ANANTARA MAI KHAO PHUKET VILLAS and Anantara Layan Phuket Resort in Thailand took luxury to the next level by popping open French spirit brand Krug Champagne for guests on a personally tailored day trip aboard a private yacht.
Accommodating up to 12 people, the Krug Cruise offers a fully crewed 90-foot Sunseeker yacht named Major Affair, return transfers to and from the resort and the marina, breakfast and a sumptuous lunch created by an onboard chef, plus free-flowing Krug Champagne served all day by Anantara’s Wine Guru.
The Captain cruises for up to four hours and anchors according to each group’s preferences. The waters around Phuket are most recognisable for their limestone karst islands, which can be admired along the coasts of Krabi, Railay Bay and Phang Nga Bay, where the James Bond island scene in the The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed. Venturing south to Koh Phi Phi, Major Affair can drop anchor for guests to sunbathe on the pristine white sands of uninhabited Bamboo Island, before heading to Hin Klang for snorkelling, experiencing the playful antics of Monkey Beach and seeing the ship drawing at Viking Cave, followed by swimming in The Beach film location of Maya Bay.
With a Captain and attentive crew, Major Affair provides a luxurious residence at sea. The 28-metre Sunseeker 90 has been uniquely designed to maximise outdoor space. Providing entertainment with panoramic views, the flybridge features a wet bar. Guests can drift between sunbathing, meal times and relaxation with two dining areas and two large sunpads on the generous deck. An expansive swimming platform easily accommodates a 4.6-metre tender, leaving the sundecks uncluttered for easy water sport access. Guests can choose between serene and high speed thrills with inflatables, snorkelling equipment, water skis and wakeboards all available.
Krug Champagne was founded by Joseph Krug in 1843. It is based principally in Reims, the main city in France’s champagne region, and is one of the famous Champagne houses that form part of the Grande Marques.