Charter Destinations | Thailand
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Thailand is the 21st largest country in the world by population – but it’s hands-down Top 5 “coolest” in our book. This southeast Asian country has long been celebrated for its incredible golden beaches, over-the-top royal palaces, friendly locals, and ornate Buddhist temples. A week-long charter is a great way to see this country – of course, a two week charter is even better!
With its year-round balmy temperatures, Thailand is an enchanting country to explore at any time of the year. But if we absolutely had to recommend an especially excellent season to go, we’d have to say between November and April – that’s when it’s cool(er) and relatively dry. That said, you really can’t go wrong in this “Land of Smiles”.
KAYAKING THROUGH THE MANGROVE FORESTS OF KRABI
The province of Krabi lies along southern Thailand’s world-famous west coast. It’s famous for its dramatic limestone cliffs, popular beaches, offshore islands, and, of course, mangrove forests. You’ll have the time of your life kayaking in knee deep waters through these lush forests – just remember to take time to explore the many inlets, caves, and tucked-away lagoons that populate what is, undoubtedly, the highlight of Krabi.
ISLAND HOPPING AROUND PHUKET
Unless you’d like us to plan a highly unorthodox charter itinerary for Thailand (which we love to do!), island hopping around Phuket is going to be one of the centerpieces of your time “in country”. Coral Island, the Ratcha Islands, and Koh Yao Yai are all extremely well-known names among one group of people: those folks who love natural beauty and are intimately familiar with the magic of Thailand.
HIRE A LONG-TAILED BOAT IN KOH PHI PHI
You’re going to be spending a lot of time on a luxury motor yacht; that yacht will have its own tender and an assortment of water toys, like jet skis & paddle boards. But we STILL recommend logging some more time on the water by hiring a long-tailed boat to explored Koh Phi Phi, located in between Phuket and the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. The “local’s boat” is really the only way you should see neighboring “hot spots” like Bamboo Island, Mosquito Island, Monkey Bay, Maya Bay and Tonsai Village.
EXPLORE PHUKET'S NIGHT MARKETS
Phuket has a number of legendary night markets, each with their own charms. But delightfully local food & drink, street performances, music, and elegant hand-made souvenirs are what they all seem to have in common.
SCUBA DIVING AT RACHA YAI
Racha Yai is Phuket’s best-known spot for diving. In a place where five-star diving is a dime-a-dozen, that’s saying a lot. Rocky reefs and solid coral forests dot the sea floor, making for an unforgettable adventure. There’s just something about the turquoise blue water…for there’s more marine life in Racha Yai than virtually anywhere else on the planet.
SEE THE FISHERMEN'S VILLAGE IN KOH PANYEE
Have you ever seen an entire village built on stilts? Well, okay, then you’ve GOT to see what Koh Panyee is all about. First established at the end of the 18th century, this tiny village, comprised of just 1500 residents and located 90 kilometers north of Phuket, is also notable for the giant rock face that keeps watch – in quite dramatic fashion – over the town.