Yachting in Phuket
Denis Korablev
  • 23.04.2021
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Yachting in Phuket

Phuket is a large island in the south of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. This is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia, where vacationers have at their disposal: picturesque nature, warm sea and developed infrastructure. Tourists are attracted here by the possibility of a varied recreation, there are many magnificent beaches with soft sand, restaurants and cafes that will appeal to lovers of delicious food. And street markets surprise with a large selection of fruits and exotic dishes (like fried grasshoppers).

Traveling around Phuket, you can organize visits to the nearby Similan Islands (marked by UNESCO as the most beautiful on the planet), the Racha Islands (famous for their magnificent coral beaches), Coral Island with white beaches and lush tropical vegetation, as well as about. Bon, known as the habitat of giant stingrays.

Also nearby are the Phi Phi Islands, captured in the film "The Beach" with L. DiCaprio. Thanks to their fame, tourists visit these places with pleasure (often, many times in a row). Over the past years, Phuket has broken all records for tourist attendance due to the convenient location of resorts, clean water and affordable prices. According toрасположению курортов, чистоте воды и доступным ценам. Как отмечают яхтсмены 2yachts yachtsmen, this is due to the fact that on this island everyone will find everything that is necessary for a complete relaxing holiday: quiet lagoons, ancient temples, many entertainment establishments on the coast and paradise views.

Sights

The old town, Phuket Town, invites you to take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful streets and see examples of amazing architecture (the local style originates from the British colonial once popular in Singapore and Malaysia), and then go to the beach or to one of the selected observation decks. Here, all the sights are located close to each other, and you do not have to travel hundreds of kilometers to visit interesting places.

Phuket Town is home to the following iconic landmarks of the island:

  • 45-meter Big Buddha statue with an observation deck, which is clearly visible from many points of the island;
  • Night market where you can taste different types of street food;
  • Lively shopping area Lard Yai with low prices for goods;
  • Large modern shopping center "Central Festival";
  • 3-D Museum Phuket Trickeye Museum;
  • Numerous mansions built in the last century, etc.

To explore the island, a sightseeing tour is offered, which includes a visit to a latex factory and a snake farm. They sell latex and snakeskin products, venom-based medicines and watch snake shows. The main places where you can observe the beauties of wildlife are: Phuket Bird Paradise and Tiger PARK Phuket, Crocodile Farm and Marine Aquarium.

You should definitely include in the cultural program a visit to the Wat Chalong temple (the largest on the island), which is located in a very picturesque place, next to a large lake. 15 km from Phuket Town is the Seashell Museum, where you can get acquainted with the impressive collection of pearls and shells obtained by the traveling brothers Patamakantin.

Phuket Aquarium is the place where you can take a break from the hustle and bustle and just admire the marine life (there are more than 160 species of them, including: moray eels, catfish, sharks, rays, etc.). Full-day excursions to Khao Sok and Khao Lak natural parks are very popular, which attract tourists with beautiful landscapes, clear rivers and virgin jungle. At the same time, the main highlight is elephant trekking and rafting on the river - events that will be remembered for a long time. The island also offers short excursions to the Orchid Garden and Tiger Farm.

In the evening, it is recommended to visit the colorful show "Siam Niramit", which tells about the history of Thailand in the form of a theatrical performance. The show amazes with large-scale scenes with many decorations and special effects. In addition, here you can visit one of the largest restaurants in the world.

The choice of sea excursions is very large, the main ones are:

  1. The Similan Islands in the Indian Ocean are a great place for snorkeling, diving and deep sea fishing. While diving, you can see a lot of colorful fish and bizarre corals.
  2. James Bond Island, where the famous film was filmed. One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Here you will see many high cliffs with underwater caves and mangroves.
  3. National parks of the Phi Phi archipelago, striking unearthly beauty with rocks.

It is probably impossible to visit all the interesting places in Phuket in one trip, but then you have a reason to come back here again!

Leisure

While vacationing in Phuket, you can devote all your time to observing nature and visiting attractions, but there are also all opportunities for active spending time, including practicing extreme sports. Moreover, the active types of recreation here should include not only diving and fishing. You will not be bored if you go to CHA AM ATV Park, where exciting ATV rides are organized - we are sure that trips "with the breeze" on trails of varying difficulty will bring you maximum pleasure.

And exotic lovers can go to one of 10 elephant farms, where you can touch the mystery - the friendship of an elephant with a person. Also interesting is the excursion "Flight of the Gibbon Phuket", where you can get your portion of adrenaline from a high-speed zipline flight over the wild jungles of Thailand.

Of course, the best vacation is on the beach, but if you are with children, you can have a good time getting unforgettable emotions from karting (the largest of the karting centers is Patong Go-Kart Speedway with 35 cars of various capacities). Also with children, you can go to "conquer new heights" in the Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park or visit the attractions of the Splash Jungle water park.

Yachting

The flow of tourists and fans of yachting to the mysterious tropical islands of Thailand does not dry out, and every year it only increases. The Andaman Sea is attractive with an abundance of possible routes, sheltered anchorages, clear waters and constant breezes.

Navigation here is not complicated by climatic features and in the vicinity of Phuket the conditions for yachting are favorable. Today, this mountainous island with tropical forests is considered the main yacht base in Thailand, and here you can rent a pleasure boat of any class, from small boats to comfortable luxury models.

For the rest of an exclusively male company, you should choose high-speed European-type ships, but if female representatives are traveling with you, it is better to give preference to a spacious yacht with all the necessary amenities and equipment (refrigerator, TV, bar, air conditioners, etc.).

When planning to rent a yacht in Thailand, contact the professionals of the 2yachts company - you are guaranteed prompt support in the selection of suitable options and paperwork. If you want to buy a yacht, it will not be difficult to find a dream yacht with us!