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Langkawi: is situated in the north-west of Malaysia, next to the border of Thailand. One of the charter options is tospend several days sailing to some islands in Thai waters.
Population: The small population of 55,000 people enjoyliving and working at a leisurely pace on this laidback island. Entry Visas are not required by tourists from most countries,for a stay of up to 90 days. Passports should have minimum
of six months remaining, before date of expiry.
Weather: The North-East wind season, from November to April, is mostly fine and clear.
The South-West season, May to October, has occasional rain between long sunny periods.
Temperatures: Highs 30c (85F). Lows 24c (75F) Tidal Range: varies from 2 - 3 metres.
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Position:
Latitude 6.30.35 N
At just 390 miles north of the Equator, Langkawi is within a relatively settled weather belt. There are NO TROPICAL STORMS/CYCLONES or HURRICANES at any time of year.
Safety: The Langkawi area is known as an extremely safe destination on both land and water. There has never been an incident of piracyin surrounding regions in modern times. Being part of the Andaman Sea, which is regularly patrolled by the Navy, Coast Guard and Water Police, it should not be confused with occasional trouble spots in the South China Sea and Sulu Sea, over 2,000 miles away, between Borneo and the Philippines.
Base Facilities: Showers/toilets - Bars/restaurants - Pool/sauna - Telephones - Internet
Nearby are: Supermarket - Shopping mall - Bakery - Banks & ATM - Market - Car rental Water and electricity are available on the berths at the base, also WI-FI for laptops/internet.
Transfers: Between the airport and base can be arranged after the charter booking is made. Provisioning:Either do your own or complete a shopping list in advance & staff buy for you.
Features: Langkawi is a Duty Free island. There are no taxes on buying/selling/chartering a yacht. All goods, including vehicles, alcohol, cigarettes and electronics are totally duty free. Also, there are fabulous beaches, fine hotels, great shopping, excellent restaurants and bars. There are no traffic jams, no road rage, next to no crime rate and very friendly, helpful locals. All this adds up to the perfect paradise - to buy or charter a yacht and go sailing in the sun.
Langkawi to Phuket: There are 100's of islands, bays/lagoons with crystal clear water, full of tropical fish and beautiful coral, plus many deserted beaches with clean white sand. The cruising area of 6,000 square miles has many secluded anchorages to choose from. Having so many pristine, uncluttered destinations to explore and safe waters to navigate all year long, it certainly makes this one of the most idyllic cruising grounds on the planet. Whether your interest is finding a yacht to buy or charter, this is the place to enjoy sailing