Myanmar, Mergui Archipelago
The Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is extensive with over 800 jungle covered islands and is one of the most scenic places in the world to sail. Adventure sail through a vast cruising area, approximately 10,000 square miles, of virtually unexplored island coastlines, creeks and estuaries teeming with wildlife and rarely visited by travelers.
These Virgin Islands are wonderful with pristine white beaches fringed by coral reefs and backed by hills covered in lush jungle. Some islands feature rock pinnacles soaring 1000 metres and there are hidden lagoons only accessible through caves at low tide.
Wander along deserted golden beaches or swim and snorkel in clear waters with fabulous coral. Exploration opportunities by dingy abound with miles of wild mangrove estuaries. Wildlife such as macaque monkeys, wild boar, gibbons, leopard and giant monitor lizards inhabit the jungle interiors. The bird life is extensive and sea eagles and Brahminy kites are frequently observed gliding overhead. Dolphins come and ride our bow waves and sea otters are often seen close to island shores.