South Koh Yao Yai Keep well off the rocky point to the west when approaching the bay in the south of Koh Yao Yai. Anchor on the muddy bottom in about 4-6 metres. Holding is excellent making this spot a good overnight anchorage in the northeast monsoon. It can also be used in lighter winds during the southwest season but may become quite animated with swell coming around the corner..
There is a small Muslim fishing village on stilts in the northwest corner of the bay. Approach is by dinghy only using the shallow creek on the west of the bay. Attire should be respectful to the local Muslim’s standards. Good idea to cover up and keep the locals happy.
As a alternative a good overnight anchorage can be found anywhere on the West Coast of Koh Yao Yai when the northeast monsoon prevails
Koh Khai Nok East and West, Koh Kai Nai These little islands offer terrific daytime anchorages in 10 -12 metres.
Diving and snorkelling abound over the fringing reefs. Beaches are all-tide access
There is a wide variety of fish and corals on both Koh Khai Yai and Nok. An great day excursion for families, teeming with shoals stripy Sergeant Major Fish, which will feed from your hand. Mind you there is a fee of 200B per boat anchoring there levied by the local for Koh Khai Nok West