sunset  koh phayam island
Koh Phayam Island, Thailand
    Ko Payam island, Ranong, 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 , boat trips around the island to the many neighboring islands
    including Koh Surin National Park, 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 bungalow accommodation. A boat
    taxi to the island leaves every day from the pier at Sapan Plaa, Ranong.
    Ko Phayam 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 low 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.
shell at phayam island
buffalo bay phayam shells
ko phayam  water temple
koh phayam temple
buffalo bay beach phayam
buffalo bay beach white sand