World-class facilities in spectacular cruising grounds make Phuket a hub from which sailing and power yachts can explore the waters of Phang Nga, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and the Similan Islands easily and have repairs and refits done. Many marinas offer amenities and services with some associated with luxury properties.
There are six fully-serviced marinas offer berthing and haul out facilities to sail and power yachts of all sizes and one marina in Krabi that is ideal for a temporary stay. Phuket Island's east coast hosts Yacht Haven Marina and Ao Po Grand Marina, which service superyachts of over 100 feet and have all tide access while Phuket Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina boast a community of retail shops, particularly marine, restaurants and properties. Krabi Boat Lagoon, Krabi River Marina and Port Takola (opening in 2014) also see long-term based yachts and residences.