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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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
10  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

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank Adam G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Dotted with this wonderful small island this bigger island is a place full of luxurious resort and wonderful road which is good to drive to cover all sides of the island. A small collection of street food trolleys in one of its bays also is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank BigBose
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I almost want to keep this place off the tourist radar. Koh Yao Yai is still very quiet and peaceful compared to many of the other islands. Development appears to be coning but still quite peaceful and natural. Lets hope that lasts!!!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Torontotraveller2014
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A 20 minute speed boat ride from Phuket. Everything about Santhiya in Koh Yao Yai is amazing. Views are out of this world, design of the buildings are so creative and authentic Thai looking, service is great, facilities are kept clean and inviting. The rooms...More

Date of experience: February 2017
7  Thank Liv C
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

If you're looking to stay somewhere not touched by the western tourist industry, this is it. Very quiet, and relaxed. The people who live here are truly lovely. Limited cars, so scooters are the main form of transport. Beaches in south are glorious and there...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank mrsbagnall02
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Spent 4 days on Koh Yao Yai then 4 days on Koh Yao Noi. I wish we had spent 8 days on Koh Yao Noi and just visited Yao Yai for a day. It needs more development. Community beaches are full of rubbish. Not any...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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