Our Sailing Holiday starts in Phuket. Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and the ideal base for sailing. There are hundreds of islands in the Andaman Sea to explore, countless miles of beaches fringed with swaying palm trees, shimmering emerald-colored seas, coral reefs, charming villages and simply dazzling scenery. For the busy professional and adventurous sailor in search of an unforgettable vacation, Thailand is among the finest, most interesting and beautiful places to sail in the world.
Adventure begins at our Phuket base in Yacht Haven Marina just 15 minutes from the airport on the north of the island. Boarding is at 5pm and followed by a briefing on the boat, safety, the itinerary and the optional excursion package. Spend the night aboard in the marina
Just after breakfast we cruise to Koh Rang to relax on the beach and take in the tropical surroundings. After lunch, we explore the small island of Koh Khai Nok with some of the closest coral reef to Phuket. Next we head to one of the secluded beaches near the south of Koh Yao Yai to sleep for the night.
Breakfast at anchor then sail to the Phi Phi islands – world famous for their beauty, parties, and for being the set from the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio. After dinner we go take in the night life, party scene and fire shows ashore
In the morning we cruise to Koh Mai Phai to enjoy the white sandy beach and snorkeling in the clear water. After lunch we head north to Chicken Head Island and explore this famous tropical island with more beach and snorkeling, and lounge in the natural beauty. Just before sunset we sail to Railay Beach for the night.
In the morning we take a local Thai “long tail boat” around the corner to Ao Nang, where the optional excursion package begins with an elephant trek, followed by a high quality Thai massage. Lunch greets us as we arrive back to our yacht, then we cruise to Koh Hong Krabi – an island famous for its large internal lagoon. We spend a relaxing evening here which gives us ample time to swim, enjoy the beach and explore the cave and lagoon.
After breakfast we move the yacht to the secluded Ao Thalin where the optional excursion package continues – kayaking through mangrove forests, past spectacular limestone cliffs and canyons, and even have the chance of encountering monkeys. After lunch, we head to Koh Phak Bia for another beach and the final snorkeling chance of the trip. For the evening we anchor the yacht in the deep canyon of Koh Chong Lat for a scenic and peaceful evening.
We start the day by sailing to Koh Yang where we anchor amongst the picturesque limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay. The next part of the optional excursion package is being picked up by a local Thai “long tail boat” and taking a tour to the famous James Bond Island, and to the Sea Gypsy village where you have the opportunity to buy local handicrafts. After we head south to Koh Nakka Noi for the final part of the optional excursion package – a BBQ and sunset on a quiet beach.
In the morning we eat breakfast on route as we cruise back to the marina for disembarkation at 9am.
Closest airport is Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Taxi: A taxi fare should not exceed €15 (฿550) to Yacht Haven Marina.
Public Transport: There is no reliable public transport to the marina, but as a novelty you might even want to catch a traditional tuk tuk
There is a Currency Exchange Office located directly after the baggage claim where you can acquire Thai Baht (฿) if you haven’t previously done so. Cash is king and always preferred.
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