Myanmar Beaches

Due to a lack of development, Myanmar still offers unspoiled, wide beaches with fine sand and clean water. Fishing villages are beside the few resorts. The entertainment usual in other countries does not exist here yet. A great place for long beach walks, reading books and swimming in the ocean. There are a few beautiful resorts that well fit into the surrounding. At all the beaches, seafood can be enjoyed at very moderate cost.

Please dress appropriate at the beaches; local people would often even not wear a normal swimming suite but rather pants and T-Shirt when swimming.


The beach is situated 30 minutes drive from Thandwe town and can be reached conveniently by plane. The name Ngapali probably derives from an Italian who was reminded of Naples. White sand, blue sky and blue sea will astonish you. The beach is 2 miles long and still unspoiled. On the southern part of the beach there is a fisherman village. Few beautiful resorts offer high-quality accommodation.


The beach is situated to the West of Pathein (Bassein). It is a 5 hours drive from Yangon to the 9 mile long white beach with crystal clear water. This beach was recently developed and can compare with Ngapali beach. Scuba diving is offered by one of the resorts.