Although Phuket is the biggest sailing area by far in Thailand, there are 2 hidden gems to discover in Koh Chang and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand. These are smaller and less developed, but still worth considering if you are looking for an alternative sailing destination to explore.
Happening right now in Koh Samui is the 15th edition of the Samui Regatta, a full week of fun in the sun and some serious racing and partying around Chaweng Beach on the east coast of Koh Samui. Whether you are a serious racer, a recreational sailor, or just an interested observer, watching this international regatta is a great way to spend your summer holidays in Samui.
The pink beach? No, we are not delirious from sunstroke! Many places around Asia can claim to have beautiful white sandy beaches – the Seychelles, Phuket, the Maldives, and many more around the world – but only a handful can claim to have a beautiful pink beach!
Yet this is exactly what you can find and explore on the Indonesian island of Komodo, while sailing in Indonesia.
No, we have not invented a catchy new slogan for the Indonesia Tourist Board!
We have all seen the marketing slogans…..Malaysia is Truly Asia, Thailand is Definitely Amazing, and it really is More Fun in the Philippines… but “Wow Wow Wow” was the exact words our client used when boarding Phinisi 51 New World recently. For sailing in Indonesia, this fantastic Indonesian phinisi is setting the bar very high, and looks like it will be giving the Indonesian Tourist Board some more superlatives to work with!!
There cannot be many better ways to explore and admire the stunning scenery around Phuket than on your own private charter catamaran. Lots of space, with or without crew, a catamaran hire Phuket is definitely the way to cruise these beautiful sailing grounds. Try something new this year and venture out of your comfort zone, into a tropical paradise brimming with culture and excitement! Float past the Thai islands with the limestone cliffs looming over, whilst you sip coconut water and lounge on the trampoline of your catamaran… Continue reading
Probably the most well-known, romantic and visually stunning island in French Polynesia, and possibly the whole world. Bora Bora is surrounded by a lagoon and coral reef, with the centre of the island being an extinct volcano. This offers some of the most famous postcard images you can find anywhere, while sailing on your yacht charter Tahiti.
For over 40 years, the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) has been taking care of some of the most pristine waters in Asia….the marine national parks of the Seychelles! The Seychelles are easily accessible nowadays, with regular international flights from South Africa, Asia and the Middle East flying into the main island of Mahe. The other main island, Praslin, is about 4-5 hours sailing to the north, or you can take the fast catamaran service to start your Seychelles yacht hire in Praslin.
The Kings Cup Regatta in Phuket is Asia’s biggest regatta, and has just completed its annual event in Phuket. The event really marks the start of high season for sailing around Phuket, with many Phuket charter yachts either watching or competing, and then being heavily booked on charters until the end of April.
Don’t panic all you American football fans…the NFL has not chosen the beautiful islands around Tahiti to host next year’s Superbowl! Centuries before Europeans figured out that the Earth was not flat, the explorers of Polynesia were traversing the South Pacific on massive, double-hull outrigger canoes, navigating by the winds and stars. The canoe still plays an important part in Tahitian life, and many colourful events are held to celebrate this national sport of Tahiti.