Welcome to Ngapali Beach

But for all the swish resorts, Ngapali maintains a laid-back fishing village vibe, as evidenced by the small boats that head out nightly to catch the bounty that is served up to visitors just hours later. The locals remain smiley, and despite the increasing number of hotels, the 15 miles of coast here means there's still a lot of space on the beach.

Peak season is from November to March. Even then, Ngapali is an early-to-bed place rather than a rip-roaring beach-party destination. During the rainy season (May to October), things are almost comatose, with many hotels closing for renovations or just opening a few rooms.

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5-Day Ngapali Beach Tour from Yangon

Day 1: Yangon to Thandwe by overnight busMyanmar has almost 2000km of coastline, yet few travellers come here for the beaches. This means that not only will you have one of South East Asia’s most beautiful beaches waiting for you, you’ll have it without the crowd.This you’ll have time to dream about as your overnight bus slowly leaves Yangon behind and flows into the evening and night. Ahead of you is Accommodation: Overnight bus.Transport: Self-transfer to Yangon Aung Mingalar bus station from where you’ll catch the bus towards Thandwe. Bus usually leaves at 4pm unless informed otherwise. Recommended you are there an hour before departure.Day 2: Arrival in Thandwe and transfer to Ngapali Beach. Before dawn breaks, you will arrive in Thandwe. At the Thandwe bus station, your driver will transfer you to your hotel in Ngapali Beach.The rest of the day is free at your leisure and to familiarize yourself with the beautiful surroundings for your days ahead.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar. Transport and guide/driver: Upon arrival at Thandwe bus station you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Ngapali Beach. It should take around 15 minutes only. Your driver may speak limited English.Day 3: Ngapali Beach (B)The day is free for you to plan as you please. Relax at the beach, bike the surroundings or watch the local fishermen safely securing their catch of the day.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar.Day 4: Ngapali Beach (B)Another free day for you to care for your body and mind. You might try some of the nearby seafood restaurants – delicious and with magnificent views in one.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similar.Day 5: Leave Ngapali behind and go by flight from Thandwe to Yangon (B)After beautiful beach days it is time to check-out and head back towards Yangon. From your hotel you will be transferred to Thandwe airport and fly back to Yangon by domestic flight.Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Ngapali Beach – Yoma Cherry Lodge or similarTransport and guide/driver: Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Ngapali beach and transfer you to Thandwe Airport.