Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Islands

[toc] Koh Yao Noi is a small island just 5 kilometres away by boat from the east coast of Phuket. Koh Yao actually consists of two distinct islands: the smallest and most populated is Koh Yao Noi (Noi stands for small), and the largest but mostly uninhabited is Koh Yao Yai (Yai stands for large). Koh Yao Noi is where most people spend long weekends in one of the many

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Similan Islands – What to Do in the Similans?

Similan Islands

What to Do in the Similans? [toc] The Similan Islands form a fabulous archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 120 km northwest of Phuket island. These small islands are so stunning; you don't even need to be an excellent photographer to come back with amazing photos. Most people go there on a day trip tour, but the best way to enjoy the Similan islands is to stay for two days.

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James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island

What's Good and What's Not [toc] James Bond Island, locally known as Khao Ping Kan, is located about 25 kilometres northeast of Phuket Island, in the bay of Phang Nga. This unusual limestone rock formation is one of the many places in Phang Nga people have on their Phuket must-see list. There are some positive and negative opinions about this iconic Island, and most are justified, but it is still

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9 Hornbills Tented Camp on Koh Yao Noi

9 Hornbills Tented Camp on Koh Yao Noi

Glamping on Koh Yao Island [toc] 9 Hornbills Tented Camps is a set of spacious luxury tents built high on the hillside on Koh Yao Noi, just above Six Sense Hideaway Yao Noi and part of Koyao Island Resort. Each tent stands on a vast piece of land, with a large and warm private pool and jaw-dropping views of Phang Nga Bay cliffs in the far. The tents include many

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Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

What to Do in Phi Phi Islands? [toc] Update 2022: Access to Maya Bay is now possible but limited to a few visitors per day. Check with your tour agent or hotel. In 2022, Phi Phi island is open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. The island looks quiet, and the majority of shops, restaurants and hotels are still closed. There are just a

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Racha Island near Phuket – Koh Racha Yai

Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island or Racha Island)

What to Do on Koh Racha Island? [toc] Racha Island or Koh Racha Yai (also called Raya Island) is a small idyllic island just 12 kilometres south of Phuket, popular for day trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is so small it can only accommodate a few resorts: The Racha, a real luxury hideaway, Racha Island Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort. Believe it or

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Koh Panyi Village in Phang Nga

Koh Panyi Village (Koh Panyee)

What is Koh Panyi Village? [toc] Koh Panyi (Koh Panyee) is a surprising village almost entirely built on stilts in Phang Nga Bay near the famous James Bond Island. Koh Panyi is a unique and exciting site to discover, but it can be hectic, especially at lunchtime because of the many seafood restaurants welcoming visitors. The trick is to get there early and be the only visitor in the village!

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Koh Khai Islands

Koh Khai Islands

Koh Khai Nai, Khai Nai Island and Koh Khai Nok [toc] Koh Khai is a group of famous tiny islands just 15 minutes speedboat ride from Phuket's east coast. There are three islands: Koh Khai Nai, Koh Khai Nui and Koh Khai Nok, but their names get a little confusing, especially once you know that 'Koh' means 'Island' in Thai. Two of them (Koh Khai Nai and Koh Khai Nok)

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Coral Island Phuket (Koh Hey)

Coral Island Phuket

What to Do on Coral Island? [toc] Coral Island, or Koh Hey, is one of the few beautiful islands you can reach within 15 minutes by speedboat from Rawai Beach in south Phuket. You can spend half a day or a day playing on the beach, snorkelling or even scuba diving, even during low season. It might seem strange to go from a tropical island to another tropical island, but

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10 Best Tours in Phuket – Phuket Day Trips

Things to Do in Phuket

What are Phuket best tours? What are the Best Tours in Phuket? There is a lot to explore in and around Phuket, and many places are easy to reach. Some other great places need a boat or a minibus ride and a bit of planning. We list here 10 of the most popular, day trip tours you should consider. Of course, we know there are a lot more, and we

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Rang Yai Island (Ko Rang Yai)

Rang Yai Island

A small paradise island near Phuket [toc] Rang Yai Island is an unexpected little paradise just 5 km away or a 20 min ride from the east coast of Phuket Island. It is not a secret beach since it is part of some tours packages, but most individual travellers often forget it even exists. We decided to revisit Rang Yai Island to see if it was as beautiful as in

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Phuket Diving – How good is diving in Phuket?

Diving in Phuket

How is scuba diving in Phuket? [toc] Curious about scuba diving in Phuket? Here we address mostly to those who haven't yet experienced this fantastic activity but have been somehow considering the idea of diving. There are only two kinds of people coming to Phuket: those who dive and those who haven't yet. And yes, you definitely should try! It's a lot easier than it seems and there are so

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Maiton Island (Koh Mai Thon)

Maiton Island

The unexpected beauty of Maiton Island [toc] Maiton island is an understated paradise with a long and exciting history. It’s a fantastic day out, only 15 minutes from Phuket by speedboat. The island is small but with a large and quiet beach and a green hill as a backdrop. Maiton is a private island with a small hotel and just a few bungalows that used to be the ultimate luxury

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Koh Sirey and Wat Koh Sirey near Phuket Town

Koh Sirey

An island within Phuket island [toc] Koh Sirey is an island, but you would never guess it from a map and many probably have never heard of it. Connected to Phuket town by a very short bridge, this small piece of land doesn't have any particular signs but this is where you will find the beautiful Westin Siray Bay Resort. What to do on Sirey Island Besides the temple and

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Six Senses Yao Noi on Koh Yao

Six Senses Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island near Phuket

Six Senses Yao Noi [toc] Six Senses Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is not your usual 'Phuket Resort’, it is a destination in itself. Specially designed for romantic couples in search of an escape from the stress of the big city, this is a perfect hideaway to spend a few days before moving to the fun of Phuket Island. Getting to Six Senses Set on a nearby remote island

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