Koh Mudsum: The Unique Guide You Will Need

Thailand Is home to the most beautiful islands in the world, and in this opportunity, we are going to talk about a gem of an island, Koh Mudsum. A real secret for many, because not a lot of visitors know about it, but now you do!

Also known as Koh Matsum, is a small island near to Samui, and thanks to its peaceful atmosphere, beautiful beaches and pristine and refreshing waters, it is a must-visit during your stay.

Here at Boutique Yachting we encourage you to visit it. In case you have already decided to do it, this guide is everything you will need to plan your trip.

That’s all; let’s start with this guide!

Why Should You Visit Koh Mudsum?

We guarantee you that you will love it, and here you have the best reasons to include it in your trip:

  • Tranquil environment, perfect for a family trip or with your couple
  • Beautiful beach, its white sand and pristine waters make it ideal for a picnic and a relaxing day
  • Great for water sports, be it snorkeling, open-sea swimming, kayaking or diving
  • An excellent place to stay, in case you want to stay for longer than a day out. However, it will depend on what kind of visitor you are (more on this in a moment)
  • Not many visitors, therefore, if you are kind of persons who does not like crowded places, then you will love it here.

As you can see, it is perfect for those who are looking for a relaxing getaway, in a peaceful environment.

Here you will often see locals camping on the beach during the day, or organizing campfires at night, while singing songs and spending sweet moments together.

If this kind of experience touches you, then you should definitively visit it.

Honestly, there are not lots of things to do here, but we are sure that many couples will prefer this kind of destinations, because you can stay here and spend precious and intimate moments with your significant other, making it a great addition to your honeymoon.

How to Arrive?

Koh Mudsum: The Unique Guide You Will Need

Evidently, you need a boat, and you have two options:

  1. Join a tour
  2. Find a boat driver in Thong Krut.

In case you decide to find a boat driver yourself, you will have to get to Thong Krut, which is a small fishermen’s village at the south of Samui. A ride will cost you approximately 1,400 THB, which is nearly $45 USD. Of course, you can always bargain the price.

In case you decide to join a tour, then here at Boutique Yachting we can make your dream come true, because we have a special tour that will take you to discover Koh Mudsum and Koh Taen, the most beautiful islands at the south of Samui: https://www.facebook.com/pg/boutiqueyachting/services/?service_id=1699056956771955

Now that you know how to arrive, let’s discuss other important aspects like accommodation, things to do, where to eat and more!

What to Do in Koh Matsum?

Koh Mudsum: The Unique Guide You Will Need

From the introduction and reasons on why you should visit it, you should already have an idea of the things you can do in the island.

If you would like to have a romantic picnic with your couple, then it is the perfect place to do it, because its white-sand beach is simply ideal for it.

As we said, you can practice different water sports, and the best in our opinion is snorkeling, because the water and environment are absolutely perfect, especially if you are doing it for the first time. As you might know, Thailand has a huge variety of marine species, and here you will be able to see many fishes and even stingrays!

Kayaking is another great alternative for discovering the surroundings of the island, and you can do it with your couple, family or friends. There you will find a kayak rental service, which will cater all of your needs.

There is also a beach restaurant with hearty and tasty local food. However, forget about beach bars, because here you will not find any.

That is why we made a section on why you should visit Koh Mudsum, because if you prefer wild and vivid nightlife and venues, then you will not like it.

You can also practice yoga and meditation, because the environment is ideal for it. If you are a practitioner of mindfulness, then you will enjoy Koh Matsum, because its vibe is perfect for it.

Finally, just spending a day on the beach, walking on the shore and exploring it on your own is the most pleasant activity you can do in this island.

It is a little secret escapade for those looking for authentic peace and relaxation, and if you are that kind of person, then this place will be ideal for you. You will love it completely.

Where to Stay?

There is only one hotel and resort in Mudsum, The Treasure Koh Mudsum, which is pretty good, honestly, because it has everything you would need for a pleasant stay:

  1. Great location
  2. Comfortable rooms
  3. Spa and healing treatments
  4. Swimming pool
  5. Tranquil environment
  6. Restaurant with exquisite Thai and international food
  7. Excellent customer support.

It is the only option in the island, but it is excellent, so you can stay there without worries. If you check online, they have excellent ratings as well, so their customers can vouch for the quality of their accommodation.

That is why we said that it is perfect for a couple on a honeymoon, or looking for a romantic getaway, because this hotel is the ideal place to stay.

Conclusion:

Now you know all about Mudsum, a beautiful secret island near to Samui.

If you prefer a private and peaceful environment, then you will fall in love with it, guaranteed. You also know that we can take you there, all you need to do is to contact us.

We wish you the best and we hope you have a great time!

Where and What to Buy in Koh Samui: The Definitive Shopping Guide – Top 10 Venues

The only Samui shopping guide you will ever need to plan your holidays, because here you will learn where and what you can buy in this island, with insights that you will not find anywhere else.

It is the Boutique Yachting’s way, because we want to help you to plan the perfect trip. The holidays of a lifetime!

This guide will take you by the hand and show you everything, because there is a lot to see and buy in Samui. Shopping here is an entertaining, exotic and fun activity, and your stay here cannot be complete without it.

However, you have to know that it is not like Bangkok’s shopping scene. It is different and more rustic, but charming and interesting on its own.

Check our top 10 shopping venues, where you will find the biggest variety of products and experiences.

