Slowly making its way onto the tourism map, Koyao is proof that there still are some pristine parts between Phuket and Krabi. Comprising of two main islands, with a total of 4000 inhabitants, these two islands have been the foundation for the sea gypsy settlement in the Andaman Sea.
We offer the flexibility for customers in reaching this picture-perfect destination from either Phuket or Krabi Airport when opting for these 3 days of sun, sand and sea. With a wonderful afternoon waiting, we strongly recommend arriving early in the morning from one of the airport; a joined boat transfer will bring you in comfort to the Paradise Koyao Resort & Spa. After checking in your room, freshen up and may be grab a small bite, your English-speaking guide is ready at around 16:00 hrs for an evening in the village. Koyao Noi becomes even more wonderful as you head out touring the island at sunset. One of the best views on the island for sunsets is at the Sapan Yao Pier which we definitely will not leave aside. Before a sumptuous seafood dinner is served at a local restaurant, you have the chance to shop around, explore the local market or head out to the harbour and get a taste of what may be cooking tonight for you. At around 20:00 hrs, we head back to the resort for the night.
After breakfast at the resort, it will be paddling time! Under the guidance of experienced kayakers, the tour brings you to the famous Phang Nga Bay, home of numerous limestone cliffs with spectacular rock formations. Hidden behind all of this are lagoons and caves, often not seen from the open water but with your guide leading the way, you will soon enter an oasis of rest and serenity. The 007 James Bond feeling will come to you when you see the odd-shaped limestone mountain dooming up as the home of Scaramanga in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. A picnic lunch during this day is included at one of the remote beaches. In the afternoon, we make our way back to Koyao Noi for a relaxing afternoon and evening. As dinner is not included, we can recommend you one of the local restaurants or simply wine and dine the evening away at the resort.
Just before you regretfully have to leave this piece of Thai paradise behind on day 3, we add a slice of adventure to your stay. After finishing breakfast, follow your guide into the jungle and unspoiled part of the island. Flora and fauna in abundance, there will be plenty to see as you make your way to the highlight of this morning. Koyao Noi’s Buddha Tree (‘Ficus Religiosa’) stands 30 meters tall and also marks that you also have reached the end of this morning hike. A long tail boat waits for you at a nearby beach and brings you back to the resort. Time to check-out and aboard the comfort of the resort’s boat, you will be swiftly brought back to land in time to connect to your flight back home or to your next destination.