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Koh Nang Yuan islands

Thai name : เกาะนางยวน

GPS : 10.116756, 99.813913 (See on the map)
Koh Tao

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When you come to Koh Tao, there are 2 must-dos: go diving and go to Koh Nang Yuan viewpoint. Koh Nang Yuan is just in front of Koh Tao in the northwest of the island, a little after the end of Sairee beach, the most popular beach on Tao island. The view from the top of one of the islands of this small archipelago is probably the most famous and most popular image of Koh Tao... although it is not really a picture Koh Tao but of Koh Nang Yuan. And it is true that the view that dominates the 3 islands and small sandbanks connecting them is beautiful! You also have a nice good spot for snorkeling with multicolored fishes located along the path that leads to the viewpoint. Unfortunately, there are also many dead corals so if you snorkel here, do not step on the corals, in fact, do not put your feet on the ground, once you're a little far from the beach and avoid sunscreen, it contains components that are real poison for corals.

Like every place spoiled by nature and easy to access, Koh Nang Yuan is very busy. Between the people who rent the a longtail boat to get there and the tours or excursions that come from Koh Tao, Koh Phangan or Koh Samui, it is very hard to see the island for with only a small crowd. And obviously, in high season (from November to March), there are many many people! The best is to go there juste after the opening. Because it is a private island that opens to the public only from 10 am to 5 pm. Another solution to really enjoy it almost without anyone is sleeping in one of the bungalows of the resort installed on Koh Nangyuan island(book here). Just know that if it is pleasant in the morning before 10 am and in the evening after 5 pm when the tourists are gone, during the day, when they are there, you will probably want to flee the crowd and go to spend the day on Koh Tao.

Practical information about Koh Nang Yuan islands

Koh Nangyuan Island is a private island open to visitors from 10am to 5pm each day. The entrance costs 100 THB per person.

To come there from Koh Tao, the most practical way is to leave from Sairee Beach (or Mae Haad, where the pier is) by hiring a longtail boat. All of them offer to take you there, to wait for you ans bring you back, for 400 THB per person. They also rent mask and snorkel for 50 THB.
Otherwise from the Lomprayah pier in Mae Haad, there is a daily boat service to Koh Nang Yuan which leaves every morning at 10:30 am (300 THB).
I did not tested it but there is also a 200 meters zipeline between 2 Koh Nangyuan islands. And of course a lot of snorkeling or diving trips stop on Koh Nang Yuan.

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