Located on the farthest part, South of now Myanmar sits one of earth’s most unexplored location. The Mergui Archipelago is a spectacular location comprising of 800 islands secretly stashed away over the Andaman sea, thriving naturally with unbelievably minimal human activity.
Cordoned off for more than 50 years after the Myanmar civil war, the archipelago is today the world’s best-kept secret and an incredible holiday destination. The islands which were opened to tourism in 1997 lie at the center of our sailing charter region and are still under very strict regulations.
The islands are spread out across Myanmar’s south coast and vary from large islands with long white sandy beaches and palm trees to relatively smaller islands with thick tropical rainforests and mangroves. The natural serenity of Mergui Archipelago brought out by the turquoise Andaman sea waters, white sandy beaches, dense mangrove vegetation, and uninterrupted wildlife, is simply overwhelming.
The Mergui Archipelago is usually referred to as the “Lost World” and is still very unknown to most people. Many visitors think of it as the hidden crown jewel of the Myanmar coast.
The Mergui islands sit on clear sea waters perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The natural environment comprising of palm trees, amazing sailing conditions, and indigenous wildlife provide perfect relaxation conditions. Take it all in, enjoy a paradise like no other.
Located 40 kilometers South East of Kawthaung, the Mergui Archipelago has some of the best sailing conditions. It lies in tropical climate temperatures ranging between 24- 33 degrees Celcius and is mostly sunny and calm throughout the year. The numerous islands spread out over the Andaman sea provide amazing bay/port features allowing easy anchorage when beach hopping.
The archipelago region is sailing and cruises friendly with minimal to no underwater reefs and obstacles. Mergui Islands have a distinctive land formation characterized by forest-covered hills, rivers, lagoons, cliffs, and mangroves. The Islands are definitely going to rock you to your core.
Every citation at every turn feels like a discovery waiting to be uncovered. The Mergui Archipelago’s natural embodiment will undoubtedly alter your perception. The natural scenery draws you in and you feel a sense of exploration as you sail through the remote paradise. The temperatures on the Islands are constantly warm and pleasant, encouraging regular anchoring for ocean dips and beach barbecue.
Although the Mergui Archipelago is probably the least-visited place on earth, it is very easily accessible for yacht charters. A coordinated tour starts as soon as guests touch down at the Phuket International Airport, they are transported by road to either Amanpuri or Trisara Resort where they board a tender going to the sailing yacht. It is only an overnight sail to the Mergui Archipelago from either resort.
On the Islands, there are so many activities to engage in while sailing. There are scheduled exploration nature walks through the forests, hiking up the hills, and beach walks. There is also kayaking through the mangrove forests, open sea swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Tourists can also enjoy epic wildlife exhibitions, bird watching and coral fishing in the Andaman sea.
Although most of the islands on the Mergui archipelago are still unexplored to today, some of them like the Cocks Comb Island have quickly gained reputations as anchor stops for yacht cruises. The most popular Island on the archipelago is the Lampi Island which is home to the Moken indigenous people of Mergui Islands.
Lampi island also thrives as a protected Myanmar National Park. Some like MacLeod Island have holiday infrastructure and amenities like the Andaman Resort which is currently the only accommodation facility on the Mergui Archipelago.
The archipelago is no other holiday destination. The islands are a fresh burst of untamed natural beauty, untouched and unexploited. It is one of the last few paradise destinations that are remote and unspoiled. One is totally secluded while sailing through the Mergui Archipelago so expect no other tourists nor disruptive locals only untouched natural beauty.
Are you looking for a perfect tropical getaway destination to unwind and relax? Can you picture yourself walking on dazzling 2km-long white sand beach fronts with your loved ones? It’s time to book a yacht charter to tour and explore the world’s most serene holiday destination.