Island Spirit - 410, Melinda Jane
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WC / Shower
When you charter a yacht in Phuket, you explore a sailing area that stretches far beyond the island of Phuket itself. The charter area encompasses hundreds of tropical isles and consists of three main areas. To the north, Phang Nga Bay and its iconic limestone atolls. To the south, Krabi, home to endless white-sand beaches and crystal clear water and the Phi Phi Islands or "James Bond" Island. The area stretches further south to include the isles of Lanta and Lippi and their legendary luxury resorts. Lastly, for the more adventurous, out to the west in the Andaman Sea is the archipelagos of Similan and Surin.
Its international Airport services Phuket, and airlines fly direct from most of the global hubs. From Bangkok, flights depart hourly. For the more adventurous, overnight trains & busses leave Bangkok daily.
The cruising is easy-going in Phuket; there's plenty of sailing to be done, but you're not going to be rail-down with crew hanging on in fear of their life! In each area, stunning anchorages are just an hour away, and there is no stress finding a mooring for the night nor exorbitant mooring or marina fees; just "drop the pick" at your favourite spot.
You can charter a yacht in Phuket all year round. Phuket is in the tropics, and monsoonal winds influence the weather, so we don't have winter; it's always warm. The northeast monsoon from October through April is the most popular time to visit Thailand; it tends to be cooler and dry. January & February are the coolest months of the year and offer the very best sailing conditions in Phuket. The southwest monsoon from May through September brings much-needed rain and tends to be less predictable. Sailing in the southwest monsoon can be very rewarding as it offers anchorages untenable in the northeasterly, rain-squalls tent to be late afternoon and predictable.