Krabi, Thailand: Where you should go instead of overcrowded Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi

When one does the counting you are sure to count about 1,400 Islands in Thailand and this makes it difficult to make a choice of which Island to visit. The author thought that on going to Phuket he could go over to Koh Phi Phi Island which was rumored to be a beautiful slice of paradise. But he was disappointed. People have visited the Island and caused the death of its beauty. This situation became so bad that last year the Thai government shut Maya Bay beach which was usually overcrowded and was featured in the movie, The Beach, which made it famous.

So on his second trip to Thailand, the author had a wish to find his own island that had not been destroyed by over tourism. That meant leaving the bustling parts of Phuket to find a little unknown Island named Koh Yao Noi. This island takes about thirty minutes from Phuket to reach and lies on the famous Phang Nga Bay. The Island has great contrasts to Phuket. The community here are not rowdy and are mostly muslims. One will never find a nightclub, queues, or much noise. The way of life is the traditional way which involves fishing and farming. But one thing that is fascinating is that there are quite a number of hotels that are high end and the author visited the newest of them all.

Key Takeaways:

  • Thailand has many of Islands and it is estimated that there are about 1400 of them, so deciding which one to go to is not an easy endeavor.
  • When the author first went to Phuket he thought that the Island of Koh Phi Phi would be a paradisiacal place for him to visit but was disappointed.
  • Lesser known islands such as Koh Yao Noi as a much safer bet for people looking for unspoilt paradise away from all the tourists.

“Koh Yao Noi doesn’t have nightclubs, queues or noise – the tightknit community has clung to its traditional way of life like fishing, and coconut farming.”

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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