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Discover Asia’s Last Untouched Paradise in Myanmar

  • By The Easia Travel Team
  • April, 23, 2018

The Mergui Archipelago is located in southern Myanmar, in the Tanintharyi region, on the border with Thailand. The Mergui Archipelago consists of more than 800 islands, located in the Andaman Sea. Authorization is required to visit the islands of the archipelago: $ 150 per person. Officially opened to tourism in 1997, Mergui archipelago is the least explored archipelago in the world with remote islands covered with lush rainforest and surrounded by an extended coral reef.

© Wa Ale Resort

More than a lost paradise, Mergui archipelago will satisfy the explorer inside, driven by the feeling of being among the first to set foot on a piece of land or the excitement of encountering a remote minority whose everyday habits are worlds away from the cultures and habits we’re familiar with.

Visit Mergui, it is also the opportunity to meet with the indigenous Moken tribe. The 2,000-odd Moken people, or sea gypsies, live among the 800 islands of the Mergui archipelago off southern Myanmar. They live off its fauna and flora by using simple tools such as nets and spears to forage for food.

© Wa Ale Resort

© Wa Ale Resort

Why visit the archipelago?

  • Discover the unvisited south of Myanmar: more than 800 islands spread along 600 kilometers of coastline.
  • Relax in untouched places: Officially opened to tourism in 1997, Mergui archipelago is the least explored archipelago in the world with remote islands covered by lush rainforest and surrounded by an extended coral reef.
  • Meeting with the Mokens, off the beaten tracks: Hidden among the towering palm trees, the lost civilization of Mokens – or Sea Gyspies – live in harmony with nature.

© Wa Ale Resort

© Supplier picture – Marc Us Island

© Supplier picture – Marc Us Island

How to get there?

  • By road: it is not recommended to go by road because the road is long and is in very bad condition.
  • By aIr: 2 to 3 flights per week, depart from Yangon to Myeik, Dawei and Kawthaung. But they are often canceled during monsoons and storms.

© Supplier picture – Jack Fruit Island

© Supplier picture – Jack Fruit Island

Hotel facilities

The gorgeous and remote Myeik (or Mergui) Archipelago is developing new facilities in the area to welcome guests with high-end facilities in the Andaman Sea off the coast of southern Myanmar.

By 2019, 3 new 5* hotels will be set up:

  • Wa Ale Resort – Lampi Island (October 2018)
  • Awei Pila Resort – Pila Island (November 2018)
  • Amata Resort – Poni and Balar Island (January 2019)

Let your travelers have the chance to visit this forgotten land, disconnected from the outside world, where time seems to have stopped.

For more information about Mergui archipelago, please check out our fact sheet: http://www.easia-travel.com/wp-content/pdf/easia-travel-myanmar-myeik-mergui-archipelagos.pdf

 

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