The villa is nestled hillside in the jungle treetops with stunning sea views over the Phang Nga Bay national park and just a very short walk to the nearest beach. Koh Yao Noi is one of Thailand's last remaining 'unspoiled' islands, although it is very close to Phuket and Krabi it is relatively undiscovered by regular Thai tourist standards and often described as a hidden gem! The island is small and quiet and easy to explore via our complimentary taxi service, motorbike or bicycle. We serve food in the villa for convenience but there are also an abundance of restaurants and cafe's available on the island, some within walking distance and others a short ride away from traditional street food options to high end resort restaurants. The island is located in the Phang Nga National Park and makes for the perfect base to explore the stunning surroundings on one of the famous longtail boat excursions.
Getting there is not difficult at all. On top of the public taxi and public boats available to reach Koh Yao Noi, we are happy to organize a private transfer for you as detailed here below.
An air-conditioned VIP van will take you from Phuket International Airport ( HKT) to Bang Rong Pier in 20-25 minutes (or from any hotel in Phuket). Our dedicated long-tail boat will take you to Koh Yao Noi in about 45 minutes. During the boat transfer you will be able either to take a nap on the boat or to enjoy the Sun and the views of the nearby islands. Our villa Tuk-tuk will then welcome you at the pier and take you to Villa Lydia within 10 minutes.
An air-conditioned VIP van will take you from Krabi International Airport ( HKT) to Thalane pier in 30 minutes (or from any hotel in Krabi, in this case we can also arrange the transfer by boat from Ao Nang or Railay Beach). Our dedicated long-tail boat will take you to Koh Yao Noi in about 45 minutes. Our villa Tuk-tuk will then welcome you at the pier and take you to Villa Lydia within 10 minutes.
Why to visit?
The Island is known mostly as a place where a visitor can find himself at some distance from the modern world we live in. Relaxed locals, fishermen, rice and rubber tree farmers, doing same things they were doing 20 years ago or more.
However if an island visitor would like to take a tour around the island by bike, motorbike, go on a fishing trip or to explore the secluded beaches of the nearby islands, it can be easily arranged.
Food of Southern Thailand is something that can’t be described in several words... What can be promised, you will never stay hungry and will remember its taste forever.
Usually the weather in the island is similar to that of Phuket, but is definitely less rainy and humid.