Destination: Koh Yao Noi

08.08 N 098.38 E

Smaller sister island to the north of the long island Koh Yao Yai.

A little bit, but only a little bit more developed. The island has several very pretty beaches and is definitely uncrowded. The waters surrounding it are usually not very clear, so not the best for snorkeling. It is more mountainous then it's larger sister. Especially near the North and the North East tip there are some spectacular rock formations.

Koh Yao Noi is quickly gaining a reputation as favoured destination for rock climbers and mountain bikers. Anchorages and creeks where one can beach a boat safely abound. The channel between Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi is easily and safely navigated for shallow draught boats. Along both the East and West coasts one finds here and there eco–style resorts for dining out. From the E side: fantastic views over the Koh Hong Krabi archipellago.

There is limited shopping in the main village, water and fuel are obtainable near the ferry pier (several daily small local ferryboats to Phuket).