With its tropical beaches, sparkling turquoise oceans, beautiful year-round weather and welcoming culture, Thailand has rightfully earned itself the reputation of being ‘the land of smiles.’ A haven for lovers of oceanside tourism, breathtaking natural beauty and endless fun under the hot Andaman sun, there’s much more to the country than just temples and elephants.
Located south of the Capital city of Bangkok on the west coast, Thailand’s largest island plays home to some of the most stunning yacht charter destinations in southeast Asia. Phuket, whose name is derived from the Malay word ‘Bukit’, meaning hill, has long been THE playground for international tourism in the region.
Thinking about exploring the best that southern Thailand has to offer? Here’s why a yacht charter in Phuket is a must in 2022.
Not only is Phuket the largest island in Thailand, but the province is also home to 39 smaller tropical islands and islets well worth exploring. Fringed by the beautiful Indian ocean, waters tend to be calm, clear and warm throughout the year.
Wake up to magical views of jungle-covered mountains and the unmistakable call of Myna birds as you take breakfast on deck before enjoying a swim in the calm, shallow waters of the Indian ocean. On land, you’re spoiled for choice with iconic attractions and a fun-loving atmosphere.
Patong beach is a hive of adrenaline-fuelled water sports, lively clubs and plenty of opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy. Phang Na Bay is a must when in town, best explored by canoe. A maze of shallow lagoons, majestic caves and secluded coves, it’s a postcard-perfect snapshot of the tropics. The Big Buddha atop Nakkerd Hill is another must-see attraction, with its 45m white marble statue.
Reaching hidden gems and cultural hotspots is best done by the sea, with some of the best superyachts in Thailand located here.
Meaning ‘Good luck’ in Thai, CHOK DEE is a 19m luxury twin deck superyacht made for cruising around the pearl of the Andaman. Featuring two double cabins, perfect for four guests, the stylish interior has a heavy focus on rich and glossy wood, sumptuous leather and plenty of natural light. A crew of three takes care of your every need, ensuring you can spend as much time as possible enjoying yourself from the moment you step aboard.
For those who prefer catamaran yachts, BLUE MOON 52F doesn’t fail to disappoint. With four Queen cabins and one bunk bed cabin, it’s the perfect choice for sleeping up to ten guests. With snorkelling gear, paddleboards, kayaks, satellite TV, WiFi and 3,9m dinghy tender, this 16m luxury catamaran is ideal for exploring the best that Phuket and her islands have to offer. Also, the cruising and static capacity of 45 people make BLUE MOON 52F an excellent choice for celebrations and special gatherings.
Phi Phi Islands
Nestled just 48km southeast of Phuket are the idyllic Phi Phi islands – Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh. The largest island in the chain, Koh Phi Phi Don, has long been a popular destination for luxurious honeymoons, thanks mainly to its stunning beaches, impressive viewpoints and relaxed atmosphere. Long Beach and Loh Dalum Bay are ideal for soaking up the sun, indulging in a traditional Thai massage and sampling fresh seafood, native fruits and ice cold beers.
The smaller island of Koh Phi Phi Leh is by far the most beautiful spot to drop anchor in Thailand, with the heart-shaped Pileh Lagoon at its centre, surrounded by towering limestone rocks and shallow green waters perfect for snorkelling, swimming and paddleboarding. Maya bay looks back toward Phuket mainland, with its stunning golden sands and lush jungle backdrop, it was made famous by the movie The Beach.
When it comes to exploring the best that the Phi Phi islands have to offer, you have a great selection of yachts, catamarans and superyachts to choose between.
With three double cabins and one twin cabin, LADY EILEEN II is a 29m superyacht that oozes style and class that sleeps up to eight. Fabulous amenities, spacious living areas and opulent interiors create a sense of luxury, while its streamlined design enables easy access to shallow bays and coves. Twin decks, large dining areas and exquisite interior design come together to create a state of the art vessel that’s made to impress. Other notable features include a flybridge with a jacuzzi, a spacious saloon, galley, and master suites delivering pure indulgence throughout your charter.
Featuring two double cabins, one master cabin and one twin cabin, MIRAGE sleeps up to eight guests while providing ample space, luxurious amenities and interior design by Salvagni Architetti. The hydraulic swim platform provides easy access to the sea, while the powerful air conditioning keeps you cool during the hottest part of the day. A crew of three take care of everything from meals and drinks to entertainment and comfort from the moment you alight, ensuring your charter is as enjoyable as possible. MIRAGE is an impressive vessel that combines luxury with functionality for a truly memorable experience.
Plan Your Luxury Phuket Yacht Charter
With so much beauty to explore, Ahoy Club ensures your every need is taken care of so you can focus on the more important things in life. Your personal onboard crew are available 24/7, going above and beyond to deliver the finest levels of service and expertise.
From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be transported to a world of style, class and luxury made for genuinely memorable escapes. Modern facilities and amenities will keep you entertained while dining, travel itineraries and all of the finer details are taken care of on your behalf.
Are you ready to rediscover the true meaning of luxury with your next yacht charter in Phuket and the Phi Phi islands? Find your dream yacht today, and let us create the getaway of a lifetime.