After reading the blog, and seeing the photo’s, of the girls of Meet You at the Bridge, we knew we wanted to go here. These islands are the creme de la creme when it comes to islands in our eyes and we wanted to see this with our own eyes. Unfortunately we were having ‘bad luck’ because we visited these islands in August and it’s still rain season then. Because of this the waters are more rough and not as blue and clear as during the dry season. And unfortunately we did have quite some rain. But still, we think these islands are really worth visiting, rain or no rain.
We first stayed in Koh Yao Noi. We arranged our trip to Koh Yao Noi in Koh Lanta, and got picked up from our hotel from where they brought us to the Nopparat Thara Ferry Pier near Ao Nang, from where the fast boat to Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai leaves. The speedboat costs 500 Bath p.p. one way and the bus from Koh Lanta to Krabi costed us 350 Ringgit p.p. We booked this at Matcha Tours but you can book it any agency on the island.
Arriving at Koh Yao Noi harbor we had to pay a whopping 400 bath per person for the taxi to bring us to our Resort which was only reachable by jeep because of the bad ‘road'. Thats the price of going to Paradise we guess. Other resorts on Koh Yao Noi are way easier and cheaper to reach.
From Koh Yao Noi to Koh Yao Yai, again we had to take the 400 Bath taxi which brought us back to the harbor. From there we took a longtailboat to Koh Yao Noi and after about 20 minutes it dropped us of at the Baan Chong Lat Pier. The longtailboat to Koh Yao Yai costed 200 Bath in total.
The taxi to Yao Yai Beach Resort would could us 600 Bath,but we decided to rent a motorbike right at the pier for 300 Bath a day. And we both hopped on the motorbike with 2 backpacks and 2 daypacks. It fitted perfect!
What's in a name? Paradise Resort is really paradise! This resort is located in Phang Nga Bay which is famous for its unique limestone formations and they offer a great view when lying on the beach. It's a secluded island hideaway where the gardens are green, the eye for detail is amazing, the beach is white, the water is blue, the food is fantastic and there are no words for the studio we stayed in. The bedroom is bright, has a lot of light and from our bed we had a great view overlooking the green. But the best feature in this studio, is the jacuzzi. While enjoying a relaxing bath, we openend the big wooden shutters and just loved the view! We even saw some hornbills flying by. They have a private beach which looks amazing and a pool overlooking the beach.
The Dutch owner is one of the pioniers who started a resort on the island, and during our stay he was renovating and building new bungalows. Even though it was still under construction, it looked really great. It is situated at the best beach of Yai Island. The rooms are spacious and have a tiny pool in front. Some even get a jacuzzi on the roof from which you will have an amazing view overlooking the water. The garden is green, the beach is white and the water blue. What else do you wish for. The food is great and they only use the best ingredients. It’s a perfect little hideaway, perfect to spent some days relaxing.
What should you do on two of the nicest islands in Thailand? What about enjoying the vibe, the excellent beaches, the blue water, go for some snorkeling, drive around on a motorbike and explore some secret beaches? Defenitely places worth visiting!