Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai, Phuket: Hours, Address, Koh Yao Yai Reviews: 4.5/5

Koh Yao Yai
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sue
Scotland, UK7 contributions
Peaceful place
May 2020 • Couples
Relaxing, calm and heavenly place one of the best I've ever seen. Take a moped to get around and turn it all around, inside there is a typical village where to shop; eat and stock up on the super sweets that the women on the side of the road sell, they are divine! A truly special experience ... We will be back!
Written August 27, 2020
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Sumith D
Ernakulam, India634 contributions
Beautiful beach.
Aug 2019 • Family
This is the island we spend about an hour. Shallow water and white sand. You can walk around quite a bit. Nice place to run around.
Written July 4, 2020
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wildlifebirding_photographer
Ahmedabad, India220 contributions
Should be named Crab Island
Nov 2019
There are lot of crabs on all the beaches of this island so if you want to enjoy the peace and calm away from the hustle and bustle of big towns or cities, then this is the place. But there is no beach wherein one can go for a swim. You can only look and admire the beauty.
Written April 13, 2020
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Princess_Lionfish
Krosno, Poland4 contributions
Quiet and authentic
Mar 2020 • Couples
The island exceeded our expectations. Even though it is quite small and you can drive around it in one day, it has a lot to offer.
The island is mostly Muslim, however it does not differ from the Buddhist islands of Thailand (except for restrictions on buying alcohol). People are very friendly and helpful, food is good and in reasonable prices. There is plenty of beautiful beaches where you may see local children bathing or 'KoYaoYaians' having an aerobics class. On some beaches you may even end up alone or accompanied by monkeys taking a dip in a water.
Written March 16, 2020
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RobinofTatsfield
Tatsfield, UK44 contributions
You must go
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is a lovely traditional, away from the tourists, home to the local community. We went as part of an intrepid tour and loved it. Highly recommended
Written January 22, 2020
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Monica L
14 contributions
Must go! It's such a beautiful place with sandbeds! Awesome for photo taking!
Dec 2019 • Family
If you like shallow blue waters and soft sand all around, come here but come when it is high tide around 11am-1pm if not it gets too low tide and the water becomes muddy.
Written December 27, 2019
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tusker2016
Blackpool, UK19 contributions
treehoue villas
Nov 2019
we stayed at treetop villas for only two nights and what an experiance.this place is awsome,the villas are top class and deserve the 5* rating,the bed was so large and comfy and the plunge pool was out of this world(so big) even the free bar when we arrived had complementry gin and whisky which neither of us like and they exchanged it for vodka, nothing was to much trouble.only thing that that let it down was that they knew what time we were arriving but they let the previous guests extend their stay so we could not have the room till nearly 4 hours later
Written December 16, 2019
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Goran F
Paris, France8 contributions
Beautiful island and friendly people.
Dec 2019 • Couples
It's an island where you will not feel as a tourist exposed to the usual tourist traps. There are no traps. Locals are peasants and fishermen, they are happy you came to visit their place and they will offer their assistance and their smile. No bars and nightlife here, but a sufficient number of seafood restaurants in the villages and on sandy beaches. Winding little roads across palm groves to be explored ideally on a rented scooter. The beaches, however, are not the best for swimming as the water is too shallow specially at low tide.
Written December 11, 2019
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Phrayzar
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Quiet But Disappointing
Jul 2019
As others have pointed out, both Islands of this group are quiet and sleepy. We came to both islands for 2 weeks, hoping to find a hidden gem, like the islands used to be. Well, some aspects are like the other islands used to be, quiet, sleepy, not too over developed(but there is lots of clearing under way), and lovely beaches.

The really strange thing is that I have been to Phi Phi, Railay, other areas within Phan Nga Bay, But the sea around these islands is very cloudy and polluted. No chance of snorkelling at all. The other main draw back is that the whole area is an extremely shallow and silty tidal bank. Lots of mangrove and mud flats.

A few semi ok beaches, but not compared to anywhere else in thailand. You can explore the islands with a scooter, but that's about it. Noi has a lot more on offer as far as eating out and getting a drink, but don't come here expecting night markets and street food. It all closes after 7.30PM. Not the end of the world, but if you want to leave your resort at night, it's a bit too quiet.

The other problem for me is the general levels of rubbish and visible pollution. This area of the bay must get most of the detritus from Phuket etc. The beaches are piled up and so are the road sides, mangroves, under all the pier houses etc. Hopefully the island can implement a clean island policy soon, because it's the worst I've seen anywhere, outside africa.

The other problem is the general price level, I'd say that a lot of the places should be almost 50% cheaper compared with other parts of Thailand. We ended up having to scrap one booking and book into another place because it was WAY too basic. At that price, you generally know what standard to expect. We couldn't get a refund, but didn't want to stay next to a rubbish dump.

Just be aware, that if natural beauty is what you are after, most of the other islands will definitely out perform Koh Yao by a long way, mainly due to the geography of the islands.
Written August 8, 2019
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Debbie T
Midland, Canada165 contributions
Nice little island!
Mar 2019
Stayed at a resort here for three nights. Rented a scooter just at the end of town on the beach. Toured around the island for the day. Some roads are dirt so be careful. Although we didn’t take a few of them you can just stick to the main roads. Not busy so it was a nice drive around. Stopped at Laem Had Beach. Beautiful. Go in the morning at low tide or you will miss the point. We stopped for lunch at Ban Rim Nam. Great local food.
Written June 25, 2019
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