Koh Payam island Thailand. This gorgeous little island is truly the undiscovered pearl of the Andaman Sea with long white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, coral reefs, it's the perfect place to really get away from it all- from lying in a hammock doing absolutely nothing except watch the amazing sunsets to snorkeling and fishing (big of small game), boat trips around the island to the many neighboring islands including Koh Surin, swimming in the warm waters or even body-boarding. The two main bays are Aow Yai, the sunset bay, and Aow Khao Kwai, buffalo bay. Both bays have long curving white sandy beaches. If you get bored of the beach life then there's always the inland experience. Koh Phayam has lots of good mini hikes into the hills, forests and jungle. There are tidal mangrove forests and lots of wildlife including crab-eating macaque, flying squirrel, mouse deer, slow Loris, gibbon, fishing cat, barking deer, and some beautiful and rare birds like hornbill. A small track runs around the island making everything accessible by foot, bike or motor-scooters which are available for hire, there aren't any cars. There are several Resorts
offering simple bungalow accommodation. A boat taxi to the island leaves every day from the pier at Sapan Plaa, Ranong.
The island has a total land area of approximately 35 square kilometers with a population of only 500 people many of whom makes their living on fishing, growing cashew nuts and farming rubber. There are mainly two seasons here, the summer season (November to April) and rainy season (May to September). Hereby the average temperature hovers at 26-32 C. The suggested best time to visit this beautiful natural ground is from October to April, where the sea and weather conditions permits visitors to relax and explore this little visited island. Koh Payam is under the responsibility of Payam National Park
Club features: 22 Spacious, comfortable modern bungalows with a tropical elegant decor set in our coastal garden surrounded by flowers, trees and birds. Honeymoon and Colonial bungalows have four posters bed. 8 Family bungalows have an additional beds to accommodate families with children .
King or double queen beds with comfortable mattresses, 24 hours electricity, air conditioning in deluxe bungalows ( optional), mosquito screen on sliding front doors and windows with excellent sea breeze , TV with DVD , full stocked mini bar, towels, beach towels and bathrobes, weight and hair driers, face tissues, herbs shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and soap, complimentary drinking water, rocking chairs on terrace.
Restaurant, Bar, lounge, kids club
Room service, Dive center, Fishing and sport activities, Spa and massage
Policies & Restrictions
No smoking in all bungalows, pets allowed
Rates & Availability
Promotional rate for low season ( 1.05-30.10.2010 ) - 400 baht for superior bungalow, 1000 baht for deluxe bungalow ( fan only ) and 1500 baht for family bungalow.
From Ranong airport - 25 km to Ranong pier, from Ranong pier - 30 minutes by speedboat or 2.5 hours by boat to ko Payam island main pier, from main pier to Bufflo Bay 10 minutes by motorcycle taxi.
From Surat Thani airport - 2 hours by car to the pier, from Phuket airport - 3.5 hours. from Kao Lak - 2 hours.