Ngapali Beach is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination. Ngapali Beach has been promoted as a major tourist destination in Myanmar.
The beach stretches for 3 km and overlooks the Indian Ocean. The name “Ngapali”, has no meaning in Burmese, but comes from the Italian “Napoli” (the city of Naples).
The place preserves its fishing-village roots with small boats heading out day and night to catch a bounty that is later served up superfresh in restaurants and hotels. Ox-drawn carts amble along the beach as locals find the sand-ways a smoother ride than the rough one-lane road. And barely a dozen bungalow-style resorts over 2 miles gives a lot of space on the beach.