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Every time you visit the sea with your special one, you two will chill out on the powdery white sandy beach, staring at the horizon where the sky touches the sea, enjoying the glimmering emerald water and cool sea breeze. Yes, it is an ideal scenery, just like a dream. However, wouldn’t it be better if you have yourself surrounded by the crystal clear water, far away from the land and worries? Give it a try, and you might not want to go back to land again.
Thailand’s vacation attractions are well-known for their stunningly beautiful beaches with great-value accommodation and delicious local food. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious and a high-end travel experience such as sailing and cruising around islands, you don’t have to go all the way to Maldives or Hawaii. This is because Thailand also offers these outstanding experiences as well. Whether you only have one day or want to spend a couple days at sea, here are some sailing hot spots you don’t want to miss!
If your time is quite limited, then you don’t have to travel all the way down south to get on a yacht. Only 2 hours drive from Bangkok, you’ll find yourself in Pattaya, where there are plenty of yachts to choose from. Most importantly, one day is more than enough to explore the islands around Pattaya. The must-visit islands here are Koh Pai (Bamboo Island) and Koh Ling (Monkey Island). After sailing for 15 minutes from the shore, you’ll arrive at Koh Pai which is under the authority of Royal Thai Navy. You can stop here to snorkel or dive into the crystal clear water and witness the unspoiled coral reefs. However, camping or staying overnight on the island is not permitted. Now there aren’t any public boats which offer service on this route, so the only way to get here is to rent a private boat or yacht. The next stop is the Monkey Island which is home to a colony of long-tailed macaque. These monkeys live off small shrimp, crab and fish that they catch from the sea, but you can also bring fruit to feed them too.
If you have more time and are up for a long sail, hop on a plane down to Krabi. Get on a yacht, sip some champagne, enjoy sunbathing and 3 hours into the sea, you’ll find yourself at Koh Hong (Chamber island). Koh Hong’s Bileh bay is the shape of a bird’s wing, with beautiful pristine white sand and crystal clear water. As you dive into the turquoise-colored water, you will see various kinds of sea life, coral reefs and sea fans. Hong island one the most popular diving spot in Krabi and also considered to be among the top 10 best beaches in the world. At the very heart of Hong island is a large lagoon, which is a truly remarkable place as the water color can vary from turquoise clear to deep emerald green depending on the water level. The entrance to the lagoon is only 10 meters wide, so it’s only accessible by small boat.
These are just some of the highlights of Pattaya and Krabi that you can get to by yacht. As you can see, it’s not difficult at all to get around. On your next date, anniversary or honeymoon, let’s leave the shore behind and hop on a yacht, and at the end of the trip, you’ll leave Thailand with tons of impressive and unforgettable memories.