Travel options on increase in Myeik Archipelago, says tourism organisation

Adventure and nature tourism options are expanding in the Myeik Archipelago as it attracts more travellers, Myanmar Tourism Marketing said in a release that highlighted the region’s breathtaking beauty.

Until very recently, the Andaman Club and Myanmar Andaman Resort eco-lodge were the only accommodation options in the Andaman Sea archipelago, along with live aboard diving holidays, MTM said in a December 21 news release.

The expanding choices for visitors to the region include sailing holidays with Burma Boating, or stays at the Victoria Cliff Resort on Nyaung Oo Phee Island or at the Boulder Bay eco resort.

“The Mergui [Myeik] Archipelago is just opening up to tourism and most people come to explore untouched and remote islands,” said Ms Janis Vougioukas, general manager of Burma Boating.

MTM said the archipelago of more than 800 islands with white sand beaches, cerulean blue waters and vibrant underwater ecosystems has been one of the best kept travel secrets in southern Myanmar for decades.

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The region has remained largely untouched since opening to travellers in the late 1990s, it said.

MTM, which is part of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and is mainly privately funded, aims to promote the country as a sustainable tourism destination that can be visited all year.

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