Swimming in the sea Koh Yao Island
During high tide, swimming in the sea at The Paradise Koh Yao is a refreshing pleasure. Experience the warm, tropical waters of Phang Nga Bay where the water is protected from large waves and currents. For exploring a bit more kayaking and canoeing is the best way to check out the nearby towering limestone formations, lagoons and beaches.
At low tides, swimming at the beach directly in front of the resort is limited. We are of course surrounded by beautiful, pristine islands and beaches. The resort is happy to offer a complimentary beach shuttle to a nearby island for swimming and snorkeling during low tide.
Discover marine life
As the tide drops and exposes the coral reef, a variety of marine life becomes visible. Have a look at the lively animals such as mussels, shells, different species of crabs, snails and much more. Sometimes you will spot local fishermen searching for mussels and crabs as they earn a living from the sea (or at least get some lovely seafood on the dinner table). We advise our guests to wear beach shoes or slippers when exploring the reef at low tide.
The tides at Koh Yao Island
Thailand’s Andaman Sea surrounds Phuket and fills Phang Nga Bay. Tides change twice a day at 12 hour intervals. The sea level rises and falls under the influence of the gravitational pull of both the moon and sun. During the "spring" tides, the days around the new and full moon, the sea level varies from 2.5 to 3.0 meters but during the "neap" tides (the lowest level of high tide) the sea level varies only 0.8 to 1.0 meters. An extreme low tide can be clearly seen when the coral reefs in front of the beaches become exposed.Phuket Gazette Tide Tables