Bordered by Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia, Thailand, also known as "the land of smiles", is one of the favorite destinations for tourists from all around the world. Thailand has all the assets to seduce its visitors: spectacular landscapes, impressive temples, heavenly beaches, an incredibly rich historical and cultural heritage, magnificent coral reefs. All this makes it a dream destination! As for sailing, Thailand is still an unknown destination, yet Thailand is a magnificent destination to discover by sea! A cruise in Thailand will allow you to discover the magnificent Thai coasts, enchanting sailing areas and exceptional moorings. In this article we have selected for you the best stops and moorings to discover on board your catamaran!
Phang Nga Bay
This 400 km2 bay located in southern Thailand, about 28 miles from the island of Phuket, is one of the most fascinating landscapes in Thailand and one of the milestones of a holiday on boat in Thailand. Often compared to Along Bay in Vietnam, it became famous for its appearance in James Bond's 1974 film "The Man with the Golden Gun". Phang Nga Bay is ideal for scuba diving and for meeting manta rays or sea turtles, admiring imposing rocks and limestone cliffs, exploring natural caves, meeting elephants and monkeys. A magical place not to be missed during your cruise in Thailand.
The island of Koh Tao
Welcome to the diving paradise! The island of Koh Tao is renowned for its calm and it is ideal for those who want to get away from the more tourist islands. The island of Koh Tao is home to one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Southeast Asia: the seabed is spectacular, the water is calm and turquoise and has a temperature between 28°C and 29°C. If you are a diving enthusiast, but even if this is your first experience, don't miss the opportunity to explore these unique seabeds where you will encounter rays, whale sharks, turtles or blacktip sharks!
Koh Phi Phi Islands
Located 50 kilometers southeast of Phuket Island, this archipelago consists of six islands, two main islands and four smaller ones. During your cruise in Thailand, do not miss visiting this archipelago renowned for the beauty of its landscapes, its rocks and limestone cliffs and its white sandy beaches. You will discover the island of Phi Phi Don, famous for its seabed and its white sand beaches and the island of Phi Phi Lee, made famous by the film "The Beach" released on screens in 2000, directed by Danny Boyle with Leonardo Di Caprio and Guillaume Canet. The island is best known for its paradisiacal landscapes and is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The Similan Islands
When hiring a catamaran in Thailand, we recommend you to set sail to the Similan Islands. This archipelago located in southern Thailand consists of 9 uninhabited islands with dream beaches. The archipelago, registered as a National Park since 1982, is known worldwide for its crystal clear waters! Do not miss the experience of diving or snorkeling in the Similan Islands and if you love nature, these islands, with their preserved nature, will seduce you.
The island of Koh Chang
Located not far from the Cambodian border, Ko Chang is one of Thailand's largest islands. Covered by a dense jungle, the island will appeal to both fun-loving and nature-loving people. The authorities apply a policy of sustainable development on the island so that a certain authenticity is preserved despite the high tourist flow. If you love paradisiacal beaches and unforgettable sunsets, boat hire in Koh Chang is just the right thing for you!
The island of Koh Lipe
Near Malaysia, this small island of 4 km2 is a real hidden paradise not yet affected by mass tourism. This island of 700 inhabitants is of wild and natural. Your main allies on the island will be the fins, mask and snorkeling. In fact you can practice snorkelling and scuba diving on this island: the underwater fauna of the island is rich and you can meet whale sharks, manta rays, moray eels and seahorses. Koh Lipe is a true paradise on earth.
The list of the most beautiful moorings in Thailand is long and if you hire a catamaran in Thailand you will have opportunity to discover this magnificent country of Southeast Asia in an original way! The Thai islands offer breathtaking scenery and landscape postcards. Despite the success of this destination, with tourists from all over the world, Thailand and its islands are home to secret treasures and hidden paradises. Thailand is the perfect destination for an escape to a heavenly place!