Between May and October
Here you will discover miles of palm fringed sandy beaches, dramatic rocky headlands, crystal waters and coral reefs in a fine tropical climate. Coupled with the hospitality and magnificent culture of the Thai people, you are sure to experience a truly unique cruising vacation.
Discover the stunning national marine park of Phang Nga Bay; visit the towering limestone islands of Ko Phanak and Koh Hong; the sea gypsey village of Koh Pan Yi built on stilts; explore the beautiful islands of Koh Phi Phi ; or visit the Similan and Surin Islands, one of the world’s top diving destinations.
Between May and October
You can enjoy all year sailing as there are no typhoons and the seasonal monsoons are gentle. There are two distinct seasons, the North East Monsoon (dry season) that runs from November to April, with winds averaging 10-15 knots; and the South West Monsoon (wet season) from May to October, with slightly stronger winds and some rainy periods which usually only last 1-2 hours in the afternoon. From June to October these south west winds start to gust but rarely exceed 25 knots.
The air temperatures vary from 28 to 35 with an average sea temperature of 28- 32. The tidal range is up to 3 meters at high water springs.
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is Thailand’s principal airport, which is situated 20 miles outside of the city center. The majority of flights entering or departing Thailand do so from Bangkok, which receives and sends flights to major airports all around the world. Thai Airways provides flights from Bangkok to Phuket. One you land, it will take you about 30 minutes to get to the base via taxi.
7 Day from Phuket
Day 1: Phuket to Koh Hong (10nm)
Start off your holiday by journeying to the scenic islands of Koh Hong, where you can anchor between towering rock facades. Take a dingy to explore the tunnel leading to an enclosed lagoon where you can view the “hong” (room). The islands are park of the Ao Phnag-nga National Park which is known for its lush mangrove forests, countless caves, and soaring limestone.
Day 2: Koh Roi (10nm)
Go onshore to explore the hong of Koh Roi. At dusk, you may get to see thousands of fruit bats take flight for an evening of feeding.
Day 3: Koh Hong Krabi (10nm)
Next up is the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago where the islands are remote and the waters are teeming with fish. Throw out your line and see if you can catch a mackerel or rainbow runner. Swim off of the beautiful beach into the warm, crystal clear water.
Day 4: Rai Le Beach (10nm)
Have a laid-back beach day on Rai Le surrounded by coconut palm trees. There are pleasant restaurants on the beach where you can admire the shimmering waters of the Andaman Sea.
Day 5: Koh Phi Phi Don (15nm)
Anchor at Ton Sai Bay where you’ll find nice facilities and lively night scene at the bars. To the south is Phi Phi Le, where you will find excellent snorkelling and rugged cliffs.
Day 6: Koh Rang Yai (25nm)
Rent a bike to traverse the island, play a round of miniature golf, or swim at the beach.
Day 7: Phuket (10nm)
7 Day from Koh Samui
Day 1: Bo Phut Beach
Bo Phut Beach is close to the famous Big Buddha on Samui. Koh Samui offers everything from coral reefs and waterfalls to temples and elephant trekking further inland. There is an array of markets in which to stock up for your trip.
Day 2: Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan’s full moon party draws a global crowd to Haad Rin Beach. Aside from the excitement of the full moom, Koh Phangan offers a remote paradise with secluded beaches. A walking trail starts at the beach and leads to spectacular waterfalls.
Day 3: Koh Tao
Kao Tao was named for the Hawksbill and Green Turtles that used the island as a breeding ground before it has inhabited by people. You can get up close and personal with the abundance of marine life when you snorkel or dive in one of its secluded bays.
Day 4: Maenam Beach
Maenam Beach is great children because it’s waters are calm and shallow. To the west of the beach sits the temple Wat Na Pralam, a slightly rundown building that evokes a real sense of Koh Samui’s history. Go to John’s Garden for traditional Thai cuisine in a tropical garden.
Day 5: Chong Mon Beach
Hop in a kayak and paddle to the tiny island of Ko Fan Yai, then come back to Chong Mon Beach to recline with a refreshing beverage in hand.
Day 6: Big Buddha Beach
Big Buddha stands at more than 12 metres high on the little island of Koh Fan which is joined to the mainland by a causeway. If you’re looking to fully relax, the renowned Ban Sabai Retreat Spa and Resort sits directly on the sand of Buddha Beach and offers an oasis of treatments. Every Sunday Secret Garden Bungalows offers live music, drinks, and Thai BBQ in the beach for a very reasonable price.
Day 7: Bo Phut Beach
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