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Mergui Archipelago getting more accessible

Mergui Archipelago comprising of more than 800 untouched pristine islands is getting more accessible. Growing number of tour operators and some new accommodation options makes it easier than ever for travellers to see one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

YANGON – The sun is high in the sky. The crisp, salty breeze brushes across your face as the cerulean blue waters splash up against the side of the boat. The winding sandy coastline is steady in your peripherals as you glide along the island’s shores. You have the entire Adaman Sea to yourself. There’s not another boat in sight. Serenity. Calmness. Completely disconnected.
The Mergui Archipelago has been one of the best kept secretsof the southern coast of Myanmar for decades. Since opening up to travellers in the late 1990s, this region still remains very much untouched.
Over 800 islands with powdery white beaches, thick coconut groves, and vibrant underwater ecosystems make up the natural splendour of this region. These islands are home to the Moken people or “sea gypsies” who are believed to have up to 2,000 members still scattered throughout the region today. They eat, live and breathe the sea.
Until very recently visiting the Andaman Club, Myanmar Andaman Resort or going for a live aboard diving holidays were the only ways of experiencing the archipelago. With growth of popularity of the area, the offer for travellers is also expanding. In addition to the above mentioned options, travellers can now go for sailing holidays with Burma Boating stay on Nyaung Oo Phee Island, or take part in eco-activities at Boulder Island Resort among a few other choices in this beautiful and unspoiled area.
“The Mergui Archipelago is just opening up to tourism and most people come to explore untouched and remote islands. We believe that our classic sailing boats are the best way to explore the area in style.” – said Janis Vougioukas, General Manager of Burma Boating.
“Mergui Archipelago is like Maldives with more dramatic scenery, less tourists and almost no infrastructure. We’ve already visited twice and are planning to come for the third time. There is simply nothing else on the planet, which can compare to this.” – said a couple of Swiss tourists after their most recent visit in October 2016.
“I visited Mergui Archipelago for the first time in 2012 and almost instantly became a strong believer in the area. My work in Myanmar took me all around the country multiple times, but the Mergui Archipelago remains one of my favorite destinations not only in Myanmar, but also around the world.” – said Marek Lenarcik, General Manager of Mergui Projects & River Cruises at Tint Tint Myanmar Group of Companies.


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