Koh Yao Yai, Thailand
Ko Yao Yai is the largest island in the Ko Yao Archipelago. The island group is situated in the Phang Nga Bay in the Phang Nga province of Thailand. Ko Yao Yai means Big Yao Island. The other main island of the group is Ko Yao Noi (Little Yao Island), located off Ko Yao Yai's northern side and separated from it by a narrow sound.
Koh Yao Yai constitutes one of the last bastions of untouched wilderness in the region. There are some paved roads, a lot of them pretty rough, and many more are simply made of dirt. There's plenty of room to roam and explore in this area, and almost anywhere you choose to stay will be in a peaceful setting surrounded by nature.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Sea kayaking
* Cave Paintings
* Ao Phang Nga National Park
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Baht (THB)
Language - Thai
Population - 2,650 approx
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 Yoi is Chonglad 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.