#1 – Central Festival Samui:

Where and What to Buy in Koh Samui: The Definitive Shopping Guide – Top 10 Venues

It is the biggest and most complete mall in the island, which is similar to some you would find in the capital. With 3 storeys and over 90,000 square meters of retail space, it is to see why it is the biggest mall in Samui.

It is divided in four sections:

  • Chaweng Port (The entrance to the mall, lots of great restaurants and bars)
  • Bird Cage (Big fashion and clothing shops and boutiques like Adidas, Rip Curl, Camel and Supersports)
  • Fisherman’s Village (Entertainment for kids and shops for shopping branded accessories and clothes)
  • Beach Town Market (Food court, 6D cinema and cool entertainment options).

Therefore, if you are looking for a place where you can buy tons of things and live amazing experiences, then Central Festival Samui is the place for you.

It has radically changed the way Chaweng looks, and it is very cool!

Find it at: Between Chaweng Lake and Chaweng Beach (very easy to spot)

 

#2 – Chaweng Beach Road Shopping:

This area is full of picturesque and cool shops where you can find a wide myriad of products and souvenirs that will definitively ignite your interest.

Unlike the modern and gigantic Central Festival Samui, it has a more local and rustic vibe.

Here you will find a great variety of shops:

  • Sports
  • Jewelry
  • Clothing
  • Souvenirs
  • Beachwear
  • DVDs
  • Electronics

The biggest advantage of shopping here is that you can find cheaper prices and certain products that you would not find at Central Festival Samui.

Find it at: Just off the main street of South Chaweng.

#3 – Fisherman’s Village Walking Street:

Where and What to Buy in Koh Samui: The Definitive Shopping Guide – Top 10 Venues

If you are looking for a real rural and local shopping experience, then you will find it at Fisherman’s Village Walking Street.

It is a great place to buy exotic souvenirs, cheap electronics and delight yourself with exquisite street food eats and cocktails. Worry not, because everything here is very affordable.

So, if you want to spend a nice day shopping locally, then you need to come here.

Find it at: Bophut, Koh Samui District.

#4 – Lamai Walking Street:

You will find this local market open every Sunday on Lamai Beach Road, and let us tell you that you definitively have to visit it, because it is an experience unique on its kind.

You will find an outstanding number of stalls selling jewelry, clothes, souvenirs and many other products. It is also a great place to eat delicious street food, which includes Thai food as well as pizzas and kebabs.

It is one of the best ways to spend a Sunday evening, because shopping here is an exotic and captivating experience!

Find it at: Lamai Beach Road, between the bridge and the fresh market.

 

#5 – Chaweng Walking Street:

Where and What to Buy in Koh Samui: The Definitive Shopping Guide – Top 10 Venues

Walking street are the best way to experience how local shopping really feels like, and the Chaweng Walking Street is not the exception. The blend of scents and colors will shock you!

Here you will find a huge variety of products ranging from jewelry to clothes in general, bags, handicrafts, exclusive souvenirs and some electronics.

Of course, it is also a great place where to grab delicious street food eats.

Find it at: Just off the main street of South Chaweng.

#6 – Maenam Walking Street:

It is not as big as other walking streets, but it is packed with many interesting stalls, where you will find products that will definitively grab your attention.

It is also full of great street eateries, and you can even drink cocktails, thanks to the mobile bars. Something that you will only find here in Maenam!

We recommend you to take your time to explore it properly, and to experience everything it has to offer you.

Find it at: The center of Maenam.

#7 – Mr. Samui:

The best shopping venue in Samui if you want to buy:

  • Gems
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Ornaments
  • Exclusive and exotic souvenirs
  • Jewelry

You will have a huge variety of products at your disposal, and you can even customize them if you want. That is the beauty of Mr. Samui.

Here you will also find an art gallery, and you can even enjoy a tasty cup of coffee while you shop!

Find it at: The main street of South Lamai.

#8 – Lamai Night Plaza:

It is a fun place where to shop, because it is very similar to the Patpong night market of Bangkok. Of course, it is full of pirated products, ranging from clothes to accessories and DVDs.

However, it offers far more than that. It has tons of interesting stalls and even a food center, where you can delight your taste buds.

Here you will find a huge variety of clothes, and if you practice Muay Thai, then it is the perfect place to stock yourself with plenty of Muay Thai shorts for a bargain price.

Find it at: The center of Lamai.

#9 – The Wharf Samui:

This big open-air shopping center has interesting shops and stalls distributed amongst its 5,000 square meters of retail area.

You will be surprised to see that there is plenty of high-quality products, including clothes, ornaments and accessories.

Here you will find many picturesque small boutiques that offer high-quality and original clothing for a fair price. We recommend you to visit them, because you can find amazing gifts to take back home.

#10 – Samui Hot Club:

This is a different kind of shopping venue, because there are some rules: no exchanges, no refunds and it is not possible to try clothes/items.

However, if you are looking for clothing that breaks the mold, then it is the place to be. The prices are very affordable and you can even bargain them, so it is worth a visit, especially if you like flamboyant and colorful clothes.

Find it at: The south of Nathon and Downtown Lamai.

Conclusion:

Now you have everything you need to satisfy your shopping cravings and needs during your stay in Samui. Only follow our recommendations and you will have a blast!

Koh Samui Events in 2019 – A Complete Summary

An Exciting Year in Paradise:

Every year is an excellent one in this beautiful and exotic island, and 2019 is not going to be the exception, especially with so many exciting upcoming events!

Here you will find a complete summary and recap on the best events of 2019. A calendar and guide to assist you on planning your holidays accordingly, because at Boutique Yachting, we want you to live the adventure of a lifetime in Samui!

