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Now’s the time to book a trip to this long-lost island paradise

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The remote and undeveloped Mergui Archipelago in Burma’s part of the Andaman Sea has more to offer than just a cruise from afar. As the government begins to hand out more hotel licenses, a few new resorts now offer island stays to help explore this pristine region. Go now, before...

A DRIFT IN THE MERGUI

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It’s two in the morning and I can’t sleep. Considering I’ve spent the afternoon in the sunshine, kayaking and drinking a couple of beers with dinner, I ought to be in a deep, satisfied slumber. There certainly aren’t any distractions out here in the middle of the Andaman Sea. A...

New dawn for remote Andaman Sea island tourism

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Isolation and inaccessibility have kept tourists away from the Mergui Archipelago, however new eco-sensitive developments may turn its islands into the ultimate escape. By KEITH LYONS NOVEMBER 11, 2018 1:46 Asia Times Few have heard of the Mergui Archipelago, and even fewer have...

‘Secret’ cave joins Myanmar tours

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Newly discovered cave draw-card joins Southern Myanmar Itineraries. EXCLUSIVE access to a newly discovered cave in Southern Myanmar will encourage more adventurous travellers to explore the less-visited south, according to Southeast Asian travel pioneer Bjorn Burchard. The secret...

THE MERGUI ADVENTURE (Beyond Explore)

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Not many island groups in Southeast Asia are untouched by tourism but Myanmar has one that is almost unexploited: the Mergui islands In the Andaman Sea, north of Thailand’s Surin and Similan islands, there spreads a vast archipelago of offshore islands which only opened up to...

Myanmar’s eco-resorts open up Asia’s new tourism frontier

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Myeik Archipelago’s pristine beaches brace for rising tide of day trippers (BEN DUNANT, Contributing writer) KAWTHAUNG, Myanmar — A few hours boat ride from the port of Kawthaung, a school of dolphins nudged up to our 30-meter wooden junk. As the captain cut the...

Are tropical islands in Myanmar Asia’s last untouched paradise?

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Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer? Picture 800 or so islands surrounded by beaches of white sand and backed by lush green forest, rising out of a translucent, turquoise sea on which...

MERGUI l’archipel oublié

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Ranong, 7h du matin. Après un freinage brusque suivi de quelques fortes secousses, l’ATR 72 de Nok Air qui assure la liaison quotidienne avec Bangkok s’immobilise sur le tarmac du petit aéroport. Ville frontalière tournée vers le commerce de la pêche, Ranong est aussi le poi...

ABENTEUERLICHE INSEL-SAFARI(2): BOULDER ISLAND – LETZTES PARADIES?

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IST NICHT JEDER VON UNS AUF DER SUCHE NACH DEM ULTIMATIVEN INSEL-ELYSIUM? LEIDER GIBT ES IN GANZ SÜDOSTASIEN KEINE ECHTEN “GEHEIMTIPPS” MEHR. ODER ETWA DOCH? THAIZEIT WAR IN DER GRENZREGION VON RANONG UNTERWEGS UND MACHTE EINE ATEMBERAUBENDE ENTDECKUNG… Anzeige...

Abenteuerliche Insel-Safari (1): Fototrip ins Mergui Archipel

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Fototrip ins Mergui Archipel Unweit von Ranong liegt eine Region in der Andamanensee, die man als veritables Meeres-Paradies bezeichnen kann. Rund 1000 kleine und große Inseln liegen dort wie glitzernde Juwelen in der Sonne – unberührt und traumhaft schön. Auf der...