Sailing in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia (often abbreviated to SEA), includes some of the most visited countries on earth, and for good reason. The backpacker trail is well trodden in places like Thailand, Bali and Singapore, with each country offering a unique culture and plenty to tempt you to stay longer. Travelling in Southeast Asia means you’ll experience a great climate all year round, some of the world’s best food, and friendly locals wherever you go.
Indonesia and Thailand are both home to a whole array of spectacular islands, with barely a handful visited regularly by tourists. Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali are the names that will spring to mind, but sailing in Southeast Asia gives you a whole new perspective on the region. A boat rental in Southeast Asia allows intrepid explorers to make their own path and find the places most tourists rarely visit. You’ll find options for Sailo boat rentals in popular destinations like Koh Chang and Phuket in Thailand, Langkawi in Malaysia, and Bali in Indonesia.
If you’re exploring the region on a long term backpacker holiday, or you’re just dropping by for a quick exotic vacation, a Sailo yacht charter is a great choice. For example, sailing in Thailand with a captained or bareboat yacht can be very affordable. If you charter a yacht from Phuket or Koh Samui between friends, it could work out cheaper than a hotel for the week! Or, if you prefer to cruise offshore in a luxury motor yacht, or arrive in style to your resort hotel, you’ll find lots to choose from.
Find your perfect sailing in Southeast Asia vacation experience with a private yacht rental from Sailo!
Here at Sailo, we love Phuket, in fact we think it’s one of the most fantastic sailing locations in Southeast Asia. The island makes a great base to explore the coast, and the awe inspiring limestone karsts jutting from the sea around Krabi and Koh Phi Phi. This area is famous as the setting of the Leo DiCaprio movie, ‘The Beach’. And although the location itself is now off limits, with a Sailo private yacht charter, you’ll be able to discover your own slice of paradise.
Thailand is known as the land of smiles, and you’ll see why when you’re relaxing on the deck of your private yacht charter. The Gulf of Thailand includes some of the most popular islands, including Koh Samui in the south, or Koh Chang in the north, both of which are excellent starting points for sailing trips. You’ll find that boat rentals in Thailand can be cheap, and when you get a group of friends together, sailing in Southeast Asia can be an incredibly affordable adventure. Take a look at Thailand yacht charters on Sailo and prepare to be surprised!
This dynamic city state has become one of the world’s economic hubs, and a great place to experience some real east meets west culture. Sentosa Island is home to beach resorts, theme parks and golf courses. In the city, Clarke Quay make an excellent night out, or take in the view and the nightly light show at Marina Bay. You’ll find lots of choice for boat rentals in Singapore, with the city making a great starting point for an adventure sailing in Southeast Asia.
There is no getting around it, Bali is beautiful. Everyone who visits this stunning Indonesian island falls in love, and in recent years the island has become a haven for expats and digital nomads. Beyond the surfing and meditation treats, Bali offers some great potential to explore the sea by boat rental. Head to Lombok, discover Penida Island and enjoy discovering the hidden corners of Bali on board your own Bali yacht charter. You’ll be able to go snorkelling on hidden coral reefs, find a private beach and enjoy unforgettable sunsets on the high seas.
There’s lots to choose from when sailing in Malaysia, with many of the best Sailo boat rentals found in popular destinations like Langkawi, Penang and Port Klang (close to the capital KL). Peninsula Malaysia is a great place to go sailing in Southeast Asia, with lots of choice of cheap boat rentals, fishing charters and luxury yachts. Choosing a private yacht rental in Penang or Langkawi means you’ll be able to sail to that hidden cove, or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail for a day.
An archipelago of 7,600 islands, the Philippines is packed full of surprises, including pristine beaches, dense tropical jungle, mountain landscapes and vibrant cities. With plenty to explore, a yacht charter in the Philippines is sure to be an action packed experience. You’ll probably have a hard time choosing where to go! The Philippines are also one of the most affordable places to go sailing in Southeast Asia, if not the world, so you will definitely get more for your money with a Sailo yacht charter.