To complete this guide, we recommend you to read this article about the weather in Koh Samui, so you can decide which season you like the most, and by consensus, what the best time to visit Samui is: https://boutiqueyachting.com/news/best-time-visit-koh-samui/

January:

There are many things to do in this month, and here are the most important events:

  1. 01/01: New Year’s Day (if you want to enjoy your New Year’s eve in Samui, then start planning it ASAP, because it is one of the busiest times of the year)
  2. 21/01: Thailand’s Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan (one of the wildest and most exciting and fun parties in the world)
  3. 26/01: Australia Day.

If you happen to be in Samui during Australia Day, then you can always celebrate it at Lamai or Chaweng, where you will find tons of thematic parties. Feel free to drop in!

However, if you prefer something different, then you can always stop at any of the following Australian bars:

  1. Bondi Bar at 169/1-3 Moo 2 | Maret (the most popular choice)
  2. Andaman at Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut
  3. Walkabout at 43/9 Moo3, Had chaweng1 | Chaweng beach, Bophut

February:

Koh Samui Events in 2019 - A Complete Summary

Here you have the most important events of the month:

  1. 05/02: Chinese New Year
  2. 14/02: Valentine’s Day
  3. 19/02: Makha Bucha Day (One of the most important Buddhist festival, a magnificent cultural experience)
  4. 20/02: Full Moon Party

For enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day in Samui, you have many options, including our yacht charters, to spend a beautiful and special day aboard: https://boutiqueyachting.com/overnight-charter/

Alternatively, you also have incredible dining options: https://boutiqueyachting.com/news/best-fine-dining-samui/

March:

The most relevant events of the month:

  1. 20/03: Full Moon Party
  2. Koh Samui Midnight Run 5K and 10k (Charity) – Date still to be decided, we will update this ASAP

This time, the wild and exciting Full Moon Party is the most interesting event of the month, for those who love nightlife.

April:

Koh Samui Events in 2019 - A Complete Summary

The schedule for the month:

  1. 01/04: Samui’s Jellyfish Petting Zoo opening
  2. 06/04: Chakri Day (One of the most important Thai national holidays)
  3. 08/04: Chakri Day (Public Holiday)
  4. 13/04: Thai New Year (Songkran Festival, one of the most fun events of the year, from 13 to 15 April)
  5. 21/04: Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan

The Songkran is one of the most important celebrations in Thailand  and it happens in every place of the country. Everyone can join the exciting celebrations and gigantic water fights, so be ready to have lots of fun!

Also, you should visit Samui’s Jellyfish Petting Zoo if you love marine life, as much as to touch these surreal yet painful creatures. One of the most original and special experiences you can live in the island.

May:

During this month, you will have the opportunity to participate in the one of the most important events of the year, Koh Samui Regatta 2019:

  1. 01/05: Labor Day (Day Off)
  2. 19/05: Visakha Bucha Day (Buddhist Holiday)
  3. 19/05: Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan
  4. 25/05: Koh Samui Regatta 2019

If you want to know more about this fantastic event, then you should read our article about it: https://boutiqueyachting.com/news/regatta-thailand-2019/

June:

This month is not big in important events, being the most relevant the Full Moon Party (17/06). We will update it with any important announcement.

July:

Koh Samui Events in 2019 - A Complete Summary

  1. 18/07: Full Moon Party
  2. 29/07: His Majesty the King’s Birthday (super important holiday in Thailand)

August:

  1. 12/08: Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday
  2. 12/08: Mother’s Day
  3. 15/08: Full Moon Party

September:

Same as with June, so far now, there are not any major important events happening this month. The most important is the wild and exciting Full Moon Party on September 13.

October:

  1. 14/10: Passing of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol
  2. 14/10: Full Moon Party

It is still early in the year, and we will update the events as they appear, because there is a lot to come in 2019!

November:

  1. 01/11: Ang Thong Marine Park closes until December (make sure to visit it before this date, contact us to help you and schedule a tour or a private charter to this fantastic natural attraction: https://boutiqueyachting.com/ang-thong-tour/)
  2. 11/11: Full Moon Party
  3. 13/11: Loy Krathong (The phenomenal Thai lantern festival)

December:

One of the busiest months of the year:

  1. 05/12: His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol’s Birthday
  2. 05/12: Father’s Day
  3. 11/12: Full Moon Party
  4. 23/12: Ang Thong Marine Park re-opens its doors to visitors
  5. 25/12: Christmas in Koh Samui
  6. 31/12: New Year’s Eve

Conclusion:

Now you have the perfect resource to plan your holidays perfectly!

We will keep adding more events as they appear, because we are still early into the year, and therefore, there is still a lot to see, but here you have a good summary on the most important events.

Let us know which are your favorite events, when are you going to visit Samui, and if you have any question or doubt, just write it down in the comments!

Why Is Koh Samui Considered Thailand’s Most Luxurious Holiday Island?

Thailand is one of the most popular countries for tourism in the world, and Koh Samui is considered now as the most luxurious holiday island… but why?

Here at Boutique Yachting we will explain everything to you, so you can understand it and also see why you definitively need to visit it, because it is a lot of fun. You are going to see!

Tourism In Thailand Is Booming:

Why Is Koh Samui Considered Thailand’s Most Luxurious Holiday Island?

Thailand is only becoming more popular every year and so is Koh Samui. According to stats, visitor arrivals in January to July2018 increased by 11%, totalling 226 million.

