Koh Yao Yai
Koh Yao Yai is an untouched jewel. Larger, yet quieter than its sister island of Koh Yao Noi, Koh Yao Yai offers sandy beaches, luxury resorts and a glimpse into traditional life. Perfectly located to explore beautiful Phang Nga Bay, Koh Yao Yai attracts couples, rock climbing enthusiasts and those looking for an eco-friendly break.
Koh Yao Yai’s locals farm coconuts, rice and rubber, and fish the local waters. Keen to preserve their traditional way of life, development has been kept to a minimum. Spend your days lazing on sandy beaches, cycling through jungle, pampering at a five star spa or soaking up the local culture. Most beaches are quiet, narrow strips of white sand with clear shallow water and simple or no infrastructure.
Perfectly situated to explore jaw-dropping Phang Nga Bay, a number of tour operators offer kayak, snorkelling and boat trips. The waters are rich in coral and marine life. Stunning limestone cliffs jutting from the sea hide world class diving spots and hidden caves and lagoons can be explored by Kayak.