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Charter your luxury motor yacht MV Sanook, cruising the tropical islands of Phuket, Thailand, Langkawi, Malaysia or undiscovered Burma

Take your friends and family on an experience of a lifetime, chartering your own luxury yacht. You’ll explore the unspoilt turquoise warm waters of The Andaman Sea in South East Asia on board your own private multi-million euro yacht. Your friends and family will experience 5-star service, sumptuous food, and a taste of ‘real paradise’ enjoying many beautiful desert islands. What an unforgettable adventure - whether for two days or two weeks.

For our 2017/18 season we shall cruise between the tropical islands of Phuket in Thailand, The Mergui Archipelago in Burma and Langkawi in Malaysia. The area is regarded as the the best warm water, calm sea cruising area in the World. We’ll be visiting world renowned destinations such as Phang Nga Bay with it’s towering limestone cliffs, Phi Phi Island with it’s famed white sand beaches, plus numerous completely deserted island paradises. You’ll snorkel in waters teaming with underwater life, plus enjoy 5-star locations where you can hop ashore for massages, spa treatments, exploring the land and to see the local peoples way of life.

The area offers you so much beauty and diversity and covers over 150,000 square kilometres. From the Malay islands of Pankor and Penang in the south, up to Langkawi with it’s spectacular 104-island archipelago, onto Thailand with it’s hundreds od paradise islands. Of special mention is Phuket the favourite holiday destination of the ‘Jet Set’, Krabi, Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay, Ko Lanta, The Similan Islands, and the The Butang Island group. And for real adventure seekers we offer you the chance to explore the most remote tropical crusing grounds in the world – the1,000 plus islands found in the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar/Burma. It is truly an unexplored paradise.

We offer cruises from 1 to 21 days and we make a personalised tailor-made itinerary just for you and your guests. Your yacht ‘M.V. Sanook’ is a beautiful, modern 5-star luxury cruiser, equipped with every modern comfort including satellite TV with media library, Wi-Fi internet, individual air conditioning, a 3-person jet-ski , an exploration RIB to navigate into remote estuaries, mangroves, inland waterways and limestone rock formations. We have beach games, canoes and snorkelling equipment – everything to make the yacht your luxury home on the sea.

Many guests combine a luxury villa rental with a private charter also to enjoy the best of both worlds. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Guest reviews

Words can not describe how perfect it was

The charter we had on board Sanook was by far the best holiday we have ever had. Period. Words can not describe how perfect it was.

Alison & Family


Where do I begin, the food, service and amenities were all first class

Where do I begin, the food, service and amenities were all first class. I think our lasting memories were waking in the bays of The Butang Islands with picture-postcard views, white sand palm fringed beaches and warm sea. Plus the fact we had the bays all to ourselves was the icing on top.

Bill & Guests


The best food I have ever eaten

The best food I have ever eaten. Your chef is a real star!

Alain & Lyn


The trip to Burma was just so special

The trip to Burma was just so special. I remember in 7 days we saw just one other boat - the Russian Prime Minister no less. So many special places, beaches, meals and experiences to mention. Thank you to Louise and all the crew.

Russell & Arisa


What a lovely yacht and crew

What a lovely yacht and crew. Thank you for making her available and fitting in with our tight schedule. Discovering Malaysia by sea was an unforgettable experience.

Jo & Andrew


Cruising in Thailand and Malaysia was by far the best cruise my family has ever enjoyed

I have chartered before in the Med, which has crowded ports, cold seas (full of jelly-fish), and hundreds of boats in every bay. Cruising in Thailand and Malaysia was by far the best cruise my family has ever enjoyed. We had beaches to ourselves, were never rushed, had amazing warm seas full of marine life, white sand beaches and simply wonderful food. Sanook was far better than ever hoped for, and the only regret is we only booked 5 days and really needed 7 or 9. We will be back for sure.

Daniel, Sarah & Family


What a fabulous experience

We choose one week at a villa and one week on board Sanook. If we could rate them fairly the villa would get 5 stars, and Sanook would get 50! What a fabulous experience. A huge thank you to Mike and all the crew. Waking up each day in those stunningly beautiful bays is an sight we’ll never forget.

Martyn, friends & family


We celebrated New Year on board

We celebrated New Year on board with a few bottles of our own private vintage. A magical combination. A huge thank you to Mike and New.

Jeremy and Suzanne


We discovered so many islands and deserted white-sand beaches

Our trip to Myanmar and the Mergui Archipelago with our best friends was a week we will cherish forever. We discovered so many islands and deserted white-sand beaches, we enjoyed meeting local islanders who were very friendly. Most it was the best time spent with friends, with great food, wine and song! We are planning a return in 2016 already…

Raphael & Murial, and 6 great friends


Our trip from Phuket to Langkawi was just so much fun

Our trip from Phuket to Langkawi was just so much fun. Sanook is a beautiful boat, and her crew are all wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. They know all the best places and I recommend them to anyone looking for a luxury, fun and professional charter.

James Shayler & Party


Sanook is a very beautiful yacht

My last charter when we arrived the boat was old and dirty, so it was with some nervousness when we booked Sanook for our private one-week charter. Our doubts were gone as soon as we stepped on board. Sanook is a very beautiful yacht, maintained in an as-new condition. The Captain was simply first-class, and the food and cruising itinerary was out of this world. The even had snorkel masks, fins and life jackets for my 5 and 7 year-olds. Highly recommended.

Mrs d’Silva and family


A cruise we’ll never forget

A cruise we’ll never forget. Thank you, it was just perfect

Flemming, Maria & family


A huge thank you for giving us the best New Year ever

A huge thank you for giving us the best New Year ever. Our time onboard Sanook was really wonderful.

