Koh Yao covers an area of 137.6 sq.m. consisting of 2 main islands, Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai, and several surrounding islets. Most of the beaches of Koh Yao Noi are located in the west. If you come from Manoh Port, pass the District Administrative Office for around 7 kilometers, you will find Haad Pa Sai, which is a 400-meter-long beach, From here you can watch the scenery of Koh Pak Bia, Koh Hong and sunrise very well. To the north of Haad Pa Sai is Haad Klong Chak and Haad Tha Khao, the two partly stony beaches where is another wonderful beach called Ao Kian located in the north of the island, The curved beach is around 50 meters long, with clear blue water very nice for swimming, There is a very large pipal (Ficus Religiosa) and two caves to visit around this beach. However, please note that Ao Kian is accessible by boat only.
Here tourists could still see the simple lifestyles of Koh Yao Noi islanders, like rice farming or fishing. The south is the center of sea animal farming, so you can fetch some fresh snapper or lobster for dinner here, whereas the western road in the evening will become a healthy road where local people come to jog and play sports.
Also, from Koh Yao Noi you can get to the islands surrounded very conveniently. Most tourists, after thoroughly explored the island, will continue to Koh Lao Bi Le or Koh Hong, which is the location of a ranger unit of Than Bokkoranee National Park. For those who want to see wonderful sandy beaches and coral reefs, do not miss visiting Koh Lao Hundu and Koh Pak Bia.
Koh Yao dekker et areal på 137,6 kvadratmeter og består av to hovedøyer, Koh Yao Noi og Koh Yao Yai, og flere omliggende øye