Leisure and relaxation for those who like the „Three S“: Sea, Sun, Sand. No doubt, you will enjoy the blue sea and 2 kilometres of white sand beaches in Ngapali, along Bay of Bengal. Ngapali is counted as one of Southeast Asiaīs most beautiful beach destinations. But, as almost everywhere in Southeast Asia, please observe the monsoon season between April and October: monsoon means rain, and waves can be quite high and dangerous. From October to April, Ngapali has everything for a perfect beach holiday. You can get there via Thandwe (former Sandoway) airport as follows From Mazin Airport/Thandwe it is only a 20 minutes transfer (12 kilometres) to hotels along Ngapali beach.
At the moment you can choice two 4-Star-Hotels (both are beach hotels right along the white sand beaches of Ngapali, fringed by green coconut palm trees) and a handful of simple but romantic smaller hotels, plus many pension houses. Talking about the 4-Star-properties, we would like to pass some basic information on to you:
Besides 2 suites, „Bayview Beach Resort“ provides 31 nicely furnished guest rooms (some with sea view) with large sun terraces, bathroom (hot and cold shower), aircon with 24 hours electricity, satellite TV, inhouse and international phone, minibar. The restaurant serves both Western and Asian cuisine, there is also a bar and a pool.
„Sandoway Resortīs“ 5 seaview-cottages, 11 village-cottages and 11 suites in the big tropical garden (9000 square meters) are constructed of two stories (with a verandah) and beautifully decorated in Asian style, combined with Italian elegance. But you should know: There is no pool and there is no aircon, but ceiling fans.Thatīs why the architects arranged the sleeping room in the cooler region upstairs. All rooms are equipped with mosquito nets over beds, minibar; the bath room offers hot and cold shower; 24 hours electricity is provided.
In the meantime there are more 4* Ressorts on the Beach like: Aureum Palace Resort / Thande Ressort / Amata Ressort / Amazing Ressort.
All these Resorts offer recreation facilities (Spa) as there are snorkeling, wind sailing, cat sailing, bicycles and both arrange a variety of excursions. There is one golf course (9 holes) close to all properties.
Summary: Ngapali might be the ideal „dolce-far-niente-destination“for you if you look for a beautiful and unspoiled beach holiday. But be aware of the fact, that there is no nightlife yet.
To the Beach
Day 01 Yangon-Thandwe-Ngapali: Transfer from your Yangon-hotel to airport for a 50-minutes flight to Thandwe; you will enjoy a bird’seye view of jungle mountains stretching between mainland and westernmost state of Rakhine. Arrive at Mazin Airport/Thandwe and transfer (12 km, 15 minutes) to your hotel at Ngapali Beach. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight.
Sea, Sun, Sand...
Day 02-03 (04) Ngapali: Two (three) days at leisure. Optional excursions can be arranged. Overnight(s).
Day 04 (5) Ngapali-Thandwe-Yangon: Return transfer from your Ngapali-hotel to Mazin Airport/Thandwe for departure flight back to Yangon. Transfer to your Yangon-hotel, or to your international depature flight.
Price per Person in US$: Prices for 2010 / 2011 on request