This is the only place to stay in the 'town centre'.
You'll understand why we put quotes around 'town centre' when you see the 'town centre.' But that's what you gotta love about Ko Yao Noi. It ain't much, but you're definitely in Thailand. Same goes for Amina, a family-run place in a beautiful little garden setting just off the road. The original rooms have been upgraded with a freshly-painted, cheerful look, while new bungalows were under construction in March 2014. The pricier rooms are equipped with fridges and TVs. Amina's friendly owner also runs a shop out front and some restaurants including the popular J'Taime are nearby. Room rates include WiFi. With a choice of fan or air-con and private bathrooms with hot or cold water, Amina is a good pick for budget-minded travellers who don't mind having to hitch a ride to the beach.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes: Add 100 baht for hot water
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 700 baht, high season 800 baht. Notes: Add 100 baht for hot water
21/1 Moo 1, Ko Yao Noi Rd, Ko Yao Noi
T: (076) 597 278
(086) 013 9462
Room rates: Under 600B