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Thailand has long been known as the “Land of Smiles” and has a rich culture and history along with its tropical climate, natural beauty, and diverse landscape. Phuket, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, here is our top Phuket Yacht Charter Destinations with many beautiful beaches and islands, chartering a yacht can be a great way to explore the stunning coastlines of Thailand.
Phuket & Surroundings
Often cited amongst the world’s finest beach destinations, Phuket is a paradise of fine white sand, nodding palm trees and lively towns. Blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches, Phuket has something to offer for all tastes and budgets. From day trips to overnight cruises the region truly has it all.
Phang Nga Bay
Phang-nga Bay features the so-called James Bond Island, a needle formed limestone rock in the sea, which featured in the movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park was declared a protected Ramsar Site of international ecological significance on 14 August 2002. Phang Nga is a shallow bay with 42 islands, comprising shallow marine waters and intertidal forested wetlands, with at least 28 species of mangrove; seagrass beds and coral reefs are also present.
Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi, two beautiful islands just off the south-east coast of Phuket island. Koh Racha, also known as Koh Raya offers crystal clear blue waters. The islands have been an almost exclusive paradise for diving and sailing for years! Koh Raya lies due south of Phuket; approximately 20 kilometers as the crow flies. It’s the ideal destination for a comfortable day’s cruise by sailing catamaran.
Phi Phi Islands
Known as ‘the jewels of the Andaman Sea’ are considered one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world and it’s easy to see why. Sheer cliffs rise out from the sea on your approach only to give way to beach-fronted jungle. Diving is a big draw thanks to the huge variety of marine life the whole island region is part of a marine national park) and for the adrenaline junkies there is also the opportunity to snorkel with sharks!
Koh Lipe & Butang Archipelago
This small L-shaped island, in the South Thailand’s Satun Province is situated on the outskirts of the Tarutao National Marine Park. Originally only inhabited by Sea Gypsies, the Chao Ley, who named the island Koh Lipe, the island and its surroundings are a haven for snorkeling and diving.
Mu Ko Similan Marine Park
The exquisite Similan Islands with their tropical jungle beauty, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are widely considered amongst Thailand’s most popular dive destinations. The National Marine Park is abundant in gorgeous coral reefs peppered with rainbow colored fish as well as deep water boulder formations that attract large pelagic fish such as whale sharks and manta rays.