Ban Ao Yai is one of the three larger fishing villages on Koh Kood. It’s located in the South-East and was very hard to access until the concrete road was built in 2009.
The village consists of traditional wooden fishermen’s houses built on stilts in the water with a wooden pier alongside.
The fleet of Baan Ao Yai supplies many restaurants on Koh Kood with sea food but the freshest sea food can be enjoyed at one of the restaurants in Ao Yai where people get to choose their own fish! Along the main road is Kookai Seafood and along the wooden pier are Chonthicha Seafood and Thai Kitchen Ao Yai.
Fishing and snorkeling trips can easily be arranged in Ban Ao Yai, just ask one of the locals!
A visit to Ao Yai is a great day trip and a nice opportunity to see the local way of life in a fishing village that has been very isolated up until a few years ago. The road to the village is an attraction on its own with beautiful far views and crossing impressive jungle with Ao Yai Viewpoint along the way.