Ko Phayam’s beaches range from secluded slices of sand hidden between mangroves to wide expanses that stretch on for several kilometres. All beaches offer plenty of space and are free of hawkers, jetskis and other annoyances found on busier islands, though sandflies are common. Also keep an eye out for giant sea otters swimming ... Read more about The beaches of Ko Phayam .
Ko Phayam is perfectly positioned for day trips and live-aboard journeys to a raft of idyllic beaches and great snorkeling and diving sites dotted around Thai national park islands to the south and Burma’s islands up north. While much of the coral in this part of the world has suffered from bleaching caused by warming seas in recent years, you’ll still find plenty of vibrant marine life. ... Read more about Boat trips and diving on Ko Phayam .
As the island’s only temple, Wat Ko Phayam overlooks the east coast and includes one of the island’s signature features: a wihaan that appears to hover above the ocean like a giant white birthday cake. Accessed by a long cement pier marked by a Dharma wheel on the gate, this structure is like no other wihaan we’ve seen. It’s decorated with eight wooden doors in faded crimson, topped by ... Read more about Wat Ko Phayam .