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Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

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Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

We would appreciate your help and advice on how to get to Santhiya Koh Yao Yai if we are arriving to Phuket International airport at 8:00 pm at night?

Many thanks for your help

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1. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

Popsico

I'd suggest staying on Phuket for your 1st night before travelling in the morning.

It can be done but it's going to be a private transfer by longtail or speedboat.

Check this webpage for details

http://www.kohyaotravel.com/transfer.htm

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Jim

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2. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

Thx Jim,

Whether you have stayed in Santhiya or other nearby resort? Could you please make any suggestions on food and alcohol outside the Santhiya resort, cheaper option maybe.

Thx again Jim

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3. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

Haven't been there sorry. Just helping you out a little :-))

Regards

Jim

Edited: 25 June 2014, 01:18
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4. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

It`s not really a good idea to be out on the water in Thailand after dark.

Your going to have to stay over night in Phuket Island. Nai Yang is just out side the airport, and you can start your holiday with a walk on the beach and a meal by the waves. Next morning you`ll have to taxi over to Bang Rong and catch the speedboat from there ( or the Santhiya boat if they have one, it might be the same boat from Bang Rong. Just a lot more expensive). It`s a bit of a taxi/pickup trip down the island to the hotel.

Other option is taxi down to Phuket town, stay over night and catch the ferry over from there. This ferry will take your a bit closer to Santhiya than the one from Bang Rong, but not as frequent.

Or Nai yang, Phuket Town ferry combination.

Beer? good luck - I`m sure if you search you`ll find some.

Yai is a bit quiet, if you want a bit more options and beer try Noi, it flows better on the north island.

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5. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

Thank you Jamie,

Really appreciated your advice and explanation .... we will stay one night in Nai Yang or Phuket town. we are finalizing the booking and we have 2 options our 1st option is towards Santhiya Ko Yao Yai or our 2nd is Paradise Koh Yao the difference in price is not that much and we intend to relax mainly but we are still interested maybe of a bit snorkeling or dining in locals nearby rests and roaming around by bicycles if possible as we are staying for 5 days.your advice is well appreciated again many thanks, it is our 1st visit to Thailand islands apart from Bangkok so all advice is weclomed.

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6. Re: Arriving Phuket at 8 pm night - How to get to Koh Yao Yai?

Never been to Santhiya or Paradise, I`m sure they are both first class resorts. But look at some of the reports further back in the forum......Paradise is particularly remote.

suedthailand.info/koh_yao/koh_yao_karte.htm

That map looks a bit old, but it shows Paradise way at the top with most of the action down around the southern corner of Noi.

Santhiya (not on the map) but its near Helmat Gardens around the middle of Yai, and you can see where the 2 ferrys arrive. Mostly speedboats from Bang Rong, but there is a large car ferry (about 6am) from Phuket town if anybody likes something more stable.

https:/…

This is a mix, leaving Phuket Town , some Yai, Noi, Yai again, back via BangRong and finally Nai Yang

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