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Macleod Island

The Myeik (Mergui) Archipelago is a vast area of the Andaman Sea studded with more than 800 pristine islands of which Macleod Island is just one. The lack of development in the region has enabled an amazing diversity of flora and fauna to flourish, both above and below the waves.

Macleod Island Map

“This remote tropical paradise has more life under the water than above it!”

Charlotte Bower, Travel Consultant

Thanks to its biological diversity, the Myeik Archipelago is famed for the quality of the diving and snorkeling - not to mention its remote and unspoiled beaches, which really do deliver a true "Robinson Crusoe" experience.

One of the few resorts permitted on the Myeik Archipelago is the Andaman, located on Macleod Island, some 40 nautical miles from Kawthaung on the far southern tip of Myanmar. The Andaman is the only manmade construction on the island, and warns its visitors to expect no clubs, shops, restaurants and five-star facilities here. What they can expect instead are utterly pristine beaches, dense jungle ripe for exploration, guided kayaking trips through caves and mangroves, a plethora of rare birds and animals, and truly spectacular dive sites.

The Myeik Archipelago is what Phuket and the other Thai islands were like decades ago, before the advent of mass tourism, giant beach parties and boatloads of drunk tourists. Macleod Island, however, promises to remain a paradise for years to come.

Recommended Accommodation in Macleod Island

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Burmese-style inns of Macleod Island.

Experiences in Macleod Island

Macleod Island offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Myanmar's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Macleod Island

The Climate Guide for Macleod Island is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 31 32 33 33 31 29 29 29 29 30 30 30
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 21 22 23 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 22
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 9 9 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Heat and Humidity Discomfort High Very High Very High Very High Very High High High High High High High High
Days with some Rainfall 4 3 5 11 23 26 26 27 25 22 15 6
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 22 26 35 130 484 698 663 744 637 376 152 39
UV Index (Maximum) 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 10