Andaman Sea and Island Trip

Andaman Sea and Island Day Trips.

The Andaman Sea and Islands are in the northeast part of the Indian Ocean situated south of the Bay of Bengal and Myanmar (Burma) west of Thailand northwest of the Malaysia Peninsula and Penang north of Aceh / Indonesia and east of India. The Andaman Sea is one of the best outdoor holiday travel destination on the planet. 

In the Thai Malaysian and Indonesian part with countless of beaches great scuba diving famous nightlife in Phuket great hotels and resorts plus live aboard everything is available in this part of southeast Asia for great holiday travel by air and ship bus or maybe just rent a motorbike (scooter).

Typical tropical islands on the Thai side are the  Similan and Surin Islands plus the Tarutao archipelago probably the best-known spot in the ocean is Phuket Thailand and countless other places with spectacular waterfronts.
Andaman Sea and Island

One of the islands on the Malaysian side is Penang which morphed into a retirement destination after colonial time faded away. A tour to discover this brings people to one of the last underwater paradises on earth. This part of the world is also easily accessible from the USA and Europe via Bangkok and Singapore (Changi) Airport.

Andaman Sea Cruising

Andaman Sea Map.

In the Indian Ocean are countless islands to play Robinson, travel exotic places, cruising
and do coral diving, big game fishing, sailing, and still find another even more exciting spot.
The Andaman Sea stretches to the south into Malaysia and beyond the Ko Tarutao archipelago close to Langkawi Island and Penang

In the Andaman Sea

The island world of this part of the Indian Ocean is relatively untouched, before the 16th Century only Chinese trader moved into the area to buy or rather exchanged pearls and other goods with the Sea Gypsies of the Myeik Archipelago and behind. The part which belongs to today Myanmar has changed several times between them and Thailand.​

andaman sea ranong harbor

Andaman Sea History.

In the 17th. Century the coastal city of Mergui (Today Myeik) as it was formerly know belonged to the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It fell into the hand of the British after they annexed Burma. The city was an important place on the map of the East India Company because it functioned as a restock and trading center on the trip from Calcutta to Penang. Goods have been unloaded here and moved on the back of elephants to the Gulf of Thailand and further to Ayutthaya China and Japan.

andaman sea ranong harbor

A bit further to the south near Kawthaung is the Isthmus of Kra which has the shortest distance between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.  This is a destination for a great beach vacation jungle trekking caving kayaking canoeing and climbing the limestone rocks at Krabi explore national parks sunbath on the waterfront. Do some surfing, water and jet ski, paragliding or maybe some scuba diving in the Indian Ocean it could also be just the right place for retirement and water-sports

andaman sea south myanmar steamer

Here are exceptional beach fronts ocean views coral reefs and marine life.

Almost all Thailand sea destinations offer exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving excursions often by live aboard or day trips with the dive vessel or other yachts. Outstanding scuba diving destinations are the Similan Islands off Khao Lak accessible by tours from Phuket and by speedboat from Khao Lak via Lam Ru Pier a couple of kilometers before.
Plenty of tropical fish sea snakes sea horses whale sharks white sharks sting rays and other big game reside in these waters.

The Thailand and Myanmar Andaman Sea is a very large area with countless fine coastal strips (see the map), so you can be sure not to see many tourists around, in particular at the Andaman Nicobar Islands which are under Indian control and the access is restricted. The best known Andaman Island beaches are at Phuket and here the number one is Patong Beach. The most famous inhabitants of the area are the Sea Gypsies called Salon in Myanmar and Moken in Thailand.

The Andaman Sea center is Phuket.

The Andaman Sea tourist center is Phuket's West Coast with Patong Kata and Karon Beach. This is the entertainment and amusement center of south Thailand during day and night. The interesting activities are day trips to the north which is Khao Lak and Khao Sok National Park with a huge reservoir set into the wilderness. There are trekking trails are available , small waterfalls, tree houses, rivers to paddle and a whole floating village on the lake including cottages to stay and make some tours. Phuket Patong Nightlife at Soi Crocodile Patong Tiger Bar guarantees a hot night Here is one of the most active and attractive tourism destination in the world with fascinating waterfronts, islands, a great underwater world, coral reefs, lush tropical jungle, excellent food and on the Thailand side the best nightlife in the world, in particular on Phuket island on the other side of the Gulf of Thailand is Pattaya with a similar setting and Bangkok. On the road to Malaysia is Hat Yai and at Danko / Sadao at the Thai-Malaysia border again an incredible nightlife. Activities are diving, island hopping, big game fishing plus an unrestrained nightlife. Taking pictures, water sports, trekking, hiking, elephant rides or just sit down at bar or club, drink some beer and watch the bar girls. There are several marine parks, one of them is around the Similan Islands, another is Ko Tarutao and several more. Other famous islands are Ko Samui & Ko Phangan and so on, it is evident there is something going in the south of Thailand. There is Ranong about 300km north of Phuket and the gateway to south Myanmar, Ranong is the biggest harbor on the Thai west coast. Thailand's deep south has a big problem with Muslim insurgency who are killing people by the dozen almost every day. These lunatics go preferable after Buddhist Monks and Teachers and are burning down schools frequently. What a rotten mind this person must have who are killing monks and even temple boys all in the name of Islam.