Ko Yao Yai a panoramic shot of its beaches and local huts

Pristine Retreat, Ko Yao Yai

Larger than its sibling, Ko Yao Noi, Ko Yao Yai boasts expansive landscapes and elongated coastlines that seem to stretch infinitely. This island paradise, nestled in the Andaman Sea, is a bastion of unspoiled nature and authentic Thai culture. From its pristine beaches to its dense forests, Ko Yao Yai offers an immersive escape from the hustle and bustle.

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Ko Yao Yai a panoramic shot of its beaches and local huts

Getting Here

From Phuket or Krabi

Embark on a 20-30 minute speedboat journey or opt for a 45-minute ferry ride.

From Phuket

Boats usually depart from Bang Rong Pier, whereas from Krabi, they leave from Tha Len Pier. Once on Ko Yao Yai, you can rent a scooter or bicycle, the preferred modes of transport, to weave through the island’s wonders.

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Ko Yao Yai Streets of a local village
Ko Yao Yai Streets of a local village

Island Villages

Dive deep into local culture by walking the streets of quaint villages, witnessing the everyday life of the islanders.

Ko Yao Yai Forested area

Nature’s Respite

Explore the island’s natural sanctuaries, from waterfalls to wildlife reserves, where nature thrives undisturbed.

Water Adventures

Ko Yao Yai’s crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkeling and diving, offering a vibrant marine life tableau.

Best Time to Visit

From November to April, Ko Yao Yai is at its prime, with sun-drenched days and minimal rain. Although the monsoon months from May to October can be wetter, they also offer solitude and serenity for those looking to avoid the crowds.

Witness the grandeur of Ko Yao Yai from the skies!

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