Andaman Sea, marginal sea of the northeastern Indian Ocean. It is bounded to the north by the Irrawaddy River delta of Myanmar (Burma); to the east by peninsular Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia; to the south by the Indonesian island of Sumatra and by the Strait of Malacca; and to the west by theAndaman and Nicobar Islands, which constitute a union territory of India. Through such ports as Bassein, Mawlamyine, Tavoy, and Mergui—as well as Yangon (Rangoon) itself—it forms the most important sea link between Myanmar and other countries; it also forms part of a major shipping route between India and China, via the Strait of Malacca. The sea, which has an area of 308,000 square miles (798,000 square km), takes its name from the Andaman Islands. The Andaman Sea is 750 miles (1,200 km) long from north to south and 400 miles (645 km) wide.
The following map shows the area we recommend for sailing arrangement.
ANDAMAN – ANDAMAN ISLAND – ANDAMAN SEA
The dream of an idyllic escape into a tropical island world becomes a reality on Phuket, Thailand’s southern paradise island. Unspoilt stretches of fine white sand are found along the entire west coast of the island. Each sun-drenched beach has a character and charm of its own, and is separated from its neighbors by picturesque headlands and backdrops of wooded hills. Lapping the shore are the sparkling warm blue waters of the Andaman Sea.
Krabi province is located just south of the world-famous Phang Nga Bay in the south of Thailand. Its home to the incomparable Phi Phi Island and offer some of the most spectacular scenery seen anywhere in the world, both in terms of landscapes and seascapes. Nowhere else do stunning rock formations meet spectacular emerald sea as they do in Krabi. It’s the perfect getaway for rock climbers or those wanting to explore the sea caves or hongs.
Khaolak still unspoiled is a newly developing seaside town surrounded by mountains covered with dense jungle foliage. The mountains drop away into pristine sandy beaches and the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea in the Phang-Nga Province.
Koh Phi Phi
Six islands make up the Phi Phi archipelago. They sit in the Andaman Sea 48kms east of Phuket and 42kms south of Krabi with Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Le being the two largest. A true tropical paradise of hill hills with jutting cliffs, pristine white beaches and an emerald sea hiding banks of coral and colourful marine life.
Koh Lanta is located approximately 70 km south of Krabi on the east side of Southern Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay. It stretches for 27 kms in the north-south direction and is traversed by a mountain range that is still covered by virgin rain forest. The range reaches heights of 500m in its northern and southern parts. The water off the west coast is crystal clear & the beaches powdery white.
Trang , or Muang Thap Thiang used to be a port involved in foreign trade. It was the first city where rubber was planted. Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi brought rubber from Malaysia and planted it here before anywhere else in southern Thailand in 1899. Rubber is now considered an important commodity of Thailand. The important Trang River flows through the province from its origin in the Khao Luang mountain range and the Palian River from the Banthat mountain range.
Ranong is the first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometres from Bangkok. It is known for the long rainy period, which lasts for 8 months each year. Ranong occupies an area of 3,298 square kilometres and is bordered by Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the west. Within its compact area, Ranong contains various natural attractions and is blessed with hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests.
Satun is a small province in the south of Thailand that borders Malaysia, facing the Andaman Sea. The province possesses renowned picturesque islands with verdant forests and mountainous land. The majority of the locals are Muslim. It is located 973 kilometres from Bangkok and occupies an area of 2,478 square kilometres with 80 kilometres of coastline.