Yachting Around the World: AsiaMarch 23, 2012
Owning a yacht provides endless adventures. For those who partake in the fun that is yachting, a truly unique adventure awaits on the exotic island of Phuket in Thailand. Nicknamed ‘Pearl of the South’, the island is surrounded by the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean and offers an array of spectacular sights not found anywhere else in the world.
For those who enjoy getting off the yacht as much as being on it, then Phuket and its surrounding islands are the places for you and is considered a favorite yachting destination. The area is famous for its stunning beaches, seafood and scrumptious Thai food as well as being a favorite destination among yachting entrhusiasts. One of the best activities is to island hop to small, uninhabited islands, which feature coves, bays and palm-fringed white beaches. Spectacular waterfalls and amazing snorkeling spots await those who love to get into the water which is rich with some of the best tropical fish in the entire world.
The area around Phuket is also famous for the films that have shot there including ‘The Beach’ and several James Bond films. Phuket has also become an ideal yachting destination thanks to the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, which has become the biggest yearly sailing event in Asia. The area has several marinas that can accommodate almost any size yacht, whether a luxury superyacht or a smaller yacht. along with local expertise and support for the out-of-town yachters. Once there, enjoy some time in the beachside town of Phuket as well; it’s an area unlike any other in the world where a night on the town will be a guaranteed unforgettable experience.