More tourists are coming to Thailand because of the great press, but principally, thanks to the amazing experiences that visitors live here, and that they share with their friends and family.

Word of mouth is powerful, and Thailand gives a lot to talk about.

It receives visitors from all over the world:

  1. USA
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Malaysia
  5. Singapore
  6. Vietnam
  7. India

And many other countries, because Thailand has become famous all around the world.

It is preferred by visitors of allkind, especially those looking for luxury, and that is why the tourism industry in Thailand is paying special attention to this segment, because it only keeps growing year by year,

Now, let’s see why Samui is such a popular destination, especially for those chasing adventure and luxury.

KohSamui: The Island of Luxury

Why Is Koh Samui Considered Thailand’s Most Luxurious Holiday Island?

Simply put, it is due to the great infrastructure and venues. Here you can find all sort of luxury hotels like the Hansar, Six Senses, Anantara and Banyan Tree.

These resorts and villas offer you all the luxury you can demand, and perhaps, even more, because they have been designed to serve that kind of tourist. Now, before we move on, let’s check the best luxury villas in the island:

  1. Villa Moonshadow Samui
  2. Villa Zest At Lime
  3. Villa Mia
  4. Villa Koh Koon
  5. YL Residence NO.17

They are secluded, in beautiful locations and equipped with all the luxury you need for the perfect holiday!

The accommodation options in the island have been modeled after the demands of itsvisitors. Many come here to celebrate their wedding or honeymoon, so it is evident why they wish to make it a luxurious and unforgettable experience.

You also have luxury spas and wellness centers like the Tamarind Springs Forest Spa, Absolute Sanctuary, Kamalaya and LUXSA Spa. They offer exactly what they advertise, a profound and fulfilling experience of peace and relaxation, which is the perfect addition to your getaway.

In these spas you can find the best from traditional and advanced treatments. Furthermore, they can also help you with your diet and complementary activities like meditation, to make your experience even better.

When it comes to outdoors and leisure activities, Koh Samui is very generous. You can rent your own private charter with us to celebrate your honeymoon, for example.

We will take you to explore the Ang Thong Marine Park, or navigate around Samui, to discover it from a different perspective. You can even celebrate your wedding aboard, for a different, incredible and luxurious experience. What a way to do it!

You can also organize parties aboard, rent it for an overnight charter with your friends/family, and model the experience as you prefer it. You can choose the meals, the music and all the elements, to make this adventure special and eternal.

You can also take part in all sort of water sports: kayaking, snorkeling, diving, seawalking, kitesurfing, surfing, paddleboarding and many others.

You also have fine dining options that will make your stay memorable, and romantic, if you are coming with your loved one. The island puts amazing options at your disposal:

  1. Chez Francois
  2. Tree Tops Sky Dining
  3. Barracuda Restaurant
  4. The View Restaurant
  5. Dining on the Rocks at Choeng Mon Beach

There you will find exquisite meals and the perfect environment for an unforgettable experience. They are perfect for a romantic getaway, because they can personalize the experience to meet your expectations.

You also have exotic and elegant venues like the Nikki Beach Club. It is the perfect venue for weddings and parties, because its location is excellent. It cannot get any better. You can enjoy the best of Thai and international cuisine, stay in the resort or treat yourself at the spa.

Without any doubts, an option to consider, because it has everything you need for a luxurious, relaxing and unforgettable holiday.

You also can assist and participatein famous and prestigious events like Samui Regatta, which is organized every year in the island, where competitors from all over the world come here to participate. They bring their best ships to Koh Samui. Over 500 competitors join it every year, and it also includes parties and events at Chaweng Beach.

For this and more, Koh Samui is the ultimate luxury holiday island, and you should definitively come here!

Conclusion and Final Words:

We have arrived to the end of this article. Now it should be clear why Koh Samui is considered as the best luxurious holiday island, and its popularity is only increasing.

If you have any question or doubt,feel free to comment below, so we can answer and help you to plan your holidays to this amazing island!

Koh Samui Regatta 2019: The Ultimate Sailing Experience in Thailand

From 25 May to 1 June 2019 will take place one of the most exciting and adventorous experiences in Thailand: Samui Regatta. One of the most important sports events in the entire region.

It makes the perfect getaway, full of adrenaline, sun and fun. Here at Boutique Yachting we will explain everything about it to you, so you can understand why it is one of the best experiences you will ever live.

So, if you are planning to visit the island during those dates, then you better read this!

What Is Samui Regatta?

Koh Samui Regatta 2019: The Ultimate Sailing Experience in Thailand

It all started back in 2002, and since then, it has become one of the most important sailing events in Asia, attracting the best yachts in the continent in one place. It has become the closing event for the famous and important Asian Yachting Grand Prix Championship.

The Regattas Asia, along with the Samui Yacht Club Regatta, are responsible for organizing it every year. Even though it changed its location in 2018, it will come back this 2019.

It has four main goals:

  1. Make Koh Samui a leading destination for sailing, be it competitive or for leisure
  2. Attract more tourists to Samui, especially those attracted to water sports like sailing. According to statistics, it brings over 18 million bath into the local economy every year
  3. Bring more support to sports and education in the island
  4. Increase the participation and awareness of water sports in the continent.

It has the entire support of the following institutions:

  • The Province of Surat Thani
  • The Tourism Association of Koh Samui
  • The Municipal of Koh Samui
  • The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand
  • The Sports Authority of Thailand.

As you can see, it is as prestigious and important as it gets, because it manages to attract tons of attention and participation from all across the region.

