Myanmar’s diverse beauty is absolutely unbelievable. From snow capped Himalayan mountaintops to vast underwater reefs teeming with abundant life, how has this country’s gorgeousness remained relatively undiscovered for so long?
Below the surface of the Mergui Archipelago
While much of what’s on the surface of Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago has yet to be discovered, seemingly endless pristine stretches of completely colorful and utterly exotic coral reef lie just below. The coastlines of hundreds of islands that make up one of the world’s last remaining paradises beckon to be explored both on and offshore. Dive in!
Sailing around the mostly untouched Mergui Archipelago.
Referred to as one of the earth’s last great paradises, Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is for the adventurer who fears missing out on discovering newness. Private, chartered sailboats provide lavish chances to get up close and personal with this unspoiled part of the world.
Sail in Burma’s stunning Mergui Archipelago, starting in Khao Lak
Departing from Khao Lak, discover Burma on an Intrepid sailing adventure and dive into an aquatic playground that is truly one of the world’s best-kept secrets. While the backpackers, honeymooners and day-spa crowds have swarmed to the beaches of Thailand and Bali, Burma’s remote Mergui Archipelago has remained almost frozen in time since the days of the early colonial explorers. Difficult to reach and well-off the tourist trails, sailing through these islands offers the chance to glimpse back to a time before the internet, phones, convenience stores and even denim existed, and experience the traditional clothing, local foods and martial arts of Burma’s virtually untouched island cultures. Be surprised by the wealth of pristine coastline, jungled forests and historical sights that span back to the Stone Age, and by the generous locals, who carry smiles that will warm travellers just as much as the ever-present sunshine. Perhaps a little sleepy from their solitude, these are the faces that will no doubt spark a tourist boom in these quiet islands – so get in quick before the crowds arrive.