“… one of the most indulgent and amazing holiday experiences we have ever had …”
10am, Ao Po Grand Marina
Any day that starts with a glass of champagne is sure to be a good one. But aboard an Andaman Cruises luxury yacht this bubbly welcome drink is just the beginning of a full day of glamour, glitter and fun exploring the exquisite sea and islands off Phuket’s east coast.
Upon boarding the M/Y Olympia, a beautifully crafted 23-metre yacht, you are met by friendly crew who graciously serve your drink while you settle in to a spot on the sunny deck, in shaded comfort on the fly-bridge sofa, or within the cool confines of the elegant saloon, finished with teak, stained walnut and light beige leather. While waiting for the yacht to launch, enjoy an up-close look at some of Asia’s most fabulous sailing vessels and superyachts, moored in the exclusive Ao Po Grand Marina. Across the bay, the verdant limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay beckon.
Setting off, the Olympia glides gracefully across the water, helmed by its skilled captain, while on board the cruise team ensure your utmost comfort while serving more drinks from water to chilled wine or champagne on request. Relax, luxuriate, and feel the fresh ocean breezes on your face as the yacht gently guides you further out to sea.
Complement the experience of being surrounded by a sparkling ocean panorama and set the mood with the Bose stereo system, or find further entertainment delights on the iPad or TV-video system. For a modest extra charge, reserve your own private VIP cabin, complete with a spongy double bed, TV and DVD player with a movie selection and a shower room, plus a bottle of wine or champagne to savour.
11.45am, Kai Nok Island
While the yacht’s lavish comforts may be difficult to leave, the tiny, sand-fringed Kai Nok island, first stop on your day of island exploration, offers an enchanting enough escape. Indulge in a bit of snorkelling and swimming among the exotic fish in the surrounding clear waters, or simply relax and soak up the sun’s rays on the powder-soft sands of the beach. Returning to the yacht, you’ll find the crew ready to serve up a superb lunch with fresh Andaman Sea seafood, perfectly roasted carvings and mature cheeses, all provided by the well-regarded Twinpalms Phuket resort catering team.
Then it’s off to the serene, jungle-clad Rang Yai island where the tender is fired up and ready to give you an exciting round or two of water skiing, wakeboarding or doughnut-riding. Those who wish to enjoy the afternoon at a more languid pace may relax on the island’s soft sands or remain on board. Then it’s a leisurely journey back to Phuket’s east coast, with plenty of time to enjoy more music, drinks and the balmy tropical breezes before returning to the marina.
The M/Y Olympia can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests, with a usual number of six to eight joining the day cruise. The cruise is operated by Twinpalms Group, a Phuket resort and hospitality operator that is highly acclaimed for its innovative style and service.
The M/Y Olympia day cruise is just one offering from Andaman Cruises. Find out more about multiday cruises, fishing trips, or private charters on this yacht or the Catch One Benetau 750 Flyer. Give your wedding party, special event or corporate retreat a glamorous and unforgettable experience.
Come aboard Phuket’s finest and most exciting luxury day trips to be found. Call us or visit www.andaman-cruises.com for more information.
Here are some of our guest reviews:
“I am not usually a boat person but was recommended the day by a couple of people who had been on the cruise. It exceeded my expectations with friendly and professional crew, lovely fellow cruisers and beautiful weather. Lots of fun island hopping and water sports. All in all a really great day”
“Great experience, kids love the trip. Will definitely tell everyone about it. Great crew, very helpful and friendly.”
“Asia’s Sexiest Luxury Cruise …We had an awesome time with the M/Y Olympia. 7 star service, impeccable food, great scenery and fantastic activities. I have tried over a dozen of cruises and yacht trips in Phuket, and the Olympia is definitely the BEST cruise! A wonderful way to explore and discover the heavenly islands of Phuket and highly
recommended to couples, friends and families!”
“The whole day was truly lovely. The staff, lunch and the beautiful boat where a delight to experience. The girls where very knowledgeable and informative and we did not want for anything all day. We are having a wedding In Phuket next year and will look into hiring this boat and crew for the day for another amazing experience such as we had today. I would highly recommend this day to anyone.”
“The cruise on MY Olympia was certainly one of the highlights of our trip. The yacht was immaculate and the service was second to none. The islands were beautiful, food was delicious and the water sports were lots of fun. If you come to Phuket then you have to take a day to experience this!”