It is very nice island where is possible to drive only on motorbikes, no car, wide nature beaches, each of them looks different, canoeing in mongroves is possible, the sea is good for small children, good food, relaxing in nature, no crowded island
It feels like the island is pretty developed (with it's restaurants, sport activities etc.) but on the other hand Phayam still can be considered as a civilisation' getaway.
Kwang Pib Bay is a perfect place for Who's in love with Nature (Tropical Forest & Coral Reef). Koa Kwai Bay is a perfect place for Beach Lover, The Most chill out place.
The Most Amazing is Local People here, They are very kind and sincere.
this island is really good food, nice beach, nice environment, nice sunset. The best thing when you are here, you can relax and charge your energy.
A very sleepy island with little to do. For beach and sun worshipers it's perfect, but only for 4 months of the year as it is on the Andaman side.
Don't worry, Koh Phayam is a safe place, despite being so close to Burma.
I only stayed one night in Ranong to catch the morning flight back to bkk, but the impression was great, would stay longer if i return.
Only stayed there one night because flight was cancelled so we missed the boat to the island and had to go first thing in the morning.
So can't really comment.
easy to get from ranong. new mit tour is good company bus from bkk. to ranong. 9pm departure.ranong is a nice town.
the island beautiful.i enjoyed the sea and bush walks.
Koh Phayam is very quiet and relaxing. It is one of the few Islands in Thailand where you can find quiet beaches.
The food here is more expensive than other Islands I have been to and I think this is due to electricity being run off resorts own generators. The main beach is good for surfing but the snorkeling around the Island is not as good as other Islands I have visited. This could be due to the time of year though as we seemed to catch the Island just at the beginning of rainy season as we had a couple of big storms. I would recommend hiring motorbikes for your stay on Koh Phayam as the roads are quite safe and the only other way to get around is by taxi bike which can end up being expensive if you want to go to different beaches. There are a few beach parties to go to in the evenings which are well advertised around the Island. Overall I would recommend Koh Phayam as a place to see quiet unspoiled beaches with very few tourists.
The slow boat has only at 9 am and 2 pm, and take almost 2 hours for traveling while speed boat takes only 30 mn.
The island will be able to visit on November to May, aparts from that most resorts are closed. On holiday, it's better to book the room before arrive than walk-in. Travellers may walk around the island or rent the motorbike. No ATM on the island. Minimart and restaurants mostly closed after 10 pm