You will see over 500 competitors participating in this exciting event, where they bring their best ships and pour all of their talent, experience and effort into winning the prestigious main prize.

However, it is not all about racing, because here you can also enjoy exciting social events and parties that take place at the popular Chaweng Beach, one of the best beaches in the island.

As a result, thanks to the amazing event, Koh Samui has become one of the most prestigious and important sailing destinations not only in Asia, but in the entire world.

How To Participate?

Koh Samui Regatta 2019: The Ultimate Sailing Experience in Thailand

As it seems you don’t want to be just another expectator, you actually want to participate. You want to battle against the rest to claim the prize and proclaim yourself the champion. Fair enough, here is how you can register to participate:

All you have to do is to enter to this link and either register online or send them a paper form as per their instructions: http://www.samuiregatta.com/events/online-entry

You will have to pay according to your racing class to participate. The approximate price will be $2,000 USD, which is a dair price for such a great adventure, especially if you love waterports and are looking to add unique memories to your trip to Thailand.

Consider that it is one of the most competitive events in the world, and hence, you got to be ready for what it will demand from you, which will not be little. However, if you are considering to participate, you may already feel capable of doing it.

In any case, you still have months to prepare yourself for this adventure, and you should definitively do it, because it will be a fascinating, original and exciting experience. You will measure your performance, talent and experience against other great competitors who are coming here to attempt glory.

Why Koh Samui?

Koh Samui Regatta 2019: The Ultimate Sailing Experience in Thailand

It is one of the most beautiful and popular tropical destinations in the world. The weather is excellent – especially during the dates of the Samui Regatta – and therefore an ideal place for this kind of competition. The water conditions are optimal, and there is a lot to do.

After you have experienced this event, you can still stay in the island and enjoy the many activities, like visiting the Ang Thong Marine Park or taking a yacht tour around the island. We can help you with that.

Conclusion and Final Words:

Now you have another reason to visit Koh Samui, because this sailing event is unique to this island. You won’t find something similar.

The races, the parties, the excitement, the adrenaline and the adventure. You will love this experience.

If you have any question or doubt, feel free to reach out to us by writing a comment or below or contacting us. We will be happy to help you.

What to Wear During Your Holidays in Thailand: The Guide You Must Read

Are You Looking For The Definitive Guide?

Then you are at the right place of the internet, because this guide by us will show you everything you need to know about clothing in Thailand.

We are going to cover this topic from different angles, because we need to talk about the dress code and the things you should pack. You need to make your holiday perfect, and at Boutique Yachting, we are going to help you to make it possible.

Without anything more to add, let’s start!

What Do You Need to Know About ‘Dress Code’?

What to Wear During Your Holidays in Thailand: The Guide You Must Read

You need to consider that Thailand is a modest country, even though the nightlife scene is quite wild and exotic, so to speak. Therefore, you need to keep into account their dress code, so you can enjoy a pleasant time in the country while respecting the locals and their beliefs and culture.

However, you can still wear your clothes as you please, because it is a free country. Still, it is not the point of following the dress code (being more covered than your average tourist is). The objective of this is to show respect to locals, who in return, will bring you a better service and allow you to live a much better experience.

Let’s keep it simple: don’t wear revealing clothing. Follow that simple and direct premise and you will be fine. The locals will appreciate it a lot.

For men, here you have a few highlights:

  • Stay away from sleeveless shirts
  • Avoid walking around with your shirt unbuttoned
  • Polo shirts are best
  • Bermuda shorts are excellent
  • DON’T WALK BAREFOOT.

For women:

  • Don’t wear clothes that reveal your cleavage
  • Stay away from strap shirts
  • Super-short shorts should be avoided at all cost, as well as mini skirts
  • Short shirts and skirts are fine, as long as they fall within the limits of “modest”; you know what we are talking about
  • Summer dresses and decent tops are excellent
  • When going to the swimming pool or the beach, choose a swimsuit that is modest
  • DON’T WALK BAREFOOT.

You should especially follow these recommendations when visiting temples. Here you have a few tips when visiting them:

  • Make sure to cover your knees and shoulders
  • Women have to cover their cleavage and thighs
  • Overall, keep your clothing respectful, conservative and modest
  • Always take your shoes off when entering a temple.

These simple recommendations will help you to stay in line with Thailand’s dress code, something that locals will appreciate a lot, and you will feel it.

Now that we have covered pretty much everything concerning this aspect, let’s continue.

Dressing for the Weather: What Do You Need to Consider?

What to Wear During Your Holidays in Thailand: The Guide You Must Read

General Recommendations:

You need to consider that Thailand is a very hot country, in general terms, and therefore you need to wear the right clothing that allows you to combat the heat. You will sweat, of course, but with these recommendations, you will keep it minimal.

These recommendations follow the dress code of Thailand. For men, as we said before, your best choice are fresh shirts that are not revealing, polo shirts and also button-down collared shirts. However, make sure that they are of good quality and that the material is breathable.

Cargo and Bermuda shorts are an excellent option. They are going to help you to combat the heat of the weather, so you can remain as fresh as possible. Again, great quality is imperative.

For women, fresh summer dresses are the best choice. Again, great quality is mandatory, because the material should be light and breathable, while remaining modest. Worry not, because as we said before, you can also wear skirts and shorts, just make sure that they are not “extreme” in the sense of being too revealing.

For you to know: it is important to keep your hygiene up to the nines, and the same goes for your clothes, they must be clean. Therefore, you will have to shower often, because the weather and a lot of movement will make you sweat a lot.

