Highlights of Myanmar's Beaches

The beaches in Myanmar are peaceful places away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. The pace of life is slow and a stay at either Ngapali or Ngwe Saung beach is a wonderful way to round of a tour of the country. For the more adventurous a visit to the Mergui Archipelgo affords entry to another world of sea gypsies, remote islands and amazing diving - not always easy to get to but worth the effort.

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Beach, Mergui Archipelago
Mergui Archipelago is comprised of over eight hundred islands and covers an area of ten thousand square miles. These pristine islands had, until January 1997, been closed to all foreigners for well over fifty years. 
Ngapali Beach, northwest of Yangon in the Bay of Bengal, is Myanmar’s most prestigious seaside resort and is reached by a short flight from Yangon, Bagan or Heho. A delightful, undiscovered, paradise far from the tourist crowds where white sand, blue sea and swaying palm trees are the order of the day. 
Vendors, Ngwe Saung Beach
The relatively new resort of Ngwe Saung is located approximately 170 miles to the west of Yangon and 22 miles northwest of Pathein and can be reached by a 4 to 5 hour car journey from Yangon passing through the rural Irrawaddy Delta.