Dimitri, Andre and friends

Specification and Equipment

Yacht Builder
Princess Motor Yachts, United Kingdom
Model
Princess 23m
Length
23.0m
Width
6.0m
Engines
Twin MTU 1520 hp
Maximum Speed
33 knots (61 kmph)
Planing Cruise Speed
16 knots (29.5 kmph)
Displacement Cruise Speed
10 knots (18.5 kmph)
Generator
Yes, silent running Onan 22 kva, provides 220v power throughout the boat
Fresh Water Maker
Yes, provides 60 litres per hour
Air Conditioning
In all cabins, and living areas of the yacht with individual controls
Washing Machine
Yes
Tumble Dryer
Yes

Accommodation

Guest Cabins
4, two doubles (Master & VIP) plus two twins all with en-suite bathrooms. The two twins can also be converted to a full-width double bed, or into pullman bunk beds so 4 can sleep in each cabin.
Sleeps
Up to 12 people
Salon (Living Area)
Yes, with sofa seating for 8
Office
Yes, separate area for working, with HP Officejet 610 Printer
Galley (kitchen)
Equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, hob
BBQ
Yes, on the flybridge
Indoor Dining
Table and 8 chairs
Outdoor Dining
Either on the flybridge, or rear deck (both covered from the sun)
Flybridge
Yes, with seating for 10, plus sunpads and wet bar
Sundecks/Sunpads
2, on the flybridge, and on the bow

Outdoor Equipment

Water Craft
8 person exploration RIB with silent 60hp 4-stroke engine and full canopy
Seedoo 3-person Jet Ski
Water ‘Toys’
6 person inflatable flying bed
Tube/donut
Snorkelling equipment
Water ski
Paddle board
2 x 2-person canoes
Beach ‘Toys’
Beach balls
Beach badminton
Frisbee

Indoor Equipment

Internet
Wifi Internet Access in Thai coastal waters
Entertainment
Satellite TV
42” HD TV & DVD in salon
32” HD TV & DVD in master stateroom
20” HD TV & DVD in VIP cabin
Music systems in other two cabins
Separate music systems in salon, rear deck and flybridge
Movie library with over 2,000 latest films
Tube/donut
Snorkelling equipment
Water ski
Paddle board
2 x 2-person canoes
Communications
Satellite phone
Walkie-Talkies for ship to beach contact
VHF radios

What does Sanook mean?

Sanook is one of the oldest and most special words in the Thai Language. It literally means "To live life to the full, to be happy and light-hearted". Thai people will ask you the question "Sanook mai?" which means "Are you happy, did you have fun?".

Motor Yacht Sanook has this very special name as the main purpose of the yacht is to give it's guests good times, a lot of joy, fun and to allow them to forget the rest of the world and so become light-hearted.

We are sure when you return from your charter, and when asked "Sanook mai?", you will reply "Chai, sanook mak mak".

Introduction to Sanook

A flagship of Princess Yachts made in the UK, Sanook is the latest in a line of luxury cruising yachts, and one of the finest yachts to be found in South East Asian waters.

Princess have combined timeless design, impeccable quality, class leading performance and luxury to create this latest model 23 meter yacht. Sanook has an elegant bright interior with a huge open-plan saloon that open onto the rear deck for casual dining, plus a separate interior formal dining area.

The full beam master suite with triple vertical hull windows are a special privilege on any vessel. The master cabin complete with a 32" flat-screen HD TV and DVD player, is not only full beam and centrally located but also has a large walk-in wardrobe complete with owners safe, en-suite bathroom with power/massage shower, oval double-ended bath, toilet, bidet plus marble accents.

The huge VIP cabin, is also full width with large oval windows on each side to enjoy the paradise views as you wake. It is also equipped with it's own TV screen. It has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. There are 2 other separate twin guest cabins, both equipped with music systems and both with large en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Each twin cabin can be converted into a double bed, or be converted into four pullman bunks each. Sanook can therefore sleep up to 12 guests in comfort.

All cabins, salon, galley (kitchen) and office and helm individual air conditioning controls, plus also have a telephone connected to the boats internal telephone system.

When a vessel reaches this size the interior and exterior volume allows for great design features and the ultimate in luxuries. This Princess 23m contains designated living areas for privacy and on-board entertaining. The galley can be fully enclosed or opened up as an entertaining bar via a electronically retractable sliding cherry wood partition. The main salon can also be opened via an electronically opened glass rear partition to give a very open feel. There is also dual access to the galley, crew quarters, engine and utility rooms. This means the crew can work without disturbing the general living areas of the yacht for excellent on board privacy.

Her large fly bridge is well covered for the tropics having a full and half-length removable bimini. There is also seating for 10+, a large sunpad, and a full wet bar and BBQ griddle. The bow also has large sunpads so you whole party can enjoy the sun, or dolphin watching from the front.

The inventory list is extensive and complete with a Seedoo Jet Ski that is stored on the fly bridge when not in use. The military-grade Exploration RIB is stored on the lower transom. Sanook is equipped with bow and stern thrusters, full electronic navigation and radar, ice-makers, several fridges and freezers , washing machine and separate drier, watermaker and entertainment systems which includes satellite television, DVD and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, iPod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound. A high specification throughout.

The Princess 23m with it's large 5,900 litre fuel tank also gives superb long range and low-cost efficient cruising capabilities. With excellent food storage and freezers, plus it's 1,500 litres fresh-water tank (plus 60 litres per hour fresh water maker) it can easily complete comfortable live-aboard extended trips from the Malaysian islands, to Phuket, and to out-lying islands chains, including Burma, Indonesia and Singapore.

Sanook manages to do everything well and is more of a mini-Superyacht, but without the huge costs and crew associated with them. She is one of the largest 75ft/23m meter planing hulls to be found anywhere in South East Asia, yet still small enough to have a crew of just 3 or 4. With her shallow draft she is also equipped to explore the secluded and shallow bays found throughout the region, and also allows you to more within beautiful paradise coves and bays. With her high-speed planing hull and powerful twin 1,500hp engines we can also travel at speeds of over 30 knots if required, which is three times the speed of the average superyacht.

