Thailand: With a smile on your face
Thailand paints every sailor a smile on the face, not only with the legendary warmth of the inhabitants, who give the country the nickname “Land of Smiles”, but also with its sheltered bays, tropical islands rich in flora and fauna, beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing villages Stilt houses and its clear water.
The Phang-Nga Bay can be sailed all year round, as it is very well protected despite the connection to the open sea.
Beautiful sailing regions are the island group around Ko Chang (elephant island) as well as Ko Samui (coconut island) and the Ang Thong National Park in the Bay of Thailand.
One-way trips between Phuket and Langkawi in Malaysia offer the opportunity to get to know the inviting nature and tasty dishes of both countries.
Fantastic sailing weather and paradisiacal beaches against a tropical backdrop
The yacht charter area of the Andaman Sea consists of Phang Nga Bay, the island of Phuket, the archipelagos Tarutao, Butang, Ko Phi Phi and Similan as well as the Krabi region
The beautiful Phang-Nga Bay is a marine national park and is very well protected despite its connection to the open sea, which makes it a unique region that can be sailed all year round for an unforgettable sailing adventure. Numerous small fishing villages with their stilt houses line the coast of the bay in harmony with a rich flora and fauna and white sandy beaches. The islands of Ko Phanak and Ko Hong should definitely be visited, as well as Khao Phing Kan with the offshore rock Ko Tapu, made famous in the James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” (in Germany: “The Man with the Golden Gun”) ), and the so-called sea gypsies villages typical of the region.
The Thai west coast with the marine park of the Similan and Surin Islands can only be sailed during the northeast monsoon from November to April for an entrance fee. Coral and fish abundance make the waters of this marine park a diving paradise.
Andaman Sea / Thailand
Beautiful beaches, tropical islands and great sailing conditions, the Andaman Sea includes the island of Phuket, Phang-Nga Bay, the Krabi coast and the archipelagos of Koh Phi Phi, Similan, Butang and Tarutao.
The Phang-Nga Bay off Phuket offers a sailing experience unlike any other. This Maritime National Park is connected to the south by the sea, but is as well protected as an inland sea and the archipelago can be sailed throughout the year.
As well as quaint little fishing villages, lush vegetation and white beaches, you must make sure you explore the limestone islands of Ko Phanak and Ko Hong.
If you anchor off Koh Yang, a visit to the typical sea gypsy villages is not far. It’s also worth visiting the James Bond Island, which has become world famous as a film location. Sail along the east coast of Phuket and you’ll discover dazzling white, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. You’ll also find a lot of smaller islands with good anchorages and diverse wildlife.
Just 34 nautical miles from the west coast of Thailand are the Similan and Surin Islands, which both offer world-class diving. The waters are abundant in fish and the coral is breathtaking. You can sail in this Marine Park from November to April (northeast monsoon) for a fee. During the southwest monsoon, on the west coast of Thailand, you can get very strong winds, due to the lack of sheltered coves we don’t recommend sailing at this time.
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