24th July 2020
I traveled to Koh Phayam Island for 2 nights (24-25th July’20), and spend one night (26th July’20) in Ranong city, Thailand
Walking around Koh Phayam Island, Thailand
Ko Phayam is the second largest Andaman Sea island off the coast of Ranong Province (Ko Chang, about 4 kms distant, is the largest). Ko Phayam has no roads suitable for automobiles, thus motorbikes are the chief means of transport. Tourists hire motorbikes or motorbike taxis at the pier and ride along the road to the resorts. There two major beaches/bays, i.e., Ao Yai and Ao Kao Kwai (Buffalo Bay). For those who want to get away from it all, Ko Phayam is reminiscent of what Ko Samui was like 30 years ago, before the airport and hotel developments. Ko 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.