Koh Yao Yai: Beaches and areas

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.