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Island Cruise from Phuket

Thailand’s Southern coast is scattered with islands known the world over for their unique beauty. Pristine white sand and warm, shallow coral seas, thick tropical vegetation draped over those distinctively-shaped limestone outcrops, snorkelling and sunbathing and gazing open-mouthed: immerse yourself in the moment on this romantic four-day cruise aboard a beautiful junk-rigged schooner.

Small Group Luxury 4 days

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Itinerary

Overview

The islands around Thailand’s South coast have earned themselves an iconic status in the collective psyche of Westerners familiar with such films as “The Man With The Golden Gun” and “The Beach”. Unmistakable domes of dark green vegetation cap sheer limestone cliffs rising from the crystal water, like sentinels crowding to protect the white sandy beaches from prying eyes. Coral reefs lie basking just below the waves, palm trees nod sleepily in the breeze, and the ever-ready smiles of the Thai people are a constant reminder that here it is enough to just… be. There is simply nowhere else like this on Earth.

You will start your cruise from Phuket and will sail into Phang Nga Bay, a place of wild mangrove forests, towering cliffs, and spectacular views. You’ll visit “James Bond Island”, where you may find that you feel you’re stepping into an adventure story of your own. You’ll return to the Suwan Macha and watch the sunset from deck while you dine wrapped in a warm breeze. You’ll visit Krabi, much of which has been designated a National Park, for snorkelling and sunbathing on secluded beaches hidden among a maze of lagoons, and at Phi Phi Lay, you’ll be able to explore Maya Bay, immortalised in the film “The Beach”, to experience some amazing snorkelling in the shallow waters, or simply lie on the sand and soak up the sun.

Day-by-day

The tour can be done starting from Phuket on Saturday and going to Phang Nga, Krabi, Phi Phi Island and back to Phuket. Alternatively you can do it in reverse order, going first from Bangkok to Phi Phi Island on Tuesday. See itinerary below:

Saturday (Friday): Phuket - Phang Nga
Transfer from hotel around noon to the embarkation pier. Suwan Macha departs from Yacht Haven pier at 14h00. Set a course between the towering islands of Phang Nga Bay and visit the ever-popular James Bond Island. Back onboard, you'll anchor in time for a postcard sunset. Dinner and overnight on board Suwan Macha at anchor.
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Sunday (Thursday): Phang Nga - Krabi
Enjoy breakfast on deck, then tour the unique Sea Gypsy Village and a spectacular ride amongst the mangroves and hidden lagoons. Spend the afternoon in the clear green waters of Krabi or take to a deserted white sand beach to enjoy your own private sun-bathing. Sunset is yours to enjoy on deck with a succulent feast of Thai cuisine. Night on board.
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Monday (Wednesday): Krabi - Phi Phi Island
After breakfast, cruise the islands between Krabi and Phi Phi with more snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing before going ashore to explore Phi Phi Island. After dinner on board, sit back and enjoy the peacefulness of the night in a secluded bay.
(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

Tuesday (Tuesday): Phi Phi - Phuket
After breakfast onboard, travel to Phi Phi Lay and explore the Maya Bay Cave (made famous by the film The Beach). Then ashore Phi Phi Island for lunch. After lunch return to Phuket by ferry from Ton Sai pier and arrive at Rasada pier, and transfer to hotel with arrival around 18h00.
(Breakfast / Lunch)

Details

Getting there

You need to get to Phuket. Direct flights are available from most major UK airports. Transfers from hotel to embarkation pier in Phuket are included in the tour price

Price includes

Join-in roundtrip transfer between hotel to pier in Phuket and ferry between Phuket and Phi Phi, 4 day cruise with stops and visits as mentioned in the program (without guide), 3 nights accommodation on join-in basis in twin or double sharing cabin, meal plan as mentioned in the tour program, Coffee, tea & drinking water on board and during meals, admission fee at visiting points as mentioned in the program, services of qualified crew during the cruise, group insurance.

Is it for me?

If the prospect of listening to waves lapping at the hull of a boat with sails that look like dragon’s wings, while otherworldly scenery floats past beneath an azure sky appeals to you, well… that’s what’s on offer! It’s entirely your choice how much activity you want on this trip! The option’s always there to simply drift and laze away the day in romantic surroundings, but for those who want to swim and explore hidden beaches and coves, this is the perfect environment for some unforgettable experiences.

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