Superyacht charter holidays in Thailand are on the rise as more families and adventurous groups are discovering the benefits of living aboard a luxury yacht to explore the majestic coasts of this year-round tropical paradise.
The Gulf of Thailand, particularly around Phuket, is a most popular destination for discerning clients with an abundance of powdery soft beaches to choose from. The islands of Ko Yao Noi and Ko Yao Yai to the east of Phuket are highly desirable for their numerous crescent beaches along the coasts that are accessible only by boat and there are numerous snorkelling and Scuba diving sites filled with vibrant coral reefs where clownfish, manta and sea turtles can be spotted among many other thriving species.
Imagine taking in uninterrupted views of karst mountains from your sundeck as you savour a cocktail at sunset and prepare for an evening out in a quiet Koh Lanta cove or the isles of the Butang Archipelago within the Tarutao National Marine Park.
The vast choice of yachts out there means that there is something to fit perfectly with the interests of your group, even if half are looking for one adrenaline-filled day after another while the rest of the group simply want to unwind beside the water: Luxury catamarans provide great stability, spacious accommodation and the chance to get close to the best lagoons and other shallow inlets because of their reduced draft.
Single-hulled sailing yachts offer a more traditional experience where the focus is on living in the moment with friends and family, whereas motor yachts are the most likely to boast a wealth of amenities such as a sundeck Jacuzzi, and indoor or outdoor cinema, a beach club with spa massage facilities, bars, barbeques and even a grand piano. The larger the vessel, the more lavish the facilities and it is not uncommon to find 60m/197ft superyachts installed with saunas, steam rooms and hairdressing salons as well as a whole private deck completely dedicated to the Owners, or in this case the occupants of the Master suite.
The crew are an integral part of your luxury yacht charter experience and there are plenty of benefits of having the same people looking after you as you move from one location to the next: There is the chance to build bonds, learn new skills with an instructor or savour professionally prepared meals from a chef capable of catering to all the allergies and dietary requirements in your group. Yoga instructors, personal trainers and nutritionists could join your crew, while some hands are already trained as jet ski instructors or divemasters so that you can earn a life-long jet ski or Scuba diving licence during your time away from home and the office.
Take your inspiration further and discover some of the fantastic luxury holidays on offer in the region with CharterWorld. What more, guests wishing to view yachts or learn more about this amazing destination and its offerings, should not miss the 2020 Thailand Yacht Show to be held in January, at Royal Phuket Marina. The event is promising to be bigger than ever, offering plenty of activities and a large number of marine exhibitors on show.