The Naka Yai Islands are 2 fairly exclusive resort locations just off the northeast coast of Phuket. Most of the beaches on Koh Naka Yai – the largest of the 2 islands – are broad and sandy. Along its eastern shores, the views out across Phang Nga Bay are simply breathtaking. The longest beach on Koh Naka Yai lies on its eastern side, where you can rent chairs and umbrellas, as well as grab a drink or two at a small snack counter.
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Flying Hanuman Ziplining Experience
- Canoeing Excursion in Phang Nga Bay with Thai Buffet Lunch
- Introduction to City Tour
- John Gray's Cave Canoeing Tour in Phang Nga Bay
Highlights of Naka Yai Islands
There's not a lot of things to do on Koh Naka Yai except swim, sunbathe and stroll along the beach. It's a good idea to bring your own food if you're planning to stay the day.
Koh Naka Noi – or Pearl Island – is where the rare South Sea pearls are cultivated in Phuket. A trip to Naka Noi often includes a tour of the pearl farm, giving you a chance to see how these luminous beads are extracted from pearl oysters.
How to get to Naka Islands
Long-tail boats may be hired for the day at Ao Po Pier on the east coast of Phuket. You can get to the pier by taking route 4027 east from the Heroines' Monument, turn right at the sign for Ao Po, and follow along for a few km.
Koh Naka Yai is part of many day-trip itineraries, with boatloads of snorkellers and swimmers stopping off at the long eastern beach for a few hours in the afternoon.
Where to Stay on Naka Island
The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Naka Yai Islands
- Location: Ko Naka Yai, Pa Klok, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand