Koh Yao Noi in Thailand, Asia

Guide to spending 48 hours in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Travel to Koh Yao Noi and you won’t regret it! Just a short distance from Phuket, the Small Long Island, as it’s known, stands out for its relatively untouched and tranquil surroundings. Arriving in Koh Yao will seem like something straight out of Jurassic Park. The perfect start to a peaceful and memorable stay. Read on to discover what to do in Koh Yao Noi in this guide to spending 48 hours in Koh Yao Noi!

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Koh Yao Noi accommodation

This verdant Thai island is the quieter neighbor of its twin island, Koh Yao Yai. However, there’s an enticing range of options available as you look for a place to stay during your trip. Koh Yao Noi accommodation varies in price, with a wide range of fancy resorts including luxury pool villas and hotels for you to choose from.

If a villa resort is out of your price range or you’re traveling on a budget, there are plenty of low-cost beach bungalows along the sandy shores!

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Beaches of Koh Yao Noi

Once you’ve settled into your accommodation, you’ll want to explore one of the many picturesque beaches in Koh Yao Noi. They have a unique character in comparison to the adjacent islands, owing to their rocky shorelines and shallow bays. But you’ll soon see that golden sands are never too far away.

To the southeast is Pasai beach, you will find a local cafe and massage parlor on a stretch or sand. However, perhaps the main draw for this beach – and the Tha Khao and Klong Jark beaches nearby, for that matter – is the relative lack of tourists, which is something you’ll notice as you adventure through the island some more.

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Seeing the island

The best way to explore the island is to hire some transport. If you have a license, a scooter will be ideal for navigating the quiet roads across Koh Yao Noi. You will take in the stunning surroundings, with the wind blowing through your hair. This nimble form of transport is a popular choice for tourist and locals alike.

Of course, the lush calm waters offer you an excellent opportunity to see the island from another point of view. You will also discover the other local attractions from a new perspective. Particularly popular are boat rides and kayaking adventures through adjacent islets, with their stunning mangroves and imposing karsts.

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An action-packed adventure

In between exploring the island’s natural beauty, you’ll have many opportunities to make your stay an action-packed experience as well. To the north on Koh Yao Noi, a variety of new rock climbing routes have been developed, offering a thrilling workout while you take in those stunning views from a unique vantage point.

Naturally, the sea offers its own world of beauty, and what better way to see it than by snorkelling or cliff diving. The clear waters showcase an unforgettable array of colourful wildlife and plant life, including corals.

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Spending 48 hours in Koh Yao Noi

Whether you’re relaxing on a beach, climbing a cliff-face or exploring this idyllic island’s diverse landscape, a 48-hour stay in Koh Yao Noi is one not to be forgotten. Koh Yao Noi is just a short trip from Phuket but has the feel of an untouched, unblemished land, and one that is perfect for a short trip packed with relaxation and surprise.

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10 solo travel safety tips for women travelers to explore the world

Exploring is a matter of handling adventures and not routine. Real wanderlust enthusiasts are the ones who believe in the adrenaline rush that every voyage offers. But, is the thrill worth the safety issues that visiting places predisposes you to? The trouble increases two folds if the traveler is a female. While exploring solo, every lady has to keep safety as the topmost priority. So here’s a list of ten travel safety tips that every female must keep in mind while exploring!

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Stay away from booze

You might get too engrossed in exploring the sceneries that you forget the basic safety checks. Moreover, the risk is higher if you’re a female who likes to sip red wine and travel alone. Suppressing your love for wanderlust isn’t what you need to do. Instead, you must explore the safety tricks and be well versed with the hurdles that come along.

Keep in mind not to get wasted while you explore alone. Boozing makes you lose your senses and invites more trouble.

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Gather enough information about the country

If you keep worrying about the potholes during the journey, when will you enjoy? Every female must be determined enough to enjoy the journey be it in her casual white dress or classy apparel. But, you can’t make the most of your voyages if you don’t know the places to explore.

