Get ready for an Asian adventure around the islands of Thailand. The Best way to do this? By boat of course! Traveling by boat ensures that you experience all of the wonderful thrills the islands have to offer.
Starting your journey in Phuket, the largest Thai island, allows you to encounter the beautiful scenery right off of the coast. This stunning waterscape is punctuated by stone masses that seem perfectly normal jutting out of the calm sea.
In between Phuket and the mainland coast, you will find the Phi Phi Islands. These islands are a traveler favorite due to their laid back attitude, and movie worthy terrain. Definitely a must see on your Thailand escapade. From there you can go on over to Phang Nga Bay to discover its limestone cliffs and hidden caves. Then check out Krabi, a town on the west coast of Thailand popular with rock climbers.
The opportunities for water sports shouldn’t be missed either! The Thai islands offer some wonderful snorkeling sites, beaches, and secret coves. You can’t go wrong swimming, playing,mand adventuring your way into the heart of Thailand!
In the area surrounding Phuket you will find a great deal of land-based things to do as well.
Whether it’s before, after, or during your sea adventures, consider some of the following activities:
- Trek through Khao Lak
- Take a safari in Khao Sok National Park
- Shop Old Phuket Town
- Experience the nightlife on Bangla Road/Patong Beach
- Visit Wat Chalong Temple
Engage in treks and safaris if you’re up for physical exertion. Go shopping in Old Town if you also enjoy colonial architecture. Check out the intricately decorated Wat Chalong if you want to pay your respects to Phuket’s spiritual center. And only go to Bangla Road if you’re prepared for a truly exotic evening! This is not your typical tourist bar and club scene.
I couldn’t begin to list all the hotspots in Southeast Asia- the Andaman Sea alone has dozens of islands. The Thai coast simply provides some of the most serenely beautiful places to visit, and a boat is the perfect conduit for such an experience. Personally, I think authentic Thai food is reason enough to get on a plane, but when you throw in white sand beaches too, it’s impossible to say no!
About the Author:
Katie Bauer is an experienced travel writer and editor. Having been a stewardess on private yachts, a crew member for sail races, and a sail maker in New England, she now specializes in yachting destinations. A frequent traveler, she has studied, worked, and volunteered abroad thus bringing a unique perspective to her content.
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