Ko Yao Noi

Where to stay: Ko Yao Noi

A favourite of families with a good mix of accommodation, Pasai Beach stretches to meet the upscale Lom Lae Beach at the island's southeastern tip. Head up the east coast to the lovely Klong Jark beach, which hosts a couple of high-end resorts along with some flashpacker options. Backpackers will be better served on Tha Khao Beach over on the southwest coast. Closer to the fishing boats, Nawik and Laem Sai offer more of a local air.

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We have 19 places to stay in and around Ko Yao Noi.

Introduction

With plenty of options to choose from, picking the best place for you can be a challenge.

Best places to stay on Ko Yao Noi
Best places to stay on Ko Yao Noi

The best of the bunch

Lom Lae beach

It’s officially part of Pasai beach but this section of the beach at the southeastern tip of Yao Noi is often called Lom Lae after the resort that sits on it. Lom Lae Beach Resort shares this idyllic stretch of sands with the upmarket Koyao Bay Pavilions, the only developments to be found here. Swimming is possible only at high tide and the sunrise views are superb.

Koyao Bay Pavilions
Koyao Bay Pavilions

A unique luxury experience

From US$138 with Agoda

Lom’Lae Beach Resort
Lom’Lae Beach Resort

Beachfront bliss at a price

From 0 baht Walk-in

Pasai beach

Found along the southeast coast of the island, Pasai is Yao Noi’s most developed beach, but it’s by no means busy. You’ll find just a scattering of restaurants, bungalows and shops along the road and tucked away in the hills above, and plenty of space on the beach to lay a towel.

Pasai Cottage
Pasai Cottage

Cheap and colourful

From 500 baht Walk-in

Pasai Beach Lodge
Pasai Beach Lodge

Family friendly but a touch overpriced

From US$24 with Agoda

Klong Jark beach

A pretty 1.5 kilometre stretch of white sands along the east coast, Klong Jark is home to some of Yao Noi’s most luxurious resorts including Six Senses, which is tucked away on a headland just beyond its northern tip. Its sands are still completely non-exclusive, however, and it won’t cost a single baht to sit in the shade and wade in the water here. Also called Long beach, it looks muddy and rocky at low tide, when it’s not possible to swim. Not to be confused with Klong Jark on Ko Lanta.

Tha Khao beach

The sands here may not be the finest but the views are divine. The tall island karsts of Phang Nga Bay can be seen in the distance and just offshore sits Ko Nui, a little tuft of jungle rising out from the sea that can be reached by walking along a white-sand spit at low tide. Tha Khao village and the pier where ferries to Krabi launch sit at its north end. This quiet beach is attracting some development, with a sprinkling of low-key bungalows near the water and up in the hills, plus a few beachfront restaurants. Swimming is possible only at high tide.

Baan Tha Khao Bungalow
Baan Tha Khao Bungalow

Classic Thai beach bungalows

From 600 baht Walk-in

Hill House
Hill House

Flashpacker budget, five-star view

From 900 baht Walk-in

Nawik village

This is Ko Yao Noi’s largest village, set on the southwest side of the island not far from Manoh pier, the main departure point for Phuket ferries. Though not terribly scenic, it’s a good place to stay if you’re in need of cost savings and convenience, with a number of eating spots, the island’s sole hospital and bank, a fresh market and a 7-Eleven within easy walking distance.

Bungalow Amina
Bungalow Amina

A friendly family-run option

From 400 baht Walk-in

Laem Sai

The west side of the headland jutting out from the southern tip of Yao Noi has little in the way of beach but the fishing village ambience and views to Ko Yao Yai are lovely. At the south end sits Lamsai pier, where you could hire a longtail boat to scoot over to Yao Yai.

Lam Sai Village Hotel
Lam Sai Village Hotel

Pretty spot with a Muay Thai scene

From 800 baht Walk-in