Koh Yao Noi is a picturesque island in Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay, an archipelago of 44 islands, famous for its beauty and distinctive landscape architecture and featured in several motion pictures including the James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” and “The Beach”.
In the famous Phang Nga Bay, the island is located between Phuket and Krabi allowing Koh Yao Noi to benefit from calm seas almost all year round.
There is easy access from both Phuket and Krabi province, being just 25 minutes by private speed boat from Ao Po Marina, Phuket.
With a population of 4,500, the island is an unspoiled paradise compared to its large neighbor, Phuket, with its massive resorts packed with tourists. Over the years, Koh Yao Noi has become a popular eco-tourist destination; the island won the “World Legacy Award” in 2002 for Destination Stewardship (Sponsored by Conservation National and National Geographic Traveler Magazine) as a reward for its many efforts to protect its natural and cultural heritage.
White sand beaches, turquoise waters, colorful coral reefs and lazy palm trees make Koh Yao Noi an absolutely exotic holiday destination.
If you enjoy sailing, diving, snorkeling and all sorts of marine activities, you are most likely to fall in love with the island and Phang Nga Bay.
Phang Nga and Krabi National Parks, which are just minutes away by boat, show some of the most amazing landscapes in Asia. They have such a variety of landscapes and so many virgin beaches it is not unusual to spend an entire day there without seeing anyone.