Add Asian Fusion to your Winter break - Southbound Itineraries
17th September 2015
Star Clippers’ announcement that they will be returning to Asia couldn't be more welcome. With its beautiful scenery, extraordinary wildlife, and unique mix of urban living and natural beauty there’s plenty to explore. Allow us to guide you through some of the scenic delights of this wonderful country all of which you can explore on our 2016 cruise.
Phuket, Patong Bay, Thailand
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island is in the Andaman Sea and is joined to the mainland by a causeway. With its rolling green hills, tranquil beaches littered with coconut groves and plantation; guests can explore the lively restaurants and bars or revel in the natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes.
Ko Butang, Ko Adang, Thailand
Nature lovers can discover the crystal clear sea inhabited with wildlife, or simply admire the towering rock formations and blissful beaches of Ko Butang.
Known as “The Pearl of Asia”, Penang is home to one of the longest bridges in the world. With a mixture of foreign influences, the capital Georgetown boats a 65 storey skyscraper, a wealth of department stores, restaurants, bars and theatres for the guest who’s always on the go. For the more relaxed traveller this beautiful island is home to the wonderfully zen Buddhist Temple, Kek Lok Si.
Ko Rok Nok, Thailand
Practically unspoiled, Ko Rok Nok is one of 15 islands and a protected National Park. Host to an array of wildlife, both onshore and offshore, guests may find themselves coming face to face with lizards, birds, monoray eels, sea turtles and maybe even a black tip shark!
Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga’s sheer sided mountains and emerald green waters make it one of Thailand’s most popular destinations for spectacular scenery. With white sandy beaches and colourful coral reefs, Phang Nga is a spectacular visual treat.
Ko Hong is merely a speck compared to the previous destinations, but its anonymity shouldn’t be a deterrent as it’s one of the few islands that escapes high tourist traffic. Its large lagoon and wonderfully white sand makes it a truly relaxing destination.
Accessible only by sea, the Similan Islands are an underwater treasure trove for diving enthusiasts. With some of the most breath-taking coral reefs and schools of marine life, it’s an aquatic adventure for any diver. However, if dry land is more appealing, the island’s picturesque( but often deserted) perfect white shore is scattered with magnificent boulders, home to exotic wildlife and features a blanket of dark green forestry.
To find out how you can explore Asia, contact Star Clippers and start planning your trip of a lifetime.