Island Hopping Around Ko Yao Noi, Thailand
After a few days in Phuket for the Kin Jeh Festival some R&R was much needed. Through the whole two weeks in Southeast Asia the only time we booked an Airbnb was on the island of Ko Yao Noi, in the Phang Nga Bay half way between Phuket and Krabi. The low cost and flexibility of hotels throughout the region made it more appealing but in this case, a really well equiped home with salt water infinity pool and just a short stroll to the beach was in order.
The weather was very mixed and the morning was a bit overcast but we hired a local longboat to take us around to a half dozen or so islands. Probably one of the nicest experiences of the trip, as the captain and his daughter seemed to know where all the hidden beaches were on these small islands and kept us far away from the larger tour boats and crowds.
A Thai longboat experience is an absolute must when visiting.