What could be more blissful than relaxing on board a beautiful new catamaran or luxury yacht in the Indian Ocean’s glittering waters? The ideal add-on to your Phuket villa holiday, Phuket Island Hopping tours are a perfect way to explore and to make the most of your time in Thailand.
Enjoy plenty of room to relax with your friends and family while you explore fascinating destinations and sample delicious food prepared by your private chef. Participate in exciting activities like snorkelling and diving and go sightseeing in amazing locations. There’s no doubt about it – chartering a motor or sailing boat will give you the ideal opportunity to really enjoy your Phuket vacation to the full.
Phang Nga Bay Yacht Charter – Island Hopping One
The Phang Nga Bay Marine National Park is known throughout the world for its amazing limestone cliffs which tower up and out of the ocean. You can hire a kayak to explore the caves, or cruise to Kao Tapoo, better known as “James Bond Island”, famous for its starring role in The Man With The Golden Gun. Go ashore at this iconic spot, or simply catch some rays on the boat as it heads to kudu island where you can enjoy the inflatable jacuzzi while you eat lunch and drink a cold beer. This island-hopping adventure is popular thanks to the outstanding scenery it passes, and the fascinating Muslim village at Koh Panyee. This floating village balances precariously on pilings, extending outwards over the water. Its inhabitants are fisher folk with a unique culture which has been in existence for over a century. During this voyage you’ll witness the collection of nests for bird’s nest soup from high bamboo poles and swim in the crystal waters of Koh Hong’s Pelay Beach which offers a true desert island experience.
Phang Nga And East Yao Noi Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Two
Exploring the eastern coast of Ko Yao Noi, this yacht charter travels from Phang Nga to the Kudu islands and then on to a secret beach without another tourist in sight. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the cultural experience of lunch at the Pyramid restaurant where you can marvel at the panoramic views of the Krabi Islands and then a free tour around the island where you can experience what it is like to go back in time thanks to the authentic rice paddies, farms and water buffalo. You’ll also have the chance to climb the hill at Ko Nok island to appreciate the amazing views over Phang Nga Bay and on the way back, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the beautiful sand bar at Ko Phe in the splendour of the sunset.
Phi Phi Islands Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Three
The Phi Phi Islands are famous, so starting your cruise early means you can beat the crowds and enjoy everything this stunning spot has to offer before the tourists get up and moving! The larger of the islands, Phi Phi Don, has idyllically exotic beaches and picturesque panoramas, with limestone mountains and narrow crescent-shaped bays. The smaller of the two, Phi Phi Ley, is uninhabited and still retains is natural unspoiled beauty. With towering limestone cliffs jutting up out of the water’s blue surface, this island has abundant coral reefs that abound with fish. During your adventure, you’ll explore remote locations like Laem Tong Beach, Loh Ba Gao and Phak Nam Bay where you can experience peace and seclusion, as well as busy and bustling tourist spots like Loh Dalam Beach and Maya Bay which are more popular with visitors. Keen divers and snorkelers will love this island-hopping tour since the coral beds and clear waters made for an impressive display. Animal lovers will delight in a visit to Monkey Beach where you can feed the local monkeys, while there is no better way to end the day than by paddling a kayak under the Ton Sai cliffs and watching the birds soaring overhead.
Secret Beach Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Four
If you long for complete seclusion, peace and quiet, the Secret Beach yacht charter gives you the ideal opportunity to relax and unwind, entirely undisturbed by other visitors. Whether as a private celebration with family or friends, or whether as just a wonderfully unique experience, the secret beach is the ideal antidote to the hustle and bustle of most of Phuket’s islands which are crowded with holidaymakers for most of the year. Dine in style at a shady table with proper glassware and crockery and a crisp white tablecloth, and then relaxing in the floating jacuzzi or burn off some energy by playing beach cricket, badminton or volleyball. The children will love the slide, while Mom and Dad will just love to lie back and listen to relaxing music as they sway to and fro in a hammock. If, after all that relaxation you’re ready for a little excitement, you’ll head on to Ko Naka where you can get the adrenaline pumping with wake boarding, parasailing or jet skis, and then, finally on to Ko Phe, a hidden island treasure, known for its magically beautiful sand bar which appears at low tide.
Maithon Island – Island Hopping Five
One of the most popular cruises is the Maithon Run – a one day adventure that takes in three beautiful islands. In the morning, the boat visits the Kai islands, where you can choose fresh seafood to be barbecued for a delicious lunch straight from the sea. Koh Maithon is sometimes known as Honeymoon Island thanks to its reputation as a stunning tropical getaway. A natural and undisturbed paradise, this beautiful island boasts endless sands and clear waters that are ideal for snorkelling. You’re sure to be amazed by the two dolphin pods who have made the waters around Maithon their home, and who usually come out to see guests as they explore the island. On the return journey, the boat can make a stop at Ko Phe or Ko Rang Yai, a peaceful island which lies of Phuket’s eastern coastline. Any visit here has to include the 1km-long beach on its west side where the warm waters transport you gently with the current along the entire length of the sands.
Krabi Area Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Six
The area around Krabi abounds with crystal clear water and stunning islands. One of the most famous is Ko Hong Krabi, known for its spectacular hidden lagoon. Explore beautiful settings on this excursion, such as Pranang Cave Beach, ranked in the top ten of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Railay Beach with its shallow water that is ideal for swimming, and Koh Poda, a tiny palm-covered island with its own offshore coral reef that is perfect for snorkelers to discover. See the unusual Chicken Island, and relax in the knowledge that the children are safe at Koh Tap and Koh Mor, two small islands which are ideal for non-swimmers and young families. Snorkelling here is a pleasure, with an abundance of sealife surrounding the white sand beaches.
