Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar: The hidden paradise


Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar is a great place to visit in Asia. Coming here you will be able to experience lots of amazing things about one of the most pristine islands in the world. Let’s go on a journey with us in Mergui Island, through this article.

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A place with no electric nor wi-fi

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago @ Scuba Driver Life

Your visit to the Mergui Archipelago truly takes you on a strange “territory”. Can you use cell phones, electricity, wi-fi or air-conditioners?

Where you go is just below 10 ° North of the Equator, cool sea breeze, you can hear the waves lapping on the shores of the Andaman Sea.

Before the sun’s rays flickered over Barwell’s jungle and nearby islands, our team sailed kayaks to the newly painted ice cream, green and red.

The Mergui Archipelago is one of the few places where there are very few people visited, which is about 800 large and small islands open to visitors near and far.

Most of them have come here to conquer some of Asia’s top scuba diving destinations with rays and sharks, as well as diverse coral reef ecosystems and can not fail to mention beaches with opaque white sand.

Not only to Mergui difficult but also expensive. Only a few of the bays in the archipelago are home to some of the finest resort facilities and most operate in the ecotourism sector.

On the island of Safari, which offers a five-day / four-night exploration experience, you can enjoy plenty of time on the beach, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking and even fishing. night fish.

You can explore the forests with kayaks, or visit the fishing villages of the “Moken indigenous” fishermen, their lifestyle is quite modest.

All the beaches we visit have one common thing: there are no people.

Nestled in the jungle, Boulder Bay Eco-Resort is a place where visitors can experience a memorable experience of sustainable tourism.

The resort is supporting the work of marine ecologists at the Manaia Project to study and map coral reefs and seafood worlds on four island beaches.

Corals are reborn, fish are pulling to this place nest, a perfect ocean world is gradually formed.

Things need to take note

Diving in Mergui Archipelago @ The Straits Times

From the airport, in Bangkok, there are two or three flights of two airlines NokAir and AirAsia to fly to the Thai city of Ranong. From here you can take the train to Kawthaung (Myanmar).

Alternatively, you can fly to Phuket and catch a taxi or bus for an additional 5 hours north to Ranong.

If you fly directly to Myanmar, you can fly from Yangon to Kawthaung (one way fares range from $ 160 to $ 170), but these flights are less frequent.


With a 5-day / 4-night cruise service at MV Sea Gipsy, the cost is 1110 USD per guest (double room); With the schedule of 7 days / 6 nights, the cost is 1,530 USD / person.

This rate includes bed, meals, non-alcoholic drinks, guide, kayak, and diving equipment.

With a 3-day / 2-night schedule at Boulder Island Eco-Resort (, the package starts at $ 480 per guest (double room) in standard bungalows; With a schedule of 7 days / 6 nights, the package cost is 912 USD / person.

This package includes airport transfer/port service, boat transfers to Boulder Island, meals, equipment and beach sports.

Guests pay mainly in US dollars. In the local area of Kawthaung, you can use two currencies: the Kyat of Myanmar and the Bath of Thailand.

Foreign currencies such as Euro, USD and Singapore dollars can be exchanged at banks.


When you go to visit the ocean park, you pay the fee from $ 30 to $ 120.

Be sure to bring your camera, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, swimwear, beach sandals, walking shoes.

Hopefully, you will have a good trip in Myanmar!

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