SY Meta IV

Location: Burmese Beaches & Islands | Burma

Fully restored by Captain Herbert Mayrhauser, the SY Meta IV sails Myanmar’s stunning and undiscovered Mergui Archipelago with a highly trained crew of four. A two-mast, 25-metre boat made entirely of Thai teak, this luxury charter provides the perfect journey for discerning explorers.
Perfect forA family or group looking to travel for a week around the stunning Andaman Sea.
In the knowPerfectly sheltered in a bay of four uninhabited islands, have a romantic dinner on the long white sand beach of Hastings Island as the sun sets over the surrounding jungle - the perfect start to your sailing holiday.

Recommended for...

  • Cruise
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

This five-night cruise departs on Saturdays from Kawthaung in Myanmar’s southern tip and returns to Kawthaung on Thursdays.

Rooms onboard SY Meta IV

Originally built by the famous naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, the SY Meta IV sleeps up to nine people, with two cabins with queen-sized beds, two with twin beds and a triple stateroom, each air conditioned and with ensuite bathrooms.

Food & drink

You will be able to enjoy an array of tasty meals, cooked by the skilled chef, either inside in the dining area or outside with spectacular views of the archipelago. The boat also has sunbathing areas, a library and a fully stocked bar.


SY Meta IV has sunbathing areas, a library and a fully stocked bar.

Activities on SY Meta IV

Sailing around the Mergui Archipelago's 800 sparsely populated islands you will have the chance to visit local villages, tour Clara Island with a dinghy excursion into the mangrove forests, and explore the Frost and Potter islands, famous for their beachfront fig trees.

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Hotel location

Fly into Kawthaung Airport and transfer by longtail boat to meet the SY Meta IV. Sail around the unspoilt Mergui archipelago, a collection of over 800 islands off of Burma's southern tip.

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