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Where to get beer on Ko Yao Noi

  • daydreamfar-
    mer

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    I'm aware that Ko Ya Noi is a Muslim island and alcohol isn't readily available but does the 7-11 on Ko Yao Noi sell beer or do you have to go to a restaurant/bar or resort to grab a cold one? I'm not looking to party my brains out (otherwise I wouldn't be going to Ko Yao Noi), I'd just like to be able to grab a couple of beers to enjoy back at my shack.

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 6/5/2013 - 14:15

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  • tezza

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    I've visited twice and wasn't aware of problems getting a beer. I don't think the locals are hard-line on this issue - something that applies to quite a lot of other Andaman islands.
    For a start there is a good 7/11 in town and I'm sure the frig' had the usual array of cold stuff. Several other stores nearby and quite a few around the island.
    And most bungalow restaurants have beer - there is nothing to stop you carting one or more back to your bungalow. Has the advantage of being cold - most budget bungalows don't have a 'frig. Sure you may pay a bit extra than from a minimart but bungalow restaurant prices are usually a dead-set bargain to western tourists.
    If you are not fanatical abt beer you could always employ the tezza backup - a bottle of that wonderful Sang Som whisky carted across from Phuket. Actually it's rum, but who cares? Particularly 5 gulps in.

    #2 Posted: 6/5/2013 - 18:16

  • daydreamfar-
    mer

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    Thanks for the update Tezza. My guess was even though it's a Muslim island not everyone on the island is Muslim. I've got a collapsible travel cooler that with a little ice I can convert into a mini fridge. It's always nice to be able to grab a few brews and stow them away in my room. I'll steer clear of the Sang Som...that stuff scares me. Sand, sun, palm trees and surf cry beer.

    #3 Posted: 7/5/2013 - 08:13

  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
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    Those last 8 words aint wrong. Mind you, not too much surf on Yao Noi. Or anywhere else in Thailand dry season.

    Plenty of Thai Muslims like beer btw - they just aren't hard liners. Get an island with lotsa sea-gypsies you are laughing - they love beer. And from their point of view - if a bit's good, a lot's better.


    Hey, Sang Som may be scary, but the meggadose of preservatives in it aren't all bad. I'm 102 and I don't look a day over 98.

    #4 Posted: 7/5/2013 - 23:40

  • daydreamfar-
    mer

    Joined Travelfish
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    If I see a bunch of drunken sea-gypsies dancing around a 102 yr. old farang, face first on the beach I'll know it's you.

    Cheers.

    #5 Posted: 8/5/2013 - 14:00

  • 9preciousGe-
    ms

    Joined Travelfish
    13th January, 2011
    Posts: 82

    mmm beer

    #6 Posted: 8/5/2013 - 16:17

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