We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Koh Yao Yai

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: In the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland | 110 M. 5 T. Prunai a. Koh Yao, Phang Nga, Phuket 82160, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 84 184 5805
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Ao Nang to Phuket by Speedboat via Koh Yao Islands
More Info
and up
Koh Yao Yai to Phuket by Speedboat
More Info
and up
Phang Nga Bay Day Cruise from Khao Lak Including Buffet Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0
Nice island

Nice tropical isolated island which can enjoy natural beauty and warm sea water and white sand and wonderful beaches

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 59: English reviews
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loh Paret beach: Dirty and smelly septic water from village flows into creek and creek into Loh Paret beach-you swim in septic water!!!!!!!! Loh Paret beach-althought best beach in Koh Yao Yoi-very murky wather, nobody swimms here, lot of boats-cca 25-dangerous to swimm,everybody is doing daytrips,because of murky water,lot of garbage on the beach!!!!!!! Loh Paret beach- Jellyfish in the... More 

Thank ViktorVienna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Nice tropical isolated island which can enjoy natural beauty and warm sea water and white sand and wonderful beaches

Thank Alshaimaa1990
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great peaceful island not far from phuket but feels like a million miles away. reccomend for a relaxing stay

Thank Lola147
Hervey Bay, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed on Kao Yao Noi island for our honeymoon and found it exactly what we wanted. It was quiet, relaxing, great weather except for the odd downpour (end of wet season) and a total getaway. We enjoyed the great food, swimming & cocktails and our jacuzzi studio room. GM Barry and the team welcomed us and totally took care... More 

Thank scottn1972
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The island is quite, with not much happening around. So it is a a perfect getaway if you plan to relax at your resort. We stayed there for 2 days. 1st day i toured the island on rented bike (500 bhats for 2 days) - it was mainly use to go 7/11. 2nd day - I booked island hopping with... More 

3 Thank SEAsiaVagabond
Tehran, Iran
Level Contributor
239 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

There was not many interesting activities on this island, except for stunning sight seeing of course. You can wander around and take beautiful photos and swim. Despite another beaches, here is not over crowded with tourists.

1 Thank Atefehdanesh
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

There is really not much on Koh Yao Yai - however it was a perfect get away if you want peace and quiet. No bars. A handful of restaurants. Barely any traffic, so hiring a moped felt pretty safe. Several secluded beaches. Restaurants were a little pricey due to being few and far between - needed moped to get to... More 

2 Thank Kickingk18
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

i'm so happy that we stayed in Koh Yao Yai, it is such a lovely Island. We took a ferry from Railay Beach organised via a tourist agent and stayed in Koh Yao Yai Village resort which was a lovely base. The island felt less touristy and was a refereshing change from the othr places we had been to in... More 

7 Thank ginah60
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Koh Yao Yai is perfect if you want a quiet stay away from the tourists, in an area that is still very traditional. The people there are extremely kind and trustful.they will wave hello in the streets and always speak to you kindly. Some are still unused of seeing foreigners and you'll see particularly children staring at you in the... More 

10 Thank Lily R
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I like this place so much I promise I will back there again nice beach & nice person also they kindly ' helpful for us we drive motor bike around the island to looking forward to see the sunset at the pier its so nice there


Travellers who viewed Koh Yao Yai also viewed

Ko Yao Yai, Phang Nga Province
Ko Yao Yai, Phang Nga Province
Ko Yao Yai, Phang Nga Province
Ko Yao Yai, Phang Nga Province

Been to Koh Yao Yai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Koh Yao Yai and other visitors
22 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (22)

Questions? Get answers from Koh Yao Yai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?