Charter a Yacht in Thailand

Choose Thailand for a Luxury Yacht Charter

A breathtakingly grand capital, sweeping, vivid landscapes from pale beaches, misty green fields groomed for harvest, and to sleepy mountains resting in the distant north, and temples by the hundreds of every shape and size—it’s not fantasy, it’s Thailand. This Southeast Asian country erupts with shifting diversity in its landscapes, its unearthed ruins, its fiercely preserved architecture, and its cultures unique to each vastly different city, village, and town. Thailand demands devotion from its visitors, but the reward is a deep dive into its endless natural beauty and sleekly modern cityscapes, well worth the trekking across this whirlwind of a country.

Planning Your Private Charter Itinerary to Thailand

Exploring this country is a daunting task, but if you’re in search for a good starting point, then begin at Bangkok, its capital and largest city. Street life is the pulse of this city and the tall shrines and glittering spires that grow from temples are the soul. The epitome of grandeur is the Grand Palace, a former royal residence, now museum, sitting in the heart of Bangkok. The complex takes up over two million square feet, sprawling over a series of buildings, halls, and pavilions, opening itself up into courtyards and green spaces, with golden spires twirling upward from peaked roofs. The Palace also houses Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and royal chapel whose extraordinary opulence makes it one of the most popular sites in the world.

Your line of sight won’t miss Wat Arun Ratchawararam, a riverside Buddhist temple topped with an iconic tiled spire. An open afternoon calls for the Chatuchak Weekend Market, a massive market filled with over 15,000 stalls of endless curiosities. Upscale shopping will bring you to MBK Center, equally impressive in its sheer size with over 2,000 stores, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes. The Jim Thompson House Museum pays homage to Thai architecture in a West-meets-East love story brought to life with guided tours through the teak house of Jim Thompson himself, and the gilded Golden Buddha takes visitors through its historic temple, fully adorned with a behemoth-sized statue of its namesake, a golden Buddha.

Join the steady flow of backpackers and fellow wanderers down Khaosan Road, working your way to Yaowarat Road to fill up on street food and peruse the collection of busy shops and markets. Seek out Bangkok’s Golden Mountain Temple, known for its gold chedi (or stupa) but more often visited for its stunning views of the ultramodern city. Hang out at ASIATIQUE The Riverfront at night, when it lights up to dazzle locals and strangers alike, see the gilded god Brahma at Erawan Shrine, and then be sure to witness the Wat Benchamabophit, or Marble Temple, elegant and refined in its white Italian marble.

Feel the buzz of Patpong, a street vibrating with nightlife, a continuous thread of entertainment and barhopping, venturing into red-light territory. Thailand’s past is caputured in the Victory Monument, a proud obelisk in dedication to the Franco-Thai War, in Vimanmek Mansion, a teakwood museum built in 1900, in its modern art housed at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in Erawam Museum, an iconic building crowned with a huge, three-headed elephant sculpture, in its National Museum, the largest of Southeast Asia, and the Museum of Siam.

It won’t be easy to leave the city of Bangkok, where some of Thailand’s best attractions reside, but trust that there’s much more to see in this dynamic country of a thousand sceneries. The Phi Phi Islands are among them, with shockingly blue waters splashing against fair-colored sands off the Straits of Malacca coast of Thailand. Nearby is the beach resort of Pa Tong, facing the Adaman Sea in the southwest. And a stretch into the waters of the Andaman Sea will bring you to the Similan Islands, a delicate national park with eleven islands painted with utopian beauty. Rock climb the limestone cliffs of Railay Beach, a remote, peaceful spot accessible only by boat, tour the dark, quiet caves of Phang Nga Bay, or join the festivities of a Full Moon Party at Ko Pha-ngan, an all-night celebration of the lunar cycle, boisterous and rowdy.

The crowds gather at Wat Rong Khun, a crane-white Buddhist temple build to modern taste, looking as if it was intricately cut from paper. Khao Sok National Park, a sprawling land to Thailand’s south displays in folds the range of environments from time-old rainforests, craggily limestone cliffs, thundering waterfalls, and the rare species of animals and plants that inhabit them. Charter to Khao Phing Khan, colloquially known as James Bond Island, where secret caves invite swimmers to explore, or visit Ko Samet, a charming tropical island with swaths of coral seen through its clear waters. Scuba dive at Ko Lanta Yai alongside exotic marine life, hike the endless trails winding through Khao Yai National Park, or rest on the warm, golden sands of Karon Beach, kicking your feet up at its high-end resorts.

Take the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Truth and behold a twenty-story, giant of a temple built entirely out of wood, adorned with hand-hewn woodcarvings. Explore Tiger Cave Temple, a massive complex deep in a thriving jungle with a system of historic caves, and take in Wat Phra Singh, completely restored to its 14th-century glittering gold glory, housing gold and copper Buddhas and ancient manuscripts. And roam the ruins of its stark contrast, Wat Mahathat, a Buddhist temple where time has taken its toll, captured in its famed image of a fallen Buddha head surrounded by jutting tree roots.

Suit up for the challenge of Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain with a peak scraping the sky at 8,415-feet.   The mountain endows visitors with temples, scenic trails through its lush nature, hidden waterfalls, and at the top, staggering views. Chase monkeys through the jungles of Ko Lan, or vacation at Jomtien Beach, and certainly make time to visit Erawan National Park, with waterfalls in tiered perfection.

A Private Luxury Charter to Thailand

A clash of the ancient and cutting-edge modern, Thailand transports its temples and its past to our age with no warning. Iconic structures of stupas and spires, of Buddhas and many-handed gods are integrated in the vibrantly advanced city of Bangkok as well as scattered across its countryside, its beaches, and its jungles. Thailand is unafraid of this juxtaposition and of embracing its religions and cultural histories with full force and without fear. Arguably, the entire country is a celebration, which is what makes it one of the most beautiful places to behold in the world.