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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Koh Yao Noi เกาะยาวใหญ่ and Koh Yao Yai เกาะยาวใหญ่

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Koh Yao Noi

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A short boat ride from Phuket, located in Phangnga Bay between Phuket and Krabi, is Koh Yao Noi - "a glowing example of homestay and community-based tourism", writes the Bangkok Post. Read more. And "The Gurtadian" described it as one of the last of Thailands unspoilt islands. It is inhabited by Thai Muslims, who are living from rubber tree farming and fishing, and has beaches on the east coast, while the west coast is dominated by mangroves. You can rent bikes and do boaat trips to Phang Nga Bay or islands like Koh Pakoh, Koh Phak Bia und Koh Hong. Ko Yao Noi is also known by birdwatchers. There are expeditions to watch the hornbill.

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Sunrise on Koh Yao Noi

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Lam Sai Village

Coconut Corner Bungalows:

Koyao Bay Pavilions: From 4500 Bath. Three wooden pavillon facing a large sand beach and five villas. Rice fields, coconut trees, palm trees and rubber trees surround the resort. Very good reviews - also for the restaurant - on

Koyao Island Resort: From 4000 Bath. Very good reviews on See video on youtube

Lam Sai Village Hotel: From 800 Bath. A place with a very good Thai kitchen in the middle of a fishing village. No fan, no TV with satellite in the room, many people there for Muay Thai night - you share the local life. And that is not for everybody, as the reviews on tripadvisor show.

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Restaurant of Lam Sai Guesthouse

Lom Lae Beach Resort: From 2000 Bath. Bungalows. With dive-shop

Niramaya Villa and Wellness: One good review on

Paradise Koh Yao: Secluded paradise, but also isolated, not the perfect place to discover the island according to reviews on From 7500 Bath. See gallery by tsarabanjina and video von youtube
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Picture Brett Landin

Picture Brett Landin

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View from the Hilltop Pool Villa

Sabai Corner Bungalows: From 800 Bath Ten bungalows. From "basic" to "wunderful escape": mixed reviews on

Six Senses Yao Noi: From 21000 Bath. Formerly Evason Hideaway. Sea View villas offer great views over Phang Nga Bay, the Mountain View villas are set in lush tropical forests.

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Picture rainbowck

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Low tide between Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai

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Outlook from Yao Yai to Yao Noi

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Fishing village at the southern tip of Koh Yao Yai

Around 8000 Thai Muslims are living on Koh Yao Yai. On the northeastcoast you disocover a some kilometres long beach ending at Cape Laem Hard with coconut palms.
Yao Yai Beach lies on the west coast, south of Koh Nui. Read also, what "Tezza's Beaches and Islands" writes about Koh Yao Yai

Elixir Resort: Very good reviews on

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Heimat Gardens Guest House: From 800 Bath. Five rooms with balcony, run by Yamalia,who has lived in Europe for many years, that's why she speaks German too. Good reviews on

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Thiw Son Beach Resort: From 700 Bath. White sand beach.

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Yao Yai Island Resort:

Picture Stefan Pietschmann

Picture Stefan Pietschmann
The beach of Yao Yai Island Resort

How to arrive

Express- and speedboats from: Phuket (Bang Rong Pier and Chianwanich Pier near Ratsada Pier), Krabi (Tha Len) and Phang Nga. See timetable.

Koh Bele: Small island east of Koh Yao with a tidal lagoon, that is framed by limestone cliffs and where you can paddle into by kayak, white-sand beaches, caves and coral reefs.

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Dream of a beach on Koh Bele

Koh Lao La:

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See also, a guide for Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai.

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  2. Wow! Beautiful beaches, Island, hotels and temple of Thailand. Very useful information. This is useful for those who are interested to travel.

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