The beach at Ngapali is a quintessential white sandy beach lined
with palm trees, fronting the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal and
thankfully still without the nightclubs and rows of high rise chain
hotels that are claiming so many of Southeast Asia's beaches.
Although the most 'developed' of Burma's beach retreats, Ngapali
retains a blissful fishing-village charm, where colourful boats
pull up each evening laden with a fresh catch to be served at the
beachside restaurants later that evening, and the locals amble by
travelling by ox-drawn cart. Sure, more hotels are appearing on the
shores of this hidden beach retreat, but there is still nearly 15
miles of unclaimed beachfront real estate, so for the moment,
Ngapali remains a peaceful escape.