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Things to do in Ko Yao Yai

Our most recommended things to do in Ko Yao Yai

Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

1. Phuket: James Bond Island Luxury Sunset Cruise

Take in the highlights of Phang Nga Bay on this action-packed full-day cruise from Phuket, with hotel transfers included. Paddle around Hong islands on a kayak, marvel at the natural wonders of James Bond Island, take a swim at Yai Island, and tuck into a delicious lunch onboard. After a hotel pickup, set off for the pier at Ao Por Pier. Begin your Phang Nga Bay luxury cruise in style and comfort with a buffet lunch served on board. Admire the spectacular limestone scenery along the coast as you savor a wide array of international cuisine ranging from sushi to local dishes. Next, explore the sea caves by kayaking to Hong Island, where you can discover many lost worlds inside the caves. Admire the limestone walls covered in greenery and the open-sky cavern ceilings. After kayaking, spend some time relaxing, swimming, or lounging on a water hammock at Yai Island.  Then, arrive at Phing Kan Island, the centerpiece of Phang Nga National Park, to admire its amazing leaning vertical rocks. This island is also known as James Bond Island - and you may recognize it from the movie, 'The Man with the Golden Gun'.  Cruise back towards the marina as you enjoy a buffet dinner during a stunning panoramic sunset. Get amazing views of the evening sun setting over the water from the cruise ship - a truly unmissable experience. Arrive back a the Yacht Haven Marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Krabi: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

2. Krabi: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

Enjoy a hassle-free speed boat transfer from Ao Nang in Krabi to Koh Yao Yai, which takes 30 minutes. Check-in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure, then present your voucher to the crew to board the boat. Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is not included and you must meet at the pier 30 minutes before the speed boat scheduled departure time to check-in.

From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

3. From Phuket: Phi Phi Sunrise Small Group Tour & Lunch Buffet

Beat the crowds on a day trip departing in the early morning from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands. Visit Khai Nai Island, Maya Bay, and Monkey Beach. Have time to snorkel and enjoy lunch at an island resort. Begin your day trip with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Phuket to beat the tourist crowds around the Phi Phi Islands. Upon arrival at the marina, depart for the speedboat ride and marvel at the beautiful scenery around you. Reach Khai Nai Island and be the first to explore the tiny island with its shallow, turquoise waters and savor a light breakfast and seize the opportunity to take some amazing pictures. Visit Maya Bay and take pictures of the beach made famous by the 2000 movie, "The Beach," starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is currently closed for ecological restoration, but guests can still see the white sand beach and crystal clear blue water from the speedboat. Watch the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach as you listen to the guide's instructions. Then, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at an island resort in Phi Phi Don and sail to the last island of Bamboo. Take some time to swim and relax on the beach, before diving into the last activity with a snorkel trip on a nearby island, giving you another chance to explore the colorful submarine life. By afternoon, return to Royal Phuket Marina Pier and be transferred back to your hotel in Phuket.

Ko Yao: Premium James Bond Island Trip by Speedboat & Canoe

4. Ko Yao: Premium James Bond Island Trip by Speedboat & Canoe

Enjoy a premium join-in trip to James Bond Island by speedboat. Following a pickup from your hotel in Koh Yao Noi or Koh Yao Yai between 8:15 AM–8:30 AM, head out on the water to Panak Island. Explore inside the mangrove cave, and even walk inside at low tide. Visit Koh Hong of Phang Nga Bay and hop in a canoe to enter this natural wonder. Next, make your way to Ko Ping Gan and Ko Tapu, better known as James Bond Island after they were featured in the 007 movie, "The Man with the Golden Gun." Enjoy a moment to take a photo before continuing to the mountainous nature of Tham Lod. From there, move on to the village of Koh Panyee. Along the way, do some sightseeing around Ko Nom Sao, two small islands of similar appearance located close to each other. From certain angles, the silhouette of these islands looks like a pair of roughly identical woman's breasts. Upon arrival at Panyee Island Enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant Explore the village after lunch and meet friendly locals. See the floating football field and the only school in the floating village. End the day with relaxation. Around 3:30 PM, bring you back to the pier and to your hotel.

Ko Yao: Private Phi Phi and Bamboo Island Speedboat Tour

5. Ko Yao: Private Phi Phi and Bamboo Island Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a private trip to Phi Phi island and Bamboo Island with a speedboat charter service. Your trip is tailored to your own timetable to give you an ideal experience on each island. You'll be picked up at 8:00AM from Ko Yao region, before making your way to either the Chong Lard Pier or Manoh Pier. Enjoy the relaxing Bamboo Island's fantastic white sands, clear water, and reefs. You can relax and sunbathe there for a while, before making your way to Maya Bay. This was the famous bay which was used as a filming location for the movie "The Beach”, and you'll be able to sight-see and take a photos from outside.   You'll then explore Pileh Bay (Pi Leh Lagoon), which is another bay with incredible clear water. Take a break to enjoy some snorkeling and sightseeing, before visiting "Monkey Bay", which is a group monkeys who are already familiar with tourists. Remark: Maya and Lohsamah bay has been closed from the 1st of August to the 30th of September 2022.

Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

6. Discover Scuba Diving Racha Yai From Phuket

Have you always wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If so you do not necessarily have to pay for a course to have certification. Begin your diving adventure at your own pace. During the experience, you get an introduction and briefing on scuba diving and you are taught how to use the scuba diving equipment in shallow waters. Please note that this is not a scuba diving certification. Breathing underwater is a whole new experience - it takes a few minutes to get used to it. This is not a typical human behavior and it is completely normal to be a little hesitant to put your face in the water and inhale at the beginning. However, within a few moments, your body adapts and you will be taken over by the freedom of movement while discovering the amazing marine life!

From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

7. From Phuket: Phi Phi and Maya Bay Snorkeling by Speedboat

Travel by speedboat on a day trip to Phi Phi Leh, Phi Phi Done, and Khai Nai island. Dive into Maya Bay and explore the beaches of Khai Nai island. Eat a delicious lunch at a seaside restaurant. Enjoy a day exploring the Phi Phi and Khai Islands, departing from your hotel in Phuket in the morning. Your adventure begins with a 1-hour relaxing boat ride to the Phi Phi Islands. See the wild monkeys from aboard the boat at Monkey Beach, before beginning your first snorkeling trip of the day. Pass by Camel Rock or Nui Bay and marvel at all the beautiful scenery while you cruise by in the speedboat. Once you arrive at Phi Phi Leh, visit Maya Bay, made famous by the film "The Beach." Here you will have more time to snorkel and swim in the area.  At noon, enjoy a delicious lunch at a beach side restaurant at Phi Phi Done, before cruising to Khai Nai Island where you will get to explore the tiny island. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and snorkeling on and around the islands. This tour is one of the best ways to truly discover the beauty of the area, from its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and everything in between. Your island hopping adventure will end when you return to the marina, before boarding your transfer back to your hotel in Phuket.

Phuket: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

8. Phuket: Boat Transfer to Koh Yao

Enjoy a hassle-free speed boat transfer from Phuket (Bang Rong Pier) to Koh Yao Yai and vice versa. Check-in at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure, then present your voucher to the crew to board the boat. The journey times vary for the different destinations: - Phuket (Bang Rong Pier) - Koh Yao Yai (Klong Hia Pier): 30 minutes - Koh Yao Yai (Klong Hia Pier) - Phuket (Bang Rong Pier): 30 minutes Please note that hotel pickup and drop-off is not included and you must meet at the pier 30 minutes before the speed boat scheduled departure time to check-in.

From Phuket: Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

9. From Phuket: Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson

Enjoy a stand-up paddleboard lesson in Phuket! Select the board and paddle that suits you and then your instructor will give you an introduction to stand up paddling. After your lesson, you can to rent a SUP. This is a fun and exciting activity, ideal for getting in a good workout, while also exploring the beauty of the sea. Above the reef of Kata Beach, you can even spot various fish and coral! This excellent cardio workout focuses on your back and shoulder muscles and improves your stamina, endurance and natural balance. This is an ideal activity either to do alone or with your friends and family. You can even place a person in front of the light board and do the activity together to share fun memories together. After, you can also decide to rent a SUP with your friends to discover more of Phuket Island!  

Ko Yao Yai: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter

10. Ko Yao Yai: 4-Island Private Speedboat Charter

Your tour will begin with you boarding your private speedboat before heading to Pranang Beach, a secluded peninsula. Just a short walk away is Pranang Cave, commonly known as Princess Cave, the goddess of the ocean. Learn about its origin including the spirit house, and how local fishermen give offerings to the goddess. Afterwards, spend time sunbathing, swimming, exploring, or taking photos with your friends and family. You'll then hop back onto the speedboat and head to Tup Island. This is an exotic tropical island where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water and explore the beach on foot. When the tide is low, you can walk along the white sandy causeway joining the Koh Mor. Following that, head to Poda Island which is a stunning jewel of the Andaman Ocean with both lowland bamboo plantations and majestic rocky cliffs bordering the long beautiful beach. It will be there that a delicious Thai picnic lunch will be served on the beach. Your next stop is at the famous Chicken Island. This landmark has a unique limestone formation in the shape of a chicken's head jutting out into the sea. The island has many beautiful and vibrant coral reefs which are nice for snorkeling and swimming. At 3:00PM, hop back onto your speed boat and return to the pier where you will meet your transportation back to your accommodation. Remark: 1. Kayaking add-on is available at Phranang Bay, 1 Hours (1 kayak/ 2 people)

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What people are saying about Ko Yao Yai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 413 reviews

This was unbelievable. We were not expecting this at all. First off, let me talk about Maria. Maria’s energy was AWESOME. She lit up the whole boat. All of the staff made you feel extremely welcomed and it was very very clean. The activity’s were well planned and were so fun. 10/10 we will definitely be coming back again.

The most amazing island hopeing trip I ever hadEspecially thanks to the hosts Maria and Aimy as well as all the the crews for making the trip so entertaining, great service and joyful Bravo

Nice trip from the pick-up time to each end. Good food, good transportation, everything organized to each last detail.

Even excellent is an understatement! Impeccably planned and executed tour with superbly staff on board.

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