Beaches & Islands

Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam is an island in Ranong Province, Thailand. Koh Phayam is the second largest Andaman Sea island off the coast of Ranong. Koh Phayam is widely thought to be one of the most beautiful and undiscovered of Thailand's islands. Koh Phayam has no roads. Tourists hire motorbikes and ride along the road to the resorts. They are mostly tourist islands and are pristine and quiet, relaxed, as opposed to Ko Samui or Ko Phangan. The two major bays are Ao Yai and Ao Khao Kwai (Buffalo bay). These bays have long curving white sandy beaches.

How to get there: Koh Phayam is just over 30 km from Ranong, about 2 hours from the mainland's Phayam Pier by slow boat, 30-40 minutes by speed boat. The slow boat leaves at 09:00 and 14:00 from the mainland and the same on the return journey. Speed boats depart at different and more frequent schedules.

Flight connection from Bangkok (Don Meuang International Airport) to Ranong Airport and back is available via Nok Air and Thai AirAsia.