For sheer luxury, range of facilities and a very economical cost, Sanook is the clear choice for your private charter throughout the Andaman Sea and all of it's wonderful treasures. Once you experience Sanook we are sure you’ll agree it will be your ‘holiday of a lifetime’, and we are also sure you will be coming back on a regular basis. Please call today (as our dates get booked well in advance) and we can start planning your next adventure.

Location

Discover 10 reasons why discerning travellers choose private yacht holidays...

Imagine taking your friends and family on the luxury holiday experience of a lifetime, exploring the unspoilt tropical turquoise waters of The Andaman Sea on-board your own private 76'/23m multi-million dollar yacht, where each day you awake to new magnificent tropical sea views. Take an early morning swim in the warm clear blue seas, whilst your private chef prepares your sumptuous custom gourmet breakfast, and the rest of the crew prepares for the activities that you have tailor-requested. Time and time again, our guests tell us that once they have experienced the magic of a private yacht charter, there is no comparison. Unlike a 5-star resort holiday, a luxury yacht charter provides several unique opportunities that the restraints of a busy, fixed location resort just cannot hope to compete with. Why not enjoy the best of both world’s? Add a few days cruising the islands onto your villa holiday, or perhaps one week at one of our Phuket villas and another week onboard the luxury yacht Sanook...


1. Unparalleled privacy - you have over 150,000 square kilometres of paradise to enjoy!

The privacy of a luxury yacht holiday is truly unsurpassed. Gone are the mornings of rising before the sun to secure your front row poolside resort loungers for the day, or dodging touts on a busy beach. With a private luxury yacht charter, you’ll have no noisy neighbours and no holiday crowds to contend with. Your Captain will find you your very own private bay or beach - most only reachable by boat - giving you private access to virtually untouched, breath-taking beautiful locations. And best of all, your parking spot is always VIP!

SanookYour taxi service! Paradise islands, clear blue seas and white sand beaches you thought could only exist in your dreams


2. A room in a resort vs. your own floating 5-star resort?

Fully-equipped with every modern comfort and more, the inventory list of ‘M.V Sanook’ quickly surpasses the amenity list of most hotel rooms. With 2000+ movie media library and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, MP3/iPod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound systems; Wi-Fi internet; individual air conditioning; a 3-person jet-ski; exploration tender with quiet 60HP engine; snorkelling equipment, inflatables, paddle board, canoes and beach games; ice-makers; several fridges and freezers; washing machine and drier; fresh water maker; outside seating for 10+, a 12-person panoramic fly bridge, a full wet bar and BBQ, plus sun pads large enough for your entire group to enjoy the sun or dolphin watch from the bow, Luxury Villa Sanook has everything required to make it your very own private resort home on water.

SanookSanook is equipped with every luxury including; air conditioning in all cabins, Wi-Fi internet, a 2000+ movie library, and the latest bluetooth sound system


3. No other holiday gives you such flexibility

With a private yacht rental, you and your guests are in control. You set your own pace and your own itinerary. Do you feel like just relaxing today, or are you in the mood for snorkelling the coral reefs, perhaps take the kids canoeing surrounded by crystal clear warm water? Maybe you feel like exploring the remote bays or inland waterways and limestone rock formations of the tropical islands; or perhaps just enjoy a movie where you’ll always get the best seat. Unlike the fixed location and strict set schedule of resort tours and activities, a private yacht charter gives you the flexibility to change location daily, or even a few times a day. It’s your yacht, your time, and your choice to do what you please, when you wish.

SanookFeel like a kid again, and leave all your worries behind


4. A tailor-made holiday uniquely designed for you, and not the entire resort

From adrenaline-fueled adventurous water activities to sunbathing on the top deck, to a romantic picnic on secluded white sand beach, our service is always tailored to your needs. There is no waiting in line for half an hour to have your gin & tonic refilled on Sanook! You'll fill out a charter preference sheet beforehand and your personal chef will plan each meal based on your specific requests. Captain Louise is your personal guide, and her team offers a wealth of knowledge to help you make the most of the beauty and diversity of the 150,000 square kilometre area that we cover. Unlike the limitations of a resort, the personalised service levels, and the possibilities of what to do are truly endless when it comes to private yacht charter. On Sanook you are the one, and only VIP, from start to finish!

SanookEquipped with a whole range of water sport options including a 3-person jet ski, exploration rib, two canoes and snorkelling equipment


5. Surprisingly more cost effective

Not only is chartering a luxury private yacht an intimate and ideal way for family and friends to spend time together, it is surprisingly cost effective. When taking into consideration the additional costs incurred whilst staying in a luxury hotel for food, restaurant meals, wines, drinks, taxi, sports and leisure activities, activity tours - particularly during peak season, and then multiplied when factoring these costs over your entire group, a luxury yacht charter offers exceptional value for money, delivered with a quality and service level that can not be compared. On Sanook, all fine wines, an open bar, gourmet food prepared by your private chef, snacks, personalised service, all activities, fuel, plus use of the Jet Ski, exploration rib, canoes, and all water sports equipment are included in the one fixed price.

SanookWith so much to do for the kids, a yacht charter is fun for the whole family


6. Whether peace and serenity, or party and laughter – you control the volume

With no noisy neighbours, late-night disco blare, lift or hallway chatter or street noise down below, you and your guests will enjoy not only the purest quiet and serenity of the sea on your luxury yacht holiday, but some of the best night’s sleep you will have experienced in a long time! Just what holidays are all about!

Or, if you want the fabulous conversation of friends having fun to continue late into the night, then Sanook’s bar does not close at 11pm.

In short you control the volume on Sanook, and you are guaranteed to enjoy both absolute peace and wonderful fun when YOU wish. Just another reason why our guests tell us why they love a private yacht holiday above all else.

