Thailand is an iconic picture-postcard destination, offering the finest gastronomic delights, culture, history and breathtaking vistas no matter where you sail. From the iconic limestone cliffs and emerald waters surrounding Phang Nga Bay to the untouched tranquil waters of the Similan islands, there really is something for everyone. We have put together some of our top tips to avoid tourists and day-trippers, so you get an authentic and luxurious journey through South East Asia.
Christmas for many families means hoping for snow, indulging on Christmas Pudding and watching Love Actually on repeat…Why not shake things up this Christmas? Christmas in Thailand would mean waking up to gorgeous heat, spending the day on the luxurious beach, swimming in the dazzling sea. Surely an island paradise sounds more pleasurable than wrapping up warmly and having the same routine year on year?
Thailand is undoubtedly a country of raw natural beauty – whether it is the palm-lined beaches, exotic cuisine or the starry skies of floating lanterns, a Thai yacht charter is bound to awaken all your senses. From twinkling light ceremonies to whitewater rafting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Thailand over the next few months…
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
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.
Around this time each year, as high season in Thailand kicks into action, a selection of superyachts from the Med and Indonesia head to Phuket to cruise the stunning sailing grounds of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, the Similan and Phi Phi Islands, and to visit the Andaman Sea destinations of Langkawi, Myanmar and the Andaman Islands.This year is no exception, and in this article we highlight a few of these amazing luxury yachts that are available for a Phuket boat rental in the coming months.
The east coast of Phuket offers all year round sailing, with the stunning scenery of Phang Nga Bay being protected by land masses on both sides. May to October is southwest monsoon winds so the waters west of Phuket, exposed to the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and with no protected anchorages, are off limits during that time. From the 1st November, the Similan Islands, Surin Islands and the Mergui Archipelago of Myanmar are officially open for business.
One of the biggest impediments to the growth of the market for luxury yacht charter Phuket has now been removed, with the recent announcement that foreign flagged yachts can now apply for a Superyacht Charter License for Thailand. This is exciting and beneficial news for us as well as you, our clients!
For sheer diversity of sights, activities and experiences on a single yacht charter, it is hard to beat the classic one week cruise off the east coast of Phuket, Thailand.
From the stunning limestone scenery of James Bond Island and Phang Nga Bay, to the white sandy Ao Nang and Railay beaches near Krabi; exploring caves and mangroves by kayak, then the breathtaking beauty of the Phi Phi Islands surrounded by amazing and diving possibilities… all this can be experienced in a relaxed one week Phuket yacht charter.