Discover South East Asia
From southern Thailand to the Malaysian island of Langkawi, and now including Myanmar, there is a stretch of water just waiting to be discovered by sailboat. Dotted with tropical islands easily accessible just off the mainland coast, the sailing grounds of the western Malay Peninsula offer a charter sailing holiday adventure that is hard to beat anywhere. Travel to the tourist hotspot of Phuket, set sail and explore the fabulous Andaman Sea and its multitude of islets and inlets - south towards Malaysia or north to the wonderful Similan and Surin Islands. Or fly into Myanmar for a trip to the Mergui Archipelago.
Introducing the Malay Peninsula
Taking in the long narrow stretch of southern Thailand, part of Myanmar and mainland Malaysia to the southern tip of Asia, the Malay Peninsuila is packed with beautiful beaches and small offshore islands that attract land-based holidaymakers and yacht charterers alike. The sailing out of the Thai island of Phuket is fabulous; northwards into the Andaman Sea as far as the Similan Islands, south to Langkawi and northern Malaysia, and all along this jungle-covered coast dotted with interesting places to uncover.
Even in the face of modernity and the thriving tourism industry, the traditional South-East Asia lifestyle survives. You just need to get out of the larger cities to find it. There is no better way to do just that than by climbing aboard your own charter boat and sailing with the wind into a quite magical place. Along the way learn first-hand that all the picture-postcard imagery is real. On arrival at some quiet spot, linger a while to take in the peace and calmness of the local way of life, and enjoy just about the warmest welcome a stranger can expect anywhere.
The beaches of western Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago are some of the very best around, and when you see them you'll believe it. From the white sand inviting you to laze in luxury to the enticing water and the stunning scenery that frames it all, you'll find this coast irresistible. And there's a surprise around every corner. Whether you want to join a lively crowd and party, escape to a remote and tranquil cove to reflect on life, or or just lay undisturbed and soak up the sun, there's a seaside spot awaiting your visit.
Southeast Asia has it all, and at very competitive prices. Visit local villages and the tropical hinterland, swim, snorkel and dive in the clear blue waters, or just laze away the time afloat.
A Word about Scuba Diving
The unspoilt waters along the Malay Peninsula's western coastline provide some of the best scuba diving anywhere. And while you can snorkel at every opportunity from your charter yacht, you just may wish to go deeper.
If you've had so much of a good thing aboard that you fancy a change of scenery, dive underwater to the extent of your ability for some of the most amazing sub-aqua adventures you could expect anywhere. Whatever your level of diving expertise you can enjoy this underwater world at its finest, swimming free in clear tropical waters just waiting to be discovered.
There are numerous world-class dive sites in the Andaman Sea and elsewhere along South-east Asia's western coast. Plan ahead, and take advantage of all the region's natural environment has to offer. Diving gear is readily available for hire, as are professional-standard courses if you have the time and inclination. You won't be sorry.