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Setting sail from Phuket
Phuket is Thailand's most popular tourist destination, and it's true that it can be crowded and overdeveloped in places, but it's not hard to escape the masses and be reminded why this idyllic island is known as the 'Pearl of the Andaman'. As well as a plethora of luxury resorts, Phuket has a charming old town replete with pretty Sino-Portuguese architecture, and acts as a jump-off point for exploring nearby islands and coastline. Koh Phing Pan, better known as James Bond Island, and Ko Phi Phi are breathtakingly beautiful, as are the limestone formations that surround the mainland town of Krabi.
There are so many temples, but we really like Wat Srisoonthorn with the reclining Buddha – very peaceful and lots to see.
Thailand: Ko Surin Tai, Ko Similan, Ko Rok Nok, Hin Daeng
Laid-back Langkawi boasts some of Malaysia’s finest beaches, and it’s a place where the traditional kampung (village) way of life survives in spite of the island’s development as a tourist destination. It’s also a popular spot for snorkelling and scuba diving thanks to the clarity of the surrounding waters.
Thailand: Ko Kraden, Ko Hong, Phang Nga
Arriving in Phuket
Spa treatments in Phuket are really something else, so treat yourself while you are here.
Your home from home
True clipper ships, these beautiful 4 mast vessels reflect a proud seafaring heritage in their elegant sails, warm woods and polished brass.
What we love
Star Clipper and her sister ship Star Flyer certainly stand out from the crowd. In full sail she is an awe-inspiring sight, reminiscent on a bygone age, yet she combines this tradition with the comfort of a modern cruise line, ideal for those who wish to experience a tall ship cruise. Climb the mast or relax by the small pool, you can be as involved as you wish on this easy-going and friendly ship.
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Where to stay in Phuket
So much choice! For something a bit different, we like the Keemala, 38 villas each with private pool.
To see the islands, make an early start, rent a long tail boat, and ask to go away from the crowds.