SanookEverybody Sleeps in Luxury - all four cabins enjoy luxury linen, sea-views, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning


7. The perfect setting for families or groups of friends

Be it a special occasion, a family holiday, a tropical retreat with a group of friends or a honeymoon or romantic getaway for two, clients tell us time and time again, that being in the relaxing on-water setting of a private yacht enhances their holiday experience. The ability to disconnect from hectic land life provides a unique setting, which seems to foster unforgettable memories and quality time with family and friends, not experienced at a busy resort. With multiple spacious living areas, two luxurious double bedrooms (Master & VIP) plus two twin guest cabins (which can be arranged as twins, large doubles or bunks for kids) all with en-suite bathrooms, and all surrounded by seemingly endless tropical seas, a luxury yacht charter is the perfect, pampered environment to enjoy the company of people closest to you.

SanookYou’ll be served delicious gourmet meals by our award-winning chef, and enjoy fine wines as well


8. Your private chef, personal driver, housekeeper, personal tour guide and concierge are all INCLUDED

With our experienced captain and dedicated professional crew taking care of everything from navigating the yacht to wonderful locations, cooking, serving cocktails at your leisure, cleaning and showing you the sights, you and your guests can rest assured that you will be extremely well looked after.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine served to your personal taste, explore the unique remote locations of the out-lying island chains of Phuket, Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia and Singapore, or learn a new skill or activity - all without having to make reservations, stand in line, and in the hands of a local expert.

SanookCaptain Louise leads a crew of highly experienced professionals


9. New day, new view!

Imagine starting every day of your holiday with a magnificent brand new tropical panorama and ending it with a different breath-taking sunset, rather than looking at the same old view day and night from your hotel room. Which may be a view of a wall, a bunch of air-conditioning units, or the sea - 300 meters away over the hotel pool! With Luxury Yacht Sanook an awesome sea view is guaranteed every night. In addition to a schedule that is all your own, you will experience multiple locations, limitless breath-taking vistas and 360 degree views which top even the grandest of penthouse suites at a resort - all without the inconvenience of packing and unpacking each time you move.

SanookNothing beats the excitement and thrill of discovering new locations, and Sanook gives you these every day


10. Booking a luxury yacht is as easy and stress-free as the voyage itself

Say goodbye to the stress of searching multiple travel sites for hotel rooms, local tours and restaurants for reviews and reservations to get your holiday sorted. When you book your luxury yacht holiday with Ultimate Luxury Villa Rentals, we take care of everything! Clients tell us what a huge relief it is when they only need one contact to book their entire luxury holiday. And not only are we experts in luxury travel, our Captain and crew are all fully marine certified, so the safety of our guests is always paramount. This means not only is booking easy, once on-board, you can truly relax and enjoy one of the most unique luxury holiday experiences you can imagine. We look forward to welcoming you on board! Please call today and we can pencil your luxury charter into the diary!

SanookSanook gives you the chance to enjoy magical places and spend real quality time with your friends and family away from the ‘distractions and noise’ of resort holidays

Charter Rates

Your Fully-Inclusive Price Includes:

Our prices are Fully Inclusive. There will be NO EXTRA 30% added onto your bill for fuel, services and provisioning like most charters.

  • The rental of MV Sanook and the use of all facilities on-board.
  • The service of a full-crew, including Captain, 1st engineer, professional chef and host/hostess.
  • The use of all watersports equipments and games, i.e. exploration rib, canoes, jetski, snorkelling equipment, beach games etc.
  • Fuel (up to 4 hrs/75kms cruising per day). Additional hours averaged over the voyage are charged at £180 per hour.
  • All ingredients, meals and snacks. We serve three meals plus snacks daily.
  • An open bar stocked with leading brand spirits.
  • Complimentary premium wines with lunch and dinner.
  • All soft drinks and mineral water.
  • Complimentary transfers two/from airport or hotel within 30 kms at the start and end of your cruise.
  • Our staff will process your immigration out of your country of departure and into your country of arrival. We make no charges for our time, but request the fees we are charged by the various counties.
  • We include the cost of harbour and port charges.
  • We include the cost of National Park entrance fees.
  • We include free wi-fi internet (where we have connection).
  • Prices are based upon 8 people. For up to 12 persons on an overnight trip, or for up to 20 people on a day trip please add an extra £49 pereach additional person per day.
Charter rates for 2017/18
Lengh of charter High season
9th Jan - 30th Apr
2017/18
Low season
1st May - 15th Nov
2017/18
High season
16th Nov - 17th Dec
2017/18
Peak season
18th Dec - 8th Jan
2017/18
1 day £8,681 £7,482 £8,681 £11,912
2 days £13,889 £11,972 £13,889 £19,060
3 days £18,116 £15,616 £18,116 £24,860
4 days £23,004 £19,829 £23,004 £31,570
5 days £27,386 £23,606 £27,386 £37,583
6 days £31,298 £26,978 £31,298 £42,952
7 days £34,776 £29,976 £34,776 £47,724

How to calculate your charter price:

  1. For charters that are 1 to 7 days long use the table above. For example a 4-days charter starting on the 10th May 2016 would be £19.829.
  2. For charters that are over 7 days first take the 7 day price listed in the table above from the appropriate season, and then multiply the days that are over 7 using the price given in the ‘8-14 days’ table below. For example a 10-days charter starting on the 10th May 2016 would be £29,976, plus 3 x £4,068 = £42,180.
  3. For charters that are over 14 days first take the 7 day price listed in the table above from the appropriate season, and then multiply the days that are over 7 using the price given in the ‘14+ days’ table below. For example a 17-days charter starting on the 10th May 2016 would be £29,976, plus 10 x £3,640 = £66,376.
8-14 days £4,720 per day £4,068 per day £4,720 per day £6,476 per day
14+ days £4,223 per day £3,640 per day £4,223 per day £5,795 per day

Notes:

Charters depart in the morning of the first day, and finish at sunset on the last day, or by a prior arrangement.

