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Koh Yao Yai

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Address: | In the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland, Phuket 82160, Thailand
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+66 84 184 5805
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US$25.95*
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Ao Nang to Koh Yao Yai by Speedboat
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US$25.95*
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Koh Yao Noi to Phuket by Speedboat
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US$133.47*
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Phang Nga Bay Day Cruise from Khao Lak Including Buffet Lunch

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This island is stunning. We chose it as it did not seem too big and there was not a "party scene" compared to other islands. I can say that we were not disappointed. We hired... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This island is stunning. We chose it as it did not seem too big and there was not a "party scene" compared to other islands. I can say that we were not disappointed. We hired scooters and spent a whole day riding around the island. We found the people so friendly and welcoming, full of smiles and really helpful. We... More 

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Thank SherwoodBear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to Phuket, only 40 min by boat. Nice island, nice people here. Visited in March, less people, very quite location.

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Thank Jana K
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our lunch stop place for our tour and was really nice as we had the beach literally to ourselves. Water is cleaned but not clear enough for snorkelling.

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Gloucestershire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Koh Yao Yai is a realatively small, undeveloped rural island with a few hotels, but don't let this put you off. The fact that it is quiet and still retains its rural charm is what makes it special. The island is mainly Muslim so there are no clubs or bars although you can find the odd restaurant / cafe that... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on koh yao yai island for 5 nights, at Santhiya Resort with my husband Island was quiet and Quaint in comparison to our previous stays on this vacation- Ao Nang and Bangkok. It was just what we were hoping for, and made us happy we chose this island to relax, and explore via scooters. Asked locals about nice beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short speedboat ride will bring you to the lovely island of Koh Yao Yai. Sandwhiched inbetween Krabi and Phuket, this somewhat quiet island is the perfect getaway for people looking to avoid the mainstream tourist routes. We stayed at the Santhiya (which I will report on in another review) so didn't venture out too much, but we did travel... More 

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Malia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had a short visit to this lovely island. There are some tourists but not many - a couple of little bars, cafes and restaurants but lovely local people with traditional housing and jungle surroundings. Great getaway if you wish to relax

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Thank krezie23
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

First time in Phuket and Thailand. Had we visited thailand before, we would have appreciated the solitude. KOH YAO YAI is backwards by western standards. The people are very nice, but no infrastructure. Nothing to see or do, unless you stay in a resort

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Thank Mvsequity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This island is isolated and not touristy, if you are looking for night life then stay away. 200 BHT per day for a motorcycle, no helmets needed, there is no police. Places are far between, not a taxi in sight, so rent a bike. Lovely Nature is everywhere and beautiful paradise beaches. It is a Muslim island so not a... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Koh Yao Yai island is the best choice for culture lovers, the island still untouched by tourism business. 100% of the local people are Muslim not too much bar & nightlife activities on islands but this is the right place for relaxing and learning daily lifestyle of local people. There are many speedboats & ferry boat running from Phuket to... More 

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