Untouched Islands of the Myeik
Myeik Archipelago, located in southernmost part of
Myanmar (Burma) comprises of over 800 beautiful
islands scattered more or less parallel to the cost
of 480 km long Myeik Peninsula on the Andaman Sea.
Myeik (formerly Mergui) Archipelago is famous and
well known because of its crystal blue water,
untouched coral reef and uninhabited islands
clustered close to one another. Some are rocky and
some are forested which some have sandy beach. Hilly
islands are of limestone stretch-out for hundreds of
meters forms caves and enclosed lakes assessable at
low tide through rock tunnels. Sea swallows (swifts)
build their nests high which can be very hard to
reach; the agile collectors are claver enough to get
the nest with risk as bird's nests are valuable for
The Myeik Archipelago is
uninhabited save for the nomadic Sea Gypsies, called
Salons by Myanmar. The Salons are acknowledged to be
expert divers and swimmers. They live on boats
during dry season and remain on land during rainy
season and fish for living.
Archipelago is also quite famous dive spot in scuba
divers world. There are many dive sites and
undoubtedly waiting to be discovered. Among of them
Black Rock, Western Rocky, Twin Islands and OK Rock
are famous for scuba diving. One of the main
attractions for divers is the strong possibility of
seeing big animals, especially sharks and rays. More
dependable, however, is the tremendous variety of
smaller fish and reef creatures, including many
unusual species. Thus, why donít you take the
opportunity to visit one of the last and most
diverse, untouched frontiers in Myanmar!!
- Kawthaung - Mergui Archipelago - Yangon (7 days /
Day 1Arrive Yangon by morning flight and
sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.
Day 2Take a morning flight to Kawthaung and
sightseeing. Stay overnight at hotel, Kawthaung.
Day 3 Cruise to Mergui Archipelago and
diving. Overnight onboard.
at Mergui Archipelago. Overnight onboard.
Day 5Diving in the morning and back to
Kawthaung in the evening. Stay overnight at hotel,
Day 6Take a morning flight to Yangon. Free
at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.
Day 7Transfer to the airport for departure
by morning flight.
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