DIY or grab a guide
In the island’s interior you’ll find rubber and cashew nut plantations, rice fields, goat-herding farmers and grazing water buffaloes.
Along the east coast the single-lane road takes you along Yao Noi’s main beaches with spectacular views out across Phang Nga bay. Look for mud skippers and crabs in the mudflats of the stilted west-coast fishing village at Tha Tondo or enjoy a bird’s eye Phang Nga bay panorama from the viewpoint near Tha Khao pier.
Hire a guide to learn more about the local way of life and find lesser-known trails and beaches. For a guided tour on two wheels, Amazing Bike Tours, based in Phuket, offers one-day trips around Ko Yao Noi, which will lead you through the island’s villages and idyllic rural back roads.
Address: Amazing Bike Tours
T: (076) 396 028; (087) 263 2031;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º37'18.25" E, 8º7'50.19" N
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Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.