Chartering a yacht in Thailand is a wonderful way to experience this country. Thailand is a great alternative to other destinations in the Caribbean and is becoming year after year a popular destination among yachting enthusiasts.
The country has some strong advantages when it comes to sailing: perfect tropical weather that allows you to sail all year round, hundreds of islands bays and coral reefs to access with your boat and a unique culture that will make your sailing holidays in Asia truly unforgettable.
Several destinations are perfectly suited for yacht charters in Thailand.
Yacht charter in Phuket, the most popular island in Thailand
Phuket is well known in Thailand for its touristic sights. The biggest Thai island is also one with something to please everyone.
From the party city of Patong and its clubs, bar, and infamous Bangla Street, to its quiet beaches in Karon, Kamala, or Kata Noi, Phuket is an island that can show different faces depending on what you are looking for. If you are on a quest to know more about Thai culture, the Big Buddha Phuket, Wat Chalong, or Siam Niramit Phuket are all worthy visits when you are on land.
Several marinas are available for your yacht rental in Phuket: the four main marinas are Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket Lagoon Boat, Royal Phuket Marina, and Yacht Marina Haven. Bareboat yacht charters and crewed charters are available in Phuket.
Koh Chang: chartering a yacht in the national park
Koh Chang is a destination for sailors who want to feel like they are alone in the world.
The island is one of the biggest in the Gulf of Thailand but remains raw as it is a part of a national park. If you are looking for secluded beaches, green scenery, and a feeling of isolation, then this is where you should go.
Unless some of its more touristic counterparts, Koh Chang remains truly authentic, and you will feel the seclusion even on its more popular beaches such as Lonely Beach, Klong Prao Beach, or White Sand Beach. On land, the Kai Bae viewpoint is worth a visit at sunset while the Namtok Khlong Phlu is guaranteed to please all waterfalls enthusiasts.
Despite its seclusion, several marinas are available in island resorts to delight the sailors that explored its national park.
Yacht rental in Koh Samui, the gem of the Gulf of Thailand
Koh Samui is a popular tourist destination for everyone. From party-goers on their way to Koh Phangan in the busy Chaweng to family in Lamai, from budget travelers to 5-star resorts, and from on-land holidays goers to yacht charterers coming to explore its wonders by sea.
With its several atmospheres, it is easy to stay longer than expected on an island such as Koh Samui. Scenic beaches are all over, with the most famous being in Chaweng, Lamai, or Bophut. The big Buddha of Samui is a huge statue that is worth a visit when you are in the northern part of the island. Wat Plai Laem, Namtok Tar Nim, Magic Garden, and Wat Khunaram will also delight the sailors looking to know more about the Thai culture.
Whether you are going to Koh Samui as your final destination or as a stopover on your way to Koh Phangan, you will not be disappointed.
Tarutao: charter a yacht in the Malacca Strait National Park
Tarutao is an island located in a National Park in the Malacca Strait. The destination is a hidden treasure and a well-kept secret among sailors.
From there, you can reach small idyllic islands such as Koh Lipe, Koh Kai, Koh Ra Wi, or Koh Adang. If you are looking for secluded beaches with a taste of paradise, then chartering a yacht in the Tarutao park might be a good option for you.
The year-round tropical climate is ideal for yacht charter. With predominantly light to moderate northeast winds. The best season is situated between November to April when the weather is consistently sunny and dry with temperatures around 85 degrees (29°C).
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