Best Charter Yacht Locations For Your Vacation In Phuket, Thailand

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Thailand is a great destination to spend your vacation or holiday together with your friends and family. It is not called the “Land of Smiles” for nothing because in Thailand, especially in Phuket, you will be able to create unforgettable memories to cherish forever.

Read on to know more about the wonders of Thailand, where you can visit Phuket and charter a yacht.

1. Dive Into the Beauty of Phi Phi Islands

The Phi Phi Islands off Phuket is the most famous spot for chartering and sailing a yacht. The largest island is Koh Phi Phi Don, and it is the only one with local residents inhabiting the place.

Koh Phi Phi Don is a fun place to visit because of its multiple beaches where you can meet new friends. It is also an excellent spot to eat delicious foods, drink and party all night long.

You can also stay at Tonsai Village, which is located on a narrow isthmus that connects the east and west part of the island. Most boats arrive in this village via the Ao Tonsai pier, so it is a good place for people with chartered yachts.

Head into the Pi Leh Bay, which is a narrow cove between limestone cliffs, so you can experience the best snorkeling spot that Phuket can offer. Next, ride north to Viking Cave, where you will see unusual Scandinavian wall paintings and swiftlet nests that are sold to make bird’s nest soup.

Take a deep breath as you try diving and snorkeling to witness the spectacular coral reefs that the islands boast. The warm blue water here is a perfect opportunity to see the tropical fish, turtles and other marine life. 

The following are the other popular sites that you can visit in Phi Phi Islands:

  • Loh Dalum Beach
  • Loh Samah Bay
  • Maya Bay
  • Monkey Beach
  • Plile Lagoon
  • Ton Sia Bay

2. Explore Stunning Landscapes at Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is considered as the natural heritage of Thailand for its possession of majestic natural sceneries. It is famous for its National Park with prestige attractions like a complex system of islands, underwater caves and towering rock formations.

Stunning landscapes of limestone islets and outcrops sticking out of the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay is what makes it a top destination to charter a yacht. 

It takes about three hours to visit the breathtaking hidden lagoons, tidal caves and unique villages. The blissful Similan Islands, Surin Islands and Khao Lak beach are the ideal go-to place for tourists from around the world.

The best way to enjoy the beauty of Phang Nga Bay is to see it at the Samet Nangshe Viewpoint. Located atop a bald hill a few kilometres from the eastern coastline, Samet Nangshe is ideally placed to face the beautiful islands of Phang Nga, including Hong Island and James Bond Island. 

James Bond Island is also a place to go when you charter a yacht in Phang Nga Bay. It is one of the most iconic islands in the area as it was featured in a James Bond movie in 1974. 

This island is locally known as Tapu Island, and it is a narrow limestone in the shape of a construction nail. With its base becoming thinner through the years of erosion caused by the ocean, it is predicted to collapse soon so visit the area while you still can.

Other famous spots to visit at Phang Nga Bay are as follows:

  • Khao Ping Khan
  • Koh Hong
  • Koh Panak
  • Koh Panyi
  • Lod Cave
  • Natai Beach
  • Thai Muang Beach

3. Racha Yai & Racha Noi Islands

The Racha Islands or Raya Islands are famous diving and snorkeling spots in all of Thailand. The island of Racha Noi is currently inhabited, but it features excellent diving areas, while Racha Yai offers several bungalows and resorts where you can stay.

The coral reefs here are a top-notch experience for divers to explore while being submerged underwater.

As you arrive in Racha Yai, you will be welcomed by a strip of white sand beach that corresponds to the long, U-shaped central bay known as Ao Tawan Tok or simply Ao Bungalow.

There is also the Ao Siam, which is another large bay in the area where you can have peaceful strolls while enjoying the view of the crystal-clear waters of the Racha Islands.

Conclusion

Visiting Phuket in Thailand and chartering a yacht would take you days to fully immerse yourself with the beauty it offers. With numerous islands to hop into, multiple diving spots to try, several hiking routes to climb and many beaches to swim to be sure to make the best out of going to Phuket.

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