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Idyllic Island Escapes in Thailand

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Sails billowing in the wind, emerald water sparkling beneath you as your laze on the bowsprit net, sun beating down on the teak decks, turning the skies to shades of fire as it sets into the sea; not a bad way to spend a winter’s day, right?

If island hopping around the coast of Thailand sounds like your idea of heaven, there can be few more idyllic ways to do it than aboard a Star Clippers tall ship. Leave winter behind this year and head for nirvana, calling at these paradisiacal places along the way…

 

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This sounds fabulous i'm doing this myself, can anyone advise the 'MUST DO'S' in Phuket or Ko samui ? I don't want to miss anything  .....

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I would absolutley love to sail with Star Clippers! After seeing the Royal Clipper in Barbados a few years back, it has been on my 'to do list' smile.png

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Along with many other people, I suspect? We've been waiting for Star Clippers to return for many years now.

They stopped coming out here due to the Somalian Piracy crisis of a few years back.

'Star Flyer' was a regular sight in our waters, from late November until March. I've a feeling this will rapidly become a favourite once again!

 

Suetoo:

 

Please don't get too excited about Phuket Island itself, whilst it still has some fabulous bays and coastal scenery, places like Patong Beach and elsewhere have become almost over commercialised, and you do have to be very careful about being ripped off, if tempted to hire and use (often uninsured) Jet-skis and the like.

All the beaches underwent something of a 'clean up' a year or so ago. They weren't filthy or anything like that, but Govt. laws were put into place to remove all the umbrellas and beds from Thailand's beaches, in an effort to restore them to their natural beauty. Some people were pleased, some were not, all depending upon whether prefer sitting on their own towels, or renting a sun bed and umbrella for the day. The jury is still out on it. lol! 

 

Getting around is easy enough by normal metered taxis, or the little red open sided taxis, but its always best to agree a price before setting off, when using the latter! 

Shopping in Phuket Town itself, or in the Patong area is okay for everyday things and local souvenirs, however there is a huge air conditioned Central Mall located near to the middle of the island, possibly 25 minutes in a cab from Phuket Town (depending on traffic) and 15 mins from the Patong area. 

 

Once away from Phuket, the other islands visited on the cruises, really are the stuff of dreams, with many still uninhabited at night other than the National Park Rangers keeping watch. Koh Rok Nai & Koh Rok Nok being particular favourites of ours

 

Koh Samui, on the Gulf of Thailand coast, is generally less commercialised, as are the roads, so extra time needs to be allowed when going anywhere.

If visiting Koh Samui, you need to negotiate a price before setting off in a Taxi.

 

Enjoy Thailand!

 

Peter.

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Along with many other people, I suspect? We've been waiting for Star Clippers to return for many years now.

They stopped coming out here due to the Somalian Piracy crisis of a few years back.

'Star Flyer' was a regular sight in our waters, from late November until March. I've a feeling this will rapidly become a favourite once again!

 

Suetoo:

 

Please don't get too excited about Phuket Island itself, whilst it still has some fabulous bays and coastal scenery, places like Patong Beach and elsewhere have become almost over commercialised, and you do have to be very careful about being ripped off, if tempted to hire and use (often uninsured) Jet-skis and the like.

All the beaches underwent something of a 'clean up' a year or so ago. They weren't filthy or anything like that, but Govt. laws were put into place to remove all the umbrellas and beds from Thailand's beaches, in an effort to restore them to their natural beauty. Some people were pleased, some were not, all depending upon whether prefer sitting on their own towels, or renting a sun bed and umbrella for the day. The jury is still out on it. lol! 

 

Getting around is easy enough by normal metered taxis, or the little red open sided taxis, but its always best to agree a price before setting off, when using the latter! 

Shopping in Phuket Town itself, or in the Patong area is okay for everyday things and local souvenirs, however there is a huge air conditioned Central Mall located near to the middle of the island, possibly 25 minutes in a cab from Phuket Town (depending on traffic) and 15 mins from the Patong area. 

 

Once away from Phuket, the other islands visited on the cruises, really are the stuff of dreams, with many still uninhabited at night other than the National Park Rangers keeping watch. Koh Rok Nai & Koh Rok Nok being particular favourites of ours

 

Koh Samui, on the Gulf of Thailand coast, is generally less commercialised, as are the roads, so extra time needs to be allowed when going anywhere.

If visiting Koh Samui, you need to negotiate a price before setting off in a Taxi.

 

Enjoy Thailand!

 

Peter.

Thank you peter! much appreciated, I'll take your advise on board!!

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Thank you peter! much appreciated, I'll take your advise on board!!

So sorry for the tardy reply 'Suetoo', you are most welcome!

 

I've been rather occupied elsewhere.........., arranging another cruise!!

 

Queen Elizabeth around the UK in the coming June, and very happy to say that we've booked it through brilliant Bolsover CC, once again!

 

First e-mail enquiry (sent to Dawn) to booking confirmed, all in under 3 hours. Fabulous service!

 

Peter. 

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