Overall, keep it simple and according to the local dress code. You will be fine if you follow these simple yet important recommendations.

About Fabrics:

We are talking about the quality of the material, so, what are the best choices? Your best choices are linen and silk; they are the perfect match for a hot weather like in Thailand. You can also bring clothes made of synthetic or polyester, because they are great for this weather, as they will dry very quickly.

Light-cotton is another excellent pick. Stay away from jeans and normal cotton clothes, because they are going to make you suffer with the hot weather of Thailand.

What Footwear Is Best for Thailand?

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You need to make comfort your highest priority, because chances are you will have to walk a lot. For women, stay away from high heels, because with the roads and streets in Thailand, you are going to have a pretty bad time.

Slipper-kind and flip-flops are excellent; just ensure that they are comfortable enough. As you will have to deal with rain every now and then, it is convenient to make sure that your footwear is water-resistant, fortunately, anything made of plastic or rubber will do the trick.

Stay away from shoes that are hard to clean, because here in Thailand, chances are they will get dirty. As we said before, you need to keep everything simple and straight to the point.

Conclusion and Final Words:

As you can see, it is not hard, to the contrary, it is very simple to pick your clothing when visiting Thailand. These recommendations will make sure that you meet the local standards while keeping yourself comfortable and able to enjoy these holidays!

If you have any question or doubt, don’t hesitate it and comment it, because we are going to answer them as soon as possible. You can also contact us, in case you prefer it.

Overnight Chartering In Thailand: 6 Reasons to Join

Everybody knows that Thailand is one of the most beautiful, exotic and interesting countries. There are many ways to discover it, and overnight chartering is one of the best.

However, why? You need reasons to join, and in this article, we will bring them to you. Get on board and allow us, Boutique Yachting, to show you why joining an overnight chartering in Thailand is a must-do in your next holidays!

#1 – A Unique Experience You Will Not Live Anywhere Else:

Cruising the waters and discovering different spots of Thailand is something you will not live anywhere else. Therefore, if you are looking for a unique and truly dreamy experience, then you need to join our overnight chartering.

Getting aboard on our ships and discovering this magnificent country is an experience of a lifetime, and you will not find it anywhere else. That is why we invite you to join, because we know you are going to love it!

You will see some of the most beautiful sights in the world, and furthermore, see places that you can only find in Thailand. We put at your disposal the best crew and plan to show you it all, so you can make the most out of your visit.

#2 – Discover Thailand in a Different Light:

Overnight Chartering In Thailand: 6 Reasons to Join

You can discover this country with a conventional tour, or you can contact us and allows us to show you Thailand in a different light. You are going to love it.

For example, visiting the mythical Ang Thong Marine Park is something you will never forget. Furthermore, our tour will show you all about it in case you want to make an exclusive visit. However, if you want to include it in your overnight chartering, then no problem, just let us know and we will do it!

You can pick several spots to visit and we will go to all of them. Sleeping aboard to wake up to a new adventure is something you will solely live with us.

#3 – Customize It to the Degree of Perfection:

Unlike a general tour where everything is already define, with our overnight chartering service, you are the captain and you are in charge!

You decide what places to visit, the length of the trip, the menus, entertainment and more. You are the one who decides it all, and of course, we will be there to help you plan this all to the degree of perfection.

That is why exploring Thailand this way is excellent, because you can customize it all to suit your needs and expectations. Another great reason to contact us today and start planning this exciting adventure that will bring you so many treasurable memories!

You choose the style and every detail, so you can live your dream for real.

#4 – Perfect as a Romantic Getaway:

Overnight Chartering In Thailand: 6 Reasons to Join

If you are looking to surprise your significant other with a romantic getaway, then an overnight chartering in Thailand is the perfect way to do so!

It is a magnificent gift that your partner will never forget, because what you will live during this adventure will be preserved in your minds forever. Moreover, you get the chance to customize it all, so there is no reason not to join this!

You can select from several activities that you and your partner will enjoy. Everything is done with the purpose of bring you the best experience, guaranteed. That is why you need to consider this, and even better, contact us and book today. Do it quickly, because if you come during the high season, then there will be only a few spots available.

By the way, you can also check our wedding charter, which is perfect for celebrating your wedding aboard.

#5 – Enjoy Peace Like Never Before and Find Yourself:

We all crave a moment of peace so we can relax, and hopefully, find ourselves. Well, with our chartering service you will find those precious moments of peace, that along with the beautiful and exotic sights and environment, will bring you all you need to find yourself.

If you want to escape your busy life and discover some of the most beautiful places in this world, then you only need to contact us. We will take care of the rest, so you can embark yourself on the most relaxing and fulfilling experience of your life.

You can meditate onboard and breathe the fresh air that you will solely find in the coasts of Thailand. What you will see, feel and experience here is unparalleled, you can take our word for it!

You will witness the beauty of the sea during the day and the night. If you want to feel truly relaxed, then just look at the sea at night and breathe the fresh air… you will fall in love with the experience.

#6 – Ideal for an Unforgettable Vacation with Your Family:

Overnight Chartering In Thailand: 6 Reasons to Join

If you want to bring your family a vacation that they will never forget, then what could be better than bringing them to an overnight chartering in Thailand? You and your loved ones will discover the hidden treasures and most beautiful sights of this beautiful country by sailing its pristine waters.

We can help you to customize this tour to meet your family’s needs. You can make it as luxurious as you please, only let us know what you need and we will deliver.

Conclusion:

Now you have six good reasons to join our overnight chartering service in Thailand. It is more than your conventional tour, it is a complete experience.

You can customize it as much as you please, and therefore, live a tailored experience that you will never forget.

We know that you have other options at your disposal, but believe us that overnight chartering in Thailand is incomparable. What you will live during this journey meets no rival, especially if you work with us, because we will take care of making this perfect for you!

If you have any question or doubt, just let us know.

6 Reasons to Visit Koh Samui via Yacht Chartering

This paradise in earth is Thailand’s second largest island and is found in the Gulf of Thailand. Its beautiful beaches and marvelous nature have turned it into one of the most popular and beautiful destinations in the world.

However, if you want to discover it and fully appreciate its beauty, then we recommend you to rely on yacht chartering. There is nothing better than exploring Koh Samui than with a yatch, and we are going to give you six reasons to do so!

#1 – Fully Appreciate the Nature of this Paradise

Koh Madsum Island south of Koh Samui

 

One of the main reasons on why you should rely on yacht chartering is because you will fully appreciate the nature of this paradise, especially if you work with Boutique Yachting 😉

The problem with normal tours is that they will not take enough time to show you everything, and yes, that includes the little hidden secrets of Koh Samui.

Instead, if you rely on yacht chartering, then you will have to chance to move at a slower pace that will allow you to appreciate every single detail of this magnificent place.

Visiting Koh Samui will be one of the best experiences in your life, and by discovering it on a charter; you will make it even better. That is what we recommend you, and we are confident that you will not regret your decision!

#2 – Perfect for Families:

If you want a more personal and family-like experience, then renting your own yacht is the perfect option, because only you and your loved ones will be aboard. If you want to gift your family one of the best experiences in their lives, then rent a yacht. Remember that we can help you with that, because we have the best ships. Just visit our booking page and let’s make it happen!

Moreover, there are so many options for customization. You can make this, as we said, a really personal experience for you and your family. Therefore, if you want to break the mold and bring something unique and exciting to the table, then yacht chartering is perfect for you.

Just contact us and we will help you to build the perfect experience for you and your family. Our mission is to bring you the best tour to Koh Samui with your own yacht, so we will be there to assist you any time!

#3 – A Real Luxury Vacation:

6 Reasons to Visit Koh Samui via Yacht Chartering

If you want to make it a real luxury vacation, then you should forget about conventional tours and instead work with us and get your own yacht to bring you the best Koh samui island tour.

With normal tours, you do not get many options for customization, but by opting for something special like the tours we offer, you will be able to add as much luxury as you want!

Moreover, you will get your own time, eat at any time you want and have a space that belongs to you. We know that for many persons it is a problem to share the same ship with tons of other strangers, but with this special option, you will not face that problem.

You get to be in charge. You will be the captain and we will be there to attend all of your needs, so you can have the best experience when visiting Koh Samui!

#4 – Relax and Enjoy:

Visiting this beautiful destination is excellent on its own, but when you do it via yacht chartering, then you get to relax and enjoy the experience like never before.

You will have a crew at your disposal, ready to ensure your total satisfaction from beginning to end. That is the beauty of yacht chartering, because you get to be in charge and our experienced and professional crew will do as much as possible to guarantee your satisfaction.

You will be delighted by the amazing atmosphere and that everything will be customized to your likes and needs. There is nothing better than this, and you will know it when you get aboard. You will look around, see the beauty of Koh Samui and enjoy a truly rich and relaxing experience.

#5 – Decide When It Starts And When It Finishes:

6 Reasons to Visit Koh Samui via Yacht Chartering

You can decide when to start and when to finish. Unlike normal tours where you are restricted to general rules, with this option you can decide the start and finish time along with the duration of the tour. You decide to pace, so you can make it really personal.

Some tours go way too fast, so it is easy to miss out those details that add value to the general experience, but by deciding how fast the tour goes, you will not miss anything.

We believe that this is very important, because the matter of visiting such a beautiful place is to learn and see it all about it, and with our yacht chartering packages you will get exactly that.

Do not worry, because we have options for every kind of budget. Just contact us and we will show you everything!

#6 – A Dedicated Crew:

Most tours do a great job at explaining everything about Koh Samui, but with Boutique Yachting you will get an even better experience.

Our tour guides have several years of experience and speak English fluently, which means that you will understand everything they say and we will share with you some pretty interesting facts that you will not learn in other tours 😉

Final Words:

Now you know why you need yacht chartering is you want to visit Koh Samui in a different and better way.

As you can see, it offers several advantages versus conventional tours, so we are more than sure that you will love this experience from beginning to end, especially if you work with us 😉

We have the best yachts and the most experienced crew. In conclusion, we have everything you need to enjoy of the best experience, something that will stick in your mind till the end of the days! Contact us Today!

Ang Thong National Park All You Must Know About This Paradise in Earth

This Paradise in Earth

Ang Thong National Park is one of those places that will astound you and send your mind in an exciting voyage.

This island, along with Koh Samui, is one of the hottest destinations in the Gulf of Thailand. If you want to know more about this paradise in earth, then pay attention because you are going to learn many new things, especially if you are planning to visit any time soon.

First off… What Is The Best Way to Visit?

There are many companies that offer tours, but if you want the best one then you need to work with us. Here at Boutique Yachting Tours we offer you the best experience, because we have the best ships and a fully prepared and experienced crew.

