|USEFOOL INFORMATION about Koh Phayam island
|KOH PHAYAM ISLAND, RANONG, THAILAND
|1. No ATM and Banks in the island!!!
Even this mentioned in many websites - 50% of visitors not bring with them enough cash. You can change money
in the island and even take advanced cash from your credit card, but it will cost you 4% , more than in mainland and
only in high season.
2. Boat transfer to the island
Ferry Boat schedule
Until feather notice:
Ranong - Koh Phayam island 9.30 AM and 2.00 PM
Koh Phayam island - Ranong 8.30 AM and 2PM
Transfer time - 2 Hours. 200 THB per person
Speedboat transfer to island - only in high season ( November- April ):
Ranong - Koh Phayam - From 7 Am to 5 PM
Ko Phayam - Ranong - from 7.30 AM to 5 PM
350 THB per person
Also in low season if weather permit.
3. Flights to Ranong Airport.
3 daily flights
5. If you come by bus or rail from Bangkok.
The cheapest and easy way come to Ranong - by VIP night bus. Only one inconvenience that this
bus come in Ranong very early.
By Rail you cannot come to Ranong directly. The closest stations - Chumporn . Not so convenient
you should arrange private transfer very early - 5.30Am or go to bus station and
take minibus to Ranong. Start every hour from 8AM.
Booking Online: https://12go.asia/en/travel/bangkok/ranong
TIMETABLE: Ранонг: http://timetable.asia/en/th/ranong
6. TESCO LOTUS Ranong
If you planning to stay in Koh Phayam island long time or forget something we suggest you to visit TESCO
supermarket, what is not far from Ranong bus station. One of the best supermarket chain in Thailand where you
can find almost all you may need at affordable price.
Open from 8 AM till 11 PM.
7. MOTORCYCLE RENT
You can easy rent motorcycle with manual or automatic transmission in the island, There are many
rental shops near main pier or along to main road. Price start from 150 THB per day. Good and new -
around 200-250 THB per day. Please look careful when rent and better take photos with date
imprinted on both sides to avoid conflicts when return. Price of spare parts expensive. Light scratch
can cost you 5000 Baht. Do NOT run motorcycle on the beach!! Salt water and sand destroy all very
fast and also driving on the beach damage very fragile local ecosystem.
Our advice to all visitors is do not rent any motor bike here unless you are a competent rider, only
give copies of passport / ID to the rental shop, and take note of the rental agreement which in most
cases are written in English and plainly say that the hirer is not insured and will be heavily penalised,
for the smallest scratch, regardless of circumstances,
PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE on the BEACH!! You will never do it in your country, please don't do it here.
Please read: YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE NOT COVER YOUR MOTORBIKE ACCIDENT!! - Wear helmet.
The majority of tourists that come here do not ride any form of motorbike back home , rent a bike
and have an accident and wonder why.
10. INTERNET , 3G AND MOBILE PHONES
Now GSM signal from 3 mobile provides available in the island - AIS . TRUE and DTAC. The best solution to call
abroad and also receive call is to buy Thai Sim card and install in your mobile phone.
If you dial when call abroad 009 ,004, 007 instead of (+) or 001 in most country will cost you 4-7 THB per
minute. Incoming calls - free.
Not expensive and good Internet speed everywhere in the island - using 3G withTrue or GPRS/EDGE
to connect your notebook or Ipod to Internet. You can buy dedicated Internet SIM or use local
telephone SIM card. There are many packages and promotion to choose from local providers to do it.
11. HOSPITAL and EMERGENCY
Very good and not expensive hospital in the island near pier . Big White building. Open 9Am - 5 Pm.
First aid, medicine etc.. For more serous case - Ranong with government hospital and private clinics.
Pay serious attention to sand flies bites. In some area of the island on the beach - they bite at sunset
or in cloudy weather. Many people have allergy, because of bites . Use any good anti mosquitoes repellent
before and cream after ( best - local SEMBAK or systral cream ) to stop itching,
Take anti allergic pills if itching not stop. For jelly fish stings - if you are not lucky - use vinegar .