Many years ago a young Italian traveler lived for awhile along this beach. He fell in love with the sand and the sea reminding him of his home in Naples. Most probably over the years Naples and the local pronunciation of its Burmese name meaning “inveigling Fish” became known as Ngapali. This beach is located in the state of Rakhine or Rakhaing in Western Myanmar facing the Bay of Bengal. Thandwe (Sandoway during British time) is about 25 minutes drive to the Resort and 15 minutes drive to the airport. A three kilometre stretch of golden sand on the turquoise waters on the Bay of Bengal, backed by swaying coconut palms and casuarinas-trees. After sunset, the sea in front of the beach is lit by the lanterns of the fishermen’s boats and can be seen until morning.