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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 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
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

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!!!

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

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

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

6  Thank TheWorldIsSoDamnBig
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Such an wondefull place Just sit around an forget the world This island still calm not much tourists So wonderfull a must see

Thank Beto M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this island for people who want to be relaxed, no noise. Perfect for honeymoon, single problem is alcohol is available at few shops/resorts mostly.

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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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