Similan Islands Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Seven
The Similan Islands are unspoiled and undeveloped, with clear waters that are home to many crustaceans, fish and sealife. Skull Island, or as it is officially known, Koh Ba Ngu, features an unusual underwater valley where coral and grass grows, while Koh Miang, its interconnecting island, is home to the National Park Office as well as a fine sandy beach. If you are travelling between November and February, you’ll want to stop at Koh Hu Yong where sea turtles emerge from the waters to lay their eggs, while keen divers will love the encounters they can enjoy with manta rays and other tropical marine life at Koh Bon. Of course, no trip to the Similan Islands would be complete without a visit to the largest landmass in the group, Koh Similan itself with its curving, long bay and pristine coral reefs. An interesting feature of this island is its unusually shaped boulders at its northern end which are shaped like a boot, a sailing boat and a soldier. Take the path upwards to appreciate the outstanding views over the islands and the water.
Phuket Islands and Beaches Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Eight
Choose from either a luxury motorboat or a sailing yacht and enjoy a relaxing and unforgettable cruise around the beautiful Phuket islands. Whether you’re planning a day of action packed adventure, swimming, beach hopping and snorkelling, or whether you’re planning on relaxing with your friends on board, or even celebrating a special event on the boat, you are sure to enjoy the spectacular scenery on your own bespoke cruise. Leaving from Boat Lagoon, Chalong Pier or Ao Po Marina, you can cruise the Phuket shoreline and enjoy some amazing sightseeing opportunities. From watching the sun go down from Promthep Cape to enjoying the party atmosphere at Patong beach, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes on your own tailor-made adventure. Phuket’s many islands are easily within your reach, from the distinctive Egg Island and shallow coral reefs of Coral Island to the quaint and authentic Koh Yai where you can witness a traditional way of life. Sail or cruise to the natural paradise of Honeymoon Island, spot the dolphins at Koh Kai Nog or dive at Koh Phi Phi where you can discover a cave full of sea gypsy skeletons.
Racha Yai And Racha Noi Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Nine
Explore the undeveloped main bay of Racha Yai island, with its snowy white sands that have the same soft consistency as talcum powder. Snorkellers will love the clear water here, and the reefs with their hard and soft colourful corals. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a turtle or two as well as plenty of sealife. Enjoy a romantic, secluded walk at Ao Siam bay and marvel at the green, lush vegetation and limestone boulders that encircle the island’s beaches. At night, this is an amazing spot for stargazing. Water lovers will also love Racha Noi island, an uninhabited spot with rocky shores and natural habitats that are home to abundant marine life. Get away from it all at the small bay on the island’s western coast, or try your hand at Game Fishing as you head back to the marina.
Koh Lanta And Southern Thailand Yacht Charter – Island Hopping Ten
Experience something completely different on this yacht charter that explore southern Thailand and Koh Lanta. The rugged and mountainous Lanta Yai is home to the District and National Park offices as well as a mix of gravelly and sand beaches which are a thrill to explore, while the sea gypsies which live on Kon Yao Yai live an authentic way of life with their ancient customs and ceremonies that are a pleasure to witness. Discover the limestone caves of Taleng Beng Island and spot the swifts from whose nests the famous birds’ nest soup is made, and spot the sailboat-shaped island from the Hah group as you sail on to the sandy beach of Ngai Island with its colourful coral reef. Man Sai Bay, Talu Beach and Rok Nai Island should also not be missed, with their shallow waters and fine sandy beaches. Customise a charter to match your specific requirements, and choose from a half day, full day, overnight or sunset charter to suit your needs. Or why not take an extended trip for up to 14 nights to truly experience that best that Phuket and its islands have to offer?
Bonus Destination – Langkawi Hopping
Langkawi- the name itself just screams of exotic luxury and mysticism. It consists of nearly 100 tropical islands just waiting to be discovered. This Malaysian destination is available for a one-week yacht charter option and gives you all the charm of the nation aboard a magnificent vessel. On the cruise you will pass through unspoiled islands such as Adang and Tarutao, where the turquoise waters hold all manner of wonderful marine life. The yacht enters and returns to Phuket, so if you’ve rented a villa there it’s the ideal location for pickup. This location is renowned for it’s fine chocolate and duty-free tobacco, but it is also an island paradise with opportunities such as snorkelling and jungle adventure to take in.
Whether you choose a custom-designed cruise tailored to your family’s tastes, or whether you opt for an organised tour that takes in the best islands in the region, you’re sure to love any of these spectacular trips. By land or by sea, Phuket is a glittering jewel of a destination, and a combination of island hopping by charter boat and a stay in one of the beautiful Siam Luxury Villas is the ideal way to get the most pleasure from your vacation. Explore the splendour of Thailand’s cultural sights and the fun of its family-friendly attractions from the comfort of your fully equipped, luxurious villa, and then take to the waters in your sail boat or motor cruiser for a thrilling island-hopping adventure. See remote beaches, inaccessible except from the ocean, discover world famous spots and immerse yourself in the fascinating culture that you will witness on your travels before heading back to your magnificent villa where you can indulge in your own private paradise.