Trips to Myeik Archipelago are too costly and also in need of infrastructure, according to local tour agencies.
"The plane ticket to Myeik is around US$200. There are no ferryboats to the isles and travellers need to spend more on hiring private boats. So the transportation charges alone cost about US$500. Together with accommodation fees, the cost goes up to US$800," said Noun Noun Han, general secretary of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association.
Further, the hotel charges in the area are not budget-friendly. Myeik Archipelago still retains its nature which attracts foreign tourists. There are only a few tour agencies in service.
Kayinkwa Island and Zardatgyi Island are must-visit places to see the lifestyle of indigenous Salon people.