Boat owners, whether they are weekend leisure sailors or round the world cruisers, need somewhere to park their boats when they spend time ashore. When it comes to the Gulf of Thailand, options are definitely limited – which may seem strange as the Gulf offers exceptional sailing opportunities. Generally, the sailing conditions are excellent, the wind good, water clean and there are a myriad of islands and coastal regions to explore and enjoy.

For many sailors both based in Thailand and visiting yachtsmen, the premium choice is Siam Royal View’s new marina at Koh Chang and there are a host of reasons why.

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The quality of marina facilities is probably the most important factor when it comes to choosing a home for a prized boat. In this, Siam Royal View has spared nothing in the quest to get it right. Before embarking on the design and construction of the marina, the company undertook a comprehensive survey of boat owners’ views and factored the results into the planning of the marina so that the finished article represented their wishes. The result is state-of-the-art facilities including water and power facilities at every stand, a simple fuelling process and most important – easy access – it takes a matter of minutes to get into open water.

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Our survey also revealed a desire by some boat owners to stay overnight on their boat while it was moored in the marina. This view was particularly expressed by boat owners that lived elsewhere and used their boat at weekends for leisure purposes. They felt it unfair that some other marina facilities refused to allow boat owners to sleep aboard even when comfortable living quarter were not available. Not only do we welcome sailors who wish to live aboard, but we do our utmost to ensure they can do so in comfort.

Sailors of course love to be out on the water but when on land they like to have decent leisure facilities where they can relax. At Siam Royal View, the facilities really are second to none. Our Marina Pub, just metres away from the boat stand, serves food and drink and has plenty of entertainment options including pool and fussball tables, darts and a big screen showing major sporting events. Within the development there is also a choice of swimming pools, Beach Club restaurant, water sports centre and nine-hole golf course.

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Land bases activities are all very well, but what sailors really want is to be out on the water and Siam Royal View’s location makes it unbeatable. It takes boat owners minutes to navigate the Klong Son River to the stunning, calm waters of the bay and out into the sea beyond. Koh Chang is part of an archipelago of over 50 islands and that offer voyage after voyage of discovery and experiences which ultimately is what most sailors are after!