Top things to do in Ngapali Beach

Seafood in Ngapali Beach

Pleasant View Islet Restaurant

Set on a rocky islet at the beach’s southern end (you may have to wade through knee-deep surf to get to it, or catch the free boat service at high tide), this stylish eatery serves Western-influenced seafood dishes …
Bar in Ngapali Beach

Sunset Bar

As the name suggests, this is a fine place for a drink while watching the sun sink into the Bay of Bengal. The cocktails and beers are reasonably priced, and you sit overlooking a wide strip of sand. It's inside the…
Asian in Ngapali Beach

Sandoway Resort Restaurant

An elegant place to dine by the beach, with one of the more creative menus among the big resort restaurants. The Italian co-owners ensure that the pasta is made al dente and you can also dip into local dishes, such …
Burmese in Ngapali Beach

Htay Htay’s Kitchen

At the northern end of the beach in Lin Tha Village, this attractive restaurant is run by a friendly couple. Expect tasty, if gentrified, Rakhine soups (if you want your food local-style – ie spicy – just ask), as w…
Buddhist Temple in Ngapali Beach

Nandaw Paya

A mile west of Thandwe's market, Nandaw Paya was supposedly erected in AD 761 by King Minbra to enshrine a rib fragment of the Buddha. The long shrine facing the stupa to the south houses some nice wood-carving reli…
Burmese in Ngapali Beach


Popular with the locals, the Rakhine food here comes with a kick, but the spices can be toned down if you ask. Also does good grilled seafood, as well as curries and salads.
Burmese in Ngapali Beach

Green Umbrella

The pick of the beach restaurants, this long-established and reliable place offers super-fresh seafood and curries, and you can gaze out on the Bay of Bengal while eating.
International in Ngapali Beach


At the Bayview Beach Resort, the Catch restaurant offers Asian- and western-style breakfasts.
Buddhist Temple in Ngapali Beach

Andaw Paya

Andaw Paya is the lowest stupa overlooking Thandwe but has revealing glimpses of the river as it forks east through the nearby hills. It claims to house a Buddha molar relic and supposedly dates from AD 763. It's ac…
Buddhist Temple in Ngapali Beach

Sandaw Paya

Sandaw Paya, just east of town and right across a small river about half a mile from the market, was allegedly built in AD 784 by Rakhaing King Minyokin to house a Buddha hair, and was rebuilt by the Burmese in 1876…