By Paula Parker
The Naka Islands are two picturesque islands located less then 20 minutes off the northeast coast of Phuket.
These Islands are also known as Koh Naka, Nakha or Naga Islands.
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Naka Yai is the larger of these two islands with picturesque views across Phang Nga Bay.
This beautiful island is rapidly changing from a quaint little fishing village into an eco-friendly tourist destination.
On the western side of the island is a small fishing village, there is no electricity on the island, however if you choose to stay overnight at one of the resorts they have generators to supply power.
Most of Naka Yai’s beaches are wide and sandy, shaded by tall coconut trees.
Along the eastern shore the views out across Phang Nga Bay are simply breathtaking.
The longest beach is on the eastern side, which has chairs and umbrellas for rent.
Naka Yai is included in many day trip tours, with boat loads of visitors stopping off along the eastern beach for a few hours to enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the clear waters.
Activities include relaxing on the beach, beach walks, fishing, kayaking, hiking, swimming and snorkelling.
Naka Yai is a wonderful island to visit if you are looking for peace and quite in beautiful tranquil surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you are planning to stay a few nights on the tranquil Naka Yai Island, there is the luxury 5 star Naka Island Resort.
The 5 Star Naka Island Resort boasts divine luxury.
Each villa has private steam showers and an open-air and outdoor bathroom area. Activities offered include sailing, bike tours, kayaking and sight seeing to name a few.
The resort is an ideal destination for visitors who just want to switch off, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Naka Yai island.
See reviews from other visitors who have stayed at the Naka Island Resort on TripAdvisor.
Naka Noi is the smaller of the two islands, and is located south of the larger island.
This Island is also known as “Pearl Island”, as it is the site where rare South Sea pearls are cultivated.
The Pearl Farm offers perfect conditions for producing beautiful pearls, sheltered away from the monsoon winds.
A day trip or tour to the Naka Noi Pearl Farm includes a demonstration of how the pearls are farmed and extracted from the oyster.
The island also has a pearl shop where you can purchase pearls of all sizes.
Long-tail boats can be hired for day trips at Ao Po Pier on the northeast coast of Phuket.
Or you can include these islands in a tour; tours can be booked at tour desks or travel agents in Phuket, or contact our friends at Easy Day Thailand to assist with your tour.
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