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7 miles from Ao Chalong

KOH TAPHAO YAI. 7°49.905N, 98°24.617E

The best anchorage for yachts lies on the north side of Koh Taphao Yai in front of a small resort in 5-8 metres on a muddy bottom. It’s safe in all seasons, but can be very choppy in the northeast monsoon.

Not the most picturesque location, it is nevertheless convenient for town. At the time of writing, opposite this anchorage on the main island, next to the petroleum depot, is a small jetty with a floating pontoon that has road access to Phuket Town.

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