While Asia is still emerging as a cruising haven, Thailand has stood as a thriving destination for luxury yacht tourism for over a decade. The government’s efforts to establish Phuket as a superyacht hub, marked by recent legislative changes, are set to elevate Thailand’s allure for luxury boat charters.
If you’re keen on traversing the country by yacht, we’ve put together a week-long itinerary that explores the mesmerizing waters, enchanting islands, and vibrant culture of Thailand, promising an unforgettable Thailand yachting experience.
Embark on a luxurious yacht tour around Thailand
Day 1: Phuket to Koh Roi
Commence your adventure at Yacht Haven Marina, a mere 15-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Navigate through the narrow channels to Phang Nga Bay, passing fish farms and plantations. Explore the caves and secret lagoons of Koh Phanak before heading to the iconic ‘James Bond Island’ (Khao Phing Kan). Anchor off the serene Koh Roi as the day concludes, with a chance to witness fruit bats on nearby Koh Kudu.
Day 2: Koh Roi to Koh Pak Bia
Head to Koh Yao Noi for a tranquil day, featuring spa retreats or beachside lunches at Paradise Koh Yao Noi Beach Resort & Spa. Cruise to Koh Pak Bia, reveling in the white sand beaches among mushroom-shaped rocks. Enjoy sundowners on your exclusive beach once the day-trippers depart.
Day 3: Koh Pak Bia to Rai Leh Beach, Krabi
Sail south to Rai Leh Beach in Krabi, offering a blend of high-end resorts, private residences, and excellent climbing spots. Explore limestone cliffs or relax in this picturesque setting.
Day 4: Rai Leh Beach to Phi Phi Don
Journey south, anchoring near Ko Dam with its unique sandspit. Explore Phi Phi Don’s Ton Sai bay for vibrant nightlife or opt for the serene Monkey Bay with its stunning cliffs and deserted sand.
Day 5: Phi Phi Don to Koh Racha
Visit Phi Phi Leh, known for its clear waters and the iconic location from ‘The Beach.’ Head southwest to Koh Racha, a prime diving spot with clear waters and the chance to spot pelagic species.
Day 6: Koh Racha to Nai Harn Bay
Return towards Phuket, making a stop at Nai Harn Bay. Enjoy the golden sands, resort developments, and a touch of local life. Savor fiery Thai food and embrace the beach atmosphere.
Day 7: Nai Harn Bay to Patong or Nai Yang Beach
Cruise up Phuket’s west coast, passing picturesque bays like Kata. Explore the vibrant Patong Bay for a lively night out or opt for the tranquility of Nai Yang Bay with its authentic beachside restaurants. Conclude your journey, with easy airport access from Nai Yang.
This carefully curated itinerary showcases the best of Thailand’s coastal wonders, offering a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural exploration.