We like to reccomend the Koh Yao Noi Chukit Resort. Because we know the manager, Khun Nun, and he adviced us where to go with longtail boat. The early morning trip to see the local people working at sea, to take shells were amazing. We bougt two kilo, and the staff at the resort prepared that for us in the evening. With the tasteful additional courses. This island is indeed slow living.
You will find Koh Lading Island within a 10-minute boat ride from Koh Yao Chukit Dachanan Resort, and can reach Khao Phing Kan (James Bond Island) or Phi Phi Island within a 1-hour boat ride.
A private trip with your own longtail boat will probably give you an experience you will never forget. Then you can see what you want, eat when and wherever you want, bath whenever you want, enjoy life.
Koh Yao Noi does not have a particular landmark or amazing viewpoint. Nevertheless, as you drive around, you will discover a place that has changed little in 20 years, apart from some more motorcycles and the new 7-Eleven. A drive or bike ride around the quiet roads reveals a place of true peace and simplicity. Peculiar tree houses, buffaloes that take mud baths in rice fields, roads pass through the many rubber plantations. The beaches are mainly on the east coast, while the west coast is covered with rice fields and lined with mangrove forests.