Over 1000 miles of coastline bordering the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand, literally thousands of islands, countless beaches with pristine white sand, crystal waters and super coral reefs , hidden creeks and headlands meeting the sea, mystical sea mountains. All these combine with a tropical climate to create the world's most stunning cruising waters. Welcome to Thailand . The Thailand that independent cruising yachtsmen tell tales about on their travels. This Thailand that many have never left.
The sheer numbers of destination awaiting you within Thailand 's borders is outdone only by the unbelievable variety. From world-class marina to tiny fishing village, from big city Pattaya to deserted beaches and uninhabited islands, this is the marine wonderland of Thailand . This is Asia 's boating playground. This is the "Caribbean" of East.
In the South of the Kingdom, Thailand 's largest Island, Phuket forms the gateway to the wonders of Phang Nga Bay .
By far the biggest center for boating in the Kingdom, Phuket is home to two marinas.
The stunning sea mountain scenery of Phang Nga Bay extends down to Krabi, reaching south into deeper, crystal clear waters.
South of Krabi and east of Phuket, you discover the Phi Phi Islands , one of the most beautiful island groups anywhere
The west coast of Phuket dazzles visitors with some of the clearest water and most striking beaches in the whole region.
Away from main cruising routes, Samui and its neighbors don not see many visiting yachts and, until now have remained a retreat for the adventurous, or the privileged few local sailors.
Pattaya's proximity to Bangkok has distinct advantages for sailors. Both Royal Varuna Yacht Club, based in a secluded cove between Pattaya and Jomtien beaches and Ocean Marina run regular yacht races, while the Yacht Cruising Association of Thailand organizes cruising weekends to the offshore islands.
Ko Chang National Park, a group of more than 50 islands near the Cambodian border,many uninhabited, has achieved well-deserved international recognition for its spectacular coral, hidden waterfalls and pristine beaches.