Singapore Airlines operates direct flights to Phuket, starting from $201. From Phuket, take a taxi to Bang Rong Pier, a 30-minute drive from Phuket Airport. Catch a shared speed boat to Klong Hia Pier in Koh Yao Yai. The boat ride takes 40 minutes and costs approximately $18.
The beautiful Phang Nga Bay is one of Thailand’s most iconic landscapes, often found splashed on postcards and tourism posters. It even served as the backdrop of Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. It’s a sight to behold, with emerald green waters sprinkled with sheer limestone karsts – and beyond the surface, vibrant marine ecosystems are just a dive away. You’ve probably heard of its more popular islands, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui, but in the middle of the bay lies Koh Yao Yai, an underrated spot slowly stepping out of the shadows of its neighbours. Here’s why you should visit.