Southeast Asia Luxury Yacht Charter
WITH ITS TROPICAL CLIMATE, LEGENDARY HOSPITALITY, DYNAMIC AND INTRIGUING CULTURES AND STUNNING SCENERY, SOUTHEAST ASIA WELCOMES VISITORS WITH A WEALTH OF ATTRACTIONS.
Exotic and intriguing, Southeast Asia is much more than just a few tropical cruising grounds. Comprising eleven countries and numerous itineraries options, the regions 3,900 miles of pristine coastlines are ideally suited for a Southeast Asia yacht charter.
With fascinating, colorful cultures, customs and fantastic cuisine, Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most exotic and multifaceted countries. With a host of attractions, the cruising grounds of Thailand offer a range of natural and spiritual grandeurs. Emerging as exhilarating alternative cruising grounds, Vietnam and Cambodia provide majestic waters, while Malaysia is a fusion of cultures.
The southwestern coastline of Thailand boasts a wealth of attractions, including pristine beaches, turquoise waters and an amazing underwater world for outstanding snorkeling and diving. Combined with well-protected anchorages and dramatic limestone landscapes, the Andaman Sea is the reigning maritime jewel of Southeast Asia. On a cruise around Thailand’s west coast you can explore uninhabited islands in Phang Nga Bay, dive in waters surrounding the Phi Phi islands or the Marine National Park around the Similan Islands and spend leisurely days on the scenic beaches of the Surin Islands, before venturing inland to enjoy the cultural hotspots and nightlife on the Phuket, aka the “Pearl of the Andaman”.
With more than 7,600 islands to explore, the Philippines are best seen via luxury yacht. The sandy isles washed by azure seas are the perfect place to spend a day. Those with a thirst for adventure might fancy a hike through jungle-clad mountains. A beautiful conglomeration of cultures, English, Spanish and traditional Philippine, these isles are as unique as they are beautiful.
Indonesia is firmly on the bucket list of the adventurous yachting fraternity, attracting many superyachts taking in the exotic waters as they cruise through Southeast Asia. The country is well suited to yachting with over 17,000 islands stretching over 3,000 miles. Winding your way in and out of the archipelagos you can discover attractions ranging from the well-known tourist island of Bali to the secluded coves of the majestic Raja Ampat archipelago, or make the acquaintance of the infamous Komodo dragon in the archipelago of the same name.
A tropical rainy climate dominates most of Southeast Asia, making these cruising grounds a tempting alternative winter charter destination to the popular Caribbean. The northeast monsoon, from November through April, generally brings light winds, calm seas and offers sunny and dry weather. Wherever you choose for a Southeast Asia yacht charter, rest assured your Northrop & Johnson experienced broker will be able to advise you every step of the way.
Traveling to Southeast Asia can take a toll depending on where you’re flying in from. It’s a good idea to keep the first day or two of your itinerary light with lots of relaxing beach or sundeck time, both perfect for napping, in order to allow you time to adjust to the different time zone. Once you’re adjusted, the adventure can really begin.
Destinations in Southeast Asia
The exotic volcanic islands in Indonesia comprise more than 18,100 atolls, isles and islets. Head ashore during your luxury yacht charter to explore lush, tropical rainforests and sleepy volcanoes or dive below the waterline to explore the abundant sea life.
The diverse and beautiful islands of the Philippines offer so much to do and see during a luxury yacht charter. Natural reefs abound delighting divers, white sand beaches evoke relaxation and welcoming locals are always ready with a smile.
The captivating cruising grounds of Thailand are some of the most exotic and intriguing in the world. This idyllic nation has long been a hot spot for the jet set thanks to its stunning beaches, Zen-like culture, exotic foods and legendary beach parties.
Boasting a tropical landscape and some of the world’s friendliest people, Vietnam is an incredible locale for a luxury yacht charter. Vibrant cities play off the stunning rice paddies and lush forests of Vietnam. A former French colony with much Chinese influence, there is an incredible culture to be found.
Nicknamed the Lion City, the city-state of Singapore provides a brilliant, ultra-modern backdrop to a Singapore yacht charter. Sophisticated and urban, high-end designer shopping and incredible cuisine can be found across the various sections of the city.