Discovering Koh Yao Noi
How to get there ?
Located just off the island of Phuket, the islands of the Than Bok Khorani archipelago are surrounded by the small island of Koh Yao Noi in the west, Phang Nga Bay in the north, and the Krabi region in the east.
Getting to Koh Yao Noi is easy:
The Bang Rong pier northeast of Phuket is very easy to find and any taxi or tuk tuk can take you there. You can also go by your own means, (motorcycle, car) very easy in fact.
At the "Roundabout of the Heroines", take the direction of Ao Po... then a few kilometers away, the Bang Rong pier is indicated.
Boat schedules (Go & Back)....
This year the colors of the schedule board is quite difficult to read, but I think you should be able to "guess".
The colours used are not optimal....
Boat schedules (2017-18 edition)
The Longtails Boats...
Recently, there has been no stop sign in Koh Yao Yai. The transfer is made directly to Koh Yao Noi, so at the beginning, ask around and take the right boat....
Above the type of longtail: about 40 people can take place on board.
From Bang Rong
The small pier at Bang Rong is not unusual
and would be more of the standard type typical of the area.
Two ways of transferring to Koh Yao Noi are possible:
the speed-boat or the longtail boat.
The crossing takes 45 minutes by Speed Boat (depending on the sea state), and 1 hour by Longtail Boat.
The Speed Boat: 200 bahts/person for one trip
The Longtail Boat: 120 bahts/person for one trip
Allow about 30 to 45 minutes of speedboat crossing!
Upon our arrival at the Koh Yao Noi pier, the locals peacefully attend the comings and goings of the boats and the landing of the few tourists
A professional contact on site
Some people like to go on an adventure without planning anything, who will live, will see...
Others, on the other hand, like to plan, organize, know where they will land...
Located a few hundred meters from the Koh Yao Noi pier, you will find a small local agency offering motorcycle rental by the day, room or bungalow reservations, organization of sea rides.
Simply contact this person either by phone or email to make your stay more pleasant.
This person is Thai and speaks very well English
The Agency located about 800 meters from the port
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When you arrive from Phuket (or Krabi) and arrive fresh, taxis are there to drop you off wherever you want.
If Miss Opal has not planned to pick you up at the pier, the taxis come to meet you and ask you where you are going.
Just tell them that you are going "to Opal" and the drivers will know where to take you. Since the agency is 800m away, the race will only cost you 20 baht.
Opal, as part of its activities, can offer you scooter rentals, bungalow reservations, excursions to the islands located a few minutes away, in the THAN BOK KHORANI NATIONAL PARK.