If you would like us to reposition Sanook to a specific destination away from Langkawi or Phuket to begin or finish your charter then we charge repositioning fees at £1,800 per day at the start and/or end of your charter. This covers 8 hours of cruising per day, and daily expenses for the crew and vessel.

Our staff will process your immigration out of your country of departure and into your country of arrival. We make no charges for our time, but request the fees we are charged by the various counties. Typical prices are:

  • Check in or check out of Thailand or Malaysia: £55 per person, Burma/Myanmar £80 per person
  • Daily passenger fee: Thailand £0, Malaysia £0, Burma/Myanmar £25 per day
  • Burma/Myanmar Cruising Government Cruising Fee, Local Guide, Port Taxes & 3 Days
  • Repositioning from Phuket: £9,200 per trip

Charter your luxury motor yacht MV Sanook, cruising the tropical islands of Phuket, Thailand, Langkawi, Malaysia or undiscovered Burma

Overview

Take your friends and family on an experience of a lifetime, chartering your own luxury yacht. You’ll explore the unspoilt turquoise warm waters of The Andaman Sea in South East Asia on board your own private multi-million euro yacht. Your friends and family will experience 5-star service, sumptuous food, and a taste of ‘real paradise’ enjoying many beautiful desert islands. What an unforgettable adventure - whether for two days or two weeks.

For our 2017/18 season we shall cruise between the tropical islands of Phuket in Thailand, The Mergui Archipelago in Burma and Langkawi in Malaysia. The area is regarded as the the best warm water, calm sea cruising area in the World. We’ll be visiting world renowned destinations such as Phang Nga Bay with it’s towering limestone cliffs, Phi Phi Island with it’s famed white sand beaches, plus numerous completely deserted island paradises. You’ll snorkel in waters teaming with underwater life, plus enjoy 5-star locations where you can hop ashore for massages, spa treatments, exploring the land and to see the local peoples way of life.

The area offers you so much beauty and diversity and covers over 150,000 square kilometres. From the Malay islands of Pankor and Penang in the south, up to Langkawi with it’s spectacular 104-island archipelago, onto Thailand with it’s hundreds od paradise islands. Of special mention is Phuket the favourite holiday destination of the ‘Jet Set’, Krabi, Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay, Ko Lanta, The Similan Islands, and the The Butang Island group. And for real adventure seekers we offer you the chance to explore the most remote tropical crusing grounds in the world – the1,000 plus islands found in the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar/Burma. It is truly an unexplored paradise.

We offer cruises from 1 to 21 days and we make a personalised tailor-made itinerary just for you and your guests. Your yacht ‘M.V. Sanook’ is a beautiful, modern 5-star luxury cruiser, equipped with every modern comfort including satellite TV with media library, Wi-Fi internet, individual air conditioning, a 3-person jet-ski , an exploration RIB to navigate into remote estuaries, mangroves, inland waterways and limestone rock formations. We have beach games, canoes and snorkelling equipment – everything to make the yacht your luxury home on the sea.

Many guests combine a luxury villa rental with a private charter also to enjoy the best of both worlds. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Guest reviews

Words can not describe how perfect it was

The charter we had on board Sanook was by far the best holiday we have ever had. Period. Words can not describe how perfect it was.

Alison & Family


Where do I begin, the food, service and amenities were all first class

Where do I begin, the food, service and amenities were all first class. I think our lasting memories were waking in the bays of The Butang Islands with picture-postcard views, white sand palm fringed beaches and warm sea. Plus the fact we had the bays all to ourselves was the icing on top.

Bill & Guests


The best food I have ever eaten

The best food I have ever eaten. Your chef is a real star!

Alain & Lyn


The trip to Burma was just so special

The trip to Burma was just so special. I remember in 7 days we saw just one other boat - the Russian Prime Minister no less. So many special places, beaches, meals and experiences to mention. Thank you to Louise and all the crew.

Russell & Arisa


What a lovely yacht and crew

What a lovely yacht and crew. Thank you for making her available and fitting in with our tight schedule. Discovering Malaysia by sea was an unforgettable experience.

Jo & Andrew


Cruising in Thailand and Malaysia was by far the best cruise my family has ever enjoyed

I have chartered before in the Med, which has crowded ports, cold seas (full of jelly-fish), and hundreds of boats in every bay. Cruising in Thailand and Malaysia was by far the best cruise my family has ever enjoyed. We had beaches to ourselves, were never rushed, had amazing warm seas full of marine life, white sand beaches and simply wonderful food. Sanook was far better than ever hoped for, and the only regret is we only booked 5 days and really needed 7 or 9. We will be back for sure.

Daniel, Sarah & Family


What a fabulous experience

We choose one week at a villa and one week on board Sanook. If we could rate them fairly the villa would get 5 stars, and Sanook would get 50! What a fabulous experience. A huge thank you to Mike and all the crew. Waking up each day in those stunningly beautiful bays is an sight we’ll never forget.

Martyn, friends & family


We celebrated New Year on board

We celebrated New Year on board with a few bottles of our own private vintage. A magical combination. A huge thank you to Mike and New.

Jeremy and Suzanne


We discovered so many islands and deserted white-sand beaches

Our trip to Myanmar and the Mergui Archipelago with our best friends was a week we will cherish forever. We discovered so many islands and deserted white-sand beaches, we enjoyed meeting local islanders who were very friendly. Most it was the best time spent with friends, with great food, wine and song! We are planning a return in 2016 already…

Raphael & Murial, and 6 great friends


Our trip from Phuket to Langkawi was just so much fun

Our trip from Phuket to Langkawi was just so much fun. Sanook is a beautiful boat, and her crew are all wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble. They know all the best places and I recommend them to anyone looking for a luxury, fun and professional charter.

James Shayler & Party


Sanook is a very beautiful yacht

My last charter when we arrived the boat was old and dirty, so it was with some nervousness when we booked Sanook for our private one-week charter. Our doubts were gone as soon as we stepped on board. Sanook is a very beautiful yacht, maintained in an as-new condition. The Captain was simply first-class, and the food and cruising itinerary was out of this world. The even had snorkel masks, fins and life jackets for my 5 and 7 year-olds. Highly recommended.

