Phuket Island, Thailand, also known as the ‘Jewel of the Andaman’ is the base for sailing in the Andaman sea and an increasingly popular yacht rental destination. Thais say ‘kho Phuket’ for Phuket Island.
Surrounded by smaller unspoilt pristine islands with pearly white sandy beaches, coconut palms, virgin rain forest and clear blue waters, not many places in the world can compete with its outstanding tropical natural beauty. Phuket island and its tropical surroundings in the Andaman Sea provide a superb scenery for yacht charter holidays and yacht rental liveaboard or bareboat fun sailing.
Liveaboard Cruises Phuket – bareboat sailing Andaman Sea – You decide.
With one day or extended Phuket yacht rental cruises available, you have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed sailing cruise with liveaboard charters Phuket choosing your own destinations to enjoy schnorkeling, diving or simply just relaxing in the sun aboard your own privately chartered yacht. Sailing Phuket and Andaman Sea Itineries
You can visit secluded beaches, on un-inhabited islands, go whale spotting, or simply sail into the sunset on your bareboat sailing yacht. Visits to Malaysia or Myanmar are also possible to round your yacht charter holidays. Langkawi Island, the Burma Banks, the Merqui Archipelago and more Andaman Islands are available destinations for liveaboard cruises.
Too many visitors to Phuket restrict their holiday to the main island with its thriving tourism centre of Patong beach and miss the chance of an unforgettable experience to discover hundreds of unspoiled idyllic anchorages around this popular bluewater holiday destination.
When sailing in Phuket – there are no daily battles for a place in an overcrowded bay, at most places yours will be the only yacht in sight.
Phuket has emerged as the star performer in Thailand’s thriving tourism industry. With beautiful beaches, a warm winter climate and isolated islands tourists are lured from colder climates each year. These are exactly the kind of attractions that those on sailing boats are so much better positioned to seek out and enjoy.
Regattas in Phuket und the Phuket Marina
Phuket King’s Cup Regatta – This annual regatta held in the waters off Phuket island attracts almost 100 yachts and up to 1,000 sailors and family members each year. Since its inception in 1987, this has become the most prestigious sailing event in Asian blue waters. It’s serious competition for some, and lots of fun for all. It lasts for one week in early December, coinciding with the Thai King’s birthday.
Phang Nga Bay Regatta – A small regatta that began only in 1999, this has quickly become so popular that it is certain to become a permanent annual fixture in the Andaman Sea. It is held over three days during the Chinese New Year holidays, in January or February. The major limitation is the number of boats that can be safely anchored during the overnight stops in the bays of Phang Nga Bay.
Sailed through the islands between Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi, this regatta is not as serious as the King’s Cup, but is great fun in some of the world’s most extravagant sailing scenery. For full details go to bayregatta.com
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