New Year’s Eve in Thailand: Beblue’s favorite destination. We will sail the Andaman’s islands, crystal clear sea and have aperitifs on the beach: we will surprise you and let you discover Thailand on off the beaten path routes. In this period, the northeast monsoon blows in the Andaman Sea, bringing its northern winds and a wonderful dry climate. Driven by offshore breezes and protected by the reef, we can sail in total relaxation without worries, with a perfect blend of fun and nature!
|Builder – Model:||Catamaran LAGOON 42|
|Cabins (Beds):||Cabins 4+1 (10 – 8 guests +2 crew)|
Day 1 – Check-in:
During the transfer from the Airport to Phuket Marina, you will be able to admire the verdant rainforest vegetation surrounding picturesque Buddhist temples and typical local villages.
Boarding will take place at 5 PM, when you can place your items in the cabin and take part in a welcome briefing with the skippers, before going shopping for the trip. In the evening, you can make a small tour around Phuket, having dinner in a typical Thai restaurant overlooking the lagoon…
After breakfast, we leave the port traveling on the long channel that separates Phuket from the mainland, where we will see dozens of fishermen catching jellyfishes with long rakes and lifting them on their boats. We will stop and enjoy the amazing internal lagoon of Ko Hong. We then will head south along the coast of Phuket towards Ko Racha Yai. The clean and transparent water will inspire you to snorkel among the coral reefs.
We head south for a quiet navigation towards Ko Racha Yai, where we will make a stop in its wonderful bay. The clean and transparent water will inspire you to snorkel among the coral reefs. You can spend the afternoon exploring the seabed, fishing, or simply enjoying the sun and the fantastic panorama.
Today we have a long navigation ahead, so we will wake up early and after a hearty breakfast, we will open mainsail and jib and cast off. During the trip, we can trawl to get food for our dinner. In the afternoon we will reach Ko Rok, a true tropical paradise and one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea; it is formed by two little islands, Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Nok, divided by a narrow channel, where we will drop anchor. The island is home to a marine natural park that keeps it pure and untouched. The sunset from this paradise is something you will never forget!
In the morning we can continue enjoying this uncontaminated heaven, walking along the white sand beaches, going snorkelling in the marine reserve, visiting the headquarters of the national park and the big iguana that guards them, or simply staying on the boat to sunbathe and enjoy the view. After lunch, we move to Ko Muk, where another wonder is waiting for us: The Emerald Cave. Swimming across it, you will end up in a little heaven on earth… a big hole in the cliff with a beach covered by vegetation illuminated by the sunlight entering from the upper opening. The cave has a special microclimate that enabled the growth of thick vegetation along the rocky walls. We head for Ko Ngai, where we will spend the night after watching a wonderful sunset.
After breakfast, we can spend a couple of hours snorkelling or walking around, before leaving for Phi Phi Leh. We will arrive in the late afternoon, when the many touristic boats will have gone back to their resorts, to enjoy the island in total peace. Its steep rocky coasts full of tropical vegetation are simply spectacular.
For the brave ones, we will wake up at dawn to visit Koh Phi Phi Leh and discover Maya Bay, the location where the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio was filmed, before the daily hordes of tourists arrive. We will then move to Phi Phi Island for a short visit, having lunch ashore. From there, we head north to reach a beautiful islet with a luxurious resort, where we will drop the anchor and spend the night.
The following morning, we will return to Phuket Marina by 9:30 AM for breakfast and disembarkation.
We will spend all day relaxing, snorkelling and perhaps indulge in a happy hour cocktail from a resort to take on the beach to admire the sunset. We will spend a fun night under the stars of the Thailand sky….
Checkout. The itinerary might be subject to variations due to weather conditions, safety and technical evaluations of the Captain. This program is intended as indicative and non-binding.
PRICE PER PERSON:
Phuket Marina, Thailand
Phuket Airport (HKT)
Check-in from Friday, December 28th from 5 PM
Check-out by Saturday, January 5th at 9:30 AM
$3200 US Dollars per person in double cabin with A/C and a private bathroom. (Based on 8 people)
Transfer from/to the Airport, Double Cabin Spot, Travel Assistance, Skipper, Hostess/Cook, Food and Beverage, Boat Consumption, Dinghy with Outboard Engine, Linens and Towels, Final Cleaning.
Airfare, Ashore Expenses (ex: restaurants, cocktails), Travel Insurance