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Overview

Take it easy on a remote island in the middle of the Andaman Sea’s Mergui Archipelago. Travel by slow boat to the forested getaway where fantastic coral reefs and sustainably constructed lodges bring guests ‘back to nature’. Lounge on the white sand beaches around the island, or choose to be more active with forest walks, snorkelling and kayaking on offer.

Trip Highlights

Back to Nature on Boulder Island

Remote Island of Mergui Archipelago

Spend time relaxing and exploring on and around undiscovered Boulder Island.

Escape to a world of freedom

Stay in a nature lodge just behind Boulder Bay to truly escape into a world of freedom and adventure

Be part of sustainable tourism

Learn about all the efforts behind conserving the beautiful marine environment from a truly eco resort to an on-site solar-powered farm. 

Itinerary

1

Kawthaung – Boulder Bay Eco Resort

This morning transfer from the Kawthaung airport or hotel to Kawthaung jetty.

At midday depart from Kawthaung jetty towards Boulder Bay Eco Resort on Boulder Island.

Lunch will be served during the 6 hour cruise through the Andaman Sea. As the busy port area of mainland Myanmar fades into the distance the true beauty of the Mergui Archipelago surrounds the boat as it travels slowly over the calm waters on the way to Boulder Bay Eco Resort.

Arrive just in time to enjoy a welcome drink while watching the sunset from the community area which will be the location for all meals during the island stay. Then be escorted to your exotic Eco Bungalow in the most natural of settings behind Boulder Bay.

Overnight at Boulder Bay Eco Resort. 

2

Boulder Bay Eco Resort

After breakfast, spend the day at leisure to explore Boulder Island.

The main highlight is the marine life surrounding the main island and there are several stunning bays, all within 20-30 minutes walking distance of each other, to explore – Boulder Bay, Moken Bay, Bamboo Bay and Sisters Bay. A local guide is always present to lead the way through the forested walks and to point out the best spots for snorkelling in each of the bays. Vibrant coral reefs and colorful fish are present throughout.

For those that prefer to stay on top of the water rather than under it, sea kayaks are also available to explore the hidden bays around the island. As the sun begins to set the more adventurous can scramble up to Eagle Point for the best view, while others can walk just 5 minutes from the resort to another beautiful view point with great views over the boulders that give the island its name.

Overnight at Boulder Bay Eco Resort. 

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL: Electricity for the entire resort is supplied from an on-site solar farm.

3

Boulder Bay Eco Resort

Today is another day at your leisure to explore beautiful Boulder Island.

Not only is the island home to walking trails through the forest and exceptional snorkeling, it is also an Eco Resort that acts as a leading example of sustainable development in the Mergui Archipelago. An on-site marine biologist is able to take guests through the science of coral reef regeneration and what is being done by the resort to protect the precious nature surrounding the island.

Overnight at Boulder Bay Eco Resort. 

ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE: The resort fully funds a marine biologist on the island to lead important work to conserve the marine environment.

4

Boulder Bay Eco Resort - Kawthaung

Early this morning at 6am head directly from your Eco Bungalow to the boat for the leisurely cruise back to Kawthaung. Breakfast will be served onboard during the six hour ride as the sun rises over the remote islands of the Mergui Archipelago.

Upon arrival in Kawthaung transfer to the airport for a flight to Yangon, or cross the border to Ranong, Thailand.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Land transfers from Kawthaung Airport or Ranong, Thailand to Kawthaung jetty on arrival and departure days
  • Boat transfers from Kawthaung – Boulder Island – Kawthaung on Tuesday and Friday
  • Drinking water (with a refillable water bottle), soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Sun hat
  • Local Guide
  • Snorkeling equipment and sea kayaks
  • WiFi at community area
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program

Our services do not include:

  • International or domestic flights
  • Meals other than mentioned (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Boat transfer outside of the schedule mentioned in the program
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Medical and other personal travel insurances
  • Fuel surcharge, if applicable
  • Mergui Archipelago Royalty Fee (USD 50 per person)
  • Diving packages
  • Visits not mentioned in the program
  • Alcoholic drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Credit card fees (2-3%) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Any other items not mentioned

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