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“Peaceful Island Life”
Review of Koh Yao Yai

Koh Yao Yai
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US$27.39*
and up
Phuket to Koh Yao Yai by Green Planet Speed Boat
Ranked #64 of 321 things to do in Phuket
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 and beaches here. I wouldn't say it is the best island in Thailand, but it is one of the most expensive islands for everything. Very friendly locals here, 90% Muslims 10% Buddhist.

1  Thank Anton R
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Reviewed 4 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 3 nights but I am looking forward to come back there with my kids

I am regretting that we stayed in Phuket and Krabi too as we didn’t have more time to stay here.

If you are looking for very calm and relaxing romantic place this is the place

1  Thank Monika B
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

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
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

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 was closed so we had to travel further afield.
There are numerous places strung along the main road, we ate in two of them, Jingko Bar and another whose name I don't remember but we stopped there as we had a flat tyre on the bike and had to wait or someone to come and fix it. Both places served good food.
There is quite a lot of development going on in various places and my friend mentioned several shops which were not there in 2015 when she last visited.
If you like relatively quiet, laid back places then Koh Yao Yai will suit but the danger is that in a few years' time the touristification of the island may make it more like Krabi

Thank CarolineM4737
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