Tapao Noi Island
Tapao Noi Island, PhuketTapao Noi Island (Koh Tapao Noi) is not far from Phuket Island’s East coast. This matchstick-flame shaped island sits just 2.5 kilometers from the Phuket Deep Sea Port, near Phuket’s Cape Panwa, and 2.25 kilometers from Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort. From both of these beach locations, you can take a long tail boat to Koh Tapao Noi. Koh Tapao Yai, Tapao Noi bigger sisters (with twice its landmass), lies just half-a-kilometer away to the southwest.
From Patong Beach, take the highway over the mountain to Phuket Town, then take Highway 4023 to Chom Thong Village. From there, the Koh Tapao islands are a short long-tail boat ride. Additionally, speedboats leave daily from Rassada Pier, adjacent to Koh Sire on Phuket’s east side. To reach Rassada Pier from Patong Beach, travel on Highway 4029 over the mountain toward Phuket Town and then to Anuphas Phuket Karn Road down to Rassada Pier.