A yacht hire Myanmar really is remote exploration sailing with no internet or mobile phones, no resorts or hotels, just nature at its most pristine! Get roaming without your data roaming and set sail around the 800 islands of the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar, with the Lampi Marine National Park at the northern end of the sailing areas!
Around this time each year, as high season in Thailand kicks into action, a selection of superyachts from the Med and Indonesia head to Phuket to cruise the stunning sailing grounds of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, the Similan and Phi Phi Islands, and to visit the Andaman Sea destinations of Langkawi, Myanmar and the Andaman Islands.This year is no exception, and in this article we highlight a few of these amazing luxury yachts that are available for a Phuket boat rental in the coming months.
The east coast of Phuket offers all year round sailing, with the stunning scenery of Phang Nga Bay being protected by land masses on both sides. May to October is southwest monsoon winds so the waters west of Phuket, exposed to the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and with no protected anchorages, are off limits during that time. From the 1st November, the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar are officially open for business.
It looks like it’s time to shine in southeast Asia! The dominant weather pattern around Southeast Asia is the monsoon winds, which change direction around mid-May and October each year. This leads to either less rain/more sunshine or more rain/less sunshine, depending which part of the region you are in.
The Myanmar tourism industry continues to develop. Last month, the Myanmar government announced that it will launch an e-visa system for people arriving to Yangon International Airport. For people looking to do some traveling in Burma, then heading to Kawthaung for a yacht charter in the Mergui, this is a big improvement. Hopefully this system will expand to other points of entry as well in the future.
For those looking for “final frontier” sailing destinations, they don’t come any better than the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar – 800 uninhabited islands almost untouched by humans, clear blue waters and not a footprint in the sand. This truly is one of the world’s most unspoilt destinations. You can sail for days and not see another yacht, although more and more luxury yachts are making Myanmar part of their schedule.
The amazing KERI LEE III will be there in October and November this year.
The best sailing season for Myanmar is November to April each year, so be sure to look at Boatbooking’s selection of yachts for charter in the Mergui Archipelago. Stay tuned for more yachts available for charter in Myanmar.