Phuket‘s Most Exciting & Stylish Contemporary Luxury Yachts
Phang Nga Bay
Just a few miles northeast of Phuket is the star attraction – Phang Na Bay. Here are more than 100 islands with geology varying from low, gently sloping hills to the sheer-sided limestone Sea Mountains (karsts) that rise vertically out of the water to stunning heights. Images of Phang Nag and its steep, majestic and strange outcrops have travelled the world.
While the bay itself is not large, the number of islands, inlets, mangrove channels and sea caves to be explored ensures that no matter how long a yachtsman spends here, new experiences will always be around the corner.
Koh Hong is part of a group of island one hour north of Krabi. Koh Hong has only one beach – Pelay Beach – but it is recognized for being extremely beautiful, boasting fine white sand, coral and lots of varieties of tropical fish. Pelay Beach is framed by limestone rock formations which give it an enclosed feel. Coupled with the fact that there are seldom many people there, Koh Hong very much offers a “desert island” experience.
Khai Island is not far from Phuket and offers white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. It is a small island surrounded by a spectacular, shallow reef ideal for snorkeling and swimming. If you are lucky enough, you have the chance to see a group of dolphins swimming near the island sometimes.
Phi Phi Island
South of Krabi, and east of Phuket you discover the Phi Phi Islands – one of the most beautiful island groups anywhere. Spectacular vertical cliffs rising from clear seas, beautiful lagoons enclosed by rock walls and idyllic tropical beaches have rightly made these islands amongst the most famous in the world. In 1998, the southernmost of the two islands, Phi Phi Le was chosen as the location for filming “The Beach”, starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Racha Islands are one of the real tropical paradises close to Phuket. Racha Yai’s northwest coast is Ao Tqwan Tok (known as Ao Bungalow). The sand is snow white and has the consistency of talcum powder. The clear water makes it excellent for swimming and snorkeling. Racha Noi is it’s smaller twin. This island is uninhabited and has more rocks than beaches.
The Similan Islands enjoy a high reputations as one of the world’s best dive sites. Astonishing smooth, weather-worn rocks the size of cars and houses tumble down the island’s shorelines, looking like the left-over playthings of a mystical giant. Plummeting 35 meters and more to the seabed, these rocks create a phenomenal underwater world that has been a magnet to divers for years. The crystal-clear water is legendary, while the coral reefs are reputed to be the most colorful and diverse in Thailand.