Celebrated as the land of smiles, alive with culture, ancient heritage and a world-famous nightlife scene – there is something ever alluring about Thailand. For yacht charter guests seeking lashings of sunshine, to lounge on Leonardo DiCaprio’s Beach, and to get gooey over some of the best street food in the world, Thailand may just have you charmed. Stand in the shadow of megalith lounging buddhas, howl at the full moon parties, and find instant happiness on the Phi Phi Islands with a yacht charter to the tourist friendly shores of Thailand.
Slurping tom yum soups from food stands, getting all doe-eyed over flaky crab meat swimming in lemongrass and bright yellow chilies, and letting the sweetness of deep fried bananas with coconut and sesame seed melt in your mouth - Thailand’s street food scene is one of the best in the world. From the bustle of Bangkok to the color and charm of the coastal floating markets – a yacht charter to Thailand is a rare treat for the tastebuds.
Poster child of paradise; Thailand is famed for its plethora of stunning beaches. Hollywood has made full use of the secluded coves and paradise shores of this part of the world. From Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach to James Bond thrillers, the Thai beach scene is red carpet worthy. Along with blissful beaches, Thailand is also the land of amazing islands – from the famous Phi Phi islands to calming Koh Samui, you can find an island to suit your every mood.
Beautiful buddhas and temples galore – a yacht charter cruise around Thailand showcases plenty of cool culture to keep you going. Bangkok has a beautiful selection to visit before you head over to the cruising waters of the coast. Be sure to see the golden shimmer of Wat Phra Kaew also known as the temple of the emerald buddha. The temple of the mammoth reclining buddha is also a must for those who want to witness the drama of a 150-foot-long buddha statue chilling among a thousand other buddha images.
Yacht charter guests seeking the full moon party scene will be swayed by Thailand’s raucous dusk til dawn energy. From the hottest clubs of Pattaya to the energetic crush of Bangla Road in Phuket, you can get your fill of afterhours action throughout Thailand. Those who want to steer clear of the beer and backpack party scene can find glam evening entertainment and sultry beach clubs across Thailand’s most glamorous resorts.
The largest of the islands in Thailand, Phuket makes for a first-class stop on a yacht charter. As the island is so sprawling it can help you not to feel hemmed in. Those seeking those enigmatic white sands and cracked coconuts will find them on the beaches that populate the south and western coastlines. The old town of Phuket offers an unrivalled cultural experience with its bright colonial mansions and then you have the party scene over on Bangla Road. Animal lovers should duck into the elephant sanctuary for a compassionate look at natures gentle giants, and day trips over to Similan Island will keep divers delighted.
Made famous by appearing in James Bond favorite The Man with the Golden Gun, the delightful island of Khao Phing Kan makes for a worthy tourist stop on your yacht charter through Thailand. This lush rocky green island looks like the perfect hideout lair and with its impressive limestone towers carved by salt and sea, it’s no wonder travelers come from near and far to witness the sight. A private tender into the bay will help you to avoid the crowds that can clog the shallow bay, souvenir shops and popular snorkeling stops. The best way to indulge in the fantasy of Khao Phing Kan is to take the kayak out and head into the legendary kurst caves.
First timers to the Phi Phi Islands are sure to be smitten by the curved lunar colored sands, the powder blue waters, and the deep dark lush interior that makes the Phi Phi Islands such a bucket list destination. On Phi Phi Don you can revel in those famous full moon parties set against a backdrop of heart achingly beautiful paradise. Down in Phi Phi Leh and you have dramatic soaring cliffs, snorkel rich waters, and none of the nonsense of having to contend with mega resorts and drunken crowds. The central bay of Phi Phi Leh was used as the major filming location for the beach – only adding to the fabled splendor.
A yacht charter to Koh Samui is all world class spas, fine dining and an emphasis on aligning mind, body and spirit. She makes for a great escape, especially after the hedonistic delights of Bangkok, the fun of Phuket and the full moon parties on Phi Phi Don. Once you sail into Koh Samui you can expect swaying hammocks, cleansing coconut waters, and well-orchestrated yoga programs to get you back on track. Those who still feel like socializing will find the beaches of Chaweng to share the sunsets with the bohemian crowd.
Taking a yacht charter to Thailand is a tale of three seasons. Between the months of May and October the monsoon rains come to soak your t-shirt to the bone, between November and March is the so called cool season where life gets more bearable, and then between March and May Thailand can be unbearably hot.