Allure of the Mergui Archipelago

Off limits to visitors until as recently as 1997, the beautiful islands of Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago are one of the world's last remaining untouched paradises with more than 800 idyllic and pristine islands - home to many bird species, fascinating marine life and the nomadic Moken sea gypsies. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Stay in luxury and exclusivity on board the stunning Lamina yacht

Enjoy an immersive experience of the Mergui Archipelago

Marvel at the stunning marine biodiversity 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE PHUKET, THAILAND

Arrive at Phuket International Airport in Thailand where after a 20 minute transfer by private vehicle you will be taken by tender to board the stunning Lamima. Once onboard, settle into your cabin, relax on the sundeck or enjoy some of the water sports available before we set sail for an overnight cruise to Myanmar.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2: MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO, MYANMAR

Enjoy your first morning aboard Lamima with a leisurely breakfast whilst we clear immigration. Once formalities have been completed, continue to our first destination in the Mergui Archipelago. Drop anchor for the night and take the tender to a nearby deserted island where the crew have set up camp on the beach and are ready to serve dinner and drinks under the stars.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3: LAMBI KYUN

Raise anchor and set sail for Lambi Kyun looking out for the Moken Sea Gypsies along the way. These local inhabitants of the Mergui Archipelago live a very simple way of life in small floating communities and are renowned for their friendliness. Head ashore Lambi Kyun, a densely forested island which offers excellent
opportunities to observe local flora and fauna and the great chance to see barking deers!

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4: KYUN PILA

We set sail to Kyun Pila, an island paradise covered with thick rainforest and home to noisy hornbills. Explore some of the many secluded bays on a paddleboard or simply relax on your very own private beach while the crew prepare a barbeque lunch. Afterwards, laze in the shade of the rainforest canopy or take to the crystal clear waters on Lamima’s jetskis.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5: LORD LOUGHBOROUGH

In the morning, cruise to the jungle covered island of Lord Loughborough where there are some great sites to catch a glimpse of manta rays while diving or snorkeling. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity to visit a nearby fishing village to enjoy a friendly introduction to the locals and to learn about the traditional boat building techniques that are still practiced today.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: MACLEOD ISLAND

Sail to MacLeod Island and head ashore to explore some of the rainforest trails laid down across the island. Macleod is renowned for its excellent birdwatching and abundance of tropical plants and a climb to the island’s highest peak offers spectacular panoramic views. Explore the coastal caves and mangroves by sea kayak or dive among barracuda and trevally while the crew set up camp on the beach.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 7: ZADETKALAY ISLANDS

After an early morning, cruise to Kawthaung to clear immigration in preparation for our departure from Myanmar’s waters, we continue to the Zadetkalay Islands where you can spend the day swimming in the crystal clear waters and relaxing on deserted white sand beaches. For something a bit more energetic, you can explore the area by paddleboard or even a jukung, one of Lamima’s traditional dugout canoes.

Overnight: Lamina

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8: DEPARTURE PHUKET

After an overnight sailing back to Thailand, enjoy your final breakfast on board Lamima before transferring back to the Phuket by tender and onward by private vehicle to Phuket International Airport to check in for your onward flight or consider an extension to relax and rejuvenate in Phuket. 

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

Lamina

Designed in 2012 by esteemed yacht designer Marcelo Penna of Barcelona who, while retaining the elegance of the traditional vessels on which Lamima’s lines are based, has unobtrusively incorporated refinements to enhance her intrinsic strength and stability. Lamina has been custom built with the specific intent of providing the ultimate in comfort, elegance and safety while maintaining the warm ambiance of traditional Indonesian hospitality, succeeding in combining the authenticity and charm of the Indonesian two-masted trading ship of yore (the phinisi) with the latest concepts in yacht design and technology – thus producing an exceptional vessel with a distinguished pedigree. 1 Double Master Cabin, 4 Double Cabins and 2 Twin Cabins complete with ensuite with a crew of 19 offers an intimate private experience of sailing the mesmerizing islands of the Mergui Archipelago in style and comfort. 

The Details:

* Available only on Private Charter

* Minimum 3 nights voyage (flexibility on customization) 

* Maximum guest capacity up to 14 persons

* All meals, non-alcoholic drinks selected alcoholic drinks, park and harbour fees, fuel & crew are included

* Diving equipment, alcoholic beverages, special dining are on request basis and can be added

* Private exclusive charters starts from USD$19,000 per night for the entire boat

What we love about Lamina

* Elegant design with warm tones and a friendly atmosphere

* 1 Dive instructor and 1 Dive Master among the crew

* Just 7 ensuite cabins 

* Superb crew to guest ratio offering an intimate experience

* Perfect sized yacht for a small family, group of friends or a corporate retreat

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