Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi Islands are located in Phang-nga bay near Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga. Koh Yao islands are partially covered with tropical rain forest and experience a lower humidity that other parts of southern Thailand. The local people are very nice, friendly and provide a very safe environment in which to stay. Local commercial enterprise includes fishing, rubber tapping, rice and fruit farming. Koh Yao islands offer great eco-tourism activities such as kayaking, biking, scuba diving, snorkeling, elephant trekking, bird watching, sport fishing, rubber tapping shows, horse riding, camping, ATV riding and islands tours. Visitors can choose between many kinds of accommodations such as hotels, bungalows, resorts, guest houses and home stays.