When you hear Thailand, what comes to mind are pristine beaches, temples and shopping malls. However, before you go to Thailand, remember that there are other adventures you can experience aside from the usual tourist destinations. You can try a sailing trip around the islands through yacht charter in Phuket to enjoy the Adaman Sea and the islands that have not been discovered by mass tourism.
The most popular places in Thailand that tourists are familiar with are Phuket, Pattaya, Ko Samui and Bangkok; however, there is more to Thailand than these places. For example, Koh Chang is one of the largest islands that offer something for all kinds of travellers.
From Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, a traveller can get a connecting flight to Trat, an easternmost province located along the Thai coast. The Trat airport is not your traditional airport that has glass walls and strict immigration and custom clearance officials. Elephant topiary figurines will greet you upon arrival. Its high wooden ceilings, cosy benches and serene ambience will remind you of a grand cottage not an airport arrival lobby.
After leaving the airport, you find food stalls where you can eat homemade sticky rice with chilli, garlic, chicken basil and tea-flavoured ice lolly. The street along the White Sand Beach becomes a makeshift food market at night where vendors sell different kinds of traditional Thai food from meat in skewers to grilled squid and fired insects.
You can start your Thai adventure with the trip to Bangbao, a quaint fishing village which is the main point for those who want to snorkel, scuba dive and enjoy island hopping. Holidaymakers can rent a speedboat to Koh Mak and enjoy the beautiful tropical island of blue waters, white sand and palm trees. At Koh Rang, some of the most amazing underwater corals and vibrant-hued fish can be found.
There are different types of sailing packages available to travellers from yacht charter in Phuket to catamarans. There is a choice between crewed and bareboat charters for day or weekly trips around the islands. For inexperienced travellers, there are crewed trips with a team that will provide all the necessary service for your comfort and convenience.