Articles About us
"After two days of glorious sailing on an unruffled sea, we dropped anchor off a marine jewel – Myanmar’s only marine national park, Lampi, a place the Moken call 'Mother Island'. (...) The evergreen forests host nearly 200 plant species and within this green haven roam mouse deer, gibbons and macaques that amble down to the beaches to catch crabs (they have a menu of 42 species to choose from). There’s even one wild elephant, the lone survivor of a small herd that was transported to Lampi from the mainland."
Staying Afloat, Fah Thai Magazine, May 2014
"Its borders were thrown open barely a year ago and already the madding crowds are thronging to Burma. Head down south, however, and you'll find a remote region of more than 800 islands whose white sands and crystal waters welcome fewer than 2,000 visitors a year. To describe the Mergui Archipelago as untouched is almost understating its sense of seclusion. But the smart set are slowly discovering its charms thanks to savvy charter outfits such as Burma Boating, which offers five-night itineraries aboard a classic two-masted yacht."
The Hot 100, Gourmet Traveller, May 2014
"The rarely visited islands present white-sand beaches for sunbathing and ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼starlight barbecues, diving, snorkelling and fishing, and a chance to meet and talk with the local sea nomads who sail the waters in dugout canoes."
Asia, Land + Water, Condé Nast Traveller, May 2014
"Perhaps one of the few remaining places in the world still left almost completely untouched."
The Ultimate Escape: Asia's Last 'Paradise' Island, Bloomberg Businessweek, March 2014
"Hardly anyone knows the Mergui Archipelago just off Myanmar's coast, and you wish it would stay that way. But how long can such a secret be kept?"
Unreife Inseln, Traveller's World (German), March 2014
"If you’re looking to hit a path less travelled, check out Myanmar sailing specialists Burma Boating, which organises trips to the region on board the 85ft luxury yacht Meta IV."
Hot Picks: All ahoy!, Silkwinds, March 2014
"A yacht like a floating boutique hotel."
Island-hopping in Burma: Like Thailand 70 years ago, Spiegel Online (German), December 2013
"The view from the boat is always breathtaking. As we weave through the islands, we see strangler figs wrap their vines along the rocky edges of smaller atolls, forming patters not unlike the soft curves made by the waves below. Tall granite and limestone rocks jut out of the water like those at Railay beach that attract climbers from around the world."
I think we're alone now, Bangkok Post, December 2013
"As well as nosing around the islands, guests alight from the boat from time to time, going on jungle hikes, lazing on island beaches, swimming, fishing and taking canoes into mangroves. Which makes it sound remote. But as it turns out, the archipelago is relatively accessible, in a geographical sense. The best way to access it is to fly to Phuket in Thailand, do a short hop to the southern Burmese port of Kawthaung, then sail into the islands. It takes three to four hours from Phuket."
Burma by sea: the last wilderness, high50, September 2013
"Immigration didn’t take long and after exploring the old town and stocking up on provisions at the bustling bazaar, we set sail for our cruising destination: the legendary Mergui Archipelago. The Mergui! With over 800 islands one of mainland Asia’s largest archipelagos, it had been completely off-limits to foreigners for almost 50 years. And now, heading northwest, we were cruising into its azure waters."
Journey to Untouched Nature, aBoat Magazine (Thai), July 2013
"Choose an island and anchor the yacht. Trek through tropical forest, kayak through mangroves or just soak up the sun on the beach."
Cruise to Choose, Lonely Planet Traveller (Thai), July, 2013
"Myanmar is certainly on a rapid rise as a tourist destination, but still only very few people know about the country’s beautiful islands in the Andaman sea. Yacht company Burma Boating is operating a luxury sailing trip around the Mergui archipelago, offering vacation makers the chance to set foot on some of the 800 small islands that most people have never even heard of."
The Best New Island Escapes in Asia, BK Magazine, June 20, 2013
"No cities, no hotels, no container vessels. The islands are covered by jungle stretching all the way to the beach and there's not a single footprint to be seen in the sand."
Offenes Geheimnis, Yacht (German), No 13, 2013
"Film Contest: Young Eyes Movie Challenge. Burma Boating is calling on promising young filmmakers to make a creative sailing video. Winner gets a cash prize and sponsored yacht trip."
Film Contest, Creative Hunt, May 16, 2013
"Sailing is a great lifestyle. It's natural and you can reach places that cannot be visited by other travellers."
An Outstanding Holiday, The Bund Magazine (Chinese), March 21, 2013
Articles About the Mergui Archipelago
"The 800 islands of Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago are rarely visited and almost completely undeveloped. Now, as the country opens up, they could become the next frontier for Asian tourism."
The lost world, Myanmar's Mergui Islands, Financial Times, April 19,2013
"The rest of our stay was dominated by the water and beaches that most people travel all this way for. We stopped by a seahorse-shaped island that forms the core of Lampi Island Marine National Park, Myanmar’s first and only marine park. It’s covered with thick forests of old-growth mangroves and is surrounded by clear, shallow waters. Sandbars give the illusion that you can stand on the surface of the ocean a half-mile out from land."
Sailing Among Myanmar’s Islands of Mystery, New York Times, March 14, 2013