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  • Best places to stay on Ko Yao Yai

    Best places to stay on Ko Yao Yai

    Great mid-range picks

    Ko Yao Yai is the largest island in Phang Nga Bay yet it has just a handful of places to stay. If you’re seeking a tranquil escape then any hotel or guesthouse on Yao Yai will do just fine since ... Read more.

Chong Lad and the northeast

The northeast coastline of Ko Yao Yai from Hin Kong Bay to Chong Lad village offers fantastic views across Phang Nga Bay over to Ko Yao Noi and the islands beyond. The handful of resorts that line the beaches are firmly in the mid-range to luxury category.

Loh Poh Bay area

Loh Poh bay is found along the western edge of the skinny central part of Yao Yai. Its coastline is mostly muddy mangrove flats, accessible only by a few tracks leading off the main road, so there's no swimming or sunbathing to be had here. The views are great, however, with sunsets and the comings and goings of fishing boats to watch.

  • Janya Homestay

    Janya Homestay

    Clean and cheap

    Loh Poh, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (076) 373321;

    Found about one kilometre south of the Ao Mamuang school and Rimlay Restaurant, Janya is not really a homestay as far as we could gather, but it’s one of those sub-1,000 baht places to stay that ... Read the full review of Janya Homestay .

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Loh Paret area

With soft white sands and a depth ideal for swimming at any tide level, Loh Paret along Yao Yai's central west coast is a popular beach for both locals and visitors. Even so, its three kilometres of sand rarely seems crowded. At its north end is the Laem Yai headland and pier, a great spot for a stroll at sunset.

  • Yao Yai Resort

    Yao Yai Resort

    A sunset beach favourite

    80/8-12 Moo 7, Loh Paret, Prunai, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (081) 9684641;

    Yao Yai Resort was once the only thing going on the fine sands of Loh Paret beach, but it now has the ultra-luxury Santhiya resort hugging up alongside it, while Blue Bay Resort, a rather overpriced ... Read the full review of Yao Yai Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Heimat Gardens Hotel

    Heimat Gardens Hotel

    Modern and spotless

    89/3 Moo 7, Tambon Prunai, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (085) 794 7428;

    Heimat Gardens is a nine-room hotel found within a five-minute walk inland from Loh Paret beach. The two-level concrete building set back from the road doesn’t have a lot of character but it’s ... Read the full review of Heimat Gardens Hotel.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker

Loh Jark area

As the launching point for Phuket ferries and boats to nearby islands, Loh Jark beach has more hustle and bustle than any other Yao Yai beach, though it's far from hectic. The pier cuts through the middle of it, yet Loh Jark's sparkling white sands and sunset views make it one of Yao Yai's most picturesque lengths of sand.

  • The Heaven Resort

    The Heaven Resort

    Stay for the sunset views

    9/1 Moo 3, Tambon Prunai, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (076) 582484;

    This collection of 16 concrete bungalows, found just back from a strip of white sand at the south end of Loh Jark beach, has one of the most scenic settings we found on Ko Yao Yai. At high tide the ... Read the full review of The Heaven Resort.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • The White House Resort

    The White House Resort

    Presidential, it's not

    65/2 Moo 3, Loh Jark, Prunai, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (093) 7451855;

    Formerly the cheapie Yao Yai Beach Bungalow, prices have certainly moved up in its new incarnation as The White House … but not so much the quality. Five private-bathroom bungalows, some with fans, ... Read the full review of The White House Resort.

    2.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Halavee Resort

    Halavee Resort

    Attracts a steady clientele

    2/9 Moo3, Prunai Rd, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (081) 607 3648;

    On Prunai Road, about 10 minutes by foot away from Loh Jark pier, this place is set up on a hill and there's an aging sala on the summit from which there are panoramic views. The plain wooden ... Read the full review of Halavee Resort.

    2.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Garden View Resort

    Garden View Resort

    Looks like it has been hit by an asteroid

    88/2 Moo 2, Prunai Rd, Ko Yao Yai
    T: (081) 535 1212 ;

    There's charmingly dilapidated, and then there's just plain dilapidated. It was hard to believe that this place was actually still in operation. The front porch of the 'restaurant' (that is, the ... Read the full review of Garden View Resort.

    2 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Bole Bay area

Along the west coast south of Loh Jark are mangroves and a string of sandy beaches, mostly deserted aside from the small beach taken up by the Glow Elixir resort. The road is only levelled-off dirt in places, but most will be able to manage on a motorbike.

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