10 Days of Sun-Kissed Bliss on a Charter Vacation in Malaysia and Thailand

Malaysia and Thailand are mystical cruising grounds for all charter guests wishing to explore beyond the most popular charter zones. They are rapidly gaining charter aficionados who admire the region’s robust beauty, excellent sailing conditions, perfect crystalline waters for swimming and diving, friendly locals and fabulous fare. Let Sunreef Yachts Charter take you on an unforgettable cruise from Langkawi in Malaysia to Phuket in Thailand.

Day 1: Langkawi to Koh Lipe

Meet the yacht and her five-star crew in Telaga Harbour Marina in Langkawi. If you arrive early and spare a few moments, we recommend the nearby cable car ride to the top of the island’s highest mountain affording picturesque views of the region.  Make yourself comfortable aboard and enjoy a light lunch served on the aft deck before departing northward to tonight’s destination- Koh Lipe. Slicing through breathtaking waters, you will wonder at marvelous seascapes that will only keep on getting better as you reach Koh Lipe, a long sandy beach home to a small community and exuding casual ambiance. Take a short walk inland to the island’s village- far from being a developed hub!

Day 2: Koh Lipe to Koh Adang

Enjoy breakfast accompanied by splendid views on the aft deck before cruising over to the Butang Islands being part of the Turutao Marine National Park. As the yacht slices through crystal-clear water, you can relax on the flybridge or forward reveling in plush surroundings. Once you reach Koh Adang, hop in the water for snorkeling and swimming and claim a deserted beach yours for the afternoon.

Day 3: Koh Adang to Rok Nok

You will continue your cruise northward and as you do, you will wander away from civilization to discover the region’s rustic beauty. Today’s destinations are literally in the middle of nowhere so you will have the chance to admire wildlife in their natural habitat and beautiful coral in awe-inspiring reefs filled with brightly-colored fish. Rok Nok entices all nature lovers and water activities are an absolute must here. Dinner onboard or on the beach.

Day 4: Rok Nok to Koh Muk

Depart in the morning after breakfast and make stops on the way to enjoy swimming and snorkeling with vibrant fish. In the afternoon, the yacht will reach Koh Muk, a small beach with a quaint beach bar and a fantastic barbecue restaurant. Take the tender ashore to treat yourself to freshly prepared cocktails and a romantic beach barbecue at sunset.

Day 5: Koh Muk to Phi-Phi Li

Phi-Phi Island gained international fame after having been featured in the Hollywood film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Beach”. This spectacular and quaint island is composed of limestone cliffs, powdery white sands and crystalline turquoise waters. The island offers elephant-trekking that will take you far from civilization to the tropical forest inland. All brave guests can ask the guide to let them ride on the elephant’s head and not only in the basket. You will anchor here for the night and enjoy onboard dinner.

Day 6: Phi-Phi Li to Chicken Island

In the morning, spare some time to penetrate more inland. After a hearty breakfast you should have the energy to roam one last time through Phi-Phi Li’s rainforest. Back on the yacht, relax for a bit before heading to Chicken Island. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset on the flybridge with a signature drink in hand. Let’s not forget that Chicken Island is a great spot for snorkeling and swimming and teems with coral and exotic fish.

Day 7: Chicken Island to Railey Beach

After breakfast onboard, sit back and relax on the aft deck as the yacht cruises swiftly northward. During the journey you will explore more impressive rocks, cliffs and islands before you reach Railey Beach. Stop on the way to play in the water or unwind on the vast foredeck or flybridge to catch warm sun rays. In the evening- anchorage in the famous Railey Beach near Krabi. This entourage of palm-covered mountains rising from the ocean is perfect for rock-climbers of all levels. Dine ashore in one of the little restaurants and beach bars or stay onboard for a gourmet meal.

Day 8: Railey Beach to Koh Hong

Start the day off with a rich breakfast to have enough energy for fun activities, including snorkeling, swimming, kayaking or beach-combing. After lunch, you will make a short passage to Koh Hong, where the bay is filled with impressive limestone formations dominating the sea and perfect for kayaking expeditions. Treat yourself to snorkeling and other water sports before cocktails and dinner onboard.

Day 9: Koh Hong to Phuket

Enjoy breakfast onboard and sail southward through the Phang Nga Bay and do not hesitate to make stops on the way to take out water toys or swim in crystal-clear waters. Today you will reach Phuket, one of Thailand’s most coveted yachting destinations, where the yacht can dock in the Phuket Royal Marina boasting off all possible amenities for you, your yacht and her crew. Arrive in the afternoon and you will have enough time to visit the town and the nearby beach. Visit one of the restaurants for dinner or opt for your Chef’s exquisite cuisine.

Day 10: Phuket

Depending on your schedule today, spare some more time to visit Phuket after breakfast. The region, although traditional and with much Thai flavor, is open to tourists and more and more diving and yachting enthusiasts can be found exploring it. Enjoy one last meal onboard before departure.

Say farewell to the yacht and her five-star crew and take home wonderful memories from the trip!

For more information about chartering a yacht in Malaysia and Thailand, please contact Sunreef Yachts Charter at charter@sunreef-charter.com.

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