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Southern Thailand is a peninsula bordering Burma near Ranong province in the north and Malaysia in the South. The scenic waters and landscape of the Gulf of Thailand as well as Andaman sea are included in this culture-rich area, making it ideal for cruising.

You will get a chance to admire soaring mountains blanketed with greenery, hiking trails through the jungle, and coconut and rubber plantations on the mainland. Along the shores, you’ll come across mangrove trees, several little islands, incredible oceanic flora and fauna, and some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. The Andaman Islands and the South shore of the peninsula boast exotic diving opportunities. This variety of landscape along with the commercial development of the area together offer a unique location for all kinds of vacationers – relaxing families, younger party crowds, as well as outdoorsy adventurers always find suitable options for their holiday type.

If lying on the impeccable sandy beaches and admiring the glimmering turquoise ocean isn’t enough, you can also partake in a variety of water sports. Some options include snorkeling or diving to explore the coral reefs and abundance of aquatic life, exploring the hidden caves of Phang Nga bay on a kayak, and rock climbing on the limestone cliffs of Krabi – there is something new and special here for everyone.

Along the journey around Phuket and Phang Nga Bay, you will witness some of the most picturesque tropical scenery that nature has to offer. Islands like Koh Roi and Koh Hong are ideal for a quick stop on the way south, whether you want to go to Krabi or the renowned Phi Phi islands.

By night, the Phi Phi Done island take on a new character. You will hear some catchy tunes booming out of clubs and discotheques, luring you into their legendary parties. There are also some cabaret shows, festival celebrations and seaside restaurants from upscale fine-dining options to locally owned family restaurants, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.

Please read on for some general information about the must-see islands in Southern Thailand Sailing area. If you would like further information about any particular location and the best sites for anchorage, please visit the website of “Southeast Asia Pilot”. Sea charts for your sailing area are available as part of the standard equipment on bareboat charters.