One of our travel safety tips is to gather as much information about your destination as well as the journey. Some crucial information that you must research is listed below.

  • Weather and bad climate-related information
  • Culture and traditions related to the country
  • Top places to visit in the country
  • Safety helpline numbers of the country.

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Take one step at a time

Visiting places makes you solely dependent on yourself; it evokes a sense of gratification and productivity within you. However, when you feel like going solo, explore the states under the boundaries of your own country first.

That way, you learn to tackle travel issues. Don’t just head out to explore without any proper planning. First, research and plan your solo outing. After a few domestic trips, you get the courage to travel solo internationally.

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Make the most of maps

Some crucial resources while advancing alone are your mobile phone and maps. You must keep your phone charged during your journey.

Whenever you find yourself lost amidst nowhere, use the maps to get out of the mess. Always make sure to carry the physical maps of the country and area. If Google maps fail due to network issues, you can always use physical maps.

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Refrain from posting live locations

When you’re all sweaty in your gym apparel and you’ve reached the top of that cliff, don’t post the pictures right away. Wait until you leave the cliff and reach somewhere else.

In today’s world, you never know who your real enemy is. So, keeping your social media craze aside while exploring alone and playing it smart is one of the best travel safety tips you should consider!

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Communicate with your female counterparts

When you’re living your dream of progressing solo, there can be no better companion than other females like you. Try and communicate with other female voyagers as much as you can. Know about their lives, their journey, and their destinations.

Don’t hesitate to stay in an all girls dorm and sip some wine and get clicked in some funny poses with them. That way, you will be safe, sound and entertained.

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Avoid exploring at night

Nights are truly bliss; they offer a feeling of tranquility and serenity. But, as a solo female, you might want to suppress your nyctophile nature for a while. As much as you feel like drinking some alcohol and gazing at the moon, control your emotions and stay back.

Most of the dangerous activities are likely to happen during night time. Therefore our travel safety tips are to have a good night’s sleep and to explore during the daytime.

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Pack only crucial items

When you intend to go for voyage alone, you might want to pack almost anything that you get hold of. But, think about the stress that comes along with carrying multiple pieces of baggage. Pack only what’s necessary as a pair of jeans, some t-shirts, gym apparel and other stuff that is multi-purpose.

However, don’t forget to pack your first aid kit.

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Tell a white lie every now and then

While advancing alone and fulfilling your wanderlust dreams, you are bound to meet people like you. But you just can’t trust everyone. When they ask you about your whereabouts or your companion, just lie. Say that your boyfriend is waiting for you at the hotel. Or that your friends are meeting up soon.

Don’t let others know that you’re alone and vulnerable. Keep your safety the first and foremost priority.

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Try to look confident and composed

Traveling is an art that enables the person to think out of the box and get out of their comfort zones. While exploring alone, there are times when you find yourself lost and in the middle of nowhere. That’s when you should be composed, confident and have faith.

Don’t let the strangers know you’re lost. Don’t look through a map panicky when you are not able to find your way. Just take a deep breath, think and have a confident smile on, you’ll surely find a way out.

Overall, the solo voyage is something that the explorers cherish for a lifetime. We highly recommend solo traveling for females. However, keep in mind the above-mentioned travel safety tips and you will experience the best journey of your life.

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Jessica Smith has been writing for a few years now. She is a writer by day and reader by night. Holding on to her passion for fashion and travel, she believes that traveling helps her see the world and fashion too.

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There are so many reasons to choose carry-on luggage nowadays, from lower airfares to getting faster to your travel destination, and much more. However, many find it difficult to come up with a carry-on packing list on their own. That is because packing light is actually a skill you normally cultivate over time, through personal experience. However, through this travel guide, I will help you learn how to pack like a pro in no time!

This carry-on essentials guide will provide you with a checklist to use every time you travel light. It will also help you get comfortable and confident while doing packing your carry-on. Soon enough you’ll be teaching others your packing light skills!

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