Lagoon Escapade Thailand returns to Phang Nga Bay
A large fleet of Lagoon sailing catamarans ranging from a 380 to a 620 enjoyed a three-day/two-night rally around Phang Nga Bay for the first Lagoon Escapade Thailand since 2019.
The Lagoon Escapade Thailand returned to the calendar for the first time since 2019, with a large fleet of the French builder’s sailing catamarans cruising around Phang Nga Bay for the three-day, two-night event in mid-October.
The diverse fleet was made up of a Lagoon 620, Lagoon 560, two Lagoon 52Fs, Lagoon 450, Lagoon 421, three Lagoon 42s, two Lagoon 400s, a Lagoon 40 and a Lagoon 380.
Organised by Simpson Marine, Lagoon’s long-time dealer, the Escapade started on Phuket’s northeast coast and included overnight stops in Koh Yao Noi in the middle of Phang Nga Bay and Ao Thalane in Krabi province.
The fleet first assembled at Ao Po Grand Marina, which hosted a captains’ brief and a welcome reception. It was overcast as the flotilla headed out from the marina, but as Simpson Marine led the fleet into Phang Nga Bay, the sky cleared as the fleet sailed into Koh Roi for an afternoon of leisure activities.
After lunch and some fun with the water toys, the fleet sailed on to Koh Yao Noi where they anchored for a relaxing wind-down barbecue dinner on the beach. Guests were treated to dinner and dancing, while having the opportunity to bond with fellow Lagoon owners.
The second day continued with a sail to Hong Island in Krabi province, where guests enjoyed another leisurely afternoon of fun in the sun with kayaks, inflatables and water scooters. A professional photography team was also present to capture the ‘fun in the sun’.
In the evening, guests were treated to a beautiful red-blue-and-white themed buffet dinner at Melina’s Villas, where Lagoon owners, family and friends socialised, played volleyball on the beach and danced the night away with French-inspired tunes. A special fire show was also prepared as a surprise, and it was a spectacular show that captivated the guests.
The guests had a great time and lucky owners walked away with prizes for ‘Best Dressed Male’, ‘Best Dressed Female’, ‘Best Navigated Boat’, ‘Best Presented Boat’ and ‘Best Water Toy User’, which was a great way to end the evening’s festivities.
On the last day, guests started the morning with a complimentary breakfast and a guided kayaking tour around Ao Thalane mangroves. As the latest edition of the Lagoon Escapade Thailand wound down, owners bid each other farewell and group photos were taken before the sail back to Ao Po Grand Marina.
The next Lagoon Escapade Thailand is scheduled to be held in 2023. For enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org