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Review of Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai
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Phi Phi Deluxe Island-Hopping Tour by Speedboat...
Ranked #41 of 246 things to do in Phuket
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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 stalls and drank lots of thai tea. Oh my it's good. Predominately a Muslim island so not everywhere sells alcohol but many caves do and you can get take away. We saw some monkeys running across the road while we were scootering and quite beaches. I'd stay again for sure.

5  Thank Juli W
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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. It was ok, but there was nothing about it that makes us want to go back. The water is beautiful in the morning, but at low tide the beach is muddy for quite a ways out. We don't regret going, but we won't go back.

9  Thank Kjmeow
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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 form. Dinners are only possible in restaurants, though, as the street stalls seem to disappear around 3pm. Also, getting in/out by boat is limited daily as the low tide leaves most ports dry.

We stayed in a small bungalow location for 5 days and we loved it.

5  Thank Adam G
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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 a nice place to go in the evening to do fishing or just laze around while seeing the sun set.

2  Thank BigBose
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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
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