Port of the Week: Ko Phawt, Myanmar
| September 3, 2009

Ko phawt

Star Clipper will call at Ko Phawt, Myanmar, on the new seven-night Myanmar itineraries that sail round-trip Phuket, Thailand.

One of the 800 islands that make up the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar in the Andaman Sea, Ko Phawt is a lush, tropical island that is home to many different species, including the horn bill and the fruit bat, also known as the flying fox. It’s a nature lover’s dream.

Guests will have their strip of sand to choose from as they make their way from the ship. If they’re looking for a picture-perfect beach, then Haad Saikantang is very difficult to beat — white sand, crystal-clear water and fairly limited development giving the impression of a deserted private beach. Other lovely strips include Thong Nai Pan Noi, Bottle Beach, if it’s not too busy, and Haad Khom on the north coast.

Guest may want to take a hike around the island in hope of catching site of the horn bills of Ko Phawt. These are long-tailed, and certain species are brightly colored around their bill and head. They live in the tropical forest, making their homes by nesting in holes in trees and usually fly in large flocks, giving guests the opportunity to capture a striking photograph.

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  1. jay Said,

    December 24, 2009 @ 1:58 am

    Hope to see more pics of myanmar ..thanks

  2. Island Phuket Mike Said,

    April 26, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    Myanmar looks lovely,I am going to to tour Island Phuket next month,hope it is like that.

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