28 February 2017
If you fancy a relaxing beach break while on a long haul holiday why not try somewhere completely different like Burma's beautiful resort of Ngapali. The country's premier beach destination boasts around three miles of palm-fringed sands on the beautiful Bay of Bengal. The turquoise waters deliver a bounty from the sea and this town serves up some of the country’s best food. It has moved steadily upmarket in recent years and the hotels are first rate. Ngapali Beach is also a great base for those planning to continue on to Sittwe and the temples of Myohaung.
Your relaxing four day break begins with a short flight from Rangoon International Airport to Thandwe. From there you will be taken by shuttle bus to your hotel at Ngapali Beach where you will have time to chill out after the journey before dinner.
Your first full day to relax and enjoy this lovely beach resort. Ngapali is said to have been named after Naples in Italy by a homesick Italian. It is famous for its natural and unspoiled beauty with its soft white sand beaches fringed by coconut palms. Unlike many beaches in Asia, it is free from noisy bars, crowds and those pestering hawkers. The sea is cobalt blue and clean, and there are no dangerous marine animals to spoil your swim.
Another full day in paradise! The water at Ngapali Beach is transparent and the sea is tranquil, but if you can tear yourself away from the beach there are bicylce tours you can book to the nearby villages where you can watch the locals drying their fish, shrimp and coconut in the sun. These products are transported to Yangon and all over the country.
Your relaxing break comes to an end today but there will be time for one last swim or shop for souvenirs before your transfer to the airport and flight back to Burma's capital. There you can spend some time in the bustling city before catching an onward flight or beginning your journey home.
Standard fr £610pp
Superior fr £703pp
Deluxe fr £953pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated