MyPhucketInfo reports Phuket voted 'Best Asian Maritime Capital'

Published: Mon Jun 07 2010

While Thailand’s tourism recovers from political demonstrations in the capital Bangkok and some northern provinces, which saw governments advising their citizens not to travel to Thailand, the paradise island of Phuket, 900 km south of Bangkok, has received a major accolade. Phuket was voted 'Best Asian Maritime Capital' in the annual Asian Boating Awards 2010 hosted by luxury magazine Asia-Pacific Boating.

Yachting, whether sailing or power boating, is one of Phuket’s best-kept secrets - but probably not for much longer as word of this magical cruising area spreads. Compared to more established yachting destinations in other parts of the world, the waters and small islands around Phuket are unspoiled and little traveled. Deserted beaches and otherwise inaccessible ‘treasures’ await those who explore by sea. supports Phuket's high value/low impact yachting tourism with page after page of detailed information and images on every aspect boating holidays in Phuket, including day trips, sailing yacht charter, speed boat tours, sport fishing and yachting events.

Demonstrating the resilience of this branch of tourism, all the while tourists were shying away from Thailand, fearful of becoming embroiled in the protests, the Top of the Gulf Regatta went ahead in Pattaya, while the Koh Samui Regatta maintained similar entries to last year and interest in Phuket’s own forthcoming Six Senses Phuket Raceweek was gathering pace.

As Phuket's local travel guide, is an invaluable source of independent information on the growing number of charter boats plying Phang Nga Bay just off the north of Phuket, as well as the countless pristine islands and beaches to the south. Each year, the number and quality of boats available for charter - many of them built in Phuket itself - expands, with operators departing from all points on the island.

For the adventurous traveler who wants an escape from the hustle and bustle of Phuket’s major tourist beaches, there is nothing to beat taking to the water in search of Greater Phuket’s real paradise.

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