Nang Yuan Island
Nang Yuan Island, Surat Thani: The private island in the Gulf of Thailand
The reasons why Nang Yuan Island is one of the most famous islands of the world are privacy and beauty. Nang Yuan Island is renowned around the Gulf of Thailand because of the clean white dunes linking three small islands together. This is one of the top ten most beautiful places of the world. Tourists who visit here come by boat for a day trip from the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Pha ngan, Koh Samui and the mainland.
Nang Yuan can be found in the northeast of Tao Island it can be seen from Hat Sairee the main beach location on the island. Some say that Nang Yuan Island is the tail of Tao Island. The island is tiny but there are piers, a restaurant, and a resort called Nang Yuan Island Dive Resort which is the one and only resort on island.
Several things that you have to do when you come to Nang Yuan Island are visiting the viewpoint, visiting the dunes linking three islands, and snorkeling. You can go to the viewpoint first which is located in the left of the island. You have to walk about fifteen minutes to reach the viewpoint at the top of the hill. Over there, it is a huge rock where you can see the blue sea and white dunes. Then you can swim around the dunes, relax on sun beds, or take some impressive photos.
Some interesting activities at Nang Yuan Island are Kayaking and snorkeling. This island is a favorite place for diving because of the three islands which shield the wind. It means that the sea is smooth so tourists can also enjoy kayaking. For people who love to dive, Nang Yuan Island provides a diving center teaching scuba diving, and scuba diving tours around Nang Yuan Island and Tao Island. There is snorkeling service available for experiencing the beauty of corals and fish around the dunes of the island.
How to get there
Almost tourists choose to go from Tung Makham Noi Bay, Chumphon because it is shorter and more comfortable than going from Surat Thani.