wyspa Koh Nang Yuan

Koh Nang Yuan - the most beautiful island in Thailand?

Searching for the most beautiful Thai island? Perhaps it's Koh Nang Yuan, a small island located near Koh Tao. One of the prettiest places I've been to in Thailand. In reality, it's even more beautiful. Nang Yuan Island is actually three small islands connected by a passage of bright sand. A paradise for beach lovers, snorkelling and splashing in the water.

How to get to Koh Nang Yuan Island

The easiest way to get there is from Koh Tao, but there are also tours from the two neighbouring islands, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. 

There are various transport options. You can take a taxi boat, or you can buy a guided tour. We opted for the taxi boat. It is a very easy, relatively cheap and really convenient option, especially for people who like to organise their time on their own. 

The long tail boat goes from Sairee Beach on Koh Tao to Nang Yuan no longer than 15 minutes. We paid 300 THB per adult round trip for the cruise. We agreed the pick-up time in advance, but we had a phone number on our receipt in case we wanted to stay longer after all.


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Taxi boat service on Sairee Beach

What you need to know about Nang Yuan Island

The Koh Nang Yuan Island is private and is open at certain times. You need to check the opening hours before you go, when we were there it was open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. In my opinion it is best to arrive as early as possible, shortly after opening. Around midday, quite a lot of excursions arrived on the island and it became crowded. 

You can come to the island for a longer stay as there is a resort on it. I have to admit that the resort looks inviting, who knows, maybe next time we will stay there for a few days. There is a restaurant and equipment rental at the resort. It is better to carry cash.

Entry to the Koh Nang Yuan Island is charged at THB 250 per adult, THB 120 per child aged 5-12 years (2022 prices).

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Our impressions from Nang Yuan

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Koh Nang Yuan Island Thailand

We spent a couple of hours at Nang Yuan and as I mentioned above we arrived just after it opened and I would recommend it that way, especially for families with children. Later on it gets very hot and crowded. The islet was a delight from the moment we entered the pier. The sand is wonderful, the water is very calm and clear. It is shallow and safe. Perfect for small children. Even without going deep you can see beautiful, colourful fish. What a fantastic place.

Due to the high exposure to the sun, I advise you to bring swimsuits with filters. It really makes beaching with children a lot easier. For more tips on travelling in Thailand with children, I refer you to the post Thailand with Kids - Best Travel Guide.

See posts about other islands in this area of Thailand:

widok na zatokę shark bay wyspa Koh Tao
Koh Tao - Turtle Island

Koh Tao, this tiny island, captivated us. See why.

Wyspa Koh Phangan Tajlandia
Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan - this island is famous for partying, but we discovered some real paradise spots on it

More videos and a story from the island are available on my Instagram account

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