Koh Phayam Guide

One of Thailand's best kept secrets, off the coast of Ranong Province

Overview of Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam is a small island in the Andaman Sea, about 85km west of Ranong, Thailand. The island is approximately 8km long and 2km wide. Koh Phayam is one of the least developed islands in Thailand, with few paved roads and almost no nightlife. Most visitors to the island come for the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.

There are several beaches on Koh Phayam, the most popular being Ao Khao Kwai (Buffalo Head Beach) and Ao Yai (Long Beach). There are also a few small bungalow resorts and a handful of restaurants and bars. Most visitors to Koh Phayam stay in one of the many cheap guesthouses or in one of the more upmarket resorts.

The best time to visit Koh Phayam is between November and April, when the weather is dry and sunny. The monsoon season runs from May to October, and although Koh Phayam is not as badly affected by the rains as some of the other islands in Thailand, many of the businesses on the island close down during this time.

If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing island getaway, Koh Phayam is the perfect place to go.

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Koh Phayam Accommodation

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The Sun Resort and Restaurant

Located in Koh Phayam, The Sun Resort and Restaurant is a perfect starting point from which to explore Koh Phayam (Ranong). Both business travelers and…

Rabbit Bungalow

Set in a prime location of Koh Phayam (Ranong), Rabbit Bungalow puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers…

Nitiporn Resort

Stop at Nitiporn Resort to discover the wonders of Koh Phayam (Ranong). The hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Facilities like 24-hour…

JJ Beach Resort & JJ Seafood Restaurant

Stop at JJ Beach Resort & JJ Seafood Restaurant to discover the wonders of Koh Phayam (Ranong). The hotel offers a high standard of service…

Buffalo Bay Vacation Club

Buffalo Bay Vacation Club is a popular choice amongst travelers in Koh Phayam (Ranong), whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a…

Chomjan Beach Resort

Set in a prime location of Koh Phayam (Ranong), Chomjan Beach Resort puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. Featuring a…

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Koh Phayam has plenty of things to see and do. We’ve rounded up some of the best below:

Wat Koh Phayam

Wat Koh Phayam is an idyllic Buddhist temple located on the charming and serene island of Koh Phayam, Thailand. Nestled amidst a lush and verdant…

Hin Talu

Hin Talu, located on the island of Koh Phayam in Thailand, is a hidden paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Known for its stunning…

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