Everyone who loves to be out on the water should not miss out on a sailing trip around the Ko Samui and all of the little island scattered around this popular tourist destination of South Thailand. Sailing the waters that surround these tropical islands makes an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience, creating memories that will stay with you for the rest of this lifetime. Sail off into the land of turquoise waters, stopping only at tropical uninhabited little islands reminding of paradise-like places…
Hop on and go Sailing
There are no less than 80 tiny tropical islands resting in the crystal clear azure and deep blue waters surrounding Ko Samui, making it a perfect destination to go island hopping on your private sailing ship. The islands are fringed by high swaying palm trees and pristine powdery white sandy shores. The sea is home to endless beautiful coral gardens and colourful sea creatures, making it as much a paradise above and beneath the surface.
From a half day tour to a complete sailing holiday
You can go on a sunset trip – the perfect romantic ocean sailing trip, gazing at the magnificent view and enjoying a romantic dinner beneath the stars, sharing a bottle of chilled white wine with your loved one.
You can also charter a boat for a full day trip out at sea, perhaps sailing to the famous neighbouring islands Ko Phangan and Ko Tao or go for an overnight sailing trip where you can sleep to the gentle rocking of the boat on the waves of the ocean and admire the starry night sky above where thousands of little light dots are glittering and sparkling.
For those of you who want to get the full-blown sailing experience, go on a sailing safari. You can spend a couple of days or even a whole week sailing around the Gulf of Thailand – it is possible and it is wonderful, a true water adventure, getting you to places you would never get to see otherwise.
What to see on the way
Ocean, sun and star gazing will not be missing on your sailing trip in Ko Samui. If not gliding on the waters with the wind in your hair, you will be stopping at the idyllic soft white sandy beaches with nothing but coconuts palms and coral gardens where you can go swimming and snorkelling or even venture out into the jungle to find some hidden waterfalls, guided by your captain. You can go diving, exploring the underwater world from your sailing boat and stop over at Ko Phangan for a full moon party, if you are up for it.
Where to charter your private sailing boat
In Chaweng at Samui Ocean Sports, you can charter a private sailing boat or a beautiful catamaran to cruise away on the ocean with friends and family. Also, check out Sailing in Samui for lots of sailing and island tours.
Where to stay in Ko Samui
If you want to boost the luxury experience to another level, try staying in a villa in Chaweng. What’s better than coming back to your private home after a day sailing in the ocean? Your villa manager can help you arrange dinner, an in-villa massage and even a cocktail party should you wish. And when you want to sail, a private driver will pick you up at the villa and bring you to the boat. What’s better than that?
Written by Stephanie Peeters of Villa-Finder