A Cruising Paradise
Berthing your Sunseeker in Phuket gives you an amazing variety of cruising destinations rarely found so close by. Whether for a day cruise or extended over night voyages the choice is absolutely endless. Anchor at one of the many tropical islands just 15 minutes away for beach BBQ's and swimming or take a five hour cruise to the Similan islands and swim with the turtles in perfect isolation.
Cruise for 1.5 hours past deserted islands and explore Thailand tropical coast lines along Krabi or visit the famous Phi Phi Islands Years of varied cruising itineraries that are safe, easily navigated and offer the maximum enjoyment in a boating paradise that adds incomparable value to your Sunseeker.
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. Krabi
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.
Phi Phi Islands
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.
Koh Lanta & Koh Rok Nok
To the south of Phuket you'll find yet another varied wonderland of islands not to be missed: the low-lying sandy beaches of Koh Lanta and Koh Rok Nok with its ancient fertility carvings and Koh Muk famous for the magnificent " Emerald Cave ". Koh Lanta lies on the west coast of Andaman Sea in between Krabi and Phi Phi Island . Koh Lanta Yai is with 6 km wide and over 30 km long. 9 beaches lie from North to South along the sunset coast. Stunning Scenery, fantastic white sandy beaches, coastlines have more than 70 small islands and plenty with forest, coral reefs and underwater life. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.
Here, huge granite boulders tell of an entirely different geological process to that which created Phang Na Bay. 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 . On the surface the huge boulders blend seamlessly with lush forest and sparkling white sand beaches, while the waters surrounding the islands teem with tropical fish, including Whale Sharks and Mantas - even the legendary Black Marlin.
Sail 50 nautical miles to the north and you enter a marine national park, the Surin Islands , the closest Thai islands to Burmese waters - but a long step back in time. The Surins are uninhabited except for a few rangers and the "Lion Tribe" of "sea gypsies", a nomadic sea people who continue a primitive way of life to this day. For them, time is a vague concept. None knows his won age or can count beyond the fingers on his hand, yet they can hew an ocean-going boat using only the most basic tools, catch fish by hand, and are renowned for their talents as deep divers without scuba gears. For visiting yachtsmen too, the Surins can make time stand still, can make you contemplate staying forever.