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Koh Yao Yai

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Address: | In the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland, Phuket 82160, Thailand
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+66 84 184 5805
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Koh Yao island island is the best choice for culture lovers.

Koh Yao Yai island is the best choice for culture lovers, the island still untouched by tourism business. 100% of the local people are Muslim not too much bar & nightlife... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
Phuket, Thailand
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Phuket, Thailand
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Koh Yao Yai island is the best choice for culture lovers, the island still untouched by tourism business. 100% of the local people are Muslim not too much bar & nightlife activities on islands but this is the right place for relaxing and learning daily lifestyle of local people. There are many speedboats & ferry boat running from Phuket to... More 

4 Thank gembira-tour
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Loh Paret beach: Dirty and smelly septic water from village flows into creek and creek into Loh Paret beach-you swim in septic water!!!!!!!! Loh Paret beach-althought best beach in Koh Yao Yoi-very murky wather, nobody swimms here, lot of boats-cca 25-dangerous to swimm,everybody is doing daytrips,because of murky water,lot of garbage on the beach!!!!!!! Loh Paret beach- Jellyfish in the... More 

1 Thank ViktorVienna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice tropical isolated island which can enjoy natural beauty and warm sea water and white sand and wonderful beaches

Thank Alshaimaa1990
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Great peaceful island not far from phuket but feels like a million miles away. reccomend for a relaxing stay

Thank Lola147
Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed October 27, 2016

We stayed on Kao Yao Noi island for our honeymoon and found it exactly what we wanted. It was quiet, relaxing, great weather except for the odd downpour (end of wet season) and a total getaway. We enjoyed the great food, swimming & cocktails and our jacuzzi studio room. GM Barry and the team welcomed us and totally took care... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

The island is quite, with not much happening around. So it is a a perfect getaway if you plan to relax at your resort. We stayed there for 2 days. 1st day i toured the island on rented bike (500 bhats for 2 days) - it was mainly use to go 7/11. 2nd day - I booked island hopping with... More 

3 Thank SEAsiaVagabond
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

There was not many interesting activities on this island, except for stunning sight seeing of course. You can wander around and take beautiful photos and swim. Despite another beaches, here is not over crowded with tourists.

1 Thank Atefehdanesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2016

There is really not much on Koh Yao Yai - however it was a perfect get away if you want peace and quiet. No bars. A handful of restaurants. Barely any traffic, so hiring a moped felt pretty safe. Several secluded beaches. Restaurants were a little pricey due to being few and far between - needed moped to get to... More 

2 Thank Kickingk18
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

i'm so happy that we stayed in Koh Yao Yai, it is such a lovely Island. We took a ferry from Railay Beach organised via a tourist agent and stayed in Koh Yao Yai Village resort which was a lovely base. The island felt less touristy and was a refereshing change from the othr places we had been to in... More 

7 Thank ginah60
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Koh Yao Yai is perfect if you want a quiet stay away from the tourists, in an area that is still very traditional. The people there are extremely kind and trustful.they will wave hello in the streets and always speak to you kindly. Some are still unused of seeing foreigners and you'll see particularly children staring at you in the... More 

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