Destination: Koh Yao Yai
08.00 N 098.35 E
Largest island East of Phuket in the area. Koh Yao Yai has been spared excessive development, there are a few eco–style resorts but no mass tourism. Despite being situated close to Phuket one can easily find empty beaches with splendid views.
Virtually all of the west side can be used as an overnight anchorage in the NE season, likewise the entire East side is good in the SW season.
Other then several beautiful beaches Koh Yao Yai has no really outstanding points of beauty or interest but if you seek solitude you will find it here.
One can find some small restaurants and limited shopping at Ao Labu, the largest bay on the west side. At the south tip there is a bay into which a river flows. On a rising tide you can take the boat to the small village a mile or so upstream.