Things to Do
You don’t need to worry that your plans will be ruined by sudden rain, since there is very little rainfall in December. You can plan all kinds of activities, both indoor and outdoor. You can visit authentic fishing villages, savor a seafood feast or enjoy the stunning sunsets.
Visit Authentic Fishing Villages
Ngapali is not only famous for its pristine beach, but also well known as the peaceful home to many fishing villages, both around the beach and in the Thandwe area.
Linthar village is to the north of the beach while Gyeik Taw village (or Jade Taw Village) is to the south. Both can easily be reached by foot or by bicycle. You can pay a visit to the school, or observe the daily lives and the fishing techniques of the fishermen.
Kinmaw village and Maung Shwe Lay village are located around the Thandwe area, which can be only reached by car or by boat.
You may have a chance to see the clay pottery works or learn about daily life and culture in the villages, watch the fishermen spreading out fish to dry in the hot sun, and see them preparing the delicate nets they use for fishing.
You can pay a short visit to the factory which makes table-mats and learn about the way locals weave bamboo strips to make the mats.
No matter which village you go to, you will definitely glean a better understanding of local life and your village trip may be one of highlights of your vacation at Ngapali Beach.
Savor a Seafood Feast
If you are a seafood gourmet, Ngapali will not disappoint you. One of its delights is its delicious fresh seafood.
Seafood in Ngapali is tasty, fresh and cheap. There’s a good variety, including squid, lobster, king prawn, snapper, and barracuda. There’s also a good variety of seafood cooking techniques, and you’ll surely find something to your taste.
After a tiring day, a sumptuous seafood dinner might be the best reward for you. Ordering a glass of iced beer with which to enjoy the spectacular sunset, you will be completely immersed in the charm of the beautiful view and the delicious food.
In Ngapali, there are many great restaurants awaiting your discovery. The Sea Queen, Pleasant Islet Restaurant and Ngapali Kitchen, for example, are all good. The food is not only fresh and reasonably-priced, the service will also make you feel at home.
Admire the Stunning Sunsets
Enjoy some of the most romantic experiences of your life, admiring the beautiful sunsets.
Whether sitting on a balcony with a glass of wine or at the seaside restaurant tasting delicacies, renting a boat and breathing the salty air along with your beloved, or walking on the soft beach letting the waves wash over your bare feet; looking west in the evening will leave you with beautiful, indelible memories.