

Getting here by plane

Flight time from Yangon To Ngapali Beach is approximately 45 minutes. There are regular flights during the dry season, between October and April, from Yangon to Thandwe Airport (Ngapali). Upon your arrival our classic "Super Dodge" coach will be ready to pick you up and take you to Yoma Cherry Lodge over a 15 minutes' leisurely drive.

Getting here by bus

Don't even think about it! But if you must, there are daily buses (coaches) running between Yangon, Aung Migalar bus terminal and Thandwe. Ye Aung Lan and Aung Thitsar are well known to operate daily. Tickets cost around 15,000 Kyats per person. The journey takes about 14 hours over mountain ranges with lots of stops at immigration points, which is simply a formality. Make sure to take warm clothing with you as it tends to get chilly overnight. When you arrive in Thandwe, normally early in the morning, you will need to take a taxi or a "motorcycle taxi" to reach Ngapali Beach.


  • Go line fishing and/or snorkelling on fishing boats.
  • Play a game of 9 hole golf at the nearby Ngapali Golf course, maybe competing with the local golfers.
    (Be warned, they are pretty good!)
  • Go game fishing on one of the specialist game fishing boats.
  • Go out on an early mornings bicycle tour around the surrounding villages, morning markets or along the entire Ngapali beach, sampling the local way of life.


Local fishermen are experts in catching fish in the traditional way, going out in their canoe-like small boats every day to bring the day's catch to be served at local restaurants. Some restaurants keep live lobsters. Some even do sushi and sashimi next to authentic Rakhine and Myanmar cuisine.


Experience the exquisite sunsets at the end of the day in this paradise. Sunsets over the Bay of Bengal is invariably a time to appreciate and celebrate mother nature's gifts over a glass of cold beer, cocktail or whatever takes your fancy.

Awards & Certificates

Travellers' Choice Award 2021
Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021
Travellers' Choice Award 2020
Travellers Review Awards 2020
Customer Review Awards 2020
Travellers' Choice Awards 2019
Travellers' Choice Awards 2018
Travellers' Choice Awards 2017
Travellers' Choice Awards 2016
Travellers' Review Awards 2016
Travellers' Choice Awards 2015