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Phuket Yacht Charter Guide

Filled with exotic mystery, the lure of Thailand has seduced many sailors. Unmatched natural beauty, unique cuisine, and fascinating history are swathed in the almost tangible serenity of the country. The undisputed pearl of Thailand, Phuket Island offers something for every desire – from stunning, world-famous beaches to the hedonistic scene of Sin City or luxurious eco-resorts, the experiences here are endless and varied.

The largest island in Thailand, there is an abundance of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, and exploring the island is the perfect way to either begin or end your yacht charter. Plus, with daily international flights in Phuket, traveling to this breathtaking region has never been easier. The island’s location also means it is a fantastic starting point for a Southeast Asian yacht charter, as you can set sail to the spectacular cruising in Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Myanmar.

A vacation on Phuket Island can be whatever you make it. If you’re looking for exciting beach clubs and dancing until the sun rises, or a chilled eco-resort to relax and refresh, there is something for everyone. While ashore, it’s a great time to soak up some local culture by visiting one of the colorful museums that detail the region’s history.

Sitting perfectly in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is a sanctuary for divers. No matter what level, from expert to novice, the gorgeous beaches and sublime waters are home to wonderful marine life. The famous Shark Point has been protected as a marine sanctuary since 1992. It is bursting with reef fish and a kaleidoscopic of corals, and if you’re lucky, you may well spot a Leopard or Bamboo shark.

A Phuket yacht charter is the ideal way to get off the beaten track and find the culture and incredible tranquillity that runs deep in the country. Explore some of the hundreds of untouched islands, watch the sunrise over pearlescent beaches then set across iconic bays. Bike around rubber plantations and temples, then sail to one of the famous dive sites and find yourself surrounded by a myriad of tropical fish in the thriving turquoise water.

Best Time To Visit: November to May offer good sailing, with cool and dry conditions until February, and hotter weather through to May.

Key Cruising Areas: Perfectly situated for a Southeast Asia cruise, Phuket could be a starting point to explore the popular coast and islands of Thailand and Malaysia or continue further into Indonesia for endless sailing options.

Don’t Miss: Thailand is synonymous with night markets, and the Phuket markets are an amazing experience. Here you can find everything from fresh tropical fruits and delicious food, to electronics and clothes. The bustle and noise of the markets are an exciting way to delve into the culture of the country, taste some delicacies – try the fried crickets – or find a unique souvenir to treasure.

Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The delicious Thai cuisine combined with outstanding luxury resorts means that fine dining in Phuket is world-class. One of the best known is the Blue Elephant, where Chef Khun Noroor Somany Steppe takes you on a culinary tour through the ages of Thailand with his tasting menu. For something a little different, try a cooking class at the restaurant and take home some of his secrets.


Best Local Dish: Thai food revolves around noodles or rice, and incredible fragrant spices. Kaffir lime, lemongrass, basil, and coconut leaves are blended to create the exotic flavors of the dishes. For a taste of local food, visit the permanent food carts at Lock Tien. Some favorites of the region include Mee Hokkien noodles or Khao Man Gai.

Local Culture: The Thai culture is rich and enchanting. Buddhist monks walk the streets, beautiful temples and shrines sit in the towns and hidden in jungles, and the year is punctuated with colorful festivals. For a change from the beaches, visit the Tha Hua Phuket History museum to learn about the region’s past, or see the stunning temple at Wat Chaithararam – one of the most important temples in Thailand.

Best Beach:  Famous for its over thirty stunning beaches, you are spoilt for choice in Phuket. However, the iconic towering rock formations, coated with soft green vegetation that rises from the crystal-clear Andaman Sea make Railay Beach a particularly dazzling spot.

IYC recommends: Bounded by Phuket, Phang Nga, and Krabi, Phang Nga Bay is over 40 unspoiled islands. Sail into the bay and take the onboard kayaks to explore the extraordinary limestone formations, caves, tranquil mangroves, and rainforests. Paddle to Panak island to see impressive waterfalls, see “James Bond Island”, then return to your boat to watch the waters of the bay turn a burning red in the sunset.

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