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Overview

Legend has it that a great mythological flood broke the islands of the Mergui Archipelago into 800 mostly uninhabited, limestone and granite islands and Pila Island is one of them that was created. Enjoy barefoot luxury in a sustainable manner with two types of luxury accommodation, by the sea or in the adjacent forest.  Pristine beaches and majestic rock formations await making the island ideal for adventure activities as well as relaxation.

Trip Highlights

The Legend of Pila Island  – Mergui Archipelago

Escape to barefoot luxury

Relax on remote Pila Island in barefoot luxury and comfort and experience the natural beauty of the Mergui Archipelago.

Ecofriendly stay

Enjoy modern comforts with a touch of traditional construction techniques in a sustainable manner with proper wastewater management and more

Relax or choose to go on adventurous activities

Spend relaxing days soaking up the beauty of the Mergui Archipelago or choose to snorkel, trek, go on cultural tours and more!

Itinerary

1

Yangon – Kawthaung

Yangon city centre to Yangon airport (20 kilometres): 30 – 60 minutesKawthaung airport to Hotel: 15 minutes

This morning transfer from the Yangon hotel to the airport. Then take an onwards flight to Kawthaung, the entry point to the Mergui Archipelago. The Archipelago consists of a beautiful cluster of 800 islands in the waters of the Andaman Sea, many of which remain untouched and pristine offering great opportunities for exploring the beaches and marine life. The islands are also sparsely populated by the Moken community who live a nomadic, sea-based life in the Archipelago.

Upon arrival at Kawthaung Airport, be transferred to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Kawthaung.

2

Kawthaung – Awei Pila Resort

Kawthaung jetty to Awei Pila Resort: 3 hours

After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time at the hotel.

In the afternoon, be met by a member of the Awei Pila team for a 15-minute transfer to Kawthaung Jetty. From here it is a three hour ride by luxury speed boat to the island resort. About 80 km distance from the shoreline of Kawthaung, Awei Pila is located on the Northernmost Beach of Pila Island and is surrounded by virgin forest with views out to the open Andaman Sea. This natural bay embraces a 600 metre long beach front which is divided into two zones by a large rock formation. Beyond the beach is a highly forested area with a variety of trees which provides protection and privacy. The adjacent hill side around the bay is accessible by trails, opening up to guest opportunities for exploration of the island’s unique flora and fauna. Access is also provided to the fisherman’s bay which will give guests a taste of the local seafairing culture and other water sports activities.

Environmentally Responsible Travel: Hot water for the rooms, kitchens, foods and beverage outlets is supplied through onsite solar panels. All water used at the resort is recycled through a wastewater treatment facility, with the effluent water used as irrigation for the development’s landscaped environment.

During the stay all meals are included at the outdoor beachfront open restaurant which is just steps away from the crystal clear water and pristine shoreline.

Overnight at Awei Pila Resort.

3

Awei Pila Resort

Today is a day spent at leisure to relax. During the stay enjoy a wide range of relaxing and adventurous activities at additional charges:

  • Aqua: Diving, Snorkelling, Kayaking
  • Jungle: Trekking, Hiking, Bird Watching
  • Pampering: Spa Treatments, Beach Massages
  • Cultural: Fishing, Visit & lunch in a traditional house at the Moken village
  • Gourmet: Campfire BBQ dinner, Sunset Cocktail on private yacht or traditional boat, Picnic on the Beach, Cooking classes

Overnight at Awei Pila Resort.

4

Awei Pila Resort

Today is another leisure day to relax or take part in any of the activities above on and around the island.

Overnight at Awei Pila Resort.

5

Awei Pila Resort – Kawthaung – Yangon

This morning it is time to say goodbye to the beautiful luxury accommodation and island friends to return to Kawthaung Jetty by 3-hour speed boat transfer. Then transfer by vehicle to Kawthaung airport for a return flight to Yangon. Upon arrival at Yangon airport stay on for the international departure airport or continue on another Myanmar experience.

NOTE: It is also possible to cross the Myanmar-Thailand border from Kawthaung to Ranong. Speak to our Travel Consultants for further information.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • All meals as mentioned in the program – B/L/D
  • English speaking guide for transfer in Yangon
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles (unless otherwise stated)
  • Boat transfer to and from Pila Island
  • Non-alcoholic beverages: sodas, juices, coffee and tea
  • Porter fees at Yangon airport
  • Room amenities

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • International ticket to and from Yangon
  • Domestic flights (please refer to the airfare table)
  • Visa arrangements for Myanmar
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, and other personal expenditures)
  • Premium Wines, Liquor and Champagne
  • All chargeable activities stated in Day 3
  • Return transfer from Kawthaung for all stays of 2 nights and below: rate is US$ 240 per adult and US$ 120 per child (Transfer charge is waived for all stays of 3 consecutive nights and above)
  • Telephone charges
  • Tips
  • Credit card fees (2-3%) or bank transfer fees for non-cash payments
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above

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