Thailand is easily one of the best sailing destinations in the world. The country is filled with magnificent destinations that are equally enriching and exciting. Its bustling local market would have you shopping and exploring for days as you’ve never done before.
This is why people love going on yacht charter holidays in Thailand. If you have yet to go on one, now is the best time to do it. You can easily book one with Isabella Yachts in just a few clicks. There are over one thousand islands in Thailand. Choosing places to sail to can be tricky if it’s your first time. This is why this post will enlist all the top destinations that you should definitely sail to on your yacht charter holiday in Thailand, the land of smiles!
A yacht charter in Thailand will give you easy access to the north part of Indonesia’s Riau archipelago, the Anambas cluster. The cluster is composed of almost untouched 255 islands – only 25 of these islands have inhabitants. You’d enjoy exploring Jemaja, Palmatak, and Siantan. The star of this destination is its breathtaking lagoons and beaches. If you truly want privacy, you should sail to Selat Rangsang beach. It’s sandwiched by four smaller islands so it’s the best place to get away with your special someone.
2. Redang Island
Sailing in Thailand will also give you easy access to explore Malaysia’s Redang archipelago. Redang is home to world-class luxury resorts so it’s the best place to sail to if you want to be fully opulent and extravagant on your next yacht charter holiday.
3. Tioman Island
Tioman Island is one of the most sought-after yachting destinations in Asia. It can be easily accessed if you’d be sailing from Bangkok. Tioman is home to the Dragon Horns, twin monoliths that are 700-metres tall. Rock climbers from all over the world go to this island just to see how massive the Dragon Horns are. Tioman Island is covered with a dense forest that hides the beautiful Asah falls.
Malaysia’s Langkawi is home to ancient mangroves and hills covered in lush forests. This island is a top tourist destination that you can easily access if you’d be coming from southwest Satun, Thailand. It is made up of 99 islands and is considered a biodiversity hotspot. So much so that it is even a recognized UNESCO Global Geopark. Langkawi also has numerous beautiful hidden waterfalls. You can also easily access Langkawi if you’re coming from Phuket.
5. Koh Samui
Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island. It is an ultimate luxury destination that offers numerous adventurous activities. Here, you’d get to easily bike around the island. You’d also get to try various water sports. You’d get to choose from so many activities that you’d have to stay for more than a day on this island. If you’re into kayaking, the waters around the island are simply the best for it.
6. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Your Thailand yacht charter holiday will not be complete if you won’t get to visit this set of Indian island groups. You can easily access them if you’d be sailing from Phuket. These islands are ecologically, historically, and culturally rich. They are the most ideal spots to explore if you love scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing. The two islands are intensely rich with rare wildlife species and vast flora and fauna. If you want to be extra adventurous, you could visit the uninhabited Barren Island which is home to Asia’s most active volcano.
7. Koh Pha-Ngan
This island is famous for being the favorite destination of backpackers. It is home to excellent resorts that are sure to satisfy all your needs for rest, relaxation, and pleasure. You’d love how the island will give you access to the best of the best when it comes to Thai and international cuisine. PRO TIP: Check out the Full Moon Party — it is what the island is famous for.
8. Phú Quoc
This Vietnamese island is famous for its white sandy beaches and opulent resorts. It is filled with jungles so it’s easy to imagine that it is almost untouched. It is home to Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve which is a UNESCO-recognised national park. You’d love this Vietnamese island if you enjoy hiking, running, and scuba diving. You’d have a total of 20 beaches to choose from if you’d sail to Phú Quoc.
9. Côn Dao
You should visit this Vietnamese island if you’re into history. This island has a rich colonial past and is home to one of Vietnam’s historical sites. Côn Dao is an archipelago composed of 16 beautiful islands, 15 of which are uninhabited. This is why it’s best to visit Côn Dao if you want to explore almost untouched islands. You would also get to fully enjoy complete seclusion in this archipelago.
10. Bà Lua Islands
Lastly, you should not skip checking out Vietnam’s “Little Ha Long Bay of the South.” It is a beautiful archipelago that is composed of 45 islands that vary in size; only ten are inhabited. These islands are magical because they were formed by limestone mountains that took millions of years. You’d love how the water here is crystal clear. So pure that you’d easily see fish while you’re aboard the yacht. PRO TIP: Don’t miss out on exploring beautiful caves on this island!