Interested in visiting Thailand and sailing it's beautiful waters? It's an easy and safe country to visit, not to mention incredibly beautiful. To make it easier for you, here is some basic information worth knowing for when you plan to visit Thailand.
Entry visas are not required by tourists from most countries for a stay of up to 30 days in Thailand or 90 days in Malaysia. Upon your date of entry, passports should have a minimum of six months remaining before the date of expiry. If you are unsure if you require a visa to visit Thailand from your country, or if you want to stay for longer than 30 days, contact your local Thai embassy for their advice.
The Phuket area is known as an extremely safe charter destination on both land and water. Being part of the Andaman Sea, which is regularly patrolled by the Thai Navy, Coast Guard and Water Police, it should not be confused with an occasional trouble spot in the South China Sea between Borneo and the Philippines, over 2,000 miles away.
Money and costs
Thailand is a fairly inexpensive country to visit, with an affordable standard of living and beneficial foreign currency exchange rates for most visitors. ATMs are widespread and can usually be found outside the very numerous 7-11s. Most ATMs accept Mastercard and VISA.
Marine National Park entry fees
There are a number of Marine National Parks just a short sailing distance from Phuket. If you intend to sail into any Marine National Park waters, make sure that you pay the necessary fees – this helps to ensure the sustainability and protection of these beautiful places.