The Digital Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Thailand
In the movie, the Beach, the full beauty of the Thailand beaches was captured with their crystal clear waters and fine, white sand. The movie is inspired by the 42 islands of Thailand – each with their own unique beauty. Besides the panoramic scenery, the water of Thailand is great for diving and seeing the habitat of amazing sea creatures like dolphins, shellfish, and coral reefs.
One of the most famous beaches of Thailand is Phuket but it is not the only one. There are beaches where tourism is sustainable. One such beach is the holiday resort in Koh Yao Noi.
Koh Yao Noi is one of the least altered beaches in Thailand. It has been preserved as it looked before with the exception of some shacks along the harbor. It is one of the most cared for beaches by the local community and everyone seems to know each other there. It is a great place for a quiet escape with only a few resorts around the southern cape of the beach.
Getting to Koh Yao Noi is easy with just a short ferry ride from Phuket. Homestay in Koh Yao Noi is basic and eco-friendly. The island has sustainable projects and services that include clean water, recycling of waste, planting of trees, and educational projects on sustainability.
Koh Yao Noi activities are numerous. There are cooking classes and herbal care products classes, yoga sessions, gyms, traditional Thai massage and Thanakha massages, and day tours through the local village and the island.
Koh Yao Noi is one of the few beaches where you can enjoy the place as it once was. Thanks to the efforts of the locals, the island is a unique place for those that just want to experience the virginity of nature to the fullest.