Escape to Paradise

Summer is in full swing, and if you still haven’t booked your warm weather getaway, don’t sweat it – some of the best trips come together at the last minute! If a beach vacation sounds appealing but crowded hotels and tourist traps don’t, consider chartering a private luxury yacht for a decadent island-hopping tour of Phuket’s most stunning hidden coves and secluded shores.

We recently discovered Ombre yachts, a boutique charter company offering fully-crewed sail and motor yacht venturing out of Phuket into the Andaman sea for amazing adventures too many islands. This sleek catamaran is spacious enough for everyone on board to enjoy a nice smooth sailing trip. We opted for the best smooth sailing vessel for its speed, stability and generous above-deck areas perfect for soaking up the scenery.

Escape to Paradise
Escape to Paradise

From the moment you step aboard, the crew pampered us like royalty while the customized itinerary based on the weather forecast and the crews customized itinerary upon booking your trip. Our activity preferences, and insider knowledge of Phuket’s secret hotspots.

Visit the beautiful islands like Panak Island with its iconic limestone karsts or Hong Island ringed by perfectly picturesque beaches straight out of a postcard. Beautiful enough for you to take photos and videos to show your friends and family, this amazing but yet suspenseful island.

As the time passed by during the trip and sailing, with an easy rhythm of snorkeling vibrant reefs, kayaking hidden mangrove tunnels, and exploring the beaches & combing on deserted islands, exploring seaside caves accessible only by boat, or simply recharge onboard while savoring chef-prepared meals using the freshest local ingredients, & drinks prepared and served by the amazing staff.Theres even dancing by the wonderful staff where everyone joins in including the customers who are on board. You can enjoy the amazing music on board with the many genres on music for everyone to enjoy.

The indoor dining area was lovely, but outside on the trampoline nets with a tropical sunset as our backdrop was simply magical, you can see the most beautiful sunsets while listening to the amazing sounds coming from the DJ, while taking postcard worthy photos and enjoying the sun-rays and sunsets of the beautiful island of Thailand. You end up having almost all your meals alfresco!

Escape with Canoeing Phang Nga Bay
Escape with Canoeing Phang Nga Bay

By designating a crew member as our personal bartender, we wanted for nothing as we toasted one breathtaking sunset after another. The drinks are so good, they fill your trip with even more excitement. And though the trip personalized nature of the private charter meant it often felt like we had our own private island escape.

In short order, daily stresses and routine responsibilities felt a world away. The hardest decision was which pristine beach on which to spend the day or where to watch the sky catch fire as the sun dipped below the horizon each evening.

If this sounds like your kind of way to escape and the summer doldrums have you itching for adventure, there’s still time! Ombre yachts can pull together a last minute Phuket sailing getaway to rescue your summer. And you just might find this breezy, beautiful corner of tropical paradise becomes an annual tradition for rebooting mind, body and soul.

Escape with ombre
Escape with ombre