Kawthaung is the southernmost trip of Myanmar and 800 km from Yangon itself. Kawthaung retains the atmosphere of a fishing village. Visitors can enjoy cruise tours along the Myeik archipelago which takes about one week. There are regular flights from Yangon to Kawthaung and Five Star Shipping Line operates a cruise vessel to Kawthaung. It takes about 25 minute’s boat ride from Kawthaung to Ranong, a border town in Thailand.
Nowadays, the cruise Andaman Club Resort, which occupies the 700 hectare Thahtay Kyun, runs a well patronized casino and offers visitors duty-free shopping with priced that gives duty-free shops elsewhere a run for their money. Located on a hilltop with panoramic view of Kawthaung, the resort is the only sign of habitation on the rocky island.
The recent extension of the kawtaung airfield to accommodate jute aircraft and completion of the World-class Andaman Club hotel on Thahtaykyun Island has made kawthaung the most convenient entry point to the Myeik Archipelago.
The Andaman Club is located on Thahtay Island right at the border line between Thailand and Myanmar. It takes about 10 minutes from either Ranong or Kawthaung pier. Andaman Club is in Myanmar territory and has its own Myanmar immigration check-point at the pier.