Restaurants and Bars
For Thai seafood, the Laem Sai Seafood restaurant, located at the southern end of the island, is the best choice.
For super-friendly hospitality and haute cuisine at affordable prices, the French restaurant Je T'Aime, located on the roundabout in the island's main market town, is a real treat - the French fries come with a slightly caramelised white wine sauce that will satisfy even the fussiest of epicures. Click here for instructions on how to get there and how to claim a free glass of pastis per person.
For Italian bonhomie and joie de vivre (whoops those are French words) the place to go is La Luna, run by the irrepressible Romano, whose gregarious nature make this a great fun place to hang out. Romano's place, La Luna, is about 5km south of Tackao pier. Click here for instructions on how to get there and how to claim a free Sambuca per person. This website editor, Simon Ramsden, writes : "This is one of my 2 favourite beach bars in Thailand, the other being the "Why Not" on Koh Lanta".
For a party atmosphere, it's best to drop in to La Luna and check up with Romano what's happening that night. Often this entails a trip to the Para bar, which is the island's best late-night hot-spot.
The following packages include a visit to Koh Yao Noi. Click on a package for more information:
Here are 4 exceptional images of this lovely island, courtesy of Dora Aurig, the super-friendly proprietress of the excellent Je T'Aime restaurant. Click on any image for a closer look.
Getting There & Away
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Koh Yao Noi to/from Ao Nang
A daily speedboat service runs from Ao Nang at 11am for 500B. Contact us to book. This service will take you to Manoh pier on Koh Yao Noi.
There is also a ferry service that runs daily from a pier close to Ao Nang called Ao Thalane to Tackao pier on Koh Yao Noi, which takes about 80 minutes. A taxi from Ao Nang to Ao Thalane will cost 600B. There is a Song-thaew service from Krabi town for THB 60 but you will have to go into Krabi town first, a journey of up to an hour, then back to Ao Thalane, a journey of 40 minutes, thus completing two sides of a triangle. Ferries depart from Ao Thalane to Koh Yao Noi’s Thakao Pier at 10, 11am and 1pm and cost 120-150B.
From Koh Yao Noi to Ao Nang is the same process in reverse, with ferries leaving Koh Yao Noi at 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30am, and costing 120 - 150B.
Note: In the low season (May-November) only the service from Ao Thalane runs. The speedboat service does not run.
Koh Yao Noi to/from Krabi Town
To get from Koh Yao Noi to Krabi, catch the ferry from Tackao pier on Koh Yao Noi to Ao Thalane on the mainland, which takes about 80 minutes. These ferries run at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 and cost THB 120 - 150. At Ao Thalane a songtheow local-style bus meets every ferry - a ride into Krabi Town costs THB 60 and takes about 40 minutes.
From Krabi Town to Koh Yao Noi, take a songtheow local bus from the bus station to Ao Thalane pier. Alternatively, catch a taxi for about THB 500. Then jump on one of the ferries that run from Ao Thalane to Tackao pier on koh Yao Noi, which cost THB 120 - 150 and leave at 10am, 11am and 1pm and cost about THB 120 - 150.
Koh Yao Noi to Phuket
The ferries run from Manoh pier on Koh Yao Noi to Phuket. There are about 6 ferries a day in high season and about 3 a day in low season, but the times they run at change quite frequently. Some of these ferries are speedboats, others are large longtails, the speedboats take 30 minutes, the longtails about 80 minutes. If you'd like to know the latest on the ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Phuket, contact us. You can assume that if you get to Manoh pier just before 9am, you will arive at Bang Rong pier on Phuket by midday at the latest.
From Phuket to Koh Yao Noi, you need to get to Bang Rong pier on Phuket. The journey times are as above, and the schedule is as variable. The last boat usually leaves at 4pm.
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