Thailand is fast becoming the most popular winter sailing destination for families and busy executives looking to flee cold temperatures and city chaos. With year-round cruising, tropical beauty and legendary Thai hospitality, the coastline of Southeast Asia is the go-to haven for high net worth individuals seeking an off-the-radar escape.
Island Exploring on a Thailand yacht charter
Guests may start their charter holiday in Bangkok with its exhilarating energy and charismatic street sellers, before heading to dreamy islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui and discover the best of Thailand. That’s the beauty of a Thailand yacht charter; hopping from one paradise island to the next, many of which are uninhabited and only accessible by boat. On the breathtaking Phi Phi islands or Similan islands for example, you may wake up to find you have the island almost to yourself. With the clearest turquoise waters on Earth there’s simply no better location to grab a snorkel and dive with manta rays, whale sharks and explore a colorful underwater world of tropical fish and coral reefs. On your Thailand yacht charter you will also have a choice of water toys from flyboards and Seadoos to paddle boards and kayaks. Need extra equipment? You only need to ask.
Gastronomy in Thailand
While you splash around in the water, an attentive yacht crew are busy setting up a private barbecue on a deserted white beach, complete with luxury deck chairs, the finest champagne and maybe some freshly caught mangrove crab or snapper. Back on board your yacht captain plans your next stop off according to your wish list, ensuring that you and your charter party get to experience the most exclusive anchorages and local highlights for the most authentic Thai experience possible.
A Thailand yacht charter is indeed a gastronomic awakening mixing spicy, salty, sweet and sour flavors and exquisite fusion menus. Adventurous foodies are thrilled to find street-food stalls everywhere with steaming fragrant soups, fall-off-the-bone meat and all the exotic fruits imaginable. With a private onboard chef to cater to every craving, charter guests can request local flavors, international cuisine – or even catch their own supper!
Choosing your vessel
With a choice of motoryachts, sailing yachts and catamarans, there is currently a fantastic choice of vessels to charter around Southeast Asia. Some guests prefer the tranquility of a catamaran or the classic romance of a sailing yacht, while motoryachts offer speed and the modern amenities of the world’s most luxury hotels. Some of the facilities you can expect to find on a Thailand yacht charter are gyms, beauty spas, Jacuzzis, infinity pools, sophisticated sound systems and outdoor cinemas. Between exploring remote islands and relaxing on board with an army of helpers, charter guests are indeed spoilt for choice.
Charter companies predict that Thailand is the place where more and more boaters and yacht owners will flock to, as it becomes the preferred winter destination for the global superyacht fleet. With the Caribbean being the traditional winter go-to location, charterers are now eager to explore Thailand’s 1430 exotic islands and its nation’s rich culture.