Ko Yao Yai

Remote Ko Yao Yai Ko Yao District Phang-nga Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016

Remote
Beach
Family
Island
Nature
Outdoor
Kids
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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ko Yao Yai (island) is the largest island in the Ko Yao Archipelago. The island group is in Phang Nga Bay in the Phang Nga Province. Ko Yao Yai means "big long island".

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How to get to Ko Yao Yai?

Boats depart Phuket (Bang Rong Pier & Chianwanich Pier), Krabi and Phang Nga for Ko Yao Yai daily. There is only one ferry a day from Krabi town to Ko Yao islands. Regular transfers run from Krabi Thalen Pier which is about 27 km West of Krabi town. To get to Thalen Pier you can either take a bus from Krabi Talat Kao bus station or a songthaew (small open minibus) from Krabi town. Taxi from Krabi town to Thalen Pier will cost you around 500-800 bahts.

Selling points

  • Paradise on earth, a gem of a destination
  • Perfect place if you want some real quiet days
  • Paradise, away from the crowds
  • Nice beaches, nice people, few tourists
  • Very enjoyable stay in a preserved environment
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Duration
7.0 days
Estimated
343.45 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
27 places

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Ko Yao Yai Ko Yao District Phang-nga Thailand

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Tips for you

  • Just be respectful and don't walk around half naked, but tanktop are fine and bikinis on the beaches are fine too.
    What to wear
  • Scooters can be rented (usually from the hotel/resort where you are staying) to explore the island.
    Things to do
  • 90% of the population of koh yao yai is Muslim. However no dressing restriction is asked.
    What to know

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Koh Yao Yai is perfect if you want a quiet stay away from the tourists, in an area that is still very traditional. The people there are extremely kind and trustful.they will wave hello in the streets and always speak to you kindly. Some are still unused of seeing foreigners and you'll see particularly children staring at you in the street in a very cute way. Cause we look kinda funny for them ;) The local food you can get there is exquisite, particularly the seafood. Most of the business are run by family and you get often served by the young ones. We rented a scooter and explored the island a bit. The beaches are empty and it feels like this entire paradise is for you. Walking along the beach was very enjoyable in Loh Pared Bay. 90% of the population of koh yao yai is Muslim. However no dressing restriction is asked. The people are gentle and peaceful. Just be respectful and don't walk around half naked, but tanktop are fine and bikinis on the beaches are fine too. We stayed 3 nights on the island at the end of our trip and it was the perfect end after the hectic Phi phi island.

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