Onboard Four Seasons Koh Samui Siam Seas Explorer
Salty sea spray danced alongside as our 42-foot yacht sliced through the moderate swells in Thailand’s Gulf of Siam. We weren’t in a hurry, but we traveled toward Ang Thong National Marine Park with purpose.
Located approximately 30 km from Koh Samui, Ang Thong National Marine Park contains over 40 lush limestone islands rising from a picture-perfect cyan coloured sea. Largely protected from fishing and development, you can snorkel with colourful fish in crystal clear waters, hike in a rainforest at Koh Sam Sao, or marvel at Emerald Lake on Koh Mae Ko, also known as Mother Island.
Chartering the Four Seasons Koh Samui Siam Seas Explorer, complete with a professional crew of three – captain, butler, and deckhand allowed our family to spend the day exploring the marine park at our leisure. We stopped wherever we wanted – on a beach or in a sheltered cove – and moved on if commercial tour boats appeared.
We feasted on a traditional Thai lunch while anchored in a film set worthy bay, swam with schools of fish, hiked through a tropical forest, and discovered a place that existed in my youngest child’s dream.
Our day onboard the Four Seasons Koh Samui Siam Seas Explorer left us with lasting memories as well as a strong desire to spend another day exploring the islands around Koh Samui.
- Guests at Four Seasons Koh Samui can charter two yachts – the 66-foot Minor Affair or the 42-foot Siam Seas Explorer. Both luxury boats are available for a day trip to Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Tao, or Koh Phangan, as well as a sunset cruise.
- A day onboard the Four Seasons Koh Samui Siam Seas Explorer includes drinks, snacks and an extensive lunch.
- The only thing you need to pack is your camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, and swimsuit. Towels and snorkel gear for adults and children are already onboard the Siam Seas Explorer.
- The luxurious and family-friendly Four Seasons Koh Samui is located at 219 Moo 5, Angthong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140. Tel. +66 77 243-000 Fax. +66 77 243-002