One of the most exotic Asian destinations, a yacht charter in Thailand offers you the chance to discover its lush green rainforests, its magnificent coast and idyllic beaches, the monuments and ruins of the old kingdom of Siam and its exotic cuisine and fascinating culture. Located in the Indian Ocean, Thailand’s climate can be defined by three seasons; warm, hot and rainy. The best season for visiting Thailand is of course the “warm” season, which extends between the months of November and February, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.
Sailing is one of the favorite Thai outdoor activities. This is due in part to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who in 1967 received the gold medal for winning a sailing race at the South East Asian games. In fact ever since 1987, an annual sailing race has been organized in Phuket, the king’s cup. It is a race conceived to honor the King’s achievements and to share in his passion for sailing, around 100 craft from all over the world participate in this race.
Thailand and Bangkok in particular are a paradise for shopping for electronics. There are malls like the MBK on Siam Square where one can find dozens of cell phone, photos and video camera as well as computer stores, where you would be amazed at the number of gadgets being sold, and their low prices.
The passion that the Thai people have about sailing translates into the large number of ports that this country has available for craft of all sizes. That is why sailing holidays in Thailand will ensure that you will be able to discover all the places that this country has to offer in a comfortable and rapid manner. The sea is deeply embedded into the Thai culture and that is why there is no better way to discover its gastronomy, its history and its beaches from the deck of a yacht.
Thailand’s moorings are in a growth period which is in turn due to the growth of the country’s economy. Thailand already counts with over four thousand recreational ships, and Phuket has four marinas with six more in the rest of the country which are full to maximum capacity. On top of an innumerable amount of mooring points throughout the country, you will be able to find a lot of beaches and coves where to drop anchor and enjoy the turquoise waters for which Thailand is so well known.
Llocated in Sattahip, if your vessel has a trailer, this marina has the equipment necessary to take your yacht out of the water and store it on the ground. The easiest access to this marina is by ship as there are no nearby airports. It has 6 moorings with a maximum depth of eight and a half meters, best used by ships of a length not superior to the nine meters.
The Yacht Haven Phuket Marina
Located in the Ban Laem Hin township, it has a variety of services that are available to its customers, among which is the electricity and a gas station. This marina has a capacity for 300 ships, for those of a maximum length of thirty meters and a maximum keel of two and a half meters.
Lakeside Villa Marina
Located in Ban Khlong Khet, anyone who moors in this marina will be able to enjoy of the most basic services, such as water, electricity and a gas station. It is an ideal marina for medium size vessels, those with a maximum length of no more than 12.19 meters and a keel no deeper than 3.5 meters. This marina offers several water sport activities to its customers, and despite the easiest access to this marina is either by road or by sea, there is an airport within a 100 km radius.
With over 3,200 kilometers of coast line, Thailand offers some of the most beautiful and exotic beaches that can be found throughout the Indian Ocean. In addition to coastline beaches, Thailand offers some stunning islands that could be a perfect sailing destination.
The Thai gastronomy is known to be spicy with a rich and vivid mixture of colors, tastes and smells. This mixture is achieved by the combination of five fundamental flavors: sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. The basic ingredients include garlic, peppers, lemon herbs and fish sauce. Throughout the large assortment of dishes in the Thai cuisine, it is almost assured that you will find rice as one of the components. Some of the typical dishes include the Tom Yum, a spicy soup made with shrimp, chicken or beef, mixed with coriander, mushrooms and lemon slices; the Sukijakithai is made of either meat or fish dipped in eggs, accompanied by vegetables, and pasta made from rice flour; or the Tom Kha Gai, a soup made of galangal root.
Thailand is an exotic destination from anywhere one looks at it; its landscapes, its history, culture and gastronomy are all part of this exotic experience. Choose Thailand as your next sailing vacation destination and enjoy luxury holidays for an affordable price. This country is a pleasure to sail in and it will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Thailand enjoys a tropical, and wet climate, due to the effects of the monsoon winds which vary throughout the year. From April to October, the winds are mainly from the southeast, and bring a great deal of rainfall , whilst during the rest of the year, they flow mainly from the northeast, with little rainfall.
Temperatures in Thailand are generally warm, ranging between 15ºC and 35ºC. The hottest months are March, April and May. Rainy season runs from June to October, during which time temperatures are also high, which creates heavy rainfall. The cooler season is from November to February, where temperatures reach a low of 15ºC at night, although during the day they are often around 30ºC, a very pleasant ambient temperature.
Thailand is a tourist orientated destination which you can travel to by plane, boat or road. The best way to travel to Thailand is by plane, to one of its international airports, either Phuket or Bangkok. Other ways of getting there include by car from neighbouring countries, or by boat, to one of its marinas.
There are many flights to Thailand from many different countries each day, both direct and connecting.
Bangkok’s port receives hundreds of pleasure craft each day, and many cruises from other parts of the world.
Travelling to Thailand by train or by road, is not the ideal way to travel to the country, although it is an option. There is a train which links Malaysia and Thailand.
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