Koh Nang Yuan has some great snorkeling sites and it’s popular for scuba diving. There are five dives sites dotted around the island; White Rock, Nang Yuan Pinnacle (also known as Red Rock), Green Rock, Japanese Gardens and Twin Peaks. All are very popular, Japanese Gardens also being a great snorkeling spot as well. Don’t forget to visit the hilltop viewpoint there for a breathtaking view.
In the past, the largest island of the three used to be called “Haang Tao” which means ‘turtle’s tail’ for it being that part of the turtle shape seen when viewing Koh Tao (which means ‘turtle island’) from the south. Nowadays its stunning scenery has made it a popular feature in books and postcards.
There is a daily boat service from Koh Tao to Koh Nang Yuan which departs from the Lomprayah pier . You can also hire a longtail boat from any beach on Koh Tao. All Around Island boat trips will also visit here.
Nang Yuan Island
Location: Koh Tao, Ko Phangan District, Surat Thani 84280 Thailand