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Island Hop - Koh Yao Noi

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Introduction

This tour is no longer recommended. Our newer beach and agoon kayaking tour is similar, but better as it includes the use of a kayak. A kayak lets you get up close to the lovely lagoons and improves a day out considerably, which is why we now recommend the beach and lagoon kayaking trip (you don't have to paddle yourself if you don't want to, your guide will be happy to paddle you around).

The itinerary starts with lunch on the beach at Koh Roi, after which we explore Koh Roi's lagoon. A small window though the rock gives access from the sea to the inside of the lagoon. Access is by kayak at high tide and on foot at low tide.

 

Inside the lagoon sheer walls rise over a hundred metres straight up, surrounding a water-born mangrove thicket. This secluded little world is only accessible via the window in the rock-face. It has not yet been discovered by the big Phuket tour companies, so is always deserted. This is a fairly new tour which we have so far, as of June 2009, run only 9 times - on none of these trips have we encountered a single soul inside the lagoon at Koh Roi.

 

 

 

After leaving Koh Roi we go to Hat Yao, which is as photogenic as its presence in a National Park suggests, and is ideally situated to offer the visitor a front-row view of the incomparably beautiful karst islands rearing sheer from the waters of Phang Nga Bay.
It is as much what Had Yao beach lacks, as what it has, that make it special: along with its 400 metres of white sand, 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.

Note that the itinerary will be varied, if kayakers are also taking the lagoon exploration trip, so that different sites are visited on the two tours.

 

Itinerary

11.30 am Longtail boat pick-up from Tackao Pier
12.30 pm Lunch on the beach at Koh Roi
13.30 pm Explore Koh Roi lagoon
14.00 pm Explore mangrove swamps
15.00 pm Boat to Had Yao Beach
16.15 pm Arrive Had Yao Beach
17.15 pm Leave Had Yao Beach
17.30 pm Arrive Tackao Pier

The above itinerary will often need to be rearranged to take account of tidal times - it will often be necessary to go to Had Yao before Koh Roi.

 

Prices

Number of Adults

Price per adult
2 THB 2,400
3 + THB 1,800

Note that the price assumes a private tour. You won't share your boat or guide with anybody else. Join-on trips are not yet available, as this is a new and so unspoiled destination. If you want to avoid the crowds, this is a great day-trip, as nobody else runs this trip, so you're guaranteed a peaceful, almost deserted atmosphere at all the spots in the itinarary.

Children under 13 years old - THB 1,300

Children under 4 years old - free

Minimum 2 adults

Included
  • Lunch
  • Fruit
  • Water
  • Kayak - maximum 3 guests per kayak
  • Experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Longtail boat to act as 'mother-ship' - maximum 6 guests per boat.
Excluded
  • Pickup. We have excluded pickup and dropoff as so many people hire a motorbike, and so can easily get to and from Tackao Pier themselves. Pickup and drop off costs a maximum of THB 150 per round-trip per person, except if the visitor is staying at Paradise resort. If you are staying at Paradise, please contact us.

Andaman Sky, Co., Ltd, 454/2 Moo 1, Ao Nang, Thailand

 

 

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