Take some time to unwind and recharge in the serene, unspoiled paradise of Myanmar’s MacLeod Island. One of Southeast Asia’s less frequented destinations, the Mergui Archipelago is a vast area off the west coast of Myanmar in the Andaman Sea. It is dotted with more than 800 tropical islands – one of which is MacLeod Island.CHECK AVAILABILITY
Myanmar is known for its charming culture, astounding nature and friendly people. Far from the tourist track, the Mergui Archipelago region is home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna, both above and below the waves. MacLeod Island, fringed by palm trees and secluded beaches, boasts an abundance of rainforests and coral reefs.
The island offers a true "Robinson Crusoe" experience. Spend the day relaxing on the utterly pristine beaches, relishing that wonderful feeling of soft white sand between your toes. Or dive into the azure water and explore the incredible diversity of underwater life in beautiful coral reefs and spectacular dive sites. Alternatively, grab an oar and go kayaking through a labyrinth of offshore caves.
The dense jungles of MacLeod Island are ripe for exploration, filled with rare species of both plants and animals. Go for a short trek or a day-long hike in the mangrove forests and enjoy the panoramic views from the island’s highest peak, which is almost 200 meters above the sea. Don’t forget your binoculars – the thick rain forest is filled with a plethora of exotic bird species you won’t see elsewhere.
After all those exciting exertions, you’ll be hungry. Tuck into the country’s best lobster, squid and crabs and eat your fill of fresh fruit. MacLeod Island is a rare privilege to experience nature in its purest form.