Things to Do in Koh Yao Noi During Holidays in Thailand Traveling 

Things to Do in Koh Yao Noi During Holidays in Thailand

Nestled between the popular southern Thai islands of Phuket and Krabi, the Koh Yao islands are beginning to attract more and more international tourists. The main attraction in these southern islands is without a doubt Koh Yao Noi, which literally means “small long island.” Although Koh Yao Yai (“big long island”) is also quite popular, Koh Yao Noi has a more developed infrastructure with all the amenities Western tourists expect on holiday. In this brief article, we’ll go over some tips to travelling around Koh Yao Noi in style. You’ll…

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New Hua Hin Night Market

During my latest visit to Hua Hin (Hua Hin Hotel review here!) I also had the chance to visit the new (compared to my last visit) night market. The old, Grand Night Market, still exists and still hosts the same food shops as before but lots of the other shops – clothing, music, art – seem to have moved. It is quite easy to find the ‘walking street’ in Hua Hin. It’s located off Phetkhasem Road (around Soi 93, close to Starbucks & Swensens). The ‘cool’ part however is not…

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Hua Hin Hotel Review: D Varee Diva Kiang Haad Beach

During a short weekend trip to the seaside (I’m not trying to say that everybody has to go but I took a walk at the seaside) I happened to visit good old Hua Hin once again. This time however I didn’t choose a guesthouse but a nice hotel to stay in. The D Varee Diva Kiang Haad Beach Hotel. Here’s my review of it. D Varee Diva Kiang Haad Beach Exterior & Service D Varee is labeled as a 4-star hotel so it has to stand some tough criteria. When…

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Why I stopped traveling to Koh Tao.

Well if you’re in Thailand right now or if you’re following the news about Thailand then you probably understand that headline. For everyone else here’s a short break-down of why me and many others decided to not visit Koh Tao anymore. Early in 2014 a tourist had been found dead. Police claimed he fell from a cliff and then drowned. Independent doctors from the UK then said his body doesn’t show symptoms of a deep fall and his blood doesn’t resemble the blood of drowning victims. The parents still claim…

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Prachuap Khiri Khan – Hidden Beach Getaway

Prachuap Khiri Khan is the capital of the province with the same name and can be reached quite easily from Hua Hin (and therefore also from Bangkok). It’s a small fishing town and therefore does not attract to many tourists at the time being. Nevertheless there is a design hotel (probably the only place that is super vacant most of the time) in town and a few typical hotel developments are to be seen. Most accommodation however are small hotels or guesthouses and fit into the charming sea side atmosphere of PKK…

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Hua Hin – Bangkok’s Beach Quickie

A question that comes up again and again is the question about the closest beach to Bangkok. When it comes to pure distance Bang Saen, Chonburi is probably the safest bet. Due to it’s lack in almost everything many Bangkokonians however usually avoid that area and rather head down towards Hua Hin. Hua Hin is not only just 2-3 hours away from Bangkok but also the residence of His Majesty the King of Thailand. The good things about Hua Hin are that it’s not too far away from Bangkok and that it…

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Longtail Boats

Longtail boats are probably some of the most famous way of traveling here in Thailand. You’ll find them everywhere – not only at the beach. Even in Bangkok you can see them cruising the Chao Praya river. In case you ever want to talk about long-tail boats in Thai you would say Ruea Hang Yao (เรือหางยาว) – just in case ;-) What’s interesting about the longtail boat though is that it uses a common automotive engine. So it’s basically a converted car (or truck) engine that powers you over the water. Those engines usually are…

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Ao Nang – Krabi – doorway to happy place

When planning a trip down south towards the beach chances are high one comes along the name Krabi. And rightfully though. Krabi is one of the most beautiful places in all of Thailand – especially when you know where to go. The first impression of Krabi, however, might not be that awesome per se since you quite likely have to pass the gate to your soon to be happy place. The name of that gate “Ao Nang“. Don’t get me wrong though. It’s not as if Ao Nang would be a…

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Railey Beach

Railey Beach might be one of the most famous beach names all over Thailand. It’s quite often mentioned equally when talking about Krabi itself. Krabi = Railey. And while there are more beaches around Krabi worth mentioning it is true that Railey is famous and doesn’t get its popularity out of nowhere. It’s a very nice and, compared to others, very quiet beach. Nevertheless, due to its fame, it sees a fair share of visitors each and every day and isn’t as idyllic as it used to be. The surrounding…

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James Bond Island

James Bond Island is located along Phang Nga Bay in Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. The Island is a part of Ao Phang Nga National Park (Phang Nga Bay National Park)which is surrounded by around 42 small islands. The reason why this island is named“James Bond Island” is because it was used as a location for “The Man with the Golden Gun” the series in James Bond film produced in 1974. To get to the island, you can start at Ao Phang Nga National Park and take a long tail…

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