Why go on a yacht charter trip along the route from Phuket (Thailand) to the island of Langkawi (Malaysia)? The answer is very simple: because it will be one of the most fascinating journeys of your life.
If you are a lover of beautiful beaches, nature and breathtaking landscapes, this corner of Southeast Asia will not disappoint you. The scenarios that separate Thailand from Malaysia are in fact unique and made of green islands with wonderful beaches, diving sites and scenic beauty, varied and intriguing culture also consisting of sensational foods.
This adventurous destination offers the chance to sail away from the crowds to remote and peaceful places, suitable for both the adventurous guest, who can enjoy exploring each island, as well as the seabed, or climb the cliffs that rise vertically from the sea, and for those looking for something more relaxing with quiet anchorages, secluded beaches and excellent services.
8 Days one way yacht charter itinerary from Phuket, Thailand to Langkawi, Malaysia
Read on to find out what this itinerary consists of, what destinations and activities are available!
Day 1 – Departure from Phuket – Phang Nga – Koh Hong
Phuket is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, famous for its nightlife and quiet bays where you can start a perfect charter boat trip for relaxation and fun.
Starting from this famous island, we then sail north-east towards the Phang Nga Bay, famous for its dreamy and spectacular landscape with karst limestone cliffs, rocks and numerous small secluded beaches. We anchor in Koh Hong which is the ideal place for a refreshing swim or a leisurely kayak tour. This area is known for its so-called “hongs” (Thai word meaning rooms) which are often only accessible by canoes and small boats. They are in fact characterized by narrow tunnels that open into breathtaking open spaces with a unique ecosystem made up of different species of local flora.
The shores and water are also teeming with beautiful wildlife, unlike anywhere else in the world.
Day 2 – Visit Raleigh Beach
The next day we reach Raleigh Beach, a famous place for rock climbing. Here wonderful limestone cliffs rise vertically from the sea. Beginners can sign up for introductory courses to this sport and, under the guidance of an instructor, climb these walls safely and securely.
This is a great opportunity for a family adventure and great views the more you get on top!
Day 3 – Have a stop to Tiger Cave Temple
Today we temporarily abandon the sea and our boat to head inland and reach the monks who pray at the Tiger Cave Temple, located about 30 minutes by car and also known as Wat Tham Suea. Visit the cave and the temple. Join the locals paying their respects to the monk community and ask for a monk’s blessing. Sports enthusiasts will not miss the opportunity to climb the 1,237 steps of the “stairway to heaven” at the top of which are a statue of the Buddha and some of the most extraordinary views in Thailand.
Alternatively, you can take a quieter path that leads through the shady forest, home to nice but often mischievous monkeys. Pay attention to your backpacks!
Recommended: Thailand International Boat Show 2022
Day 4 – Reach the Phi Phi Islands – Phi Phi Leh – Maya Bay
Resuming navigation early, we arrive at Phi Phi Leh (Little Phi Phi Island) in time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at anchor. The smallest of the Phi Phi islands, it is truly stunning with its spectacular limestone cliffs, white sands and clear turquoise waters. The famous film “The Beach”, with Leonardo di Caprio, was shot here in the now famous Maya Bay.
Discover some of the most breathtaking views as you enjoy breakfast floating on the azure waters near the white sand beaches.
Enjoy snorkeling and diving around colorful coral reefs and see marine life such as pipefish, seahorses and razorfish, as well as leopard sharks, reef sharks, crocodiles and turtles.
We end the day visiting Monkey Beach by moving to the large island of Phi Phi, which as the name suggests is home to a colony of monkeys.
Day 5 – Koh Lanta
The day begins by sailing southeast towards Koh Lanta, located in the province of Krabi. The island is known for the great abundance of wildlife in the mangroves and rainforest. The beaches are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, ideal for lovers of underwater exploration while, if you are in the mood for an excursion inland, head towards the Khlong Chak waterfall, crossing the rainforest and reaching a natural swimming pool where you can relax.
Day 6 – 7 – Tarutao National Park – Koh Lipe
The stretch of sea that separates Koh Lanta from our next destination is the longest sailing stretch. Then you will take the opportunity to relax on deck as you sail downwind to the group of islands part of the Tarutao Marine National Park. It is an enchanting archipelago protected by a coral reef with postcard beaches, varied fauna and lush vegetation populating these paradisiacal islands. The Tarutao park has an area of over 1400 square kilometers and the main starting point for exploring the park is the island of Koh Tarutao.
Koh Adang is our landing place. Enjoy diving, snorkeling, beaches and kayaking. Explore along the rocks and crevices or hunt for treasure on the beach. The small gypsy village at the southern tip of Koh Adang is worth a visit to meet some locals and buy fresh fish.
If time permits, a visit to nearby Koh Lipe is a must, also an island part of the National Park and still underdeveloped. There are lovely white sand beaches, clear waters, coral reefs with hard and soft corals, and abundant marine life such as turtles, stingrays and schools of multicolored fish.
Day 8 – Disembark in Langkawi
Unfortunately, the time has come to continue to the Malaysian island of Langkawi.
While your crew takes care of customs and immigration, you can travel to Telaga Harbor Marina to experience a thrill on the Langkawi cable car with a thrilling climb to the top of the highest mountain on the island. Alternatively, duty-free shopping awaits you in the island’s main city, Kuah, located about 30 minutes by car.
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