Yao Yai Island

Yao Yai Island (big long island) is twice as big as its sister island, Koh Yao Noi. It is the largest island in Phang Nga Bay and sits less than three kilometers south of Yao Noi. It is about twenty-five kilometers long, which is half as long as Phuket Island from north to south. This island is located northwest of Koh Phi Phi Islands and is only about twenty-two kilometers away.

If you’re going to Yao Yai, there are package tours you can purchase. A ferry, speedboats, and long-tail boats all go from Phuket Island to Koh Yao Yai. Speedboats leave from Rassada Pier and Ao Chalong Pier. To reach Rassada Pier by vehicle from Patong Beach, drive east on Highway 4029 over the mountain toward Phuket Town and then to Anuphas Phuket Karn Road down to Rassada Pier.