Nang Yuan Beach Koh Tao
Nang Yuan Beach Koh Tao is a secret waiting to be discovered and located only 15 minutes from the main island. A small island and is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. It is place of tranquility and serenity and is a perfect place to unwind from the rigours of travel, or for the more adventurous a chance to dive into an exciting new experience.
Probably the most famous of all beaches around the island due to its picturesque postcard appearance, this is definable the most photographed area of Koh Tao. Nang Yuan Beach is where you can sit and enjoy quiet sunsets on the beach, with no cars or motorbikes.
Due to its tiny size, Koh Nang Yuan and Nang Yuan Beach is the perfect size for a day trip. You can also opt to stay at the Nang Yuan Resort (the only one on the island).
With it’s one resort, Nang Yuan Beach Koh Tao also has just one restaurant and one beach bar. It is a resort restaurant, so food is more expensive than you would get on Koh Tao. The bar is located on the beach and is also on the expensive side of normal Koh Tao prices.
A small stretch of white sand that’s set between the three islands of Koh Nang Yuan. The private islands sit elegantly off the north west coast of Koh Tao with clear blue waters lapping up both sides of the stunning beach.
Snorkel and Dive
The surrounding waters are full of colourful corals and plentiful marine life making it ideal for both snorkelling and shallow water
. Koh Nang Yuan is simply is one of the best snorkelling spots in Thailand. The shallow reefs surrounding the island are filled with soft and hard corals as well as schools of scuba diving . Shelter from the islands means the water is calm and clear. You can rent snorkelling equipment from Koh Nang Yuan Resort’s Dive Shop, or of course you are free to bring your own. colourful fish When to Visit
The island and Nang Yuan Beach Koh Tao is best visited first thing in the morning or late afternoon. Between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm as it can get quite swamped with day trippers and scuba diving schools. The island is only accessible by boat so you can take the daily tour boat or hire a
. Taxi boats will bring you here for a small fee just make sure you agree a pick up time with your boat driver so they will come back for you. An entrance fee of 100 THB is charged to all visitors to the island but well worth it. long tail taxi boat Beach Safety
On Koh Tao Island there are no lifeguards or flag systems in use so you need to be extra careful when visiting any of the beaches or swimming in the ocean.
Don’t swim at deserted beaches if you’re on your own. If you get in to trouble, nobody will be there to help you. If you do get into trouble in the water and there are people around, stay calm. Signal for help, by holding up one arm and waving, float and wait for assistance.
Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Use a high level sunscreen, plus wear a t-shirt and hat.
Never run or dive into the water as there maybe rocks just under the surface that you cannot see. When walking the beach or into the water watch out for dead coral at it can be sharp and cut your feet. Sometimes there may also be spiky Sea Urchins or Jelly Fish around so be careful.
Learn how to spot a
and keep clear of it. Basically a rip tide can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip. Check the rip tide before visiting the beach. latest weather forecast