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.