Mrs d’Silva and family


A cruise we’ll never forget

A cruise we’ll never forget. Thank you, it was just perfect

Flemming, Maria & family


A huge thank you for giving us the best New Year ever

A huge thank you for giving us the best New Year ever. Our time onboard Sanook was really wonderful.

Dimitri, Andre and friends

Facilities

Specification and Equipment

Yacht Builder
Princess Motor Yachts, United Kingdom
Model
Princess 23m
Length
23.0m
Width
6.0m
Engines
Twin MTU 1520 hp
Maximum Speed
33 knots (61 kmph)
Planing Cruise Speed
16 knots (29.5 kmph)
Displacement Cruise Speed
10 knots (18.5 kmph)
Generator
Yes, silent running Onan 22 kva, provides 220v power throughout the boat
Fresh Water Maker
Yes, provides 60 litres per hour
Air Conditioning
In all cabins, and living areas of the yacht with individual controls
Washing Machine
Yes
Tumble Dryer
Yes

Accommodation

Guest Cabins
4, two doubles (Master & VIP) plus two twins all with en-suite bathrooms. The two twins can also be converted to a full-width double bed, or into pullman bunk beds so 4 can sleep in each cabin.
Sleeps
Up to 12 people
Salon (Living Area)
Yes, with sofa seating for 8
Office
Yes, separate area for working, with HP Officejet 610 Printer
Galley (kitchen)
Equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, oven, hob
BBQ
Yes, on the flybridge
Indoor Dining
Table and 8 chairs
Outdoor Dining
Either on the flybridge, or rear deck (both covered from the sun)
Flybridge
Yes, with seating for 10, plus sunpads and wet bar
Sundecks/Sunpads
2, on the flybridge, and on the bow

Outdoor Equipment

Water Craft
8 person exploration RIB with silent 60hp 4-stroke engine and full canopy
Seedoo 3-person Jet Ski
Water ‘Toys’
6 person inflatable flying bed
Tube/donut
Snorkelling equipment
Water ski
Paddle board
2 x 2-person canoes
Beach ‘Toys’
Beach balls
Beach badminton
Frisbee

Indoor Equipment

Internet
Wifi Internet Access in Thai coastal waters
Entertainment
Satellite TV
42” HD TV & DVD in salon
32” HD TV & DVD in master stateroom
20” HD TV & DVD in VIP cabin
Music systems in other two cabins
Separate music systems in salon, rear deck and flybridge
Movie library with over 2,000 latest films
Tube/donut
Snorkelling equipment
Water ski
Paddle board
2 x 2-person canoes
Communications
Satellite phone
Walkie-Talkies for ship to beach contact
VHF radios

What does Sanook mean?

Sanook is one of the oldest and most special words in the Thai Language. It literally means "To live life to the full, to be happy and light-hearted". Thai people will ask you the question "Sanook mai?" which means "Are you happy, did you have fun?".

Motor Yacht Sanook has this very special name as the main purpose of the yacht is to give it's guests good times, a lot of joy, fun and to allow them to forget the rest of the world and so become light-hearted.

We are sure when you return from your charter, and when asked "Sanook mai?", you will reply "Chai, sanook mak mak".

Introduction to Sanook

A flagship of Princess Yachts made in the UK, Sanook is the latest in a line of luxury cruising yachts, and one of the finest yachts to be found in South East Asian waters.

Princess have combined timeless design, impeccable quality, class leading performance and luxury to create this latest model 23 meter yacht. Sanook has an elegant bright interior with a huge open-plan saloon that open onto the rear deck for casual dining, plus a separate interior formal dining area.

The full beam master suite with triple vertical hull windows are a special privilege on any vessel. The master cabin complete with a 32" flat-screen HD TV and DVD player, is not only full beam and centrally located but also has a large walk-in wardrobe complete with owners safe, en-suite bathroom with power/massage shower, oval double-ended bath, toilet, bidet plus marble accents.

The huge VIP cabin, is also full width with large oval windows on each side to enjoy the paradise views as you wake. It is also equipped with it's own TV screen. It has a large bathroom with walk-in shower. There are 2 other separate twin guest cabins, both equipped with music systems and both with large en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers. Each twin cabin can be converted into a double bed, or be converted into four pullman bunks each. Sanook can therefore sleep up to 12 guests in comfort.

All cabins, salon, galley (kitchen) and office and helm individual air conditioning controls, plus also have a telephone connected to the boats internal telephone system.

When a vessel reaches this size the interior and exterior volume allows for great design features and the ultimate in luxuries. This Princess 23m contains designated living areas for privacy and on-board entertaining. The galley can be fully enclosed or opened up as an entertaining bar via a electronically retractable sliding cherry wood partition. The main salon can also be opened via an electronically opened glass rear partition to give a very open feel. There is also dual access to the galley, crew quarters, engine and utility rooms. This means the crew can work without disturbing the general living areas of the yacht for excellent on board privacy.

Her large fly bridge is well covered for the tropics having a full and half-length removable bimini. There is also seating for 10+, a large sunpad, and a full wet bar and BBQ griddle. The bow also has large sunpads so you whole party can enjoy the sun, or dolphin watching from the front.

The inventory list is extensive and complete with a Seedoo Jet Ski that is stored on the fly bridge when not in use. The military-grade Exploration RIB is stored on the lower transom. Sanook is equipped with bow and stern thrusters, full electronic navigation and radar, ice-makers, several fridges and freezers , washing machine and separate drier, watermaker and entertainment systems which includes satellite television, DVD and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, iPod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound. A high specification throughout.

