To begin your Thai adventure, arrive in Phuket, the largest of Thailand’s islands. Home to some of the world’s premier beaches; spend a few days in the sand soaking up the rays. Nai Thon, Kata and Kata Noi are just a few examples of picturesque bays to enjoy. If you’re in the mood to be pampered, the Phuket’s Banyan Tree Spa is your oasis. This exceptional spa offers a wide variety of treatments, from traditional Thai and Chinese massages, to facials, to green tea milk baths and so much more.
If you’re keen to travel back in time, a visit to Old Town Phuket is a must. Here you will find the riches of centuries past. Sino-colonial mansions sit among beautiful Buddhist temples and Chinese shrines, all exceptionally preserved. Lovely little cafes and “shophouses” line the streets, simply begging for exploration. Visit Old Town in the morning or just after dusk when the heat of the day has burned off.
Thai food is full of flavor and one of the most popular places to delight in these exotic tastes is the Boathouse restaurant. Specializing in Royal Thai and French cuisine, this long-established spot offers incredible views as you indulge in delicious gastronomy. Set directly on he beach at Kata, a two-story, open-air, classic teak house is the perfect location to enjoy a meal and sunset cocktails.
Playing on the sapphire sea is a must-do activity in Phuket. Watersports abound here and there are plenty of places to take advantage of the underwater sights. A trip to the Similan Islands will not disappoint as you slip below the water’s surface to take in the beauty beneath. The incredible array of fish and corals will tantalize your eyes. On water, explore near-by Phang Nga by kayak, or try your hand at sailing.
A luxury yacht charter is one of the best ways to discover all the riches that Phuket, Thailand, has to offer and it gives you the freedom to explore more of the incredible Thai islands, inlets and spectacular locales. Northrop & Johnson has a great selection of luxury charter yachts positioned in Southeast Asia to create your perfect holiday.