Sailing the tropical waters around Thailand obviously makes for a terrible holiday. White sand beaches, limestone half pipes, snorkeling, waterfalls, swimming, cocktails, Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Mango Bay, Koh Phangan… Awful.
There's nothing worse than busting a flip-flop in the middle of your trip. You can always buy a cheap pair of replacements but we all know that ends in blisters. Why not get creative and try our favourite emergency repair methods:
- - Duct tape.
- - Paper clip
- - Hair tie
- - Melt it into place with a lighter (carefully, you don't want it to end up in a puddle on the pavement)
Day 1 - Koh Samui - Mai Nam Beach to Ang Thong Marine Park
Meet your skipper, yacht and other passengers in the early afternoon and set sail for Ang Thong Marine Park, a fascinating group of 42 islands featuring lime stone massifs, dense forrests which are home to Langurs, Crab Eating Monkeys, Monitor Lizards, Hornbills and deserted beaches. Highlights include the beautiful Koh Mae Beach and Thale Nai Snorkelling (Emerald Lake) Lookout. Climb to Emerald Lake which is fed by an underground cave for a spectacular lookout (need good footwear)Dinner
Day 2 - Ang Thong Marine Park
Discover the natural beauty, explore the coves and overlapping limestone half pipes by kayak and marvel the underwater world while snorkelling in the famous Ang Thong National Marine Park. Finish the day by dropping anchor and enjoy your own barbeque right on one of the parks beautiful beaches whilst watching the sun set over the horizon. Ang Thong is great for night squid fishing.Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 3 - Mae Hat town - Koh Tao
Spend the day sailing to Koh Tao one of Southern Thailand's true tropical island escapes. Swim in tropical waters, laze on the pristine white sand beaches and take in the stunning scenery before arriving at Mae Hat on Koh Tao. Head out for the evening to enjoy a delicious Thai meal or have a drink in one of the beach bars.Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4 - Koh Tao - Mango Bay
After reconnecting with civilisation we set sail for Mango Bay, a bay on the northern Tip of Koh Tao. The landscape consists of high rocky cliffs and lush green hillsides rising up from the water's edge. The clear blue-green waters of Mango Bay are great for swimming and snorkelling or perhaps head up to have lunch at a restaurant offering breathtaking views.Breakfast | Dinner
Day 5 - Thong Nai Pain Bay, Koh Phangan
We leave Koh Tao for its bigger sister, Koh Phangan. The beaches of Thong Nai Pan are a picture of paradise with softly curved white sand bays surrounded by mountains covered in rich tropical rainforest. Swim on the beautiful beach, enjoy a bbq on the beach or walk along a river trail to Than Sadet Waterfall for a swimBreakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Day 6 - Hat Thiam Bay, Koh Phangan
Visit Hat Thiam Bay. Relax on the white sandy beach under swaying coconut palms or swim, snorkel and kayak from the boat. There is also the option to take a walk along the unique wooden walkways amongst the lime stone boulders. This evening the crew will prepare a BBQ on board the boat for dinner.
All good things must come to an end so we set sail for our final destination Koh Samui. There is still plenty of time to take one last swim, snorkel or kayak before we arrive.Breakfast | Dinner
Day 7 - Koh Samui
All good things must come to an end so we set sail for our final destination Koh Samui. There is still plenty of time to take one last swim, snorkel or kayak before we arrive at about 11am.Breakfast
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