Koh Yao Noi, Thailand
Ko Yao Noi (small long island) is located in Phang Nga Bay, near the island of Phuket, Thailand. It is one of islands of the Ko Yao archipelago in the Phang Nga province. There are seven villages on the island.
Ko Yao Noi is mountainous in the centre and has beaches to either side. The East side has beaches suitable for swimming and snorkeling and the West is a picturesque blend of rice flats and mangrove trees. The island is a sanctuary for at least 4 species of hornbills, very commonly seen around.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Sea kayaking
* Cave Paintings
* Sea-Gypsy Village
* Ao Phang Nga National Park
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Baht (THB)
Language - Thai
Population - 15,000 approx (Ko Yao District)
Land Area - 50 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +66
Port Location - The main pier on Ko Yao Noi is Manok pier.
Travel Links - Boats depart Phuket (two piers), Krabi (Tha Len) and Phang Nga for Ko Yao Noi.
Phuket is accessible by long-distance bus from Bangkok or one of the larger cities North of Phuket and by air-plane to Phuket International Airport.