after two nights in the North of Thailand it was finally time to travel towards the coast. We flew from Chiang Mai to Phuket, where we took a local taxi to the pier. We made it just in time for the sunset, and the ferry ride was nothing but stunning.
But first of all here's a map for everyone (including me) to show you where Koh Yao Noi is located:
It's a breathtaking scenery, unlike anything I had seen before. The landscape is vastly different from the North of Thailand: Dense palm-tree forests growing all the way to the white sand of the beach, the water is warm and crystal blue, the cliffs are steep and rough. Even though there is a lot of tourism, a lot of islands are still mostly unihabited.
We started the island hopping tour early in the morning the following day. Except another couple and the captain we had the Longtail-boat pretty much for ourself. Since we started quite early we managed to skip the crowds at the most popular spots and our tour guide did a fantastic job showing us the most picturesque spots in the area. He even showed us a few islands that were solely inhabited by monkeys.
And of course I didn't want to miss the opportunity to fly the drone in this stunning landscape. I don't think I've ever seen water that blue.
The whole tour took about 6 hours. The rest of the day we spend at the at the hotel beach and pool.