Koh Yao Noi and the wider Phang Nga Bay is famous for its stunning limestone cliffs and stunning natural beauty. With this wonderland at the doorstep of the resort, you could spend weeks exploring and still miss some of its best kept secrets. Our group of local experts will guide into the beautiful world of Phang Nga Bay with its hidden lagoons (hongs) and secret beaches and find the perfect activity onsite and nearby for you during your visit to Koh Yao Noi.
Visit the most beautiful islands around Koh Yao Noi & Krabi during this unforgettable day trip on a long-tail boat, or the resort’s own catamaran. Enjoy a day of sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling in wonderful Phang Nga bay with its impressive limestone rocks & hongs (“hong” means room in Thai & describes the internal lagoons).
Departing from Paradise Koh Yao’s pier, the trip starts with the ’hong’ inside Koh Hong, which is surrounded by limestone cliffs & affords you the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish. A picnic lunch is served at ‘Paradise beach’, on a small, idyllic, hidden bay of Lading island. The final stop is the beautiful island Koh Phak Bia with its white sandy cape.
PHANG NGA BAY KAYAK TRIP
If you love adventure out in nature this is the right excursion for you. Take a trip through the beautiful Phang Nga Bay and explore all its natural wonders by kayak. You will be guided through the many sea caves that the bay has to offer, past spectacular rock formations, and on to explore quiet hidden lagoons where you often spot monkeys and other wildlife. Along the way we stop at one of the amazing beaches to relax, swim, and enjoy lunch.
Before or after you have seen the caves and lagoons, depending on tides, you will also be taken sightseeing by long-tail boat around the world-famous James Bond Island.
TALEN BAY (THA LANE) KAYAK TRIP
Take a short trip across the bay to Krabi by long-tail boat, where you will be dropped off with your guide to explore sights and sounds of Talen Bay and the magnificent limestone cliffs the area has to offer. You will be guided through the ever-changing mangrove forest where you are sure to encounter local monkeys and birdlife, up-close and personal. Stopping for lunch along the way, is always interesting with all the hungry monkeys keeping a close eye on you.
After lunch we will continue through the cliffs and mangroves, until you meet up with the long-tail boat and head off to one of Phang Nga’s beautiful islands for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, turquoise water, before heading back to the resort
There is a Dive Base on Koh Yao Noi with professional dive masters that have more than twenty years diving experience around Phang Nga Bay. Paradise KohYao staff will be happy to arrange a day trip for you to see the incredible underwater world of Phang Nga Bay. The dive boat will pick you up at the resort pier and return you at the end of the day after your diving. Highly recommended! For those who want to see what lies under world famous Phang Nga Bay. Whether you are just starting or a dive master, our local dive masters can help you find the right dive or course for you.
Please note: Best conditions to dive are during November through to March as visibility drops during the rainy season.
Arrange an unforgettable night-fishing trip (or day trip) with the local fishermen on their longtail boat with our staff. Everyone is always amazed at what the locals can catch using only a handline (with one wrap of the line around a big toe). Watch how they catch fish, crab, prawns and squid, and try your hand at it, yourself. Our chefs are also happy to cook your catch of the day if you wish to eat it. The locals of Koh Yao Noi have an uncanny ability to find where the fish are biting.
We are honor to be a part of Koh Yao’s small community and love to share what makes the island great. Join us on the guide tour of the island. Exploring the best spots on the island, such as the rice field café, floating lobster farm, and Laem Had Beach, and get to know a little more what life is like on the Little Long Island in Phang Nga Bay.
Eco Bike Tours
Similar to the village tour the Eco Bike Tour explores our local island community on a more intimate level through the backroads and trails on the island. Bike through some iconic backdrops such as lush tropical jungle trails, rice fields and rubber tree plantations.
Our little corning of Koh Yao Noi is surrounded by protected national park. One of the significant highlights is the Grand Father Tree that sits at the far north of the island. A short trek through the lush tropical jungle but a stunning sight to see an ancient tree over 100 years old towering through the jungle canopy. It would take more than a dozen people linked hand by hand to circle this colossal tree’s base.