The Kingdom of Thailand draws more visitors than any other country in southeast Asia with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.From the stupa-studded mountains of Mae Hong Son and the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to the pulse-pounding dance clubs of Bangkok and the tranquil villages moored along the Mekong River, Thailand offers something for every type of traveler.
Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons-hot and dry from February to May (average temperature 34 degrees Celsius and 75% humidity); rainy with plenty of sunshine from June to October (average day temperature 29 degrees Celsius and 87% humidity); and cool from November to January (temperatures range from 32 degrees Celsius to below 20 degrees Celsius with a drop in humidity). Much lower temperatures are experienced in the North and Northeast during nighttime. The South has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures averaging 28 degrees Celsius almost all year round.
From the Andaman Sea to the Pacific Ocean, the cruising areas are so numerous that there are thousands of islands to explore, hundreds of beautiful beaches to discover and also such an interesting melting pot of cultures. Thailand is one of the most famous spot for sailing, especially around Phuket with all the facilities on shore, marinas, supermarkets, restaurants…
Phuket is a base for luxury charters, with various activities as snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing…
Several marinas shelter the yachts on the east coast, a departure to explore the hundreds of islands of the area.
The Similan Islands are one of the most famous dive spot in the world, a five star class for sea lovers.
The PhangNga Bay is amazing with hundreds of limestone rocks, secluded lagoons to discover, quiet anchorages and more…
The wild life is naturally preserved as most of those islands belong to National parks.
Further to the South, Phiphi Island is a nice stop to have dinner ashore as the spectacular Raileh Beach near Krabi with pristine waters.
Koh Samui, Thailand’s second most popular island destination, is located in the Gulf of Thailand roughly 700 km. south of Bangkok on the southern coast.
Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and the largest in an archipelago of more than 80 islands that includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking paradise and day trip from Koh Samui.