Mergui Archipelago | Other
Little known amongst western travellers, the Mergui Archipelago comprises of 800 virtually deserted islands, fringed with white sand beaches and shallow waters brimming with marine life. The best, actually the only way to explore these picture-postcard islands is by boat and our friends at Burma Boating offer shared charter sailing adventures aboard three luxury yachts.
Days are spent relaxing on board, swimming and snorkelling; punctuated with island exploration and visiting the villages of the Moken tribal people who live in the region. Evenings are spent enjoying a multi-course meal and mulling over the day with your fellow sailors.
SY Meta IV
Built entirely of Thai teak, the 85-foot Meta IV started life as a businessman’s private yacht before catching the eye of the Burma Boating team and becoming their flagship charter vessel. Fully restored in 2012 it features four air-conditioned cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. There’s plenty of space in which to relax both indoor and out (for those wanting to work on their tan) and a large dining area.
SY Raja Laut
The 100-foot Raja Laut is a classic wooden schooner, with rich timber interiors that exude an air of class and elegance. As with the Meta IV, its’ six cabins are fully air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms. Besides relaxing on the yacht’s spacious deck, there’s a cosy lounge area below deck complete with sofas and a flat screen TV. When it comes to dining there’s also the option for eating inside or dining al-fresco.
The first catamaran to be added to the Burma Boating fleet, the Meltemi will appeal to the more ‘serious’ sailor. As you would expect with a Malay princess for a previous owner, the four cabins are extremely comfortable, particularly the spacious owner’s suite; all are air-conditioned and feature an en-suite bathroom. The light, airy interiors are more contemporary in style than the single hull vessels. When it comes to activities, kayaks, fishing rods and snorkelling gear is provided on board.
Private charters are also available. Ask us for more information.
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We SayAccording to Selective Asia's Nick, 'Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago is without an equal' and the Burma Boating sailing adventure was 'undoubtedly my most memorable sea based venture to date'.
- Your Accommodation
- 4 – 6 cabins
- Deluxe cabin amenities
- Eating & Drinking
- Dining room & al-fresco options
- All meals & non-alcoholic drinks included
- Leisure & Relaxation
- Kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, fishing