We arrived at the pier in Koh Yao Yai by longtail boat as dusk fell and the approach was magical. A taxi to Esmeralda View was easy to find and although late, we were welcomed by Pond, the proprietor and shown to our sea view bungalows on stilts looking straight out over Phang Nga Bay. Rooms were clean and beautifully presented, one with an outdoor shower room. There was a fridge with complimentary water supplied daily and the beds were enormous and comfortable. Pond helped us to arrange a tour of the island and lent us beach towels although the water on Koh Yao Yai was not as good for swimming as other islands that we visited. The papaya salad demonstration was fun and the food was great. This is a friendly and quirky resort which we would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet visit to a beautiful island.
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