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Koh Nang Yuan, Koh Tao
(3.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Snorkel and dive among the teeming coral reefs at Koh Nang Yuan, a privately owned island. A diving instructor teaches beginners and provides refresher courses for those who haven't dived in a while. After working up an appetite swimming, dine at the island's restaurant, or enjoy a drink or two at the beach bar. Climb to the top of the densely forested hill via a well built trail for panoramic views of the island and nearby Ko Tao. Add Koh Nang Yuan to your Koh Tao travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Koh Tao vacation route planner.
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  • boat trip around the island of Koh Tao, visiting Koh Nang Yuan as well. Great views, nice beach. Restaurant not that clean though. 
  • It was one of the most beautiful places we've ever seen and you definitely should visit this unreal island! Till 2pm it is very crowded what makes it a bit less relaxed but then you have more space to...  more »
  • I love this place. 3 islands connected with sand banks you can walk along to each island. View point is a must. 
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  • The island is busy, and the rules are ridiculous. It's all about the MONEYYY. First of all, they charge you 100THB per person to enter. Now, if they were using this money to clean or create awareness or increase services...then maybe I'd be okay with it. But they aren't. They say "No Plastic" and take away all bottles at the entry (they even tried to take away our refillable bottles that we use to REDUCE SINGLE USE PLASTIC WASTE. That made me angry. On top of that, every person on the tour boats get silly little plastic waterbottles that get confiscated...and then end up staying on the island. The most ridiculous thing, is that there's a restaurant there, and they serve DRINKS, and every single one of those drinks comes with 2 PLASTIC STRAWS. And guess where all of those drinks end up? THE BEACH! Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy? Wait...it gets better! When everyone leaves back to their tour boats...they leave their drinks and plastic waste in the sand! I went to clean some up before leaving....and there are NO PUBLIC RUBBISH BINS. None. So I had to take it all up to the restaurant where they looked at me like I was insane. Be aware, they have a NO TOWEL policy for the beach. Because it takes sand away....Yeah. For real. Don't bother going. It's a massive Tourist Trap and there is cheaper beaches, better swimming, and nicer snorkelling on the Main Island.
  • It's a commercial island.!I'm here right now with friends and the locals charge for everything that you can use. The entrance is 100baht, you are not allowed to entry with can or any kind of plastic bottle, is prohibited put towels on the sand and with you want to seat is 150baht for two chairs! For use a simple shower 50baht. Terrible, unfortunately because it's a paradise, amazing water and good to do snorkelling and go to the view point.
  • Amazing snorkeling location. The most beautiful fishes I've ever seen so close from the shore (at the North West part of the beach). The island can be pretty busy so get there really early or around 4 with a taxi boat to avoid the big crowds. There's a 100 baht fee to enter the island, and you can't last on the beach on a towel. You have to pay for a beach chair. There's a view point in the southern part of the island that is nice. If you don't plan on snorkeling I would suggest going somewhere else as the beach is not that great, it's covered in coral and it's kind of painful to walk on.
  • Whether you want to hang on the beach, snorkel, or take a short hike to an extravagant view, Koh Nang Yuan will meet your needs. The hike was hot but not too long and relatively easy (one boulder at the top to climb). The scene was so overwhelmingly beautiful I found myself weak in only one knee, unable to prevent myself from professing my undying love to my now fiancé. I proposed on this island and highly recommend it. 5 stars as she said yes.
  • Amazing place. Besides the breathe taking viewpoint, astonishing fish and corals. Probably the most beautiful place I've been to