This beach resort is located on the northern coast in Rakkhine State, about 7 km away from THANDWE (SANDOWAY), one of the ancient Rakkhine (formerly ARAKAN) towns. It is said to have been named after the NAPLE of ITALY by a homesick Italian. It is famous for its natural and unspoilt beauty up to this day. The beach stretches about 3 km with soft white sand fringed by coconut palms. It serves as the best ground for sunbathing and recreation such as beach strolling, cycling and so on. Unlike today's beaches of Asia, it is free of noisy beachside bars, crowded people and hawkers persuading you to buy their things. There are only natural scenic beauty of the blue sea, white sand and the lovely sun. The sea is cobalt blue, without any dangerous marine animals, clean and clear with gentle waves. There is an 18-hole golf course at about 5km from Ngapali Beach Hotel.


RAKHINE (formerly ARAKAN), unspoiled and unexplored, has until recently hidden some of the country's best-kept secrets. SITTWAY is the capital of Rakhine State and has several interesting Pagodas and a fascinating Monastery on the main street. The abbot and other monks have a wonderful collection of Buddha Images and it is well worth spending some time exploring their "MUSEUM". Some Images are copies but many are originals dating from the 15th century. Another highlight of SITTWAY is the beach where a promontory makes and ideal place to sit and absorb the sunset. The rock formations around the promontory are interesting and a stunning black sand beach stretches as far as the eye can see. SITTWAY is the gateway to MRAUK U. The 5-hour trip up-river from SITTWAY to MRAUK U affords an insight into life on the river and surrounding countryside.