Exploring Phang Nga Bay From Krabi To Yao Noi Island With A Long-Tail Boat

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We spent an incredible day exploring the Phang Nga Bay From Krabi To Yao Noi Island With A Long-Tail Boat. The bay itself is spectacular, with countless tiny limestone islands rising from the emerald waters.

And charming hidden beaches. We got to see a fishing farm, to swim in the Andaman sea, to visit a local batik craft and to have a tasty sea fruits and fish lunch on a beautiful beach.

Exploring Phang Nga Bay From Krabi To Yao Noi Island With A Long-Tail Boat

Phang Nga Bay has a 400 square kilometres area, in the south part of Thailand. A big part of the Gulf is now a protected area, the Phang Nga National Park.  The bay is one of the most stunning bays you can imagine with dramatic limestone small islets and caves!

And just imagine, more than 100 000 years ago you could of actually walk between Krabi and Phuket, according with wikipedia. There are several very famous spots, as the James Bond island, or Railay, but also some very laidback places.

And these not so famous places were extraordinary. Hassle free, amazingly beautiful and chill. So look what you can expect from a not so famous route, but charming nevertheless.

We visited Krabi at the beginning of March. The weather was perfect and generally was not as crowded as you may expect in January or February.

Phang Nga Bay from Krabi To Yao Noi Island with Krabi Spesialisten

In Krabi we had all transfers and trips with Krabi Spesialisten company. They were amazing and spoke a very good English and other languages. The cars were clean and quite luxurious.

They were equipped with leather car seats and air con and we had complimentary water, juices and wet towels and so on. We had an amazing time and the journeys were very comfortable.

Krabi Spesialisten do a lot of tours, like all the regular ones, including Phi Phi islands, but as I said, we went for the Ya Noi island and cruising in the Phang Nga bay.

We were of course picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Hat Nopparat Thara piers.

Embarking on the long-tail boat on Hat Nopparat Thara

Before heading to out boat, I couldn’t resist to try a traditional breakfast in banana leaf! Even if I had an amazing breakfast before and was pretty full. But Thailand is so tasty! I really cannot help myself but totally give into any temptation. Food ones I mean.

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Cruising in Phang Nga bay to Yao Noi island with a long-tail boat

Exploring Phang Nga bay was pretty much what I was expecting! Left me speechless. The sun an tranquil emerald waters and the wonderful small beaches here and there and the palms!

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Fishermens, water houses and floating farms

In Phang Nga bay close to Yao Noi island there are several floating houses and fish farms. The fishes in here are breed in these place, not caught in open waters. I saw sharks of many kinds and shark egg, sea bass, snappers, eels, lobsters, crawfish and even the fugu fish, the poisonous one. They supply the restaurant with fresh produce.

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Lunch, sun and crafts in Yao Noi island

We spent a few hours on Yao Noi Island! First we saw the buffaloes. Then we get to see how batik is made and learned about the way state helps communities to keep the traditional crafts.

In Yao Noi island there are a lot of artists and modern hippies, as the place is totally chill.

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Streets of Yao Noi
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Yao Noi siland buffalo
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Bufalloes and egrets
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Shopping time!
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Coconut oil heaven!

Yao Noi Island Symbol Bird: one love! If the pair dies, the bird remains celibate!

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Batick at OTOP

I was speaking about crafts. We visited an OTOP store. In translation, OTP means: “a sub-district, a sub-product”. The state supports artisans to create and export different objects that are unique. In a certain area, it is a certain craft.

It is a complex program of the state to increase living standards and support the keeping of crafts. So if you chose to purchase anything you want in a OTOP shop (even at airports) you know the items are certified, are made according to traditional methods and especially you help Thai craftsmen.

The state helps popular craftspeople to market their products, tourists have quality stuff and everyone has to win.

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Lunch with an Andaman sea view

There is nothing more relaxing than to take the lunch on the beach. The restaurant we had is simple but well known for the quality of the food and the freshness.

We ordered in the Thai style: many dishes, of which we all served. I liked the soup with shrimps, savory and the fish. And lots of dishes with vegetables, meat and immaculate rice.

After lunch we had some time to enjoy the beach. And regretfully had to leave.

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Andaman sea
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I love Tom Yam with shrimps and very very spicy
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Thai Food in Yao Noi island

Sun, sand, swim in the pirates island

Yes! The beautiful island we say in our way to Yao Noi, we stopped to swim and sunbath and t was wonderful to be in this little paradise for a whole hour. There are many excellent beaches in Krabi, but to have a place like this almost all for yourself is surreal. We all loved it and was the last stop of the day.

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Long Tail Boats in Phang Nga Bay

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We returned to our hotel and then in the evening hit Ao Nang and its clubs, of course!

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4 Replies to “Exploring Phang Nga Bay From Krabi To Yao Noi Island With A Long-Tail Boat”

  1. Wow! You obviously had an awesome time and an unforgettable experience, Mirella! I am adding Phang Nga Bay to my bucket list!

    1. Yes, Phang Nga is dreamy don’t forget Railay and James Bond island and Phi Phi maybe? 🙂

  2. I’m so sad I didn’t make it to the Philippines while I was living in South Korea. These pictures are amazing – really hope to get there someday 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!