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Learn more about the amazing island around the Mergui Archipelago

Explore and discover the beauty the island of the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar during your cruise or beach holiday.

Island of the Mergui ArchipelagoThe beauty of the islands in the Mergui Archipelago can’t be put into words.  Over 800 island spread along the coastline of the Andaman Sea. Stunning tropical paradises, surrounded by teeming waters full of flora and fauna and amazing underwater scenes and landscapes. Each of the islands has many interesting and amazing things to explore and discover. Nature loving people are in the right spot here.

 

 

 

 

Through a few twists in history, a lot of the Mergui Archipelago has been left to birds and plant life. The area is a renowned destination for activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, hiking, trekking, sunbathing and more. Most of the islands are covered with bright green tropical rain forest, lined with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and colorful coral life.

 

 

 

 

Within the warm tropical waters and around the coral reefs you’ll find an abundance of exotic marine life, including whale sharks, turtles, octopus, cuttle fish, sting rays, snakes and many other fish species.

local fisherman myanmarFishing is the traditional business along the coastal seas and around the islands here. A Tribe known for millennia by various names, such as Chao nam (Water folks) by Thais and Moken among themselves, adopted their way of life as marine nomads. They are experts in swimming & diving in the ocean and been known as “Sea Gypsy” or “Men of the Sea”.

The Moken used to live on boats during the dry season and remained on land during the rainy season. The Myanmar government made them more and more stay year around in villages around the Archipelago. Such Villages can be visited on Bo Cho Island or Jar Laan Kyunn. Mergui (Myeik) is the main city in the area, but most travelers use Kawthaung as a gateway to the Archipelago.

 

Our packages are offering trips around the Mergui Archipelago,

Explore and discover the beauty the island of the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar during your cruise or beach holiday such as:

Part 2 – Island around the amazing Lampi National Park

  • Kyunn Me Gyee Island (Clara Island)
  • Salet Galet Island
  • Wa Ale Kyunn Island
  • Kyunn Tann Shey Island (Lampi Island)
  • Bo-Cho Island

Part 3 – Island south of Lampi Island

  • Kyunn Phi Lar Island (Pheela Island or Great Swinton Island)
  • Nga Mann Island (Pula Set or Shark Island)
  • Nyaung Wee Island (Pu-Lu, Buda Island or Palau Bada Island))
  • Poni Island
  • Island 115
  • Hlaingu Island
  • Steward Island (Ba-wei Island)

Part 4 – Island around the Mergui Archipelago

  • Nga Khin Nyo Gyee Island (Boulder Island)
  • Kha Yinn Khwa Island – Macleod Island – Andaman Resort
  • Nyaung Oo Phee Island – Victoria Cliff Resort

Part 5 – Island at the most southern part of the Mergui Archipelago

  • Say-Tan Island – Dunkin
  • Myin Khwar Island – Horse Shoe Island
  • Kyet Mauk Island – Cocks Comb Island – Emerald Heart Island
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