Yacht charter in Phuket is a great opportunity for a holiday and a great chance to visit Thailand’s largest island, and is located in the Andaman Sea, to the west of the Malaysian peninsula. It is mountainous, with 70% rainforest coverage. The western coast has many beautiful sandy beaches, whereas its eastern coast is much swampier. The southernmost point is Laem Promthep, which is an idyllic place for mooring your boat and watching the spectacular sunset. Phuket is full of friendly locals, who are very welcoming to visitors to the island. All in all Phuket is one of the best destinations for a luxury sailing holiday not only in Asia but the whole world, so take one of our yacht charters to Phuket and set sail in the stunning waters as you visit luxury beaches and sail around gorgeous islands!
Thailand’s largest isle has become one of the most fashionable destinations in Asia for yacht rental. This picturesque location, a paradise for ancient sailors was found by the Arabs and Indians, between the year 880 and 916. When sailing in Phuket, you’ll experience a beautiful land replete with magnificent bays and palm trees, with magical views to other small bays and formations, and also a wealth of history. Yacht rental in Phuket is without doubt the best way to discover and explore this exotic and natural wonderland, and it’s perfect for all ages, preferences and most importantly, budgets!
Furthermore, Phuket gives you access to some amazing destinations in Asia and Thailand, for example, visit stunning locations in the Andaman Sea like Koh Chang, Krabi, Phang Nga as well as the hundreds upon hundreds of small islands and beaches that are dotted around Thailand and Phuket’s coast! So take one of our bareboat or crewed charters and have an amazing time sailing on a boat or one of our yachts where you can visit a different stunning marina or a picturesque bay every day of your holiday!
Despite Phuket receiving an average of 7 million tourists per year, it’s not hard to find secluded and private spots to relax on.
Ban Thao: Phuket’s longest, which despite its many luxury resorts, still has many uncrowded spots where you can relax.
Nan Thao: A beautiful and enormous bluewater shoreline, located near Ban Thao, but without the crowds; you can hear the gentle sound of rolling waves, and enjoy a relaxing, quiet day out.
Banana Beach: A small cove situated between Ban Thao and Nan Thao. Getting there is a little more difficult, as the only way to reach it is along a steep coastal path, although the walk is relatively short. If you’re in search of a relaxing, and intimate time, this is one of the better places to visit, and what better way to visit it than on your own rental yacht.
Kamala: Spacious and sandy with clear waters, this is typical of Phuket. It is also the perfect place for the adventurous, as there are many exciting activities for daredevils, such as riding on a jet ski, parachuting, and many more adrenaline-filled activities to accomplish!
Laem Sing: A spectacular cove surrounded by rocky cliffs, worthy of any postcard. Its only disadvantage is that it receives a large amount of tourists during high season, again making yacht rental in Phuket an ideal choice, as you’ll be able to relax, away from the crowds.
Phuket has a variety of amazing things to do, including elephant rides, bungee jumping and a plethora of nautical activities to choose from. Sailing is held in such high regard that Phuket has held the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, as a tribute to the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej since 1987. Over 100 pleasure craft from all over the world participate in this annual event.
Shark Point is another reason for hiring a boat to visit the island. This location is well known for being a leopard shark habitat, and also the location where the King Cruise ferry sank in 1997; its wreckage remains here and you can visit it. Phuket is also replete with sea caves which you can visit by kayak. Phang Nga Bay is a must-see for its magical rock formations which rise from the sea like huge towers, known as “Hongs”.
It’s at Phang Nga Bay where you’ll find the Yacht Haven Marina, one of the main marinas. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, the marina is a key landmark for travellers who are looking to set sail on a private rental yacht and discover the hidden corners of Phuket.
Phuket’s culture has remained relatively unblemished by tourism, and to see an example of this, why not take a trip to Phuket City’s centre and see its typical Sino-Portuguese houses and its house museums. The original inhabitants of these houses were the first expats who put Phuket on the map in the 19th century due to its significant tin reserves and rubber plantations. Chilli peppers, lime juice, demerara sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, purple basil, bamboo shoots, rice and noodles are some of the most important components of the local cuisine. The five key flavours of dishes are; sweet, sour, salty, spicy and bitter. The traditional delicacies are rather eclectic, as it includes influences from many different cultures. Thai culture has certainly been influenced a great deal by Chinese culture.
Phuket, like the rest of Thailand, has three distinct seasons; cool, rainy and hot. Rainy season runs from May to October, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in October. The rain occasionally stops for a few hours or days, allowing the sun to shine through, during this period. The weather is hot and dry again between March and April. Phuket’s average annual temperature ranges between 25ºC and 30ºC.
Flying from the capital of Bangkok to the country’s pearl of the south is the most popular way to travel to Phuket, although it is also the most expensive option. However there are many different airlines offering competitively priced flights which can be purchased in their respective offices at Bangkok Airport.
Although the train from Bangkok doesn’t go directly to the island, you can take a train to Surat Thani, and then take a bus to the island.
Public buses, some with and some without air conditioning depart from a bus station in Bangkok’s southern suburbs, between 7-10 times a day. In addition to public buses, there is an alternative bus operating by a private company, which departs from Khao San Road bus station.
You can’t travel to Phuket from anywhere in Thailand, although from certain islands such as Koh Phi Phi or Koh Lant, this is a viable option for travelling to the island.
We have over 10,000 boats available throughout the world, including Phuket although you will not be able to find all of them on our web. Contact us and we will send you a budget.