For the first leg of our trip, we had a few days planned in
a small little beach town known as Ngapali.
We hopped on a small prop plane and headed off for the coast to reach
our paradise. Upon arrival, you could
clearly tell we were in a beach village.
We literally walked down the airplane’s staircase and onto the
runway. I could feel the mist of the
salty blue water. From the airport,
there was only one road in and out of town that stretches down the coast line.
|Samantha and I with the hotel in the back. |
As we approached our resort, there was a board greeting our
party and the staff waiting with tropical drinks. We each had an ocean view bungalow that
people dream about for an ideal getaway.
Then there was the beach, a small slice of heaven.
|The group walking down the beach. |
Insert any adjective to describe your perfect beach and that
will illustrate Ngapali beach. Pristine
white sandy beaches, crystal clear water that you want to drink and palm trees
hovering over the beach to provide shade for the few vacationers occupying the
chairs. It truly felt like the beach was
our own because less than 100 people lounged in the few miles of
coastline. The only sounds you heard were
the waves crashing along the shore and the few native women bellowing, “watermelon,
pineapple” as they walked around balancing the juiciest fruit you have ever
tasted in a large basket on their heads.
|The two ladies who would come to us each day. |
|Ngapali Beach had delicious seafood at ever corner. |
There was no real town of Ngapali beach, just the road that
went along the coast line. Lining the
passageway were small trinket shops, huts the local inhabitants lived in and
little seafood cafes that served the best food we have had so far on the trip. For the three days we were in Ngapali, there
were no real worries, no sense of time and nothing to do but relax and enjoy
the raw and untainted beauty of Myanmar.
Oh yah and I forget to mention these….
I might try this for some of the places I visit. I am stealing the idea from a travel blogger I
you’re a novice or a golf pro, the 18 hole course can be enjoyed by all. The grooming may not be on par with Pebble
Beach but the location may be one of the best in all of Asia.
tranquil and isolated can all describe the Auruem Palace Resort that was home
to us for the 3 nights we stayed in Ngapali.
You might not always have a warm shower or the lights may go out once a
day but I can ensure you that you will not have to fight others for a beach
chair at any point in the day.
Light Café was one of the small little seafood joints we dined at for
lunch. I think each one of us described
our meal as “the best we ever had.”
Take a run
on the beach in the morning to catch a glimpse of all the locals setting up for
the day ahead. They may not make much in
their line of work but they sure seem happy to do it.
|One of the workers heading home for the day. |
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