Welcome to Island Hopping in the Andaman Sea of Thailand
Resorts in Trang:
Haad Yao Nature Resort is located within the Chao Mai National Marine Park and is only 40 minutes away from Trang Town. Surrounded by limestone cliffs, mangrove forests and a peaceful bay, the resort rests near the sea gypsie village of Chao Mai and is near Yao Beach, Chao Mai Beach and Yong Ling Beach. The Resort is also next to the Haad Yao - Chao Mai Pier, and is the ideal point for travellers who wish to explore and enjoy the unspoilt islands of Ko Libong, Ko Mook (Emerald Cave), Ko Kradan, Ko Cheuk, Ko Ma and Ko Waen.
Relax and swim at the nearby national park beaches of Yao Beach, Chao Mai Beach and Yong Ling Beach.
Explore the sea gypsie village of Chao Mai and observe the casual lifestyle of the fishermen at work, children playing, fishermen's wives cooking.
Take our island hopping trip on our tour boat the "Nature Tour" to Koh Kradan, Koh Chueak and Koh Rok to snorkel in its crystal clear waters. This trip also takes you to Koh Muk and into its ever charming Emerald Cave.
Go on one of our sea kayaks to explore the nearby mangrove forests, limestone cliffs and visit Matanoy Village considered to be one of the most traditional and friendly sea gypsy villages in South Thailand.
Take a trip on a longtail boat or sea kayak to the nearby Chao Mai Caves, a former priate's hideout and explore its mysterious cathedral of rock formations over millions of years with a very beautiful spring in a small chamber at the uppermost level.
Go fishing in the nearby waters rich with marine life.
Take a trip to observe the thousands of birds that fly all the way from Siberia each year to escape the cold winter and find refuge around Libong Island.
Join our Award winning Dugong Tracking tour and seek out seacows (dugongs), a gentle but endangered species that feed on sea grass found only in the waters of Koh Libong.
Try our large variety of fresh Thai seafood dishes from our Fishermen's Kitchen with a Seaview Restaurant built on a deck that stretches out into the sea overlooking a postcard picture perfect view. We also serve exciting vegetarian dishes.
About Back to Nature Group
The Group was founded in 1997 by two Bangkok University professors who took early retirement to develop an eco-friendly tourist environment. They chose to set up a new business in the beautiful Haad ChaoMai National Marine Park in the Trang province of South Thailand. The main concern of the company is to work with the forestry and fisheries authority to develop touristic sites that would not harm the environment and would allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
The National Park contains much unspoiled rainforest, deserted beaches, coral reefs, and much wildlife. Many examples of rare birds can be seen, being the home or visiting place of many other birds. The waters around Libong Island are also home to the last known herd of Dugongs.
There are currently three resorts operated by the Back-to-Nature Resorts Group, one of which is on Libong Island (Libong Nature Beach Resort), the second one is on the coast (Haad Yao Nature Resort) and the third, on the plantation between Krabi and Trang Province (Trang Nature Farm Resort).