The islands in Thailand all through the Andaman Sea are blessed with a large number of lovely and secure moorings and anchorages. Phuket, being one of the islands, is a famous yacht destination and is home to four main marinas, mostly on the sheltered eastern side of the island.
Most people dream of owning a yacht, and many of them have been making that dream into a reality. Also, there is no better way to experience and explore Phuket’s spectacular coastline than by chartering or hiring your own boat. The increasing number of yacht owners in Phuket has made the business boom, with support from both private sectors and the government.
Check out these four world-class marinas in Phuket that provides full services to many yacht owners and business enthusiasts:
1. Boat Lagoon
Location: Approximately thirty minutes’ drive from the airport and located on the northeastern side of the island, Boat Lagoon Marina is Phuket’s first-ever marina. It has a very busy and substantial hard standing parking area with a pleasing amount of resort hotels, condominiums, and houses. Boat Lagoon Marina is also where the majority of Phuket’s supply and yacht maintenance companies are stationed.
Amenities/Facilities/Supplies: There is one supermarket at the entrance of the marina, selling only dry goods. For those who want fresh supplies, there is the giant Super Center, which is a ten-minute drive from the marina.
2. Yacht Haven
Location: Also on the northeastern side of Phuket, Yacht Haven Marina is only a fifteen-minute drive from the airport. This marina is a 24-hour access marina that provides superyachts and cruisers up to 55 meters long. Set in a picturesque background, Yacht Haven is just a door-step away from Phang Na Bay.
Amenities/Facilities/Supplies: Basic fresh produce and supplies are available at the local village, which about ten minutes’ walk from the entrance. Fresh and dry goods are also available from the Tesco Lotus shop in Thalang, which is a 15-minute drive from the marina. There is also a large Supermarket Center where most of the supplies are available. This place is at the center of the island, which is about a 45-minute drive from the marina.
There is a comfortable resting area at the Asia Marine available for clients’ use at the Yacht Haven Marina, where they can relax and enjoy a drink or two. Shower facilities and limited storage space for excess luggage are also available.
3. Ao Po
Location: Approximately 15 minutes away from the airport, Ao Po Marina, located on the north side of the island, is a 300-berth marina and can accommodate superyachts up to 100 meters. Regardless of the tide, this marina has 24-hour access and also beautifully situated to the marvelous Phang Na Bay.
Amenities/Facilities/Supplies: There are several bars, restaurants, and small supermarkets in the marina. Toilets and shower rooms are also available. Other facilities in the marina include a taxi stand, car rental, car parking, laundry, fitness center, deep water access fuel dock with sufficient docking space, and many more.
4. Royal Phuket
Location: Located on the eastern side of the island and a 30-minute drive from the airport, this luxurious marina is a proud receiver of the renowned 5 Gold Anchor Award granted by the British Yacht Harbour Association. Royal Phuket Marina is an acclaimed world-class destination that brings together the luxury waterfront with a state-of-the-art marina.
Amenities/Facilities/Supplies: With a dining experience benchmarked from the famous Clarke Quay in Singapore, there are restaurants and bars on the boardwalk, giving clients a great view of the water and the boats.
With the guide given above on where you can charter luxury boats or yachts, you will be able to explore the vast coastline surrounding Phuket. If you are looking for a hotel near Patong beach in Phuket, get in touch with us to book your stay!