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Koh Laoya (Lao Ya) – Islands near Koh Chang

Koh Laoya or Koh Lao Ya sits off the southern end of Koh Chang. It comprises three small islands, Koh Laoya Nai, Koh Laoya Klang and Koh Laoya Nok.

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The Islands

The largest island, Koh Laoya Nai is about a 1 kilometre long and wide. Its interior forest looks down on a perfect long white sand beach, running the length of its eastern shore.

There are great views across to Long Beach on Koh Chang. At its top end, Koh Klum, just out of Bang Bao, sits on the horizon.

Koh Lao Ya Map

The main island was previously joined to the tiny Koh Laoya Klang by a wooden bridge. A storm ended that fun, however, so now all you can spot are a few stumps at low tide .

The forested rock of Koh Laoya Nok lies just a bit further south of them both.

The Resort – Koh Laoya

On the main island, the recently renovated Laoya Coco Island is the solitary resort. It does now takes bookings from allcomers, not just Thai packages.

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Laoya Coco Island Resort

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Koh Lao Ya

Flanking that beautiful beach, the resort comprises 20 or so superior rooms, sea view or garden, alongside larger family rooms. All are a/c, ensuite with TVs. There’s restaurant, bar and mimimart on site. Plenty of facilities for snorkeling and boat trips. Popular with Thai packages.

The resort offers its own daily wooden boat at 08.30 from Laem Ngop, returning at 11.00. Alternatively, from the same pier, the 14.30 Seatales can call in on its way to Koh Wai and Koh Mak, 450bt. Its return is at 08.45, same price.

From Koh Chang, the Bang Bao Boats’ speedboat is your choice, times at 09.30 or 12.00 with the returns at 10.45 or 13.45, 450bt. You can also pick up connections from or to Koh Wai, Koh Mak and Koh Kood.

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Koh Laoya Klang

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Koh Lao Ya with the broken bridge to its smaller sister island

Boat Trips to Koh Laoya

Easily reached from both Salak Phet or Bang Bao, the island’s wonderful beach used to be one of the main ports of call on the 3 island boat trip. Unfortunately, that practice has now been knocked on its head by the resort, who sensibly (for their guests) introduced a private island tax to deter the hordes from coming ashore. The tour boats do still head this way for snorkeling off the smaller neighbours at the top end.

To visit the main island, use a private boat trip and then pay a fee of either 400bt per boat or 100bt to 200bt per person.

We can organise this for you. Please just get in contact with your details such as dates, number of people, resort and so on. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Hiring a launch out of Salak Phet at around 1,500bt is another option. You could then maybe combine Koh Laoya with other nearby islands such as Koh Ngam.

If you are the adventurous type, you can rent a kayak from a resort around the bay at either Salak Phet or Chek Bae for 300bt, or thereabouts, per half day. Bear in mind, though, Koh Laoya is a fair way out to sea. Only experienced kayakers should attempt it.

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