After 70 years of being closed to all but Indian military personnel and a few select visitors, the Nicobar Islands (located in the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea luxury yacht charter grounds in Asia) are receiving their first visitors, of which luxury sailing yacht ASIA is among the first.
Comprised of 22 islands, 12 are sparsely inhabited by locals and they have a surprising history of settlement from Dutch missionaries, British prisoners and the Japanese military in World War II. Yet none have stayed, leaving behind an array of buildings from their respective time periods that have been reclaimed by nature.
The Nicobar Islands received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2013 and will be a tempting charter ground in the upcoming prime visiting period of January to April: Rivers lead from the mountains through tropical rainforests to meet with the sea along golden sandy coasts. The numerous endangered animal species that call the area home include the Giant Leather Back Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle, Nicobar Megapode, the Giant Coconut Crab. Brilliant corals attract fish just as colourful and make the area a paradise for young snorkelers and experienced Scuba divers alike.
Luxury sailing yacht ASIA is perfectly suited to a group of 10 charter guests, who may be sailing west after enjoying the Thailand charter grounds over the New Year period. The five cabins all have en-suite facilities with double or twin configurations. A lower and upper interior lounge ensures that guests have plenty of space to entertain at dockside events and the cockpit aft of the upper lounge is ideal for alfresco meals and socialisation while soaking up the local ambience.
On board, amenities indulge guests with massage services, in-cabin film and music selections and Scuba diving equipment for use by guests who already have their open water certificates. Kayaking, surfing and catch-and-release fishing are also available among the water toys, while knowledgeable guides will take you on jungle walks.
From more information on the Nicobar Islands or for securing your dates aboard superyacht ASIA, please contact CharterWorld.