Ngapali Bay – Villas & Spa

Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa is perfectly situated on an unspoiled natural beach at the western seaboard of the Rakhine State in Myanmar. Renowned for its beauty, Ngapali Bay offers a warm tropical climate throughout the year. Escape to paradise on the soft white sands of our vast beach facing the bay of Bengal, with dark green forested hills as a patchwork backdrop of paddy fields.

This resort is a short 45-minute flight from Yangon and 9 km (6 mile) drive by private transfer from Thandwe Airport to Mya Pyin Village. An alternate route to the resort includes not only a long day drive on high forested roads of the Arakan Mountains, at 3100 m (10,000 ft) 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 Myanmar art and culture. Decorated by Interior Designer, U Kyaw Sein and designed by British Architect, David Wordsworth, our thatched roof, high-ceiling Villas are crafted with local white marble, teak wood and sandstone from Yesagyo, Pakkoku District in central Myanmar. The walls exhibit one of a kind pieces from the late U Khin Maung Yin, one of the most influential Burmese modern artists, in addition to antique artifacts collected throughout the many regions of Myanmar.

Offering a wide range of activities and adventures, including private boat trips to Pearl Island, snorkeling, e-bicycle rentals for exploring nearby villages, a excursions to Kin Pun Chone Village where the Elephant camp is located, visits to local art galleries and Thandwe Market or just spend the day sunbathing on your private lounge with beach side service from Tamarind Restaurant. Their Executive Chef will tempt your taste buds with traditional Rakhine fare. The a la carte menu provides seasonal local produce and seafood with a fusion of Myanmar dishes with Western cuisine. Be sure to enjoy their unique wine collection from around the World, or try one of their handcrafted cocktails as you marvel the magnificent beachfront sunset.


The Villas are well-hidden among a lush tropical garden of palm trees, wild orchids and tall grasses. Floor to ceiling windows shower the room with sunlight as the ocean beckons you from across perfectly manicured penny-wort meadows. Leisurely stroll to the beach while breathing in a fragrant mix of flowers in the air, or take a meditative moment at the lotus pond near Frangipani Spa.

Each villa is uniquely designed and decorated with an essence of understated luxury. Elegance and style are reflected in the use of hand-woven cotton, local white marble and sandstone furnishings as well as one of a kind art pieces and antique artifacts from the many regions of Myanmar.

The Beach

Ngapali Bay Villas & Spa is perfectly situated on an unspoiled natural beach at the western seaboard of the Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Escape to paradise on the soft white sands of a vast beach facing the bay of Bengal, with dark green forested hills as a patchwork backdrop of paddy fields.

The Frangipani Spa

Renew your skin, indulge your senses and immerse yourself in an oasis of holistic healing at the Frangipani Spa. Its philosophy is to create a one of a kind treatment for you, using local ingredients to relax the body, nourish the skin and clear the mind. Whether it’s a rehydrating facial, exfoliating body scrub or gentle yet firm massage, each and every experience begins with a traditional “Mingala- bar” foot ritual and concludes with a soft awakening from a sensory dream through the fragrant world of Myanmar made essentials oils and salts.

The Tamarind Restaurant

Local produce and fresh seafood are chosen seasonally to recreate traditional Rakhine dishes with a fusion of Myanmar fare and Western-style cuisine at Tamarind Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious breakfast spread, beachside lunch service while sunbathing on your private lounge with a beautiful natural beach as your backdrop, or watch the sunset with one of their signature cocktails.

Tamarind’s unique dishes are sure to please the eye as well
as your palate. Treat yourself to a hand-picked wine from around the World to accompany your fine dining experience or kick off your flip flops and enjoy an intimate barefoot Beach BBQ with a personalized menu by their Executive Chef.


Priding ourselves in providing you with the most authentic experience possible during your stay. Their low-impact tourism mantra relies on organizing your excursions directly with local businesses.

Enjoy a day trip up the Thandwe River to Ta Lal Nal Elephant Camp, where you will bath, feed and play with a charming (and sometimes naughty) family of elephants.

At Thandwe Market, you will observe the local trade, traditional fabric weaving, including a combination of weaving bamboo and thread to make place mats and coasters.

Go to Sandaw, Nandaw and Andaw Pagodas, where you will find enshrined relics of Buddha.

Hop on an E-Bike Rental, arranged by a local shop up the street and make your way to the Standing Buddha on Ma Day Hill. Don’t forget your camera for breathtaking pictures of the bay as well as Jake Taw Fishing Village, where local vendors sell vegetables and freshly caught or sun-dried seafood.

Join their very own Captain Jack for an unforgettable Fishing Boat Trip, where you will be able to snorkel with colorful fishes among the coral reefs of Ngapali Bay. Afterwards, enjoy a coconut or beachside lunch at the popular Lobster Restaurant on Pearl Island.

Note: 100% of the proceeds and tips go directly to the local busi- nesses in Ngapali Bay.

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