Get breakfast at the hotel and spend the day at the resort or try some of the suggested activities.
Suggested Activity: Koh Yao Noi Tour by Tuk-Tuk
Join this island tour to learn about Thailand’s traditions in a nonintrusive manner. Embrace local culture by touring Koh Yao Noi via tuk-tuk. Observe fish traps, visit coconut farms and rubber tree plantations and witness a unique way of life. Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Suggested Activity: Nature’s Bike Trail of Pure Serenity
This guided bike voyage goes through main roads and paths less travelled in the island. Enjoy a scenic and tranquil tour of the island’s well-kept secrets. Cruise along secluded sideroads adorned with arching rubber trees, grazing water buffalo and stunning vistas of the sea. Also, observe local plantation workers harvesting rubber the traditional way, by hand. Upon getting closer to the beach, observe islanders tinkering with the long-tail boat. The long-tail boat is inextricably linked to island locals and their humble, noncommercial way of life.
At low tide, the journey continues to a small island only 1,640 feet (500 meters) from the Yao Noi coast. That means if the tide is right, there is a chance to cycle to the next island. Trek through the sand and observe wild oysters on the rocks—this unique paradise is only 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the resort. Following an invigorating 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) ride, continue to the renowned Haad Yao Beach. This well-shaded and secluded beach is only accessible by bicycle or foot. It is highly recommended to go with a guide as they can show this side of the island. Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Suggested Activity: Batik Painting
Batik painting is a cherished craft throughout Southeast Asia. Here in Koh Yao Noi, islanders use batik creations to brighten sarongs, shirts and blouses as well as adorn their homes with unique but simple decor. Local batik works illustrate the beauty and allure of the lovely island. Designs showcase limestone karsts, coconut shells, pristine beaches, fruitful palm trees, vibrant flora and fauna, storied fishing boats and the island’s abundant marine ecosystems. Try batik painting and create something unique and beautiful with a brush. The finished product can be sent home to serve as a reminder of this remarkable experience. Duration: 2 hours, artwork requires 24 hours of drying time to set before packing.
Overnight on Koh Yao Noi
Meals Included: Breakfast (B)