Ngapali Beach is only 7 km (4 ml) away from the town of Thandwe (Sandoway), Rakhine State, Myanmar. The beach looks out the Indian Ocean. It is still an unspoiled private beach. For the recreation in Myanmar, our beaches are, in general, not crowded, yet they have world class facilities and pristine beauty of the nature. Ngapali, formerly also known as Sandoway Beach is three kilometers (1.8 ml) stretch of white sand backed with lines of coconut palm trees. It is accessible by land route and air. Land route is probably too long for the foreign visitors with limited length of stay in Myanmar to come, so far; it is recommended that one use flight from Yangon; it takes only one hour.
Thandwe Airport is only 2.5 km (1.5 ml) southwest of the beach main area. That is only a half an hour drive. The geological location of the beach had the protection against tsunami in 2004. This beach always has clear water, white sand, and the blue sky. The fishing villages to the south and north of the beach are in walking distance or use a bicycle to visit there. The Pearl Island is at the south end of the beach where we have the industry of cultured pearls, and you can also visit shrimps and lobsters farms. A couple of kilometers north of the beach, you will get to a nine-hole golf course. Sea foods are abundant in your hotel as well as in the local restaurants on the streets. The visit to nearby town Thandwe by a taxi is a bonus to your recreation on the beach. Thandwe was once very important seaport for the merchants from Malay Peninsula and India. Nowadays, you can find clothes, household utensils, and electrical equipment from India on Thandwe central market for bargain hunters.