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Guide To A Sailing Holiday In Thailand

Apr 17, 2008
The numbers of destination awaiting you within Thailand's borders is outdone only by the incredible variety. This country offers dramatic scenery, world class diving and great sailing all year-round. Thailand has more than 1,000 miles of mainland coastline bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand. With thousands of islands, there are even more miles of beaches, creeks and headlands meeting the sea.

The Kingdom of Thailand is world renowned for its great history. Formerly called Siam, it has seen many conquerors coming from neighboring Asian countries and European explorers. They sought to colonize the island, but Thais were able to defeat them and remained the only country to have evaded colonization in all of Asia. Today Thailand has grown into one huge economic country, with its king as head of state. It is also one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world because of its magnificent sunsets and beautiful beaches that are ideal for even just a one-day sailing in Thailand.

The Andaman Sea, with Phuket as its centre, is a great place for a sailing holiday. Here we find some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the region, crystal clear waters and stunning geography. The diversity of this geography is also a powerful attraction.

Sailing in Koh Phi Phi Don means taking a chartered boat or yacht into the its clear-blue waters and enjoying its limestone cliffs. You can also choose to dock ashore and dine into luxurious meals prepared by several seafood restaurants. There are also souvenir shops where you can absolutely find a great souvenir on your way home. Koh Phi Phi Lee, on the other hand, becomes a perfect setting for the movie The Beach. It is situated 20 miles on the east side of Phuket. The marvelous sight of the bay is truly a sight to behold for anyone who wishes to see brilliant sunset and sunrise. It also provides a great backdrop for photographs.

Cruising in Thailand in your yacht will not be complete without taking a chance on the Similan Island. It is located 55 miles northwest of Phuket. There are nine islands and small islets that make up this archipelago. Besides sailing, you can enjoy Thailand underwater marine life through snorkeling or diving. You can also experience the marvelous irregular formations of the boulders. Surin Islands, meanwhile, is sacred with lush virgin rain forests and deserted beaches, which are ideal for those who seek privacy while they are in the yacht or chartered catamaran. The Ko Phra Thong is an ultimate holiday paradise because of its unspoiled beauty and great beaches. The island also holds a very big reservoir of fresh water.

Kam, which is found along the Gulf of Thailand, is a haven for travelers. Aside from its white sandy beaches and pristine crystal clear, which appear to be lifted from postcards, black lava stones surface on top of the shallow waters.

Phuket is more developed than any other island in Thailand. But it does not mean there isn't anything left to be explored. Sailing in Thailand will make you realize that there's still more than meets the eye.
About the Author
D. Browall writes for http://www.sboats.com. Visit his website if you want to find companies offering yacht charter in Thailand as well as many other popular sailing areas such as sailing Greece
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