Koh Yao Noi Island, and indeed the many islands nearby, has much of interest for you to explore and discover. If you wish to know more about any of the following legends and facts we, at Dawan Tours will do our best to be informative and a guide.
Koh Yao Noi has around 6,000 inhabitants and is around 4 x 12 km in size. Koh Yao Noi Island is one of the largest in an archipelago of 44 islands which is famous since it was featured in the James Bond movie "The Man With the Golden Gun". Yao Noi’s sister island Yao Yai lies only 15 minutes away by boat and offers a chance to enjoy a pleasant day’s trekking or cycling.
According to local legend the strait between the two islands was created when a very angry Naga – Sea Dragon – crashed through on his way to Krabi to see his fiancée being married to someone else.
For centuries it has been believed that the two islands were populated by Chao Lay people, also called Sea Gypsies – nomadic groups who travelled from island to island for fish and other seafood.