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by Lori Eastes
Port of Call - Thai Islands
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Beautiful azure waters; lush green rainforests; white sandy beaches: Navigate the rich tapestry of Thailand’s island treasures, where each destination invites you to embrace adventure, culture, wildlife, and relaxation. On this voyage, your private yacht becomes a gateway to experiences that will forever linger in your heart.

Phuket Oasis

Begin your voyage on Phuket Island, a verdant rainforest paradise nestled in the Andaman Sea. Explore the isle’s diverse coastline, which boasts some of Thailand’s most renowned beaches along the western shores. An exploration of Phuket Island also reveals its alluring dual nature, with the western and southern coastlines adorned with vibrant resorts and captivating beaches, while the northern and eastern ends offer authentic traditional enclaves that showcase rural life and charming fishing villages. With over 30 idyllic beaches, a plethora of leisure activities, and a vibrant dining and nightlife scene, Phuket Island invites you to indulge in opulent relaxation and exhilarating pursuits.

Phi Phi Enchantment

Venture further to the Phi Phi Islands, a legendary archipelago located between Phuket and the Malaccan coastline of Thailand’s mainland. Comprising six enchanting islands, the main isle stands as a hub of activity, featuring exquisite dining, pulsating nightlife, and captivating beachfront experiences. The Phi Phi Islands have graced the silver screen (to name a few: The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio; James Bond movies; and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith) and captivated travelers’ hearts with their natural allure. Witness dramatic cliffs emerging from the sea, lush jungles, and a laid-back ambiance. Whether by boat or exploration, the Phi Phi Islands promise a tranquil escape from the ordinary.

Thrill-Seeker Playgrounds

Satisfy your inner adventurer with an array of heart-pounding activities. In the birthplace of Thai rock climbing—the Phi Phi Islands, ascend scenic cliffs that cater to all skill levels. Embark on a ziplining escapade, soaring over Phuket’s lush forests for a bird’s-eye view of paradise. Plunge into the crystal clear waters for an intimate snorkeling encounter with vibrant marine life, surrounded by Thailand’s breathtaking aquatic wonderland.

Wildlife Encounters

For wildlife enthusiasts, Thailand’s treasures await. Immerse yourself in the Green Elephant Sanctuary, observing majestic elephants in their natural habitat. Monkey Hill offers playful encounters with indigenous monkeys, showcasing their free-spirited antics. At Tiger Kingdom, experience the unimaginable by interacting with awe-inspiring tigers while gaining insight into their world. For a compassionate connection, the Soi Dog Foundation welcomes you to engage with rescued animals and learn about their inspiring mission.

Cultural Marvels

Thailand’s cultural tapestry unfolds through majestic sights: Marvel at the towering Big Buddha of Phuket, a symbol of serenity, or explore Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most revered Buddhist temple, a testament to spirituality and intricate design.

Tranquil Escapes

Indulge in tranquility at Phuket’s Red Mountain Golf Course, a captivating course harmonizing with the natural terrain, offering both challenge and scenic beauty. For a more serene aquatic experience, embark on a private kayaking tour, taking the time to delve into sea caves and circumnavigate the iconic island. This gorgeous spot first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. A distinctive trait of its famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water. Or, if a leisurely exploration appeals more to you, unveil Thailand’s hidden oases on a bicycle tour, immersing yourself in picturesque surroundings.

Thai Islands
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