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Koh Yao Yai

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| In the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland, Phuket 82160, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Didn't leave our resort "TreeHouse Villas", but absolutely loved out stay here. Fabulous kayaking and lovely people. We were there in the rainy season, but it was fine, mostly raining at night. Easy 40 minute trip from the mainland.

Thank Juelz59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big natural island aim for natural beach lovers. This island is for relaxing. Not many restaurants choices and when the sun goes down, so does everything else. This is not a bad thing, just be aware of it. Having said that, there are beautiful resorts...More

1  Thank Anton R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wau ... that’s my favourite place of whole Thailand Such a beautiful little island with very friendly local people. We have been in amazing hotel with own pool in Glow elixir and we rented out scooters to explore this beautiful nature We have stayed only...More

1  Thank Monika B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to stay that is not westernised or commercial. Locals are lovely and there are all the services you need like medical centre, police, 7 Eleven and local food stalls, restaurants and massage. Nice beach

Thank 554haleyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 5 days at Koh Yao Yai Village resort in May 2018. The resorts and villages on the island are quite spread out making transport essential unless you enjoy very long walks in hot humid weather. When we visited the only bar/restaurant within walking distance...More

Thank CarolineM4737
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

If you are traveling to Koh Yao Yai, you must go and eat at Manee Seafood. The food is one of the best. The taste is amazing, the best yellow curry crab ever!!! And there is Wi-Fi

Thank Q8035GCelenaa
Reviewed 4 July 2018

If you around Ko Yao Noi make sure to come here to Ko Yao Yai around as well (depends where about you are staying Noi/Yai). We took our scooters over and had a very long drive thru the whole Island. It was nothing special but...More

Thank Worldskarma
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We stayed on the island for 3 nights and had a lovely time. We rented scooters and discovered a lot of cool things. Nice beaches, great little markets where we watched a volleyball game and had some different and nice food. Stopped at little food...More

5  Thank Juli W
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just spent three nights there, because we wanted to try some place different. It is true that the island is very quiet and not touristy, but there were VERY limited options for places to eat. We stayed in a midrange hotel....More

9  Thank Kjmeow
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a muslim island, making ot somewhat different from other Thai islands. There are some huge superexpensive 5-star resorts, but other than these, the island is approachable, the beaches were mostly empty in February and you can relax and enjoy nature in its purest...More

5  Thank Adam G
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21 April 2018|
Response from Phairoj P | Property representative |
Hi Stacey, There are many local speedboat running from Koh Yao Yai to Phuket. Here are boat timetable... 6.30 am. from Leam Yai pier (speedboat) 7.30 am. Leam Yai pier (ferry) 8.00 am., 10.00 am., 11.30 am., 2.00 pm., 4.00... More
Alexis M
16 March 2018|
Response from TwinTrip2014 |
Hello! I'm actually on Koh Yao Yai. I would recommend to go there by boat from Phuket (Bang Rong Peer near the Airport). You can book it directly there. On Koh Yao Yai I would definitely give the advice to rent a motorbike... More
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