Koh Nang Yuan & Koh Tao
Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Koh Tao. It is famous for its diving spots and its great snorkelling beach. Many day trippers come from the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui, as well as from Surat Thani on the Thai mainland. There is only one restaurant, at the Nang Yuan Resort. It has a selection of Thai and Western food. One of the best dishes on the menu is the barbequed fish.
It's a great place for divers or persons who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Ko Samui. The island is geared more towards relatively affluent divers than backpackers on a budget. There are hardly any ocean currents and there is a wide selection of dive sites and dive shops, dive schools, and resorts. Activities other than diving are on the increase and the food and nightlife options are some of the best in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Tao is a small island of approximately 21 km² and receives over 100,000 visitors per year.