Therefore, if you want to work with the best, then just contact us and we will help you. Moreover, remember that you can customize your experience with our yacht chartering service.

Now, let’s check everything you need to know about Ang Thong National Park!

What Does The Name Mean?

Ang Thong means Golden Bowl. This name is given due to the particular geography of the archipelago that resembles a bowl.

Ang Thong National Park

How Big Is It?

First off, it is an archipelago composed by 42 different islands. In total, it covers 250 square kilometers and from all the islands only 1 is inhabited.

Another important fact is that the majority of visitors only manage to see a small portion of it. Therefore, most tours do not show you the hidden beauty of this paradise in earth, but with our special tours you will get to see more than you could ever wish 😉

Just discover what our Ang Thong Marine park tour offers you and contact us if you want to book or have any question you want us to answer. We are here to help you!

Brief History:

The National Park was established in 1980 and since then only a few tour operators have been granted a license to operate here. This has been done with the finality of protecting the area and keeping development at a minimal level.

Ang Thong gained tons of popularity when it appeared in the Alex Garland’s novel ‘The Beach’. There was a movie inspired in this novel that was filmed in Koh Phi Phi Leh, where Leonardo Di Caprio was the star.

What Are The Top Things to Do?

There are so many things to do here, but we have picked the top five for you, so you can get a proper summary on all the cool things you can do.

#1 – Ko Wua Talap Island:

One of the most interesting and beautiful islands in the archipelago, and therefore, a must-visit attraction. If you want to make the most out of this adventure, then be ready to climb to the top where you will be rewarded with the best vision of the marine park. It is hard, but it is totally worth it!

#2 – Ko Mae Ko Island:

This is another island where you will have the chance to climb and this one is very challenging. According to many, it is even harder than Ko Wua Talap island. When visiting this part of the park, you cannot lose the opportunity to see the glorious emerald lake.

#3 – Snorkeling:

Now it is time to talk about activities, and snorkeling is one of those that you will enjoy very much. It is very popular and for a very good reason: the water is beautiful and you can find tons of marine life under it.

#4 – Wildlife Viewing:

By far, one of the most interesting and unique activities you can do in this island is wildlife viewing. Here you can find over 16 types of mammals, so you better be prepared for seeing them!

#5 – Just Enjoy Time on the Beaches:

And of course, another great thing you can do here is to just enjoy time on the beaches. If you want to relax, then this is the place to do so. You will find some of the best beaches in the world, so go for it!

When to Visit?

The unique months when you cannot visit it is during November and December, because the doors are closed to visitors and the conditions of sea become very rough. Therefore, it is not a good time to visit.

However, if the rainy season is not so rough, then you can still visit but you need to consult beforehand.

Ang Thong National Park All You Must Know About This Paradise in Earth

What Should You Bring?

Okay, now it is time to talk about the things you should bring when visiting the Ang Thong National Park.

As the weather will be hot, you need to bring a footwear that is designed for this kind of conditions, and your best are sandals. Make sure they are sturdy and comfortable, so you can walk without problems.

Also, remember to bring water with you. If you go on a private charter, then chances are they will provide you it. In any case, try to bring the water you need so you can keep hydrated, especially if you decide to climb in any island.

It is also important to bring sunscreen with you, so you can protect your skin. If you prefer, you can also bring a hat. The sun feels very good, but it is important to protect your skin.

Finally, remember to bring protection for your phone and camera, because you never know when they could fall off to the water.

Final Words:

Now you know far more about this spectacular destination than before. Moreover, if you wish to visit it, then you know that we can help you with that. If you need a Samui island tour or to any other island in the archipelago, then we are here to help you!

We hope you enjoyed this article, and if you have any question about how to visit the Ang Thong National Park, then let us know!

Baidee’s Dry Dock Vacation 2017

Baidee’s Dry Dock Vacation

maintenance for lady Baidee – a full body SPA treatment

May is a popular time for vacationers to arrive on Koh Samui — the island breeze makes it cooler here than in much of Thailand during the dry season, college students in most of the world are just ending their semesters, and hotel prices are lower than in the peak month of January.

Our boat Baidee, a 30-meter bugis phinisi, or Indonesian schooner, will be going on vacation this month too. She’ll be taking a trip to the dry dock on the mainland, where she’ll enjoy a full-body spa treatment to get her back into tip-top shape for our guests.

Plenty of careful maintenance

Baidee is constructed according to centuries-old Indonesian standards with traditional materials such as ironwood and teak. This makes her a strikingly beautiful and functional boat, but it also requires her to receive plenty of careful maintenance. In order to carry this out, we sail her to a special structure called a dry dock.

Here, the high tide drives her onto a massive roller system, where she is pulled out of the water and secured through the yanks of a winch. Once Baidee is fastened in place, her entire hull is revealed; a side of her we rarely get to see.

Beauty – from inside out

Much of Baidee’s dry dock maintenance involves caring for this hull, as well as the other wooden elements, including the deck, saloon, and railings. In order to preserve the wood’s strength and rich color, she’ll be scrubbed of barnacles and other unwanted critters, sanded, oiled, painted, and varnished until she glows like she’s just completed a rigorous skincare routine.

Beauty isn’t just skin-deep, though; we also have to make sure that all of Baidee’s inner workings are functioning properly. That involves checks and, if necessary, overhauls of the engine, gearbox, shaft, and propeller. Once all that is completed, we’ll work on getting her dressed to receive guests.

She’ll return to the waves with a clean bimini top and plenty of chairs, couches, and Thai triangle cushions for optimal lounging.

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