The stars above were twinkling and the lights were starting to come on in the bungalows nestled amid the gentle hillsides that surround Kamala Bay as we settled around a table on the terrace of Residential Luxury Pool Villa No. 26 at Andara Resort & Villas in Phuket, Thailand.
We pulled up to the Andara Resort & Villas at twilight. The sun had already set. The sea was an iridescent blue, the skies a similar hue.
From the 45 minute taxi ride from my country abode in the northernmost Hong Kong to the three hour flight on board Dragonair to Phuket chatting with some newly met friends to spending the enitre afternoon in 42 degree heat on board a luxurious yacht.
Following a sumptuous lunch that ran from Western salads to Thai curries to yummy desserts, boat boys conveyed us in small groups by launch to a nearby karst.
Travelogue The resort Michael Taylor is staying at, Phuket's newly opened Andara Resort and Villas, has two Baglietto private motor yachts, the Andara and the Celebrity, which can be booked by hotel guests. We spent the afternoon on the Celebrity, a 107 foot cruiser with two 1,250 horsepower engines and a maximum cruising speed of …
The anchor was hoisted, the ropes were untied, and we set sail through the beautiful waters off the coast off Phuket, which were punctuated by imposing outcroppings of karst – or limestone.
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