Backpacking Ngwe Saung Beach Myanmar

Located just 5 hours away from the city of Yangon with no traffic and an airport in the works, white powdery sand and crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean. It is the ideal place for those seeking luxury in a romantic hideaway. Ngwe Saung Palm-fringed beach stretches out about 16 km long. If you’re looking for a low-cost and beautiful beach you should definitely visit.

Ngwe Saung Beach has emerged as a hip destination for Yangon’s new rich. These days the northern end of the beach is occupied by a succession of upscale resorts.

In the southern end there is only one place offering budget bungalows/dorms in the area and that is Lover View Hotel.

Ngwe Saung Village has also a decent crop of increasing restaurants.

Below are some of the activities I enjoyed doing during my 2 weeks stay at the beach;

  1. Sunset on the beachDJI_0763-2
  2. The Beautiful white sandy beach in Ngwe Saung stretching 16km longNagwe-Saung
  3. Lover Island Snorkeling DJI_0853
  4. Water sports, banana boat, jet ski, wake boardingnagwedji
  5. Cocktails and a sea view from Lover View Hotel BungalowsLVAPRIL2018-6
  6. People and animals watching on the BeachNagwe-Saung-4
  7. Twin Brother Sister Pagoda Sunsetpagodarocks1
  8. Riding Quad bikes on the beachnepalmountainmardi-23
  9. Horse Back ridingIMG_9517
  10. FishingIMG_2689
  11. Playing Football against the localsNgwesaungfootball
  12. Cliff Jumping in Thazin Beach and snake Isalnd in the far top right hand corner is 30 mins away on scooter from Ngwe Saung.DJI_0826-HDR-2
  13. Thazin Beach three PagodasIMG_9437
  14. The must see village of Chaungtha 1 hour away on scooter with many boat river crossingsNagwe-Saung-3
  15. MeditationIMG_9893
  16. Once a year water festival in April 2018pagoda-beach-3


There are daily/night buses leaving from Yangon directly to Ngwe Saung Beach and they drop you off at your resort.

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