If your idea of heaven is cruising an untouched coastline to find your own private beach, the Mergui Archepelago in Myanmar has over 800 islands to explore, almost all of which are uninhabited. As yet unexplored reefs teem with marine life off these sand fringed islands, and the only locals you are likely to meet are the Moken sea gypsies, nomadic seafarers who have sailed these seas for centuries.
For yachts visiting the region over the new year period there are plenty of options to see in 2017 in an unforgettable way. Those looking for a quieter start to the new year can enjoy a cruise to Malaysia to watch the magical sight of the release of hundreds of sky lanterns on Langkawi’s shores before midnight. A more social option can be found on Phuket, whose party scene is well established. If dancing all night to world class DJs is your idea of seeing in the new year, then take your pick of one of at many famous and exclusive beach parties, including a music festival with DJ’s performing on a giant floating stage. Enjoy fireworks displays from the deck of your yacht before tendering into shore to enjoy the nightlife. Once the party is over, recover on the deck of your yacht or make the most of the well-developed luxury tourism in many key hubs in south east Asia, with a huge variety of high quality spas, resorts and restaurants to choose from on shore.
Striking scenery defines these waters and national parks abound in the Krabi province, just a short cruise from Phuket. The iconic limestone karsts that rear out of the crystal clear sea regularly appear in glossy travel magazines, but cruising through them on a superyacht is undoubtedly the best way to truly appreciate their supernatural beauty up close. Not just something to look at, these steep cliffs make for some excellent climbing for the adventurous and, depending on which bay you choose to anchor in, you can pick between social life and wildlife in the evenings. Film fans can amuse themselves by identifying the locations of famous films including James Bond Island and Phi Phi Leh featured in The Beach.
Diving in the area is world class, with sites in the Andaman sea frequently listed as one of the top dive sites globally. The captain of La Dea II is a master diver, meaning guests will be in excellent hands when exploring this underwater paradise, with a variety of marine life and visibility up to 50 metres.
The diversity, culture and untouched beauty of the southeast Asian coast make for a unique superyacht charter experience and unforgettable memories. Talk to one of our team today to craft your own south east Asian adventure.
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