Koh Yao Noi is a secluded island in the beautiful Phang Nga Bay. Located less than an hour away from both Phuket and Krabi, it’s amazing how untouched this island still is. My wife and I stayed at Paradise Koh Yao, and it was a real gem that we would happily return to. Here are some pictures from our stay in March.
Paradise Koh Yao with its private beach as viewed from a longtail boat.
Welcome to paradise.
View over Phang Nga Bay and Krabi on the horizon.
Sun loungers lined up on the beach.
Limestone cliffs by the end of the beach.
We booked the the Plunge Pool Deluxe Studio with sea view one night but made a huge mistake by coming a day late, and of course, the sea view rooms was now full booked. Brilliant! Otherwise, everything was the same; open-air sala with wooden deck and a plunge pool.
We also had our own swing. Yay!
Nice open shower.
The open-air sala as viewed from the open shower.
Bedroom with mosquito net and sliding doors.
The beach bar. I’ll have a mojito, thank you!
The infinity pool.
Dinner on the beach.
You can sit under a roof or open sky.
My wife prefers to sit in the shadow.
We woke up early the next morning to catch the sunrise at low tide — an idea I had for my drone video. Turned out to be really good! (last 42 sec.)
Such an incredible light in the morning. Love this shot of my wife sitting in the hammock looking out over Phang Nga Bay.
Cotton tree on the beach.
Lotus flowers fully opened in the morning. You’ll pass this small pond on the way to your room.
Oriental pied hornbill — coolest bird, and they live here on the resort.
When we were standing at Manoh Pier, waiting for our boat to bring us back to Phuket, we could see the beach at Koh Yao Yai that was featured in the movie Mechanic: Resurrection.
How to get there
Pick-up can be organized from the airport or any hotel in either Phuket or Krabi. We chose a cheaper way and took a longtail boat from Bang Rong Pier in Phuket for 120 baht per person, and then a songthaew from the pier at Koh Yao Noi to the resort for 400 baht per person. However, the organized transfer straight to the resort’s pier should be much more comfortable.