The Princess 23m with it's large 5,900 litre fuel tank also gives superb long range and low-cost efficient cruising capabilities. With excellent food storage and freezers, plus it's 1,500 litres fresh-water tank (plus 60 litres per hour fresh water maker) it can easily complete comfortable live-aboard extended trips from the Malaysian islands, to Phuket, and to out-lying islands chains, including Burma, Indonesia and Singapore.

Sanook manages to do everything well and is more of a mini-Superyacht, but without the huge costs and crew associated with them. She is one of the largest 75ft/23m meter planing hulls to be found anywhere in South East Asia, yet still small enough to have a crew of just 3 or 4. With her shallow draft she is also equipped to explore the secluded and shallow bays found throughout the region, and also allows you to more within beautiful paradise coves and bays. With her high-speed planing hull and powerful twin 1,500hp engines we can also travel at speeds of over 30 knots if required, which is three times the speed of the average superyacht.

For sheer luxury, range of facilities and a very economical cost, Sanook is the clear choice for your private charter throughout the Andaman Sea and all of it's wonderful treasures. Once you experience Sanook we are sure you’ll agree it will be your ‘holiday of a lifetime’, and we are also sure you will be coming back on a regular basis. Please call today (as our dates get booked well in advance) and we can start planning your next adventure.

Photos

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Princess Yachts 76’/23m flagship is one of the World’s most beautiful yachts, and perfect for your luxury charter
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Clear unpolluted waters and skies give you amazing sunsets, moons, and starry nights
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Go exploring, or have exhilarating fun on our 3-person jetski
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Sanook, ‘parked’ for another night in paradise.
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The full-width master cabin with 6 picture windows oozes luxury and light
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The luxurious master bathroom is full width with two person shower and bathtub
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The VIP cabin would rival the luxuries of any 5-star hotel
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Luxury guest cabin 3 can be set as twins, a large double bed of 4 bunks
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Guest cabin 3, with en-suite, set up as a king-sized bed
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Guest cabin 4, with en-suite, set up as a king-sized bed
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Luxury guest cabin 4 can be set as twins, a large double bed of 4 bunks
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Guest cabin 4 en-suite bathroom is just as luxurious as the other three bathrooms
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All cabins have personal A/C controls. Guest cabin 4 here, set up with twin beds
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The luxurious day bathroom
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Your crew will take you to the best spots for snorkelling and exploring
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Sanook makes dreams come true… taking you to your very own piece of paradise
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Your taxi has come to collect you…
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Returning to the yacht after a beach picnic… Sanook style!
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Your boat crew will take care of your every need, from beach taxi, to 5-star chef!
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Sanook nestled into a bay teaming with marine life
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The main saloon with seating for everyone has a 42” HD TV with 2000 film media library
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We have the option to dine inside…but it is rarely used
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The galley (kitchen) is where delicious meals are created daily
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When not used for cooking the galley turns into the ‘ships’ bar
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Your professional chef will dazzle your taste-buds
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Enjoy breakfast as the sun rises, before an early morning swim in warm seas
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Surely the best setting for lunch in the World?
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Enjoy the views! The huge covered fly bridge seats 12, and is perfect for lunch with a BBQ, drinks fridge, sound system and large sunbathing pad
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The huge foredeck sun-bathing cushions can easily take the whole family
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Sanook’s Captain Louise has 20 years experience, and a big smile too!
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Sanook is equipped with the latest instruments, and has twin helms, one inside and one on the flybridge
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The Captains table can be used as a private office. We have Wi-Fi and a printer
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Why Choose a Luxury Yacht Holiday?

Imagine taking your friends and family on the luxury holiday experience of a lifetime, exploring the unspoilt tropical turquoise waters of The Andaman Sea on-board your own private 76'/23m multi-million dollar yacht, where each day you awake to new magnificent tropical sea views. Take an early morning swim in the warm clear blue seas, whilst your private chef prepares your sumptuous custom gourmet breakfast, and the rest of the crew prepares for the activities that you have tailor-requested. Time and time again, our guests tell us that once they have experienced the magic of a private yacht charter, there is no comparison. Unlike a 5-star resort holiday, a luxury yacht charter provides several unique opportunities that the restraints of a busy, fixed location resort just cannot hope to compete with. Why not enjoy the best of both world’s? Add a few days cruising the islands onto your villa holiday, or perhaps one week at one of our Phuket villas and another week onboard the luxury yacht Sanook...


1. Unparalleled privacy - you have over 150,000 square kilometres of paradise to enjoy!

The privacy of a luxury yacht holiday is truly unsurpassed. Gone are the mornings of rising before the sun to secure your front row poolside resort loungers for the day, or dodging touts on a busy beach. With a private luxury yacht charter, you’ll have no noisy neighbours and no holiday crowds to contend with. Your Captain will find you your very own private bay or beach - most only reachable by boat - giving you private access to virtually untouched, breath-taking beautiful locations. And best of all, your parking spot is always VIP!

SanookYour taxi service! Paradise islands, clear blue seas and white sand beaches you thought could only exist in your dreams


2. A room in a resort vs. your own floating 5-star resort?

Fully-equipped with every modern comfort and more, the inventory list of ‘M.V Sanook’ quickly surpasses the amenity list of most hotel rooms. With 2000+ movie media library and a 42" pop-up TV in the salon, MP3/iPod players, and separate indoor and outdoor sound systems; Wi-Fi internet; individual air conditioning; a 3-person jet-ski; exploration tender with quiet 60HP engine; snorkelling equipment, inflatables, paddle board, canoes and beach games; ice-makers; several fridges and freezers; washing machine and drier; fresh water maker; outside seating for 10+, a 12-person panoramic fly bridge, a full wet bar and BBQ, plus sun pads large enough for your entire group to enjoy the sun or dolphin watch from the bow, Luxury Villa Sanook has everything required to make it your very own private resort home on water.

