Ko Racha Yai

12 miles south of Phuket

A very popular anchorage with an excellent beach, crystal clear water and a new resort with restaurants. Racha is also a popular snorkel, kayak and dive destination near Phuket.

Map Racha Island

SY Chameleon on anchorage in Krabi

Ko Rok Nok

48 miles South of Phuket

These twin islands are separated by narrow channel. Anchorage is in the channel with gin-clear clear water, good snorkeling, plenty of beaches to explore by kayak, a trek ashore to a lookout and diving. There is a shrine on the shore surrounded by phallus effigies. You will find minimal facilities at the National Parks station. Expect to see some day tourist boats with the place to yourselves early morning and later afternoon and over night. Pure Relaxation.

Sailing chart for Rok Nok

Rok Nok

Phi Phi Islands

28 miles ESE of Phuket

Koh Phi Phi Lee
Here we find Maya Bay made famous by the movie "The Beach". Phi Phi Le lays 20 miles east of Phuket Island. Maya Bay is a picturesque bay with majestic limestone cliffs. Phi Phi Lee makes a pleasant stopover before Phi Phi Don.

Phi Phi is a great place to partake in a traditional Thai massage.

Sailing chart for Phi Phi Don

White sandy beach on Phi Phi Island


Koh Phi Phi Don

Is an excellent anchorage in most if not all conditions and is protected by huge limestone cliffs. Facilities ashore include numerous restaurants catering for all tastes, low- key nightclubs and the mandatory clothes and souvenir shops. There are an abundance of activities ashore to keep one occupied.

One of the most pleasant walks in the area can be found here, to a lookout above the two bays, Tonsai Bay and Yongkasem Bay. Picture postcard quality photos can be taken here.

Sailing chart for Phi Phi island

sailing Phuket
Charts courtesy of Andaman Sea Pilot