Now is the perfect time to book a South East Asian sailing getaway for 2016, with 10% off all bareboat and charter yacht holidays departing from January to October 2016.The cruising conditions in the southern peninsula waters of Thailand are among the finest of anywhere in the world, offering dry, sunny and fairly cool tropical weather conditions November to April.
The Moorings base at Phuket provides the perfect launching pad to explore the nearby picturesque islands of the Andaman Sea. Set sail on a seven-day adventure, exploring numerous lush tropical islands from the comfort of your very own luxurious yacht.
Start your voyage setting sail to the bright turquoise waters of Phi Phi Island; surrounded by deep green rugged mountains, are home to thousands of species of marine life, with some of the best snorkeling in the world to be had here. The pristine sandy shores of Phi Phi Island’s Maya Bay are world famous, having provided the setting for the 2000 film ‘The Beach’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Head due north and anchor at Koh Yao Noi. Spend the day riding elephants on a guided tour of the island before enjoying a sunset dinner on the beach at the Paradise Beach Resort.The nearby scenic islands of Koh Roi and Koh Kudu Yai provide further adventure, with plenty of rugged caves just waiting to be explored.
Venture further out to sea and discover the remote islands of the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago. Surrounded by the towering limestone pinnacles of the National Marine Park , snorkel and swim the afternoon away amongst the abundant jackfish, Spanish mackerel, rainbow runners and other species of marine life found in the crystal clear waters. For the adventurous, take the dinghy and set for the secret tunnel leading to a serene enormous enclosed lagoon, where you may spot white-faced gibbons or giant lizards.
Sail over towards mainland Thailand, and anchor upon the coconut palm-lined sands of Rai Le beach, off the coast of Krabi. Enjoy delicious local Thai cuisine at one of the many beachside restaurants and then relax with a cool drink and watch the gentle waves lap upon the shore on this laid-back slice of beach paradise.
Heading back towards the east coast, take in the breathtaking scenery of the Koh Rang Noi & Koh Rang Noi, with tropical mangrove forests nestled amongst the mountains, perfect for exploring on foot or by bike.
The Moorings Phuket Sailing Yacht Charter starts from $8946 for a four-cabin luxury catamaran for seven nights, accommodating up to 10 people.
For more information visit www.moorings.com.au