The Community of Koh Yao Noi
You think the time stands still on the island. Friendly people and
a warm welcome everywhere.
Most of the doors are not locked and you feel the happiness and laid back feeling which is nowadays lost on most of the other, overcrowded islands. People here living in the world apart and this should be preserved and supported.
Niramaya Community Support Statement
"The management and staff of Niramaya will set a good example and act responsible in intregrating and cooperating with the social concerns and the environment.
The public spirited approach of Niramaya's operation should support the island community of Koh Yao Noi" In line with the social and religious traditions which are still intact, we encourage our guests to abide by some basic rules.
Community Based Tourism on Koh Yao Noi
"CBT is tourism that takes environmenta, social and cultural
sustainability into account. It is managed and owned by the
community, for the community, with the purpose of enabling
visitors to increase their awareness and learn about the
community and local ways of life." REST, 1997
Community-based tourism does not simply seek to maximise profits
for investors. Rather, it is more concerned with the impact
of tourism on the community and the environment. CBT emerges
from a community development strategy, using tourism as a tool
to strengthen community organisation through community-wide
Unfortunately the influence of Mass-Consumerism is precipitating the degradation and destruction of natural resources crucial to local communities livelihoods. Wherever possible Niramaya is also contribute to community projects (helping to preserve traditional ways of life, providing education and supporting environmental initiatives) and, if practical, encourage you to visit or even lend a helping hand.
We try to ensure that all our trips not only minimise the negative effects of tourism but actually have a positive impact on the communities who welcome us into their villages and often their homes.
Products of Koh Yao Noi
OTOP(One Tambol, One Product) is a project to promote quality cottage industry goods and
folk handicrafts in Thailand.
1) Artificial Flowers made from rubber and fish scales These artificial flowers are exquisite and beautiful, a product stemming from the creativity of the farmer housewives group. At present, these flowers are souvenirs symbolic of Phang Nga province. The products are sold at Phang Nga Provincial Agricultural Office and the farmer housewives group.For more information, contact the Phang Nga Provincial Agricultural Office, Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.,Tel : 076-412019.
2) Fish specialty called "Jing Jang"
Other products of Koh Yao Noi
Agricultural products and seafood Puh mah, Pla gao, Pla grapong, Pla chon talee, Gung manggon