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)

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
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.


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

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