Myanmar is not only known as a land of gilded pagodas, but also a country of beautiful landscapes. Futhermore, it features more than 2,000 km of coastline along the Gulf of Bengal and Andaman Sea which draws ways of tourists coming to enjoy the relaxing and exciting moments on the breath – taking stretches of white soft sand and turquoise water. Here are five of the most stunning and wonderful beaches in Myanmar.
1. Ngapali Beach, Rakhine State
Ngapali Beach is one of the most beautiful pure white sand stretches in Myanmar. This beach is always listed in the top amazing beaches in Asia and in the world in general. Ngapali Beach contains many standard hotels and resorts standing on the seashore and also its vicinity.
It takes tourists about 45 minutes flight from Yangon to Ngapali Beach. In peak season, travelers should choose and book the hotel in advance. There are so many options for the you to choose among the most enjoyable and convenient accomodations such as Sandoway Resort, Amata Resort and Thandwe Beach Hotel.
At Ngapali Beach, tourists can enjoy numerous water – based activities like swimming, diving, rowing boat, kayaking, golfing, cycling. However, they should be sure that they can play and manage these above activities properly within their ability allowance. Besides, visitors can enjoy the freshest and most delicious seafoods with a wonderful drinks while watching the impressive and spectacular sunset on the beach.
Moreover, hiking and cycling activities are also available in the areas for adventurous spirits. If you want to have slice of local life, there is no better options than a visit to the fishing villages.
2. Ngwe Saung Beach, Ayeyarwady Region
Located in the south of Ngapali Beach, Ngwe Saung stretch takes shorter time to fly from Yangon, approximately 35 minutes. Ngwe Saung Beach is bordered by tall, green palms swaying in the breeze.
This beach is known as a new destination for relaxing and exploring. Aureum Palace, Myanmar Treasure Resort and Ngwe Saung Yacht Club & Marina are the recommended accommodations.
One more wonderful thing that tourists can do is lying down and having sunbathe on the white soft sand or walking along the seashore to enjoy peaceful atmosphere. What is more, if visitors get up early in the morning, they can see the return of the fishermen after a hard working night with the baskets full of fresh fish, shrimps, crabs, lobsters and squids.
Tourists can also visit Ngwe Saung Village which is located near the north end of the beach to experience the local life. Here, you can choose for youself mementos or gifts for your loved ones. Some restaurants can be found in the village which offer delicious seafood and local meals with a resonable price.
3. Chaung Tha Beach, Ayeyarwady Division
It takes about 6 hours to drive from Yangon to Chaung Tha Beach. This beach is affordable for most people to come. Chaung Tha Beach impresses travelers with its outstanding offshore islands. In peak tourist season, the stretch is crowded with many visitors from all over the world. They enjoy hiring a boat and explore everything about the islands surrounding, and even diving to discover all kinds of fish in the ocean.
To the south end of the beach, visitors can go to some beer stations, tea houses and souvenir shops. They can also ride a horse or a bicycle to explore around the beach.
4. Kanthaya Beach, Rakhine State
Kanthaya Beach takes 8 hour to drive from Yangon over forested mountain roads. This beach charms tourists with its yellow sand mixed gravel and clean blue water which makes a great escape from the hustle and bustle life. Coming here, you can enjoy this pristine and stunning natural masterpice without tourist in sight.
At Kanthaya Beach, visitors will have a chance to see a wide range of tropical birds on the seashore , especially, parrots and also the hand-woven mat hanging on the wall of many local houses.
In addition, visitors can find accommodations and restaurants located on the main roads. Enjoying food and drinking beer at the station on the south end of the beach, you will have a panoramic view of palm tree-lined white sand beach and sweet taste of coastal life.
5. Mergui Archipelago Beach
Mergui Archipelago Beach is located in southernmost part of Myanmar, a long white beach that stretches for kilometers without a footprint in the sand. Around the beach, there are about 800 beautiful islands with variety kinds of flora and fauna. You can also have a great opportunity to observe the amazing biology under the blue water such as scenic reefs, fascinating topography, prolific fish and marine life.
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While walking on the seashore, travelers will see many monkeys sitting on the beach finding some crabs to eat. It’s a wonderful scenery and unforgettable experience in mind. For those interested, Myanmar yacht charters are also available for private holiday in Mergui.
On 16th February yearly, Salone Festival on Mergui Archipelago Beach is held to show salone people special ways of life in swimming and diving skill which attracts many tourists as well as operates marine eco-adventure trips on this beach.
»As you know, observation is the best teacher, let join now our Myanmar Beach Holidays to indulge in these jaw – dropping stretchs.