Kho Yao Island Travel Guide
Kho Yao Island
Ko Yao Noi, or “Small Long Island”, sits halfway between Phuket and Krabi in the middle of Phang Nga Bay. Found just a 30-minute speedboat trip away from Phuket, Yao Noi’s tight-knit local Muslim community has led the island along a more low-impact, peaceful development path than its rowdy island neighbour.
Ko Yao simply means ‘Long Island,’ which is kind of funny if you’re familiar with the one in New York. Ko Yao Noi is ‘Little Long Island,’ which is where you’ll find most of the accommodation and is the primary destination for most Backpackers Hostellers while they are enjoying their great deals on Family holidays vacation.
Rich in natural beauty, and as with Ko Yao Yai, Ko Yao Noi constitutes one of the last bastions of untouched wilderness in the region. There are some paved roads, a lot of them pretty rough, and many more are simply made of dirt. There’s plenty of room to roam and explore in this area, and almost anywhere you choose to stay will be in a peaceful setting surrounded by nature.
A holiday in Koh Yao Noi offers you a far more relaxed experience with its mountainous centre and beaches to the east and west; the Island is a natural beauty and a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The laid back local attitude is infectious, as you’ll find yourself lounging in a hammock letting all your cares wash away with the tide.
Let Koh Yao Noi holidays take you to the smaller of two islands in the middle of the protected waters of Phang Nga Bay. Here you can choose to relax to your heart’s content or participate in a host of activities and excursions on offer, giving you the perfect holiday experience.
With its laid back atmosphere the island is an ideal place for you to unwind, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and warm local hospitality. on offer. Why not hire a boat and navigate some of the nearby islands in Krabi Bay where you will discover secluded beaches, caves, caverns and coves that will satisfy even the most experienced of explorers!
For those in search of a few more adrenalin filled activities you could opt for diving, kayaking, hiking and snorkelling. If that’s not enough to get the heart-pumping take a trip to the KYN Muay Thai Gym where you can learn Thai Boxing from a world champion!
The island also offers some great seafood restaurants with fantastic views overlooking the sea between Krabi. Many of the restaurants also have lively bars – the perfect setting to sample an exotic cocktail or two.