Koh Yao Yai To Koh Yao Noi + Room Tour – Thailand

Time to say goodbye to Yao Yai island and the next destination is the nearby neighbor Koh Yao Noi.
This time with the worry in mind about how much would the boat shake during the short trip due to the baby on board, I tranquilize any mothers to be by assuring you it is a soft ride(the taxi until the pier shook more😜), of course that may change during rough weather, be aware of that.
The 10 min (or less) ride cost 50 baht per person. It can be boarded on Chonglad pier, north of the island, you’ll probably need a taxi to get there unless you are staying nearby or dropping your rented vehicle nearby. Boats depart frequently during the day, it is not needed to worry about a schedule.

Arriving in Koh Yao Noi started well by being presented with much lighter taxi fees than Yao Yai.
The view on our way to the hotel also pleased us and our first impression was of a more structured place than Yao Yai.
Our hotel pick was Pasai Cottage, a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht at the time we stayed (high season).

Now, it’s time to explore Yao Noi, stay tuned for the upcoming adventures!

 

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Snorkeling Trip To The 3 Khai Islands! – Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

With the most amazing news in mind (click here if you don’t know what i’m talking about), we depart to our scheduled snorkeling trip to the 3 Khai Islands.
The Khai islands are located very near Koh Yao Yai, a long tail boat is enough for the trip. There are tours coming from other islands by speed boat but that is not necessary if you’re staying in Koh Yao Yai.
They are pretty white sand tinny islands counting with bars and limited food and snacks.

Snorkeling Trip To The 3 Khai Islands! - Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

Sunbath chairs placed in the shadow are rented for overpriced fees at all the 3 islands, depending on the day and time of your visit you’ll understand how hot it gets in the otherwise shadeless islands and may even agree to pay the price for the desired sun relieve.
The water is crystal clear for swimming yet not as clear for snorkeling, the visibility is compromised and there’s not much to see underwater apart from some small fish (this may change with time and season) and mostly hard coral.
It is a nice time out for those staying in Koh Yao Yai but i would not recommend the trip if you’re staying further away.
White sand and clear water, perfect for sunbathing and swimming at the shallow sandy bottom shore.
Price-wise, you’ll see many advertisements for this tour around the island, mostly offering a 4 hour trip for 1500 baht per person. We found a nicer deal in Glow Elixir Beach with the boatmen that stay by a tour sign by the beach. Unlimited time for 2000 baht per boat.
An important reminder is to bring water, they sell it for three times its price on the islands and it will be really needed. It was a hot day when we did our tour and sunblock and hydrating were essential.
If you are vegan, bringing your own meal from Yao Yai will be a must as they sell mostly seafood on the 3 islands and the grilled corn is made side-by-side with the lobster. Still, you can find drinks and some always welcomed fresh coconut water on the stalls.

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Loh Jark Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.933772,98.574445

Our hotel was located at this beach.
It is a quiet and beautiful stretch of sand, only disturbed by a unfortunate pier construction right in the middle of the bay.

 

Glow Elixir Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.925620,98.577111 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://elixir.glowhotels.com/

One of the top beaches to visit while on the island.
We chose to depart from this location to our snorkeling trip due finding a better deal with the boatmen from this beach.

 

3 Khai Islands
GPS:
Koh Khai Nok – เกาะไข่นอก : 7.891332,98.515475
Koh Khai Nui – เกาะไข่ใน : 7.897203,98.511179
Koh Khai Noi – เกาะไข่น้อย : 7.908472,98.549740

 

Sareefah Seafood Restaurant
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.925885,98.579632 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 9 am to 10 pm.

Snorkeling Trip To The 3 Khai Islands! - Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

With good English and clear understanding of Jie(vegan food), they were able to cook us delicious vegan food even though it was not listed on the menu.
After our meal, our boatman approached the restaurant and we discovered it is owned by his family. Cool coincidence.

 

More of amazing Thailand is coming soon! Stay connected!💙

Snorkeling Trip To The 3 Khai Islands! - Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

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The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! – Thailand

Time to explore Yao Yai!
Our first stop is the most stunning point of the island, which showed us breathtaking views on the way.

Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:

Loh Jark Beach
South West Of The Island
GPS: 7.933772,98.574445

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

Our hotel was located on this beach.
It is a quiet and beautiful stretch of sand, only disturbed by an unfortunate pier construction right in the middle of the bay.

