• a view of a large body of water

Myanmar Beach Holidays

Discover paradise. Mile upon mile of pristine beaches are fringed with palm trees and the crystal-clear waters of the Bay of Bengal. Most people associate travel in Myanmar with its fascinating culture and history, but the country also has an extensive coastline. A number of pretty resorts line the coast at Ngapali, making it your ideal stay if you’re wishing to discover Myanmar’s beaches.

The soft white sands of Ngapali Beach stretches for over four miles along the coast of Rakhine State, promising hours of swimming and relaxation. If your ideal beach is uncrowded and unspoilt, then Myanmar beach holidays are for you. It’s also a great way to wind down after exploring Myanmar’s fascinating history.

Unspoilt paradise during Myanmar beach holidays

The biggest attraction during your Myanmar beach holiday is the completely relaxed atmosphere. A day spent on the beach builds up to a feast of fresh seafood at a beachside restaurant, featuring picturesque sunset views.

If you find you’ve spent enough time relaxing with a good book on the white sands, then worry not - there are plenty of activities to amuse you in and around Ngapali Beach. Hire a scooter and visit one of the neighbouring fishing villages such as Gyeiktaw, which is tucked away in a gorgeous little bay and boasts a wonderful local community atmosphere. You can play golf at the 18-hole golf course near the airport. Hire a kayak or go on a snorkelling trip and spot the brightly-coloured tropical fish in the clear water. Book a boat tour of hidden coves and islands just off the coast. Walk up to Tilawkasayambhu Pagoda, a local Buddha statue that stands proudly on its hilltop at the far south of Ngapali Bay and experience panoramic views over the whole area.

Combine your beach time in Ngapali with temple-hopping in Bagan and exploring the romantic colonial mansions and burgeoning foodie scene in Yangon.

Destination Highlights
  • Ngapali Beach is the most beautiful, pristine beach in Myanmar and is possibly the best place for you to enjoy beach holidays in the whole of Southeast Asia.
  • There is no better way to enjoy breath-taking views of Myanmar beaches than with a hot air balloon ride.
  • Visit a local fishing village to observe the daily routine of fishermen heading out in their boats in the morning and bringing home their catch in the evening.
  • Lone Thar Wet Market, a popular local hub with its an array of fish and other produce, is an ideal place for you to amble around and immerse yourself in the culture.

Our favourite hotels

Browse our collection of favourite Ngapali beach hotels. We know everyone is different, so we have a variety of options. If you can’t see something you like, talk to us - we are always happy to recommend just the right holiday to ensure your holiday is perfect.

Belmond Governor's Residence

Yangon

H&J Rating
Belmond Governor's Residence

Time Zone

GMT +6:30

Flight Time

Direct flights are available via Bangkok and Dubai.

Currency

Myanmar Kyat (MMK)

Visa Information

British citizens will need to obtain a visa for travel to Myanmar.

Language

English is widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccines are required or recommended for travel to Myanmar.

Our Myanmar destinations

Mandalay

Myanmar

Mandalay

Mandalay
Burmese Monks

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Yangon

Yangon
a church with a mountain in the background

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Bagan

Bagan
a small boat in a body of water

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Inle Lake

Inle Lake