Located close to the Andaman Sea, Phuket in Thailand is one of the top five cruising destinations on the planet. The Andaman Marine Triangle comprises Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces of the country. There are scores of cruises available in this area.
To top the tourism ratings of Phuket, coming up end of March is the Phuket International Boat Show (Pimex). It is Asia’s largest in-water boat show and will be held at the Royal Phuket Marina on the island’s east coast. Phuket has four super marinas and 750 boats. The authorities plan to increase of berth capacity by more than 20 percent in the next five years. The Andaman Marine Triangle, when completed, will have about 400 berths.
Sports and marine leisure enthusiasts, wealthy tourists and travellers account for the largest number of visitors here. More than 5500 visitors attended the 2011 Show and more numbers are expected this year. International boat brands and cruise lines will be displaying their products and services at the function, which will go on till the first of April. You can also try your hand at luxury real estate and marina developments at the boat show.