Welcome to the Koh Samui Archipelago!
The Gulf of Thailand is a very attrctive Sailing destination. Reasons for this are:
- perfect weather conditions ALL YEAR ROUND: apart from very few stormy days from mid October until around Christmas season the weather is perfect to go out boating.
- each of the attractive places are reachable within a daytrip
- you could even visit ALL of those places while on a multi day cruise
- navigation by sight posiible to most destinations
- low soundings, that means waves usually don´t get very high
- pleasant sailing winds all year round
The main Cruising Areas are:
The Koh Samui Archipelago has over 80 islands spread over 50 sq miles of azure tropical seas. Stretching from Koh Rap in the south, via the bigger Koh Samui and Koh Phangan to the diving paradise of Koh Tao (Turtle Island) in the north and the uninhabited Ang Thong National Park group 25 miles to the east, nowhere is more than a leisurely day sail away.
Away from the main cruising routes the region is just beginning to open up with charter yachts available to explore this tropical wonderland. Imagine beautiful white sandy beaches, fringed with swaying coconut palms, lush emerald green vegetation stretching over limestone hills and mountains where you can easily find a deserted bay to anchor for the night. Welcome to the Samui archipelago.
- Koh Phangan: Samui´s sister island, 7 miles north of Koh Samui, offers many secluded beaches, many of them only accessable by boat, very good snorkelling in the North and the West, waterfalls, mountain trails, plenty of anchorages, very scenic viewpoints and last not least the full moon party beach of Hat Rin. Restaurants can be found in every second bay and there´s plenty of accommodation options or anchorages for an overnight stay; Phangan can be fully explored within 2-3 days. It´s possible to do that from Samui or stay there for a night or two.
- Koh Samui offers miles of fantastic beach scenery to explore. Depending on the prevailing weather conditions, a wave protected area can always be found. The best protection os offered for boats at Bang Rak (Big Budda Beach) - from where most boats and tours depart. Just a few miles out, there is an uninhabited Island called Koh Som which can be explored. Other places that are worth a visit are: Koh Tan, a quiet island south off Samui - perfect to get away from it all; it´s sister islands Koh Madsum (one of the prettiest beaches in the area at low tide), Khanom, part of Thailands mainland, homespot of dolphines and apart of that a stunning beach area with lovely bays that has a great potential for the future.