If you search for bona fide, tropical paradise, head to the Myeik Archipelago. A good part of this far-flung chain of 800 islands on the majestic Adaman Sea has yet to be explored. The islands have varying, distinct features such as mangrove swamps, rain forests, and reefs. It has diving sites that offer some of the best underwater scenes, including the shark cave where you catch a look at nurse sharks and sting rays. Because the waters are crystal clear, you can also view the colorful marine life through snorkeling. Here, you can also meet the Moken also known as sea gypsies who live on boats and still carry on their traditional way of life passed down from their ancestors.