Ngapali Beach is located on the West coast of Burma in Rakhine State. The beach stretches for 2 miles with idyllic palm-fringed pristine white sands, overlooking the Bay of Bengal.
The name comes from the Italian city of Napoli, coined by a home-sick Italian who saw some resemblance. Its relative isolation means that it is a low-key, relaxed place to unwind for a few days. Once a fishing village, small boats still head out daily and their catch is enjoyed by the diners in local restaurants and hotels. There are a number of bungalow-style resorts spread along the beach and due to its popularity the number is growing. The hotels and small tourism industry provides an income for the villages around Ngapali and Thandwe.
Time: GMT + 6hrs 30mins
There are no direct flights from the UK to Yangon (Rangoon). The flight time is at least 14 hours.
Language: The official language is Myanmar (Burmese). English is widely spoken in major tourist destinations.
At least 6 months from the end of your trip, and with plenty of room for entry and exit stamps. A visa is required for British travellers and most nationalities.
Yellow fever vaccination is compulsory. Recommended vaccinations include diptheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, tetanus, cholera & typhoid. Malaria prophylactics recommended for some parts of Burma.