Thailand is without question one of the most idyllic holiday destinations around the globe. Conjure a mental image of a paradise island with clean white sand, palm trees softly swaying in the warm breeze and dazzling turquoise water gently lapping the shore, and you’ll be close to picturing the stunning scenery of a Thailand yacht charter. In this guide we’ll pick out some of the best, most unmissable aspects of a luxury escape to South East Asia to give just a taste of where your Thailand yacht charter could take you.
Diving in Phang Nga
The perfect Thailand Yacht Charter would not be complete without a visit to the enchanting Phang Nga Bay. Famous for its striking limestone cliffs and dramatic rock formations as well as emerald green waters and secluded coves, this large bay lies between Phuket island and the Thai mainland. The beautiful clear seas and wealth of exotic and diverse marine life make Phang Nga Bay a hotspot for diving and snorkelling – the ideal activities for your South East Asia yacht charter. Some of the most popular spots in the region for diving include: Koh Bon, Elephant Head Rock, Richelieu Rock and The Similans. There couldn’t be a better way to discover Phang Nga’s secret coves and waterfalls than from a luxury yacht.
Sailing the crystal-clear seas of Thailand will lead you to countless islands of untold beauty. The county is home to hundreds of islands of every size which range from bustling and highly populated to tranquil, secluded and even uninhabited. When it comes to the latter, Koh Jum is a prime example – this quiet island off the coast of Krabi has a calmer atmosphere than its busier neighbours, which gives it an irresistible authentic charm. The better-known islands such as Koh Lipe, which receive a greater footfall of tourists, are still just as splendid and worth visiting (after all, it’s their outstanding beauty which has made them so popular), particularly if you don’t mind a livelier atmosphere and the restaurants, bars and nightlife that go with it.
Thailand is home to an impressive array of wildlife. From leopards and tigers to wild macaque monkeys, bears, and even the magnificent elephant, Thailand and its islands are a paradise for nature lovers of all ages. There are a huge number of stunning national parks across the country – at Khao Yai National Park, for instance, on a typical visit you can expect to see tigers, bears, porcupines, gibbons and parrots. Not for the faint-hearted, a visit to the famous bat caves at dusk also makes an exciting addition to any Thailand yacht charter.