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Koh Yao Noi: The Ideal Snorkelling Destination

Koh Yao Noi is ideal for introducing kids to snorkelling

Koh Yao Noi, located almost in the centre of the calm turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay, is renowned for the stunning snorkelling spots surrounding it. Among the many luxurious resorts that dot the island, Cape Kudu Hotel stands out for its exceptional service, upscale amenities, and convenient access to some of the best snorkelling sites in the expanses of Phang Nga Bay. Here’s everything you need to know about snorkelling at Koh Yao Noi and why Cape Kudu Hotel is the perfect base for your aquatic adventures.

Snorkelling in Phang Nga Bay

Dozens of stunning snorkelling sites surround Koh Yao Noi. These sites offer calm, clear, shallow water that caters to snorkelers of all skill levels. It makes Koh Yao Noi an ideal destination for families with young children or beginners looking to try their hand at snorkelling and exploring the underwater wonders of the Andaman Sea.

Koh Lao Lading

One of the must-visit snorkelling spots near Koh Yao Noi is Koh Lao Lading, known for its crystal-clear, warm waters teeming with colourful marine life. Also aptly called Paradise Island, this spot is perfect for those new to snorkelling, with shallow waters and a gentle current, allowing you to snorkel at your own pace while enjoying the beauty of the underwater world. The island features a small beach within a sheltered cove perfect for teaching beginners and children the tricks of using a mask and snorkel before exploring the warm waters.

Koh Pak Bia

Another fantastic snorkelling spot is Koh Pak Bia, a small island with pristine beaches and stunning coral reefs. The waters here are home to a variety of marine species, including colourful reef dwellers like parrotfish and clownfish and fascinating coral formations, making it a delight for snorkellers of all ages.

Koh Phanak

For those looking for a more adventurous snorkelling experience, Koh Phanak is the place to be. This island is famous for its underwater caves and tunnels, providing a unique snorkelling experience. While the currents here can sometimes be stronger, experienced snorkellers will find the challenge exhilarating and well worth it for the beauty of the caves and the exotic soft corals lining the underwater walls.

Koh Hong

Koh Hong offers gorgeous clear waters for snorkelling.

No snorkelling adventure in Phang Nga Bay would be complete without a visit to Koh Hong. This iconic island is renowned for its hidden beaches and stunning lagoons, offering snorkellers a chance to explore secluded spots brimming with marine life. Lucky snorkelers may spot a dugong or a graceful sea turtle. These protected species of aquatic animals call Phang Nga Bay home and thrive in its sheltered environment.

Practical Tips for Snorkelling

Before embarking on your snorkelling adventure, we’ll offer some practical tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience:

Wear Proper Gear

Beginners will find snorkelling gear rentals at the dive shops on Koh Yao Noi or aboard the yachts taking you to the islands. However, once you’ve experienced snorkelling and fallen in love with the pastime, you’ll want to invest in high-quality snorkelling gear, including a mask, snorkel, and fins, to enhance your underwater experience.

Apply Sunscreen

Being closer to the equator means the tropical sun is more intense, and being in the water doesn’t protect you from the sun. Protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays by applying a waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF before entering the water and reapplying it throughout the day.

Stay Hydrated

Snorkelling can be physically demanding, so drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. If you plan on being away from the boat on a snorkelling excursion, tie a water bottle around your waist to take along with you.

Respect Marine Life

Avoid touching or disturbing marine life, and never feed the fish, as it can disrupt their natural behaviour. Never stand on coral, as it’s a living organism that will be harmed. Also, be careful of your fins, as kicking fins can damage corals and delicate sea life.

Island Tour Packages at Cape Kudu Hotel

We offer boat charter services.

Cape Kudu Hotel is a Koh Yao Noi resort offering a range of island tour packages that include snorkelling activities. Our yachts allow guests to easily explore Koh Yao Noi’s beauty and its surrounding islands. One of our most popular tours is the 4 island tour, which takes guests to Koh Hong, Koh Lao Lading, Koh Phak-bia, and Koh Nok, offering a fun snorkelling experience in some of the region’s most pristine waters.

Choose Cape Kudu Hotel

Cape Kudu Hotel is the perfect choice for travellers seeking a luxurious and unforgettable snorkelling experience in Koh Yao Noi. With its stunning oceanfront location, luxurious accommodation, and top-notch amenities, Cape Kudu Hotel provides the perfect base for exploring the underwater wonders of the Andaman Sea.

Snorkelling in Phang Nga Bay is a truly magical experience, with its crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, and stunning coral reefs. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced snorkeller, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this tropical paradise. With Cape Kudu Hotel’s island tour packages and luxurious amenities, you can make the most of your snorkelling adventure in style. Book your stay at Cape Kudu Hotel today!