Nearby some of the most famous Thai islands, it’s found a less known sister, the beautiful Koh Yao Noi.
It has a special air, with marvelous views, peace, and quiet.
Home to one of the best hotels in the world, the six stars Six Senses Yao Noi, the little island has a lot to offer for those who sick an authentic and laid back experience.
Here all addresses and extra info from everything you saw on the video:
Pasai Cottage Address: Pasai Beach, Koh Yao Noi GPS: 8.099997, 98.619263 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Esanlongtin/
Our hotel was a budget beachfront bungalow with simple bamboo rooms and private cold shower.
Prices were around 600-700 baht per night at the time we stayed (high season).
7-Eleven and Surrounding Souvenir Shops Address: Nearby the daily market, Southwest of the island GPS: 8.117197, 98.592926 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Beach Nearby Niramaya Villa GPS: 8.105175, 98.622650 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Chaba Café and Gallery Vegan-friendly Restaurant Address: Northeast of Klong Jark Beach, Koh Yao Noi GPS: 8.116029, 98.623248 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/chabacafeandwinelounge/
Open from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sundays.
Tha Khao Bay GPS: 8.131281, 98.622780 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Koh Nok Address: Tha Khao Bay, Koh Yao Noi GPS: 8.131562, 98.626259 (copy and paste in map’s search bar for exact location)
Walking from Tha Khao Bay to this islet is an amazing experince. There’s just this tinny strip of sand that depending on the time will be parcially or completely submerged, leaving you with the impression you’re walking over water. The oriental-pied hornbills come to visit everyday making it yet more special.
Just besides Sun Island Eco Village Resort in Saracen Bay there’s a sign showing the direction for lazy beach trail that takes 20-25 min.
The walk is easy on an open, mostly shadowed pathway.
On the way you can hear the sounds of nature and nothing else, breathe fresh air and enjoy the landscape.
If you’re not feeling like walking, renting a boat to get you there is possible.
However the trail is really simple and pleasant, we recommend you to do it by land.
An inviting, basically empty stretch of sand, to relax as you wish.
Distinguishing from Saracen and its blues and whites, with clear light jade water and golden sand.
There’s only one hotel available, where you can find something to eat in order to spend the day over there.
Their passion fruit and mint juice was delicious, I suggest you to give it a try.😉
We tried both sides of the bay, we’ve been told that the sea was a little shaky that day and usually it’s even more clear.
Facing the ocean, the right side had more marine life and the left was deeper with more corals.
We saw many sea urchins, but the ones that got my attention were the white ones, something you will sure encounter as well if snorkeling in Lazy Beach.🐠
How to get to Koh Rong Samloem, Where to Stay and What To Do
For us, there’s nothing in the world like being at a pristine beach.It’s the ultimate experience, one we definitely look for.
What about you, do you agree with our vision?Share with us at the comments below!💜
If your goal is to party every night, this is definitely not a good choice.
Having a drink looking at the sea is sure possible, but nothing even near to a party is available around.
If a paradisiacal island, unspoiled, with peace and quiet is your goal: Bingo!
With the great balance of having enough hotel and restaurant options and even massage and small shops.
What To Do
Waterfalls – There are 3 well-known waterfalls that are the most visited but if you are an explorer you may find a new one yourself.😉
We’ve been to the main Klong Chao Waterfall. I felt like my soul was being washed when I seated under the falling, refreshing water.
There’s great energy in that place, take the opportunity to refill your batteries.
Mangroves – To complete the exotic atmosphere, the island is doted with imposing mangroves.If you don’t have extra time to tour them specifically, just keep an eye on your way between bays and you probably will peek at mother nature art.
Kayaking – Usually restricted to the sea, here you have the option of kayaking as well through the river near by the mangroves until a waterfall.🐒
Snorkeling – If compared to famous snorkeling spots, Koh Kood won’t make to the top, mostly due sandy bottom.
The water is a crystal clear lagoon, but as there’s no big reefs the biodiversity is quite low compared to other Thai destinations.
Diving – From taking your Padi to advanced dives, all available for a good price compared to other countries.There’s a few companies at the island, giving you a bit of flexibility at your choice.
Chilling – Is relaxation your thing?Ok, no problem! Find a comfy spot at the empty sand and fill your eyes(and spirit!) with joy.
Treepod Dining With Zipline Waitress – Treepod restaurant at Soneva Kiri Resort counts with picturesque setting, even the way you food is served is surprising.
But this treat is not to everyone due to the high price (around 400 usd per person).
Massage – One thing we learned is, unlike other Thai islands, here if you don’t schedule a massage you may see yourself waiting in the line or having to leave it to the other day. It’s probably not an issue at low season.
Trekking – The island is developing quickly, but still there’s a lot of unexplored places.If you’re a trek lover you’ll delight yourself with the diversity that can be found around.
Ancient Makka Trees – Ancient trees are all around untouched Koh Kood rainforest, but some of them are at the spotlight because age and size.
There’s signs at the main road leading to their location, a nice site to connect with the island.
What To Eat
As if you aren’t already lucky enough, not only the island shines but also the delicious Thai food.
Take advantage on each meal to try out exotic, flavorful dishes.
Some of our favorites are Green/Red/Massaman Curry, Vegetable Pad Thai(fried rice noodle) and Veggie Tom Yam (spice soup).
A fresh young coconut to drink and sticky rice with mango for dessert, is a must at least once!😋
Also along the roads you’ll find yummy cashew, banana, mango and more produced at the island.It’s definitely worth a try.
Where To Stay
As the place is yet not target by mass tourism, finding accommodation can be a little harder.
Conventional hotel booking websites won’t have much options as they do for other destinations in Thailand.
There’s one website where you can check most of the available hotels there plus some more info about the island:
(Disclaimer:Be aware that this is a third part website and we do not hold responsibility for any sale or claim they may do, neither we get any kind of commission)
Personally, after checking the website above, we selected our hotel and found their phone number in google.
Then we just called and booked by ourselves.Everything worked out just fine, we had a great stay.🌴
This is the kind of place i like to add (and check off) my bucket list.What about you?Are you a hidden scape kind of person?Share with us at the comments below!💚