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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts

Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Koh Yao Noi , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

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Home to some four thousand islanders (the vast majority of them Muslim) and measuring roughly 12 kilometres at its longest point, Koh Yao Noi’s independence from the mainland has been the preserve of its traditional culture. Tourism here is very much of the low key variety (Yao Noi is a one-street town with a thriving market place), hire a bike and take a ride out of town, along the island’s main road and you’ll see acres of paddy fields, rubber farms, water buffalos and farmers, busy earning their living. This rural ambience - a welcome change to its more developed counterparts – is its biggest draw with activities such as sailing, rock climbing and diving about as adventurous as it gets.

General Information
CapitalBangkok is the capital of Thailand
LanguageThai, English is widely spoken
Time Difference3 hours
CurrencyThai Baht
Voltage220 volts


Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs as early as possible. We highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your Doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.


Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.


The best time to visit is during the hot and dry season, between January and April, when it’s relatively rain-free.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Koh Yao Noi.

  Temp °C Rain mm


Take an adventurous kayak excursion (with one of Six Senses experienced guides) to the complex channels of the island’s mangrove forest, where you can listen to the voice of nature and observe the unique ecological system

Discover natural coral reefs filled with vibrant colors and exotic fish with Six Senses Yao Noi’s experienced Dive Master.

The sea cliffs of Koh Kudu near Koh Yao Noi are currently one of the two best places in Thailand for novices to go deep water soloing. Climb straight out of a boat (with just your climbing shoes and your chalk bag) onto the rock then jump into the deep water below. Six Senses Yao Noi can organise enthralling rock climbing excursions, ascending the craggy rock faces of the island's signature limestone walls.

Getting There+

Flight Information
Emirates direct from Dubai to Phuket.
Etihad Airways direct from Abu Dhabi to Phuket.
Qatar Airways direct from Doha to Phuket.

Flight Time
From Dubai to Phuket: 6 hours, 35 minutes.

Travel Gems+

Make like a Movie Star
Made famous by the movie ‘The Beach’ starring  Leonardo Di Caprio,  the Phi Phi Islands’ Maya Bay with its crystal clear waters and towering cliffs was, at one point, on everyone's list of  “not to be missed”  – stay at Six Senses Yao Noi and you can visit via speedboat.

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