By joint bus and ferry service the journey from Khao Lak to Koh Yao Noi is scheduled to take 3 hours 40 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Khao Lak to Koh Yao Noi
- Click on the Khao Lak – Koh Yao Noi link below for more information and to buy tickets.
Khao Lak Bus Stop
Joint bus and ferry services from Khao Lak to Koh Yao Noi commence with a hotel pick up.
Koh Yao Noi Ferry Pier
Joint bus and ferry services from Khao Lak to Koh Yao Noi terminate at Laem Sai Pier.
About Travel to Koh Yao Noi
Koh Yao Noi is the smaller of two fairly large islands located in Phang Nga Bay, roughly halfway between Phuket and Krabi. Despite being quite close to Phuket, Koh Yao Noi is a much quieter and more laid back destination which is far from being overdeveloped. For some visitors Koh Yao Noi is the perfect holiday destination with just the right balance of amenities, local culture and nature for a great beach holiday.
Koh Yao Noi is 11 km long by 7 km at its widest point. It takes less than 2 hours to negotiate your way around the island’s coastal ring road on a small motorbike. Koh Yao Noi has three main tourist areas, Thao Khao, Klong Jark and Pasai Beach. Klong Jark is the location of the island’s two most expensive resorts, the Six Senses Yao Noi and Cape Kudu Hotel. Koh Yao Noi also has 13 small villages where as well as working in the tourism industry local people still make a living from fishing, agriculture and local crafts.
The most popular activity for visitors to Koh Yao Noi, after spending time on the beach, is taking boat tours around Phang Nga Bay. Koh Yao Noi is a lot closer to the main attractions in the 400 square kilometre Phan Nga Bay than Phuket and a better base from which explore the many fascinating small islands. There are lots of different boat tours you can take, however, most first time visitors choose to go the three most popular attractions in the bay which are Koh Hong, which is an island with sea cave and a lagoon, Koh Panyee, which is home to community of Moken (sea gyspsy) people, and James Bond Island, so called because it featured in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun.
Koh Yao Noi offers a number of other activities for visitors including diving, snorkelling, Muay Thai and yoga. You can also go on tours to see the island’s wildlife. The most distinctive feature of the island’s flora and fauna is its healthy population of majestic hornbills, easily distinguishable by the prominent horn like growth above a large beak.