Koh Yao Noi Information


Koh Yao Noi has around 5,000 inhabitants and is around 4 x 12 km in size. Koh Yao Noi Island is one of the largest in an archipelago of 44 islands.
Koh Yao Noi the locals speak a dialect "Thai southern languages" but they also speak “Bangkok Thai”, The main sources of income on the island are from rubber, sea food, rice, palm oil and coconuts.Sea farms, holding bays for live fish and lobsters, are also popular and a common sight around the island. Tourism here has not been developed as it is in Phuket or Krabi therefore – if you take the time to look – you can experience the island as it was centuries ago, observing local people going about their daily business.


The Koh Yao Noi Island remains a very natural, quiet and easy place to live: Koh Yao Noi and its surroundings gathers in a short distance some of the most interesting things to be discovered in South Thailand, in one of the most beautiful locations.
The Koh Yao Noi Island sits at latitude eight degrees north and enjoys a tropical climate characterized by year round high temperatures and fairly little rainfall due to its position.During the months of May-July and again in September-October Monsoon winds refresh the island with evening gusts that see the palm trees swaying and the odd downpour is possible. Best advice, however, is to arm yourself with sun tan lotion as the weather is mostly good.

Fisherman Village

Things to Do in Koh Yao

  • Beaches and Sunbathing
    Unlike Phuket or Krabi, which are full of attractions, Koh Yao’s biggest selling point is its lack of things to do. All of the island’s three main beaches, as well as the smaller beaches close to many resorts, are perfect for sunbathing, relaxing with a good book and just enjoying life.
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking at north of koh yao, with an exceptionally beautiful sea arch, stalactite encrusted overhang, Big Tree, Koh Kudo,Fisher man Cave.
  • Snorkelling
    Koh Yao’s clear water and relaxed seas make it a great place for snorkelling off the beach, especially when the tide is out. For an even better snorkelling experience, charter a longtail boat to Koh Pak Bia, which has some of the best coral in the area.
  • Motorbiking
    Koh Yao Noi’s quiet roads — there’s only one road around the island, which loops around the island close to the resorts and restaurants — making the island a great place to explore on a motorbike. Rental bikes are available from most resorts and for 200 to 300 baht per day.
  • Mountain Biking
    Relatively flat, at least when compared to other Thai islands, Koh Yao Noi’s easy terrain is great for cyclists. Mountain bikes are available for rent from many resorts. If you’re planning to explore the island on a bicycle, make sure you wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water.