What's not to love about palm-tree-fringed white-sand beaches facing the turquoise waters of the Bay of Bengal? They're the main attraction of Ngapali, one of Burma's most captivating seaside destinations—actually a string of small, unspoiled fishing villages a short flight from Rangoon. There are thatch-roofed, ramshackle beachfront cafés, a few hotels and very little else to disturb the peace on this dreamy stretch of coastline. Most businesses close during the rainy season (June to October). Flights take less than an hour.