Ngapali Beach is a beach 7 km from the town of Thandwe in Rakhine State. It is the most famous beach in Myanmar and is a popular tourist destination. However, as a result, there are almost no budget accommodations available and most hotels cater to tourists for whom money is no object. Several resorts and hotels are located in Ngapali, usually of the high end such as Bayview Ngapali, Amata Resort, Amazing Ngapali and the government-owned Anawa. The southern stretch is more recommended, due to the range of dining, sleeping and other options there.
Ngapali used to have private bungalows, but these were pulled down in the late 1990s to make way for the development of hotels. The hotels and small tourism industry help to provide income for the villages around Ngapali and also Thandwe. There is also a golf course nearby. Myanmar’s political climate means that Ngapali is not as well-publicized as other good beaches of Southeast Asia.
Kanthaya Beach, one of the most peace and quiet beaches in Myanmar, is on the Bay of Bengal in Rakhine State, about 100 km (60 miles) south of the better-known Ngapali Beach.
The former name of Kanthaya Beach was Thayar Kan Chei Recreation Centre. These names are all derived from the name of the nearby village of Thayar Gyaing. “Thayar” means pleasant, pleasurable, and delightful. The offical name in English is Pleasant Beach as its natural beauties of unspoilt nature
Ma Yin Yin
Ngapali Water Sport Center
Asia Whale Travel & Tours is a local company which has been specializing in Diving, Snorkeling and Kayak trips in the Mergui Archipelago since 2004.
In cooperation with Freddy Storheil, which owned and operated Colona Divers, Red Sea, Egypt and Kon Tiki Diving and Snorkeling in Thailand. We are now establishing the first water sport center in the resort town of Ngapali.
Our boat, Ngapali Pricess will do day trips for snorkelers, divers and special trips for sport fishing as well as dedicated kayak trips. Capacity of 50 passengers.