Written by Missy Johnston

Mergui Archipelago Island Beach

Mergui Archipelago Island Beach

A luxury yacht charter in the South Pacific and Asia is a golden opportunity to explore remote areas. In fact, a charter yacht is one of the only ways to access the isolated anchorages and deserted beaches in this part of the world. One of our favorite yacht charter itineraries here is a private yacht charter through the Mergui Archipelago in southern Myanmar.

Mergui Harbor, Myanmar

Mergui Harbor, Myanmar

Picture yourself cruising along miles of secluded waters without another yacht in sight. Since the waters of Myanmar were off limits to outsiders from the end of World War II until 1997, the coral formations here are a snorkeler’s and scuba diver’s dream. Other underwater delights include the unusual white hairy sea urchin, the neon-lipped giant clam, and gigantic schools of colorful, tropical fish. Swim alongside sea turtles, manta rays, moray eels, and more. December through April are the best times for scuba diving in Myanmar, so keep that in mind when planning your vacation.

Myanmar Moken Boy Spear fishing

Moken Boy Spear Fishing

Another one-of-a-kind stop on a Myanmar yacht charter trip is a visit with the Moken Sea Gypsies. This group of hunter/gatherers leads a nomadic life at sea, and the only way to see them in their native habitat is on a private yacht charter. While these nomads don’t interact a lot with landlovers, they do welcome visitors from cruising charter yachts. This experience is one everyone on board will be sure to remember.

Mergui Archipelago Moken Sea Gypsy Village

Mergui Archipelago, Moken Sea Gypsy Village

There are, of course, other amazing and exciting things to be done on a yacht charter in Myanmar. Visit Buddhist caves and beautiful white-sand beaches, for example. But, if you truly want to explore the “unreachable” parts of Myanmar, a private yacht charter is the way to go. Contact us and begin your journey today.