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Contributing through Participating – The NAN Foundation

Burmese Learning Center NAN foundation cause

As a Guest of Andaman Discoveries, you are directly supporting projects of our North Andaman Network Foundation. Fifty percent of Andaman Discoveries profits are given back to the NAN foundation and also donations that rebuilt into the program pricing. These projects make a difference in the lives of our local community projects and community members because they are things that are valued by these people as a way to have better lives. Take a look at how you have helped by […]

Let’s Celebrate! The success of the Moken Tourism Team on Koh Surin

Koh Surin Moken Village Thailand

As the season at Koh Surin National Park comes to an end, we are happy to say that the Moken Tourism Team has had an amazing season! Their capacity for hosting guests grows each year, showing impressive guiding skills that truly captured the hearts, minds and souls of the Andaman Discoveries guests. They supported and participated in the Koh Surin Moken Experience Program to be immersed in culture and see the beautiful island through the eyes of the Moken!   This year […]

Children’s Day

Children’s Day (Wan Dek) celebrations are an annual Thai tradition. It’s a day for the adults in the community to show their love for all the children. Andaman Discoveries recently attended three local Children’s Day celebrations: Ban Talae Nok Ban Talae Nok School was filled with fun and laughter during their annual Children’s Day celebration. The students played fun games and performed songs and dances on the stage throughout the day. The celebrations brought presents and smiles to all the […]

Responsible Tourism Award Finalist!

Finalists for the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 Dear friends, guests and partners – We are very happy and excited to announce that Andaman Discoveries was selected as a finalist for this year’s Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards! This annual award recognizes best practices and innovative programs for sustainable tourism in Asia since 2006.  Along with basking in glory and honor of the award reception, the winners can exhibit at the ITB Asia in Singapore for free! We are […]

Surin Moken Experience Update

“A Season of Success”   The Surin Moken Experience tour, which began last year, saw seven different groups this season! This new and exciting program highlights the many interesting aspects of the Moken culture on Koh Surin. Guests are able to experience Koh Surin through the eyes of the Moken by actively engaging in activities chosen by the Moken to share with guests and continue the knowledge of their culture. Here you can snorkel in the turquoise waters with your […]

A day out on Koh Phra Thong

Saturday morning P’Nat and I took an early boat out to Koh Phra Thong Island. We arrived in Ta Pae Yoi Village, where excited kids were already waiting for us, and ready to have a nice day out on the island. Today we’re going to take the Thai and Moken kids out to the ‘savannah’ on the island, and teach them a bit more about local resources on the island. We call this area a ‘savannah’ as the area has […]