Speckled across the waters of the Andaman Sea, just off the southern coast of Burma, the 800 islands of the Mergui Archipelago are swathed in rainforest and tropical foliage and trimmed with pristine beaches that stretch out to teeming coral reefs. Rich in wildlife, both on and off shore, the islands are an isolated paradise waiting to be discovered.
The isolated location of the Mergui Archipelago has allowed its wildlife and pristine tropical landscape to flourish in relative peace, both in the lush rainforests and turquoise waters. Dazzlingly white beaches fringed with emerald-green foliage stretch out to impossibly blue waters, where whale sharks, rays and a colourful cacophony of marine life make this a dream destination for divers. Traditionally inhabited by the ethnic Moken, the islands are largely deserted and offer a complete digital detox, off the grid and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.