South East Asia
A potpourri of Asain culture, dynamic cities, fabulous food, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and bountiful oceans: snorkel or dive among shoals of tropical fish, turtles, sharks, dolphins and the paint-box dipped corals. But don't forget to go ashore and encounter the icing on Malaysia's verdant cake - and see the unique wildlife species in their own natural habitat.
With a luxuriously long coastline and over 1,400 jungle-topped islands anchored in azure waters, Thailand is a tropical getaway. The country's coast is one giant playground, with plenty going on wherever the sand meets the sea. From snorkeling the gentle waters off Ko Lipe, diving with whale sharks around Ko Tao, to scaling the sea cliffs of Krabi and kiteboard in Hua Hin, or partying on Ko Phi-Phi, before recuperating off Ko Samui.
A beguiling nation of over 17,000 islands from the exotic to the humbling, with so many amazing spectacles to be seen and enjoyed; it's hard to beat Indonesia for the sheer range of experiences. Wonderfully dramatic and diverse landscapes as anywhere on the planet, from Sulawesi's wildly multi-limbed coastline of white-sand beaches and diving haunts, to Sumatra's, steaming volcanoes and idyllic deserted beaches that are bombarded by clear barrels of surf.
With more than 7,000 tropical islands to choose from, the Philippines is another yacht charterer's delight. There are so many deserted coastlines to explore, it's quite normal to cruise for days without seeing another sail. With an island to suit every taste from: marooned slicks of sand in the middle of the ocean, to volcanic fantasy-scapes concealing hidden lagoons, teeming megacities, with graffiti-splashed jeepneys, to bug-eyed tarsiers and fuzzy water buffalo. As these tropical islands are still relatively undeveloped, now is the perfect time to enjoy a private yacht charter.