Guide to Sailing in Thailand

Thailand has a long coastline so its suitable for sailing. Tourists can rent sail boats and go sailing along the coast. The length of the coastline of Thailand between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand is more than 1,000 miles. This is why its nicknamed the Caribbean of the East. The waters of the seas are crystal clear and warm. Thailand does not endure any dangerous weather such as typhoons. However, there are monsoon seasons in certain months. The average temperature is between 25 and 35 degree Celsius. While sailing on the sea, you will feel a much cooler temperature of around 28 degree Celsius.

Between May and October, there will be some strong winds on Thai costal waters. If you want to sail during these months, you should go to Phang Nga Bay. During November through April, the winds will be stronger again so its recommended that… Continue reading

Guide to the Ang Thong Marine National Park in Thailand

The Ang Thong Marine National Park is a group of 42 islands located in the south of Thailand. Ang Thong, which means golden bowl in the Thai language offers panoramic views and scenery for tourists visiting the area. The whole area of the archipelago is about 250 sq km. The limestone islands of the national park occupy about 50 sq km.

If you visit the park, you will notice a distinct karst topography arising from the sea. Karst is a distinctive topography in which the landscape is largely shaped by the dissolving action of water and surf on carbonate bedrock. Many of the islands are located within a close distance of each other, hence its possible to travel by boat between the islands. The islands in Ang Thong Marine National Park are of different sizes. Most areas of the islands are covered with lush greenery and tropical rainforests. Most of… Continue reading

Guide to Diving in Thailand

Thailand beaches are rich with underwater marine life. If you are looking for a diving destination, your best option is to visit one of the many beaches and islands in Thailand. Tourists can choose from several types of diving packages and sightseeing tours are often included in pre purchased diving packages.

If you are a beginner, before going diving you should enroll in one of the many diving schools in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket. If you are not skilled at diving, it is important that you learn how to dive first before suba diving in fresh or sea water. At the diving schools, you will learn how to dive in a large specially designed training dive tank. After mastering how to dive, you will be ready to participate in diving activities. There are several diving destinations in Thailand. Many schools will offer the participants the opportunity to visit the diving… Continue reading

Thailand Beach Holiday Guide

Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The sand on the beaches in Thailand is usually sandy white and the water is crystal clear. Generally near the beaches there are plenty palm trees which provide shade to relax under. If not there will be locals nearby eager to provide umbrellas for a small charge to provide protection from the sun. Tourists can perform various types of recreational activities at Thailand beaches including fishing, sailing and jet sking. Examples of fish that inhabit the tropical waters of Thailand include the amberjack, barracouta, barracuda, barramundi, camouflage grouper, golden trevally, parrot fish, angel fish, black marlin and the sweetlip emperor. Blacktip reef sharks, leopard sharks, whale sharks and guitar sharks also inhabit coastal waters. The beaches are surrounded by a vast range of coral reefs so they are suitable for tourists who like scuba diving and snorkeling. Karon Beach and… Continue reading

Guide to the Tropical Islands in Thailand

Thailand has a number of tropical islands that offer panoramic seaside scenery. Phuket Island offers a wide range of recreational activities and entertainment venues which are open till early in the morning. Some of the recreational activities you can perform at Phuket Island include diving, fishing, jungle trekking and swimming. Once you arrive at Phuket Island, you can go to Laem Promthep which is located at the southern end of the island to watch beautiful sunsets  If you like the scenery of the Andaman Sea, you can visit the Karon viewpoint which has spectacular coastal scenery.

There are many hypermarkets, supermarkets and specialty shops in Phuket to service tourists needs. You will also find restaurants that offer delicious local Thai cuisine. Phuket is well known as a high class beach resort and most parts of the island are covered by lush forest and vegetation. You can bathe in the… Continue reading