Koh Tapao Noi island is not far from Phuket Island’s East coast. This matchstick-flame shaped island is found just 2.5 kilometers from the Phuket Deep Sea Port near Phuket’s Cape Panwa and 2.25 km. from Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort. From both of these beach locations, you can take a long tail boat to Koh Tapao Noi. Just half-a-kilometer away to the southwest is Koh Tapao Noi’s sister island, Koh Tapao Yai which is much bigger, easily twice the landmass.
From Patong Beach, take the highway over the mountain to Phuket Town, then take Highway 4023 to Chom Thong Village. From there, the Koh Tapao islands are a short long tail boat ride. Speedboats leave daily from Rassada Pier, adjacent to Koh Sire on Phuket’s east side. To reach Rassada Pier from Patong Beach, travel on Highway 4029 over the mountain toward Phuket Town and then to Anuphas Phuket Karn Road down to Rassada Pier.