Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa
Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa is perfectly situated on an unspoiled, natural beach at the western seaboard of Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Renowned for its beauty, Ngapali Bay boasts a warm, tropical climate throughout the year. Escape to paradise on the soft white sands of the vast beach facing the Bay of Bengal, with dark green, forested hills as a patchwork backdrop for the lush paddy fields.
Just a short, 45-minute flight from Yangon, and 9-kilometer (6 mile) drive by private transfer from Thandwe Airport to Mya Pyin Village, the bayside resort is not hard to reach. However, an alternate, scenic route to the resort includes not only a day drive on high, forested roads through the Arakan Mountains (at 3100 meters, or 10,000 feet, above sea level) but also, an intimate glance into the daily life of isolated villages, as well as unexpected encounters with wild elephants in their natural habitat.
The resort is a masterpiece of Burmese art and culture. Decorated by interior designer U Kyaw Sein and designed by British architect David Wordsworth, their thatched roofs and high-ceiling Villas are crafted with local white marble, teak wood, and sandstone from Yesagyo, in central Myanmar. The walls exhibit one of a kind pieces from the late U Khin Maung Yin, one of the most influential modern Burmese artists, along with antique artifacts collected throughout the many regions of Myanmar.
The resort offers a wide range of activities and adventures, including private boat trips to Pearl Island, snorkeling, e-bicycle rentals for exploring nearby villages, excursions to Kin Pun Chone Village (where an Elephant camp is located), and visits to both local art galleries and Thandwe Market. Or, guests can simply spend the day sunbathing on their private lounge with beach-side service from the Tamarind Restaurant. The Executive Chef will tempt anyone’s taste buds with incredibly delicious, traditional Rakhine fare. The a la carte menu offers seasonal local produce and seafood, fusing Burmese, Asian, and some Western flavors. Be sure to enjoy their impressive wine collection, sourced from around the world, or try one of their handcrafted cocktails, looking out on a magnificent beachfront sunset.
What We Love
- One of the charming & boutique hotel on the beach
- Sea View from Every Room
- Having a private small pool which has the sea view
- The price becomes reasonable since 2018-2019
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