SanookSanook is equipped with every luxury including; air conditioning in all cabins, Wi-Fi internet, a 2000+ movie library, and the latest bluetooth sound system


3. No other holiday gives you such flexibility

With a private yacht rental, you and your guests are in control. You set your own pace and your own itinerary. Do you feel like just relaxing today, or are you in the mood for snorkelling the coral reefs, perhaps take the kids canoeing surrounded by crystal clear warm water? Maybe you feel like exploring the remote bays or inland waterways and limestone rock formations of the tropical islands; or perhaps just enjoy a movie where you’ll always get the best seat. Unlike the fixed location and strict set schedule of resort tours and activities, a private yacht charter gives you the flexibility to change location daily, or even a few times a day. It’s your yacht, your time, and your choice to do what you please, when you wish.

SanookFeel like a kid again, and leave all your worries behind


4. A tailor-made holiday uniquely designed for you, and not the entire resort

From adrenaline-fueled adventurous water activities to sunbathing on the top deck, to a romantic picnic on secluded white sand beach, our service is always tailored to your needs. There is no waiting in line for half an hour to have your gin & tonic refilled on Sanook! You'll fill out a charter preference sheet beforehand and your personal chef will plan each meal based on your specific requests. Captain Louise is your personal guide, and her team offers a wealth of knowledge to help you make the most of the beauty and diversity of the 150,000 square kilometre area that we cover. Unlike the limitations of a resort, the personalised service levels, and the possibilities of what to do are truly endless when it comes to private yacht charter. On Sanook you are the one, and only VIP, from start to finish!

SanookEquipped with a whole range of water sport options including a 3-person jet ski, exploration rib, two canoes and snorkelling equipment


5. Surprisingly more cost effective

Not only is chartering a luxury private yacht an intimate and ideal way for family and friends to spend time together, it is surprisingly cost effective. When taking into consideration the additional costs incurred whilst staying in a luxury hotel for food, restaurant meals, wines, drinks, taxi, sports and leisure activities, activity tours - particularly during peak season, and then multiplied when factoring these costs over your entire group, a luxury yacht charter offers exceptional value for money, delivered with a quality and service level that can not be compared. On Sanook, all fine wines, an open bar, gourmet food prepared by your private chef, snacks, personalised service, all activities, fuel, plus use of the Jet Ski, exploration rib, canoes, and all water sports equipment are included in the one fixed price.

SanookWith so much to do for the kids, a yacht charter is fun for the whole family


6. Whether peace and serenity, or party and laughter – you control the volume

With no noisy neighbours, late-night disco blare, lift or hallway chatter or street noise down below, you and your guests will enjoy not only the purest quiet and serenity of the sea on your luxury yacht holiday, but some of the best night’s sleep you will have experienced in a long time! Just what holidays are all about!

Or, if you want the fabulous conversation of friends having fun to continue late into the night, then Sanook’s bar does not close at 11pm.

In short you control the volume on Sanook, and you are guaranteed to enjoy both absolute peace and wonderful fun when YOU wish. Just another reason why our guests tell us why they love a private yacht holiday above all else.

SanookEverybody Sleeps in Luxury - all four cabins enjoy luxury linen, sea-views, en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning


7. The perfect setting for families or groups of friends

Be it a special occasion, a family holiday, a tropical retreat with a group of friends or a honeymoon or romantic getaway for two, clients tell us time and time again, that being in the relaxing on-water setting of a private yacht enhances their holiday experience. The ability to disconnect from hectic land life provides a unique setting, which seems to foster unforgettable memories and quality time with family and friends, not experienced at a busy resort. With multiple spacious living areas, two luxurious double bedrooms (Master & VIP) plus two twin guest cabins (which can be arranged as twins, large doubles or bunks for kids) all with en-suite bathrooms, and all surrounded by seemingly endless tropical seas, a luxury yacht charter is the perfect, pampered environment to enjoy the company of people closest to you.

SanookYou’ll be served delicious gourmet meals by our award-winning chef, and enjoy fine wines as well


8. Your private chef, personal driver, housekeeper, personal tour guide and concierge are all INCLUDED

With our experienced captain and dedicated professional crew taking care of everything from navigating the yacht to wonderful locations, cooking, serving cocktails at your leisure, cleaning and showing you the sights, you and your guests can rest assured that you will be extremely well looked after.

Enjoy gourmet cuisine served to your personal taste, explore the unique remote locations of the out-lying island chains of Phuket, Malaysia, Burma, Indonesia and Singapore, or learn a new skill or activity - all without having to make reservations, stand in line, and in the hands of a local expert.

SanookCaptain Louise leads a crew of highly experienced professionals


9. New day, new view!

Imagine starting every day of your holiday with a magnificent brand new tropical panorama and ending it with a different breath-taking sunset, rather than looking at the same old view day and night from your hotel room. Which may be a view of a wall, a bunch of air-conditioning units, or the sea - 300 meters away over the hotel pool! With Luxury Yacht Sanook an awesome sea view is guaranteed every night. In addition to a schedule that is all your own, you will experience multiple locations, limitless breath-taking vistas and 360 degree views which top even the grandest of penthouse suites at a resort - all without the inconvenience of packing and unpacking each time you move.

SanookNothing beats the excitement and thrill of discovering new locations, and Sanook gives you these every day


10. Booking a luxury yacht is as easy and stress-free as the voyage itself

Say goodbye to the stress of searching multiple travel sites for hotel rooms, local tours and restaurants for reviews and reservations to get your holiday sorted. When you book your luxury yacht holiday with Ultimate Luxury Villa Rentals, we take care of everything! Clients tell us what a huge relief it is when they only need one contact to book their entire luxury holiday. And not only are we experts in luxury travel, our Captain and crew are all fully marine certified, so the safety of our guests is always paramount. This means not only is booking easy, once on-board, you can truly relax and enjoy one of the most unique luxury holiday experiences you can imagine. We look forward to welcoming you on board! Please call today and we can pencil your luxury charter into the diary!

SanookSanook gives you the chance to enjoy magical places and spend real quality time with your friends and family away from the ‘distractions and noise’ of resort holidays

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