Ngapali Beach is located northwest of Yangon, on the coast of the Bay of Bengal (western coast of Myanmar). It is reached by 40 minute flight from Yangon. It is not possible for tourists to drive there due to poor road conditions. In the peak season of Oct mid May, there are daily flights to Ngapali beach from Heho (Inle Lake), Bagan and Yangon.
The main part of the beach is about 4 kilometers long with a very nice beach. The currents and waves at Ngapali beach are very mild. There are only a very few rocky places, most of the beach is pure sand and the water is clear blue/green.
Generally the beach is a quiet place. Guests can ride bicycles to visit the nearby fishing village. They can also take a boat to an offshore island for a picnic and do some snorkeling. Some hotels also have a few small sailboats and windsurfers for guests use.