Koh Yao Noi Life
Koh Yao Noi, the Shima Healing & Little Elephant homebase, is a small quiet island Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland. The pace here is slow and relaxed. The friendly locals live a traditional and simple Islamic existence centred around the rhythms of the seasons, the ocean and their religious practice.
In 2002, Koh Yao Noi gained worldwide attention after receiving the World Legacy Award for Destination Stewardship from Conservation International and National Geographic Traveler magazine for the eco-friendly homestay programs offered by its local residents. Some activities available on the island include agricultural demonstrations (rubber and fishing), kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and swimming.
And here's a little map of Ban Tha Khao on Koh Yao Noi for your convenience (click on image to enlarge):
From left to right: Sea Gypsy Restaurant, Mai Mueng Restaurant, The Pier Restaurant and Kitchen Corner Restaurant. Directly at the pier you can find the Women Group with Restaurant, Batik & Shop, and the small hut in the middle of the pier is Ann's Shop with a roti sales point on the other side. The shop on the right side is a little supermarket with an ATM right out front.