If you have yet to experience the wonders of South East Asia, or would like to experience it another way, renting a luxury yacht and exploring the amazing marine life to be found around a series of tropical islands found in the South of Thailand is most certainly going to be an amazing experience. It is not only affordable, there are specialist yacht charter companies that will help you plan the perfect route, and when we say luxury, we do mean 5-star living.
Tropical Island Paradise
The famous Phi Phi Islands are easily accessible and with your own yacht, you can drop anchor in a great spot and settle down for a 5-star meal, while sampling your favourite cocktail. Spend a couple of days around Phi Phi, then you can head along the coast and visit Krabi, a quiet Thai coastal town that is unique in many ways. The Andaman Sea is full of exotic marine life, with whale sharks, dolphins and sailfish often seen and if you are into scuba or snorkelling, the preparations can be made.
The southern island of Phuket is the perfect base from which to embark on your own private cruise to the surrounding islands, and with yacht charter in Phuket, everything is included, just bring yourself and some personal items. They have a fleet of top-class vessels to accommodate from 2-16 people, plus you are in the hands of a professional crew with a skipper than knows the region well, and he would be happy to make some route suggestions based on your preferences. From Phuket, you can easily reach the famous full moon party island of Koh Pan Gnan, and if you time your trip right, you can experience this wild gathering, which is always packed with gap-year students and tourists.
In the Bay of Thailand, Koh Samui is a large island that is designed for premier tourists, with stunning beaches and top-class resorts, and with your own yacht, you can drop anchor, come ashore and experience fine dining and great night time entertainment. Chaweng Beach is a very popular stretch that you should visit, and they have some night markets where you can buy souvenirs and locally made wares.
The Malaysian beaches are amazing, and most are deserted, which means you can drop anchor and explore, and with the skipper’s intimate knowledge, you get to see all the best locations. The beaches in Malaysia are still mainly undiscovered, so you won’t see many hotels, and can have an insight into how the locals live.
If you would like to view an impressive fleet of yachts, a Google search will take you to an established charter company and they can help you to plan the holiday of a lifetime sailing the Andaman Sea. You get to choose the menu for the trip, and with fresh fish at every port, you can enjoy the best seafood in the world, all in a luxury setting. You might have some friends and you would love to take a holiday together, and by chartering a 6-berth luxury yacht, you can all share the cost, which makes it an affordable holiday.