The kangaroo-shaped island is the second largest Andaman Sea island off the coast of Ranong Province. It’s considered to be one of Thailand’s last ‘undiscovered’ islands.
Ao Yai Beach can be found on the island of Phayam. To get here, you’ll need to take a boat that leaves from mainland Thailand’s Ranong province, which is situated along the border of the southern tip of Myanmar.
Phuket, which is known as the “Pearl of the Andaman Sea” is only a 1 hour flight from Bangkok. The tropical island is home to many of Thailand’s most popular beaches and can be a perfect place to learn how to surf.