Butang Group Facts

Timezone: GMT +7

Average Temperature:31°

Currency: Thai Baht

 

 

Local Weather

Phuket
+82°F

 

Sailing Butang Group Thailand


Overview

The name “Tarutao was derived from the Malay word for “old, mysterious and primitive”, an appropriate name for these untouched wild islands, close to the Malaysian border.

 

In 1972, the Tarutao archipelago of 51 rugged, densely forested islands with pristine beaches was declared Thailand’s first national park. In 1974, the park was extended to incorporate the Butang Group of another 61 islands.

 

Both groups of islands are predominantly uninhabited, and home to diverse wildlife, waterfalls, caves, viewpoints and beautiful isolated beaches. Most of these islands are inaccessible by any other means other than a yacht.

 

The most well known island is Koh Lipe, one of the few islands offering good value accommodation, with a few bars and restaurants for those of you who would like some contact with civilisation.

 

Relax on empty and unspoilt white sandy beaches, or explore the rugged wildlife inland. Trek through the rainforests, and follow the paths of others to secluded viewpoints. When the day is done, relax on the boat with a beer or glass of wine and watch the sunset turn to a starlit sky. Stop off at Koh Lipe and enjoy some of the freshest fish you’ll ever taste, or take a dip in the emerald waters to admire the living reefs.

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Butang Group Sailing Information

Butang Group Sailing Seasons
Phuket and the surrounding areas including Butang Group is best known as a ‘winter’ destination amongst package holidaymakers looking for constant sunshine. But the ‘summer’ months - Phuket and Phang-nga’s ‘green season’ – offer perfect conditions for keen sailors who want something more than a gentle cruise between idyllic islands.

 

From May through to October, the southwest monsoon brings with it reliable winds averaging 12 knots. Spells of brilliant clear blue skies are interspersed with occasional showers – and temperatures are never lower than 25'C. Phuket Race Week, held in July each year, is timed to take advantage of the green season’s perfect sailing weather and presents the perfect opportunity to combine a few days yacht racing with cruising Phang Nga Bay under sail.

Marinas


Phuket marinas:
Phuket is home to three world class marinas:

 

  • Yacht Haven Marina - 8 km from Phuket airport
  • Boat Lagoon Marina, - 20 km from Phuket airport
  • Royal Phuket Marina, - 20 km from Phuket airport

 

 

Where to sail from Phket

 

Travelling to Phuket and Butang Group

By plane to Phuket
Many international airlines fly direct to Phuket Airport from Australia, Europe and many locations in Asia including Hongkong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, making stop overs in Bangkok unnessessary, specially in the main travel time from november to april...

 

Domestic flights connect Phuket with nearly all in Thailand.

 

By bus to Phuket
Air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok Bus Terminals heading for Phuket several times a day. In most cases they leave in the evening and arrive the following day. Bus travel normally takes about 13 hours.

 

By ferry to Phuket
Depending on where you are departing from to come t Phuket, there are many ferry service to bring visitors from Koh Samui, Krabi, Butang Group and Phi Phi. Normally a ferry from Phi Phi to Phuket takes about 2 hours.

 

 

 
Koh Lanat weather

Phuket weather guide
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89.2)
32.9
(91.2)
33.5
(92.3)
33.4
(92.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.6
(88.9)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
30.7
(87.3)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.7
(74.7)
24.3
(75.7)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75.0)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.7
(74.7)
24.1
(75.4)
Rain mm / inches 29.8
(1.173)
20.9
(0.823)
49.1
(1.933)
121.9
(4.799)
319.4
(12.575)
268.9
(10.587)
290.5
(11.437)
272.6
(10.732)
399.0
(15.709)
309.6
(12.189)
175.7
(6.917)
59.4
(2.339)
2,316.8
(91.213)
Avg. rain days 4 3 5 11 21 19 19 19 23 22 16 8 170
sunshine hours 286.2 271.5 282.3 247.9 188.5 139.5 172.6 174.1 143.2 179.8 197.1 244.3 2,527.0

 

 

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