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“Long-tail boat ride”
Review of Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai
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Ao Nang to Koh Yao Yai by Speedboat
Ranked #65 of 283 things to do in Phuket
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Loving another experience Long-tail boat ride, it was excited and loved the clear water of the island. Those who wish to travel to this island and stay over, make sure to withdraw some cash money before you go, you can't find the banking activities on the island. This is one of my favourite islands of Phuket, I'll definitely coming back.

7  Thank Chelsea B
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Due to the lack of nightlife, and being predominantly Muslim, this is not the Phuket/Phi Phi party experience that some people look for. Instead, it was exactly what we were hoping for - a quiet, beautiful, island with lovely people, and that is off the beaten track. Extreme high- and low- tides make for amazing swimming and amazing tidepooling, depending on the time of day. We loved Dom, our primary host at Thiw Son Beach Resort, and the food and service at Laanmaye Restaurant (owned by a husband and wife duo - Coco is the husband's name). We loved motorbiking around the island to swim on empty beaches, get lost on long dirt roads that lead to who-knows-where, visiting fisher-villages, seeing amazing wildlife (monkeys, sea creatures, and fireflies) and drinking good coffee in the morning and cold drinks in the day as the day unfurled. It was perfect. We will return.

7  Thank Caitlin-Adam
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai are a pair of large islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland. While the pace of development is accelerating on Koh Yao Noi in particular, the islands remain a quiet refuge that feels far removed from the crowds of Phuket.

In 2002, Koh Yao Noi gained worldwide attention after receiving the World Legacy Award for Destination Stewardship from Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler magazine for the eco-friendly homestay programs offered by its local residents.

Other activities available on the island include agricultural demonstrations (rubber and fishing), kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and swimming.

Neither of the islands have banking facilities, but Internet service, restaurants and some shops can be found on Yao Noi, including a brand new 7-Eleven with a very powerful air-con, a good chance to cool down and get some sugary drinks and ice creams. So if you plan to stay over, remember to withdraw some cash money before you go, even though there are few opportunities to spend it! Note that the islanders are keen to preserve their traditional ways, so it's important to respect the local culture by dressing modestly and refraining from drinking alcohol outside of the restaurants/resorts catering to visitors.

6  Thank ThetriptravelTour
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Great island, friendly people, affordable. We took a scooter to travel around. Even less developed than Koh Yao Noi, though.

2  Thank Johannes R
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

This time for you .many tourist visit phuket island .They are know about Phi Phi island and Jame bond island but if they got to this island Disappointment because to many people don't have time for relaxation .i need to Recomment trip to Koh Yao Yai island beautiful canoeing and Koh Khai Nai island good for swimming and Snorkelling most important you have time to rest.you can contact tour information office at Phuket island. not dissappointed.in holiday time Thank you.

3  Thank lucamalee
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