 

Laem Had Beach
North East Of The Island
GPS: 8.079725,98.593846

The most beautiful beach in Koh Yao Yai, a must see.

 

Chaba Restaurant
North East Of The Island
Address: Unnamed Road near Better View Resort, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.052932,98.597875 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Open from 10 am to 10 pm.

The communication in order to get a vegan meal was quite hard, it is usually much simpler even when no English is spoken.
For that reason, we recommend trying somewhere else.

 

Lo Paret Beach
Middle West Of The Island
GPS: 7.981469,98.569057

 

Dr. Saad Medical Massage
Middle West Of The Island
Address: Ban Lo Po, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 7.997343,98.590189 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Website: http://www.doctorsaad.com/
Phone: +66 (0)89 68 599 40
Open from 10 am to 10 pm, will open earlier with an appointment.

The Best Beach Of Koh Yao Yai !!! - Thailand

A third-generation blind masseur with the reputation of curing all kinds of physical issues.

 

Banrimnam Restaurant
North Of The Island
Address: Klong Hia Pier, Koh Yao Yai
GPS: 8.083535,98.564507 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Address in Thai: ท่าเรือ คลองเหีย เกาะยาวใหญ่
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Baan-Rim-Nam-Ko-Yao-Yai-1359999024019496/
Open from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

A pier view restaurant which will cook yummy vegan food under request.

 

There are many more blue skies and sandy days coming soon! Stay tuned!

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How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island – Thailand

Time to explore a new Thai island! There we go Koh Yao Yai!
Expect all you need to know about the island soon, starting today let’s see how to get there:

How To Get To Koh Yao Yai from Phuket + First Views of The Island - Thailand

 

How To Get From Phuket To Koh Yao Yai

There’s no airport in Koh Yao Yai, after getting nearby the island the only way to access it is by boat.
The closest point is Phuket (Click here to see how to get to Phuket), we’ll be explaining how to transfer from Phuket to Koh Yao Yai step-by-step.
As you saw on the video there are 2 piers which can be used for this route. One is called Bang Rong Pier located on the northeast of the island and the other one is called Chianwanich located at the southeast of the island.
Phuket is the largest island in Thailand so save about 1 hour to go from your hotel to either of these piers, the best is asking your hotel how long it will take because if you are staying out of the main beaches time may differ. There’s no public transportation to access the piers, scheduling a taxi will be needed.
Bang Rong Pier pier counts with speed boat and private longtail boats only. Chianwanich Pier has speed boats and car ferry for those who can’t/don’t want to ride a speed boat or wishes to bring a car/motorbike together. Speed boat rides take about 40 min, the car ferry and longtail boat take 1 hour.
Here the boat timetable:

Boats from Phuket To Koh Yao Yai

 Speed BoatCar FerryLongtail Boat
Chianwanich Pier
(arrive at Loh Jark Pier)
- 10:00, 17:00 (there are more boats in between this times without accurate schedule)
- 200 baht per person
- 08:30, 10:00, 14:00
(no service on Fridays)
- 140 baht per person, 400 baht with car
X
Bang Rong Pier
(arrive at Klong Hia Pier)
- 07:40, 08:40, 09:15, 09:40, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:15, 14:30, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 17:30
- 300 baht per person
X- private, schedule up to you during day time
- 2000 baht per boat

Another thing to be considered is if your hotel in Koh Yao Yai offers the transfer, contact them beforehand and remember to specify the departure pier.
Is also important to check the location of your hotel because the final stops of the boats depend from where they departed, for example, from Bang Rong Pier pier they stop in Klong Hia Pier(unless you hire a private long tail that will leave you at your hotel) and Chianwanich pier will leave you at Loh Jark Pier in Koh Yao Yai.
As these boats can’t be booked with travel agents or hotels in town, information is scarce and often inaccurate. The only way to buy the tickets is in person at the piers which are located quite far away from the main hotel areas. Yet, there’s always available space in the boats and/or extra boats departing, don’t worry about staying without tickets (unless you’re bringing a car, then calling the pier in advance is advisable, help from a Thai speaker will be needed, phone: (087) 896 0756 or (087) 2720132.

 

We were welcomed by a new shade of blue to our eyes on the island sky, the masterpiece was completed with a touch of swinging coconut trees.
Sand down, sun up, what a wonderful world!💙

 

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