Ko Yao Yai

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MikefromTas
Hobart, Australia185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wow. Have been heading off to quiet bits of Phuket for years and am generally a fan of islands. The quiet bits of Phuket are getting very hard to find so we opted for a few days on Ko Yao Yai and what an utter joy to find real rural tranquility and wonderful road side eateries.
Be warned, beer can be hard to find but great food, simplicity and tranquility are in abundance.
Oh and we took two separate high speed boat transfers between Ban Rong and the island. Both high speed. Both 300 Baht per person but one without a life jacket in sight.
Will post some more reviews when I get home to my island! Bye for now.
Written 26 February 2020
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CarlaColumna123
Cologne, Germany1,403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Koh Yao Yai is larger as its sister island Koh Yao Noi. 90 % of the population are Muslims. Koh Yao Yai is not so popular as Koh Yao Noi and therefore does not have so many facilities like the sister island. But the beaches are great!
Written 4 March 2019
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awad
Lam Thap, Thailand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
amazing people, not touristy and empty beaches. don't expect any acitivities besides visiting neighbour islands whch are amazing!
Written 20 December 2018
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Stephen L
Negombo, Sri Lanka39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We loved this rustic Island. The hotel is huge and a bit of a tourist processing machine but .... it's beautiful and in an amazing location. We took an ocean view suite with the outside bath... loved it! Excellent food quality and nice people as always in Thailand. The spa is nice but a bit rushed to "process" the customers. Food and beverage prices are about 4 X Thai prices but that's to be expected at a resort I suppose. It's not a far walk to the village where we enjoyed the same food at a fraction of the price. The chef even leant us his scooter for 200 Baht! The people of Ko Yao Yai are very nice. Don't come here to party though. The 7-11 wont sell alcohol as it's a Muslim Island. Some restaurants do make an amazing gin and tonic and the beer is cold! Would definitely recommend this island for a few days to chill.
Written 2 October 2018
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SporeFlyer
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
We went for 4 nights. It's approx 20 minute boat ride from the marina in Phuket. Nice Island just to relax on. Not so much there is terms of night life. I would recommend an overnight if going.
Written 25 October 2017
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JJHui
Singapore, Singapore61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Normally the last island visit before heading back to shore. There are beach chairs under shelter for you to take a nap or just enjoy the Breeze. You have to pay 100 Baht before you can use their chair. If you don't want to rest or nap, you can walk around, there are lots of stalls selling seafood. Don't worry about the language, people there are able to communicate in Chinese and English quite fluently.
Written 13 September 2017
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Koh Yao Islandis a beautiful island where it has been shot the movie The man with the golden gun and its remake.
It is an amazing palce that you can reach through a classic thai boat insofar the beach is small and you can not go there by speed or big boats.

Unfortunately the island is full of souvenirs huts. They are a little bit annoying.
Written 31 May 2017
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YeeWinMaw
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
A very beautiful place, where you can enjoy the nature, in love with the sand, water 💦 and the scene ... have small shops selling souvenirs... and have to go there by speedboat or by a cruise, depend on how many people you go, some do rowing 🚣... a nice place to swim and enjoy nature but less waves than seas in my place 💕💕
Written 12 February 2017
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CSJFR
Ronse, Belgium218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
This was also a stop in the Simba Sea tour we booked. Our speedbood went to this litte private PARADISE Beach where we swim around and enjoyed the sun for 30 min. You might get little stings from the little white thing (forgot the name) ...
Written 20 November 2016
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Vinu Nair
Oman647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Good boat trip from Phuket, in rainy season it could be a real bumpy one with sea sickness a possibility. Take a tablet before the ride and this should keep you settled. Your tour operator provides this free of cost. The island is mesmerizing and beautiful. As any beach location or Island expect crowds. The white sandy beaches are fairly well kept. Let down are the washrooms😁 they are bit untidy. I am sure the Thai tourism would put this to place.
Written 19 July 2016
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