Thandwe (Ngapali)

Ngapali Beach is named after the Italian city of Napoli, but the Myanmar version is a much more exotic tropical destination than its European namesake. Just a few kilometres from Thandwe – which once served as a capital to the Arakan empire – Ngapali Beach is Myanmar’s top beach and has been ranked as one of Asia’s best travel destinations.

Palm trees droop lazily across white sand beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, and local villagers offer horse rides to the adventurous. Enjoy fresh seafood and swimming in crystal clear waters – Ngapali is Myanmar’s best kept secret, but it’s up to you if you get in on the fun before everyone else.