Get away from the crowds one of our fast cruising cats Chameleon or Mozart or both for larger groups voyaging from Phuket Thailand to Langkawi Malaysia. Join in on a truly international voyage visiting an excellent array of pristine islands, most of which are uninhabited. You will be totally removed from the regular tourist path once clear of the northern islands groups, visiting areas that can only be gained by private charter yacht.
Robinson Crusoe would have felt at home in these islands. Life today is not as hard though, you can spend your days snorkeling, kayaking, lazing around, swimming and enjoying the sumptuous meals prepared aboard by your crew. In the evening once clear of the city lights the heavens open up with a kaleidoscope of lights in the night sky. Falling stars can be often seen whilst lying in the bow nets if you keep a keen eye out.
Islands visited on a typical trip.
Koh Phi Phi Lee
Here we find Maya Bay made famous by the movie "The Beach" Phi Phi Le lays 20 miles east of Phuket Island Maya Bay is a picturesque bay with majestic limestone cliffs. Phi Phi Lee makes a pleasant stopover before Phi Phi Don.
Koh Phi Phi Don
Is an excellent anchorage in most if not all conditions and is protected by huge limestone cliffs. Facilities ashore include numerous restaurants catering for all tastes, low- key nightclubs and the mandatory clothes and souvenir shops. There are an abundance of activities ashore to keep one occupied.
One of the most pleasant walks in the area can be found here, to a lookout above the two bays, Tonsai Bay and Yongkasem Bay. Picture postcard quality photos can be taken here.
Koh Lanta / Koh Po
Is a short sail from Phi Phi Don. Here is found a much more relaxed, layback atmosphere without the bustle of the heavily traveled tourist path. A waterfall can be found about 15 minutes walk from the anchorage passing through a tropical rainforest.
Koh Lanta provides a secure anchorage for the night with restaurants ashore for eating out.
Is an interesting island with its fabulous inland lagoon (Hong) known locally as " The Emerald Cave". A Hong is a hollow center to an island or room in Thai. Swim through a cave and find your own private oasis with a beach and shear cliffs protruding from all sides. Koh Muk is a unique experience and not to be missed. Koh Muk has a protected coastline for exploration by kayak with typical bays, caves and sandy beaches.
Koh Ha Yai
In Thai "Ha" means five islands. It is a good day stopover with a small beach and a shallow bay facilitating easy snorkeling and kayaking in crystal clear waters with excellent coral formations.
Koh Rok Nok & Koh Rok Nai
Is a group of two islands within easy sailing distance of Koh Ha Yai. A number of excellent beaches with crystal clear waters are found here in a protected channel between the islands. Rok Nok is a great place for drift dive or snorkel in the protected channel between the islands. A local ranger station occupies a small area on Koh Rok Nai otherwise there are no occupants other than other visiting yachts and Thai fishing boats.
The Butang Group of islands lay southwest of Rok Nok some 40 nautical miles. Most of the islands are uninhabited. Koh Lipe has a small Sea Gypsy fishing village on its northeastern side and a few low-key resorts and restaurants on its southern side. A mountain stream that is feed by mountain run off provides crystal clear drinking water for most of the year on Koh Adang. The Butang Islands are a picturesque and tranquil location to spend a day or two. An interesting walks ashore on Koh Lipe. There is a local dive shop Canadian owned and run. Barry the owner is famous on the islands not only for diving but his freshly baked Brownies cooked at their island bakery. If you wish a dive can be organized here with Barry.
One of Thailand's designated national parks with a ranger station on it north western shore located in a shallow bay. Its southern most tip is just two miles from Langkawi Malaysia. Koh Tarutao is an undeveloped island with few inhabitants. During world war two the island was used as a prisoner of war camp. The prisoners and guards eventually turned to pirating due to lack of supplies. A book has been written about those events.The English Navy was eventually sent in to clear the remaining pirates out.
Arriving at the capital Kuah Town with a population of a small town you are now in Malaysia. Langkawi is called the island of mysteries. Many myths relate to the forming of the islands. Only recently a curse for 100 years has ended. Masuri, a woman who was wrongfully condemned to death, put the curse upon the island. The island is duty free. Religion on the island is mainly Moslem so a conservative dress code should be adhered to. Links by fast ferry to mainland Malaysia, mainland Thailand and Penang operate every day. There is an international airport with flights to Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and direct charter flights to England.
Don't forget "thank you" in Malay is "Tera Ma Kasih". You voyage can begin or end at The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Langkawi.
Rock climbing and diving can be arranged to suit your requirements so long as it blends in with the day's activities.
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