KOH NANG YUAN ISLAND – ADVENTURE GUIDE

KOH NANG YUAN ISLAND – ADVENTURE GUIDE

Koh Nang Yuan is a unique tropical island in southern Thailand and one of the best day trips to be had from the nearby Koh Tao Island. Experience the ultimate serenity and tranquillity on Nang Yuan Island, where you’ll find beautiful beaches, panoramic viewpoints and some of Thailand’s best scuba diving sites.

HOW TO GET TO KOH NANG YUAN

Koh Nang Yuan Island is only accessible by taxi boat and the most popular route to get to Nang Yuan Island is by organising a day trip from the nearby island, Koh Tao. The boat trip to Koh Nang Yuan from Koh Tao takes approximately 15-minutes across the channel.

Here are a couple of options to book a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan listed below:

Option #1: Ask a local 

I found the easiest and cheapest way to get over to Koh Nang Yuan is to head down to the northern end of Sairee Beach where all the boats are lined up and find a local who has a boat that is willing to take you over to Nang Yuan Island. My friends and I did exactly this and we were able to barter a price of 1000 Baht between the five of us (200 Baht per person) for a return trip.

Option #2: Tourist Office

You can book a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan from any of the tourist information offices dotted around the Mae Haad Pier and Sairee Beach areas. Expect to pay between 250-350 Baht per person if you book with this option as the tour companies charge more so they can make a commission.

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ARRIVING AT KOH NANG YUAN

Koh Nang Yuan Island is open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm. I recommended spending at least half a day here to enjoy exploring as much of Koh Nang Yuan as you possibly can. Make sure to arrange a time with your taxi boat driver for when you want to be picked up again to make the return trip back to Koh Tao.

There is a 100 Baht entry fee per person to visit Koh Nang Yuan and you must leave at no later than 5pm unless you are staying at the Nangyuan Island Dive Resort. Also, plastic water bottles and the flying of drones are prohibited on Nang Yuan Island.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT KOH NANG YUAN

Koh Nang Yuan is very popular nowadays, so you can expect for there to be quite a lot of tourists on the island. Regardless of the herds of people, I still had a fantastic time swimming at the unique sandbar beach and hiking to the famous Koh Nang Yuan Viewpoint.

If you would like to experience Koh Nang Yuan Island without the crowds, I recommend booking one or two nights at the Nangyuan Island Dive Resort. This way you will have the beaches and viewpoints all to yourself before the gates open to tourists each day.

There is a restaurant attached to the Dive Resort which is the only place to buy food and drinks, however, the prices here are much higher than the average Thai restaurant.

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KOH NANG YUAN VIEWPOINT

The best adventure to be had on Koh Nang Yuan Island is hiking to the famous viewpoint that overlooks the entire island. It is an easy 15-minute hike to the Koh Nang Yuan viewpoint via a concrete path that leads the way through a small forest, up some stairs and then a quick scramble along a couple of large boulders, finally emerging at the viewpoint.

Incredible panoramic views await at the top of the Koh Nang Yuan viewpoint, with an aerial perspective overlooking Nang Yuan Island and a glimpse of the beautiful western coastline of Koh Tao.

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WHERE TO STAY IN KOH TAO

Koh Tao has hundreds of accommodations to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay in Koh Tao to suit budget backpackers and luxury travellers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Sai Daeng Resort Koh Tao

Mid Range: Wind Beach Resort

Budget: Koh Tao Central Hostel

For all other accommodations in Koh Tao, you can click HERE to search on booking.com

If you have any questions about Koh Nang Yuan Island please drop me a line below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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