This island familiarisation tour, where you are provided with a taxi and an English-speaking guide, is a good way to get to know the island, so many visitors choose to take this tour shortly after arrival.
This tour is a tuk-tuk ride to a market, followed by one of Koh Yao Noi's best beaches, then dinner at a sunset seafood restaurant.
The beaches are usually deserted, even in the high season, so it's necessary to take along everything you need with you. We stop at the market en route to the beach so you can buy fruit, lunch, drinks and ice.
After the market, the next stop is Had Yao or Buddha beach. The land adjoining the beautiful and shady Budda beach is the property of a Buddhist foundation from Bangkok, who use it as a meditation base. Visitors are requested, please, to not sunbathe topless - the monks find this distracting, and completely incondusive to insightful and harmonious meditation !
If Buddha beach is closed then the beach stop is Had Yao beach instead. It is as much what Had Yao beach lacks, as what it has, that make it special: along with its white sand accessed via a picturesque jungle trail, its perfect swimming water and its shady trees, Had Yao Beach also benefits from the absence of any rubbish, buildings, hawkers, and often any other people at all.
The 'taxi' rides along the sun-dappled little lanes to the beaches are, for many visitors, as much fun as the beaches themselves.
Taxi pick-up from hotel
Arrive market, shop for fruit, lunch and beach essentials
Arrive Hat Yao or Buddha Beach
Leave Hat Yao or Buddha Beach
Arrive at Good View restaurant and enjoy a sunset dinner.
Drop-off at hotel
Flat Fee (Private Taxi)
Plus fee per Adult
Plus fer Child (3 to 12 years inclusive)
Pickup at/to Paradise Resort add THB 800 to the total trip cost
Children under 4 years old - free
Minimum charge THB 2,600.
Taxi will wait at both beaches and/or at restaurant
Taxi driver will assist in buying lunch and/or ordering dinner
Lunch or dinner - visitors can choose their own fruit, Thai food or sandwiches from the market - this is part of the experience.
Pickup from Paradise Resort.
Andaman Sky, Co., Ltd, 454/2 Moo 1, Ao Nang, Thailand
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