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“Koh Yao Yai - unspoilt beauty”
Review of Koh Yao Island

Koh Yao Island
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Phuket to Ao Nang by Speedboat via Koh Yao Islands
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Koh Yao Yai to Phuket by Speedboat
Reviewed April 16, 2012

After the hustle and bustle of the Thai tourist trail, Koh Yao Yai (the southern of the two islands) was a tranquil paradise. No pushy vendors, few tourists, incredible views, and a special opportunity to see how local Thai people live. We recommend hiring a motor bike to get a good look at the countryside - one of the few places we felt safe doing this!
Our only regret was that we only had one night there. Let's hope this island paradise escapes the temptation of big tourism and stays as charming as it is.
Well worth the boat trip from Phang Nga (leaves at 1pm daily from Than Dan Pier) to Koh Yao Noi, then a tuk tuk to another pier and long-tail to Koh Yao Yai. The locals are extremely friendly and will do their best to get you to your destination. There are more regular boats to and from Phuket.

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Beautiful unspoilt countryside and full of traditional thai culture.Hope it never changes!

1  Thank karlnvicky
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Even tho the water of the island is not turquoise blue (is more greenish) the atmosphere of the island makes it special.

1  Thank Mario_brz
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Gorgeous place! Take a boat trip around the bay - you can visit several islands and sites in one afternoon. Amazing and unique.

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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Having stayed at the island for 6 days we all found it to be so beautiful and relaxing. The locals were so obliging in giving us local tips of beauty spots we hadn't found. Well worth a visit

1  Thank juneaug1956
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