In the land of smiles

Thailand

With more than 130 islands to explore, the Andaman archipelago has something to offer to everyone. From secluded fishing villages, emerald waters and pristine beaches to the fragrant flavours of Thai cuisine. The land of smiles offers a vast range of activities and landscapes to satisfy all tastes and desires.


Marina

You will be checking in at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket. All charters start on Saturday so you should arrive at the marina between 3-5pm.

Weather and Season

The best period (dry season) begins in November and ends in April. The wind speed during this time is between 5 and 20 knots (1 kn = 1.852 km/h) from northeast. The winds are stable and the temperatures are normally around 30°C. Consistently dry and sunny weather are the best sailing conditions.

Do not miss to try out the local cuisine highlights:

  • Tom Ka Gai (coconut soup with galangal chicken)
  • Pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodle dish)
  • Fresh sea food
  • Som Tam (spicy green papaya salad)
  • Green curry

Day 1

Phuket (base marina)

In the afternoon, check in and enjoy a glass of champagne or a tropical cocktail while you wait for your yacht to go through the final preparations for your trip.

Day 2

Ko Yao Yai

After having breakfast on board, enjoy a lavish lunch stop and swim at Chicken Head Island and Ko Hong on the way to Ko Yao Yai, an untouched island in the middle of Phang Nga Bay.

Day 3

Phi Phi

Head south towards Phi Phi Island, famous for featuring alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in the movie “The Beach”. Take a dip at Pileh Lagoon, nature’s grandest swimming pool, visit the Macaques on Monkey Island and snorkel the transparent waters or rent a kayak. In the evening, explore the vibrant town and treat yourself to some authentic Thai cuisine.

Day 4

Koh Lanta

Sail for 4 hours to the lovely Koh Lanta. Don’t miss out on the famous Emerald caves, snorkelling here is sublime, with regular sightings of hawksbill turtles and blacktip reef sharks. In the evening, treat yourself to a fine dining experience at the 5 star Pimalai Resort and Spa.

Day 5

Krabi & Railay Beach

Sail up north to Krabi and burry your toes in the white sandy beaches. Spectacular caves, breathtaking waterfalls and a 40 million year old fossil beach are waiting to be explored. One of the musts is to visit Railay Bay, accessible only via boat. The typical limestone crags and swaying longtail boats will make you feel like you’re in a postcard.

Day 6

Ko Yao Noi

We suggest to sail along the coast direction north, once again you’ll be stunned by the magical views and landscape of this unspoilt island. Feast on deck in one of the numerous, picturesque bays along the way.

Day 7

Phuket

Explore the surroundings of the marina or take a short cab ride to the centre of Phuket and indulge in Phuket’s famous street life. Test your Thai culinary skills with a cooking course packed with exotic flavours and spices. Refresh your spiced palate with a cold Singha beer.

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