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Patong Beach (Anchorage)

The popular tourist resort that recovering well from the great Tsunami of 2004.

Anchor in 5-15m anywhere in the bay. Can be noisy due to the nightlife.

Busiest resort on the island.
Hotels, excellent shopping,  restaurants and a stunning nightlife.
Fuel can be obtained here. 

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1969

Cape Panwa (Anchorage)

 Phuket Aquarium, and a concrete jetty.
Anchor on mud in  5 metres, avoiding the jetty, and fish/pearl farms.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Ao Po (Anchorage)

Main departure point for boats to Ko Naka Yai and Ko Naka Noi.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Nai Harn (Anchorage)

Quiet sandy bay.
Two hotels,  Le Royal Meridien Yacht Club.
Anchor in 8 - 10 metres.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Ao Chalong (Anchorage)

Anchor on the muddy bottom in 3 - 7 metres well offshore. Preferably well beyond the end of the 800 metre long concrete jetty or to the north of it as it is used daily by express ferries of all shapes, sizes, and speeds. Holding is excellent, and the most likely hazard is other boats with inadequate ground tackle dragging into you in a strong wind.

Shallow bay.  Year round anchorage.
Port of entry.
Restaurants, marine service providers, and  Yacht Club.
800 metre concrete jetty.
Beware sand banks.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Karon (Anchorage)

 Two mile beach.
Several hotels, restaurants and shopping at the northern end.
Anchor in  6 - 8 metres on sand anywhere along the beach.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Boat Lagoon Resort (Marina)

Home of the  Royal Phuket Marina (built in 2005).
World class facilities and services.

Centre of marine services in Phuket and home to the  annual Phuket International Boat show - PIMEX every December.
 Chandlery as well as water, fuel, repairs and maintenance services.
VHF channels: 71 & 67


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Yacht Haven Marina (Marina)


Laem Phrao, VHF Channel 68
141/2 Moo 2, Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket 83110
Tel: 076 206 704-5, Fax: 076 206 706

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Bangtao (Anchorage)

 Long sandy bay.
Luxury resorts: Amora Resort, Bang Tao Resort, Dusit Laguna, Laguna Beach Resort, Sheraton Grand Laguna, Allamanda and Banyan Tree Phuket hotels.
Anchor in front of  the hotels in 8 m on sand.
Wide range of  restaurants.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Nai Yang (Anchorage)

 Three peaceful  sandy beaches.
Anchor at the middle section in approx 8 metres on sand.

Long curving bay lined with casuarina trees.
Coral reef with many species of fish.

 Anchor in front of the two hotels at the southern end in approx 8 metres on sand (avoiding the reef ).

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Mai Khao (Anchorage)

Seven mile beach. Lonely  and isolated.

Anchor close to the Marriott about 100 metres offshore.

Strong currents May - November.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Ko Sirey (Anchorage)

East of Phuket city.
Boatyards at  southern end of the river.
Anchor due south of the mouth of the river.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Ko Hong (Anchorage)

 One of the safest and most picturesque in the area.
Anchor in deep water with good holding nestled beside a sheer cliff.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Ko Hae (Anchorage)

 Popular with day visitors.
Couple of small sandy bays with live coral.
Anchor on north coast or in the bay to the south.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Surin (Anchorage)

 Public beach with no resort complexes.
Restaurants, bars and food stalls at the southern end
 Anchor in 10 metres on sand.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Kamala (Anchorage)

 Pretty bay, not too touristy. A few hotels and restaurants in a busy village.
Phuket Fantasea Park is close by.
Anchor in 6 - 8 meters on a sandy bottom, but well out in the bay.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Pansea (Anchorage)

Georgeous cove of white sand, just north of Surin.
One of the best beaches on the island.
Private beach for the deluxe resorts of Chedi and the ultra exclusive Amanpuri.
Anchor outside the hotel moorings in 10 metres on sand.
The hotels will allow you to use their restaurants.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Kata (Anchorage)

 Beautiful beach.
Restaurants, hotels, bars, and shops.
Hosts the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.
Anchor in 8 m in the SE corner on sand.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Trisara Resort (Hotel)

A very exclusive resort.

Golf carts deliver you from reception down the winding roads to your room, the restaurant, or the spectacular infinity pool next to the beautiful beach.

Rooms rate from about $700 to $2000 per room per night based on double occupancy and a two night minimum not including 18.7% service charge and government tax.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 04-Feb-2008

Laem Sing (Anchorage)

 Paradise.  Access is on foot only down a steep path.
Daytime restaurants.
Anchor in 10 metres on sand.

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 23-Apr-2009

Airport (Transport)

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 13-Nov-2008

Ko Mai ton (Anchorage)

Ko Kai Nok (Anchorage)

Ko Naka Yai (Anchorage)