Hidden Paradise of Ko Yao Yai 3 Days
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Last updated: 02/19/2009
Weâve found a beautiful, almost abandoned beach with palm trees and golden sands. Don't expect any villages or restaurants - this island really is practically deserted!
Arrival on Ko Yao Yai
Today you'll be collected from Phuket or Krabi and taken to the pier for the ferry crossing. Watch the locals cramming the tiny vessels with rice, pots, pans, and sometimes even goats. You'll pay less than Â£1 for the ferry crossing, handing the fare directly to the boatman. An hour and a half later, you'll arrive at Ko Yao Yai - an idyllic island that lies in Phang Nga Bay. On the way, you'll pass the sheer limestone rockfaces for which the bay is famous, and watch seabirds soaring lazily in the cloudless sky. You'll be met at the pier on Yao Yai Island by your friendly hosts. From here, it's only a 30min drive to the beach where you'll stay for the next two nights. In your small and personal resort, the bungalows are made of palm wood, and equipped with fans, toilets and showers. There are no shops and no restaurants- you really are marooned on a desert island. Take enough cash and a credit card with you, as there's no cash dispenser or change available here. You will eat in the fantastic open-air restaurant, and there's bound to be fresh fish on the menu. The welcoming owner usually stops by for a chat and a drink or two with the guests. Spend he rest of your day enjoying the tranquility of the island. If you feel like doing something active, you can hire some snorkelling gear or book a massage. You can also hire mopeds and Jeeps to explore the island - just ask at reception. Ko Yao Yai is quite large, and you'll drive through cashew orchards, rubber trees, and paddy fields.
The sunset views from the beach by your hotel are indescribably beautiful. Grab a cocktail and stretch out in a hammock to watch the burning, orange sun sink into the shimmering ocean. Life really doesn't get much better than this.
Ko Yao Yai - Longtail Boat Tour
Today is a fantastically relaxing day. Munch breakfast to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore and feel the sun on your skin. Around 9.00am, you will set off in a longtail boat for Ko Hong, an island with two white 'bounty' beaches and a breathtakingly beautiful lagoon. The lagoon is a lake formed by the collapse of a huge cave in the middle of the island (Ko Hong means 'room island'). It is surrounded by sheer limestone walls dotted with caves, and inhabited by creatures like bats and swallows. If you want, take a dip into the deep turquoise water.
In the afternoon you'll visit another beach where the water is so clear that you can see every marking on the tropical fish from the boat. You can snorkel amongst the shoals of rainbow-bright fish. You'll get back to Ko Yao Yai at around 3pm, giving you a few hours to soak up the sun before it begins to set.
Ko Yao Yai - Departure
Today, you'll have an early start. At 6am, you'll set off to the pier and take the local boat out eastwards towards Krabi. It leaves at around 7:30am. You will need to pay your own fare for the ferry trip (again, this is less than Â£1). The early morning trip across the misty bay is completely unforgettable - the atmosphere really is unlike anything else. There is also a speedy, modern boat from Ko Yao Yai to Phuket. You can travel back to Phuket via Ko Phi Phi, so you can make a round trip of the whole of stunning Phang Nga Bay.
- Inclusions -
- Transfers on Ko Yao Yai. Accommodation with breakfast. Longtail boat excursion with snorkelling.
- Exclusions -
- International flights to Thailand.
- Extras -
- Closed during September and October.
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