THAILAND

November 20th to 27th

Live a unique sports experience with international coaches and players on the beautiful beaches of Koh Phayam, Thailand!

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the time of your life!

Koh Payham: Thailands best kept secret island

Those chasing the scenery and atmosphere of old Thailand before it was commercialized and lost much of its charm are often drawn to the untouched, secretive island of Koh Phayam. While enjoying the peacefulness and relaxing at the beach is an incredible experience in and of itself, exploring the food, the culture, and all the attractions the island has to offer makes for a complete experience.

While Koh Phayam isn’t a place for shopping enthusiasts (thank god), what it offers instead is the exploration of its marvellous tropical forests, unique beaches, and exotic wildlife.

The best island to enjoy your Beach volleyball experience with all the BVAW stars!

PROGRAM

Be part of the largest amateur Beach Volleyball gathering!

Live a unique sports experience with international professional coaches and players in a stress-free environment. You´ll have lots of techniques practices, skills training, good music and fun!

In parnership with

Program Training 2022

20 to 27th of November
This program is optional and the fees include the training camp & the tournament

Sunday 20 November

Arrival day

20:00
Welcome dinner on the beach

Monday 21 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 10:30
Group A – Morning training session Group B – Free time to explore the island 

10:30 – 12:30
Group B – Morning training session Group A –  Free time to explore the island. Lunch & relax at the hotel 

12:30
Lunch time

15:00 – 16:30
Gropu A – Afternoon training session 

16:30 – 18:00
Group B – Afternoon training session 

18:00 – 19:30
Free play at beach courts

20:30
Dinner at resort restaurant

Tuesday 22 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 10:30
Group A – Morning training session Group B – Free time to explore the island 

10:30 – 12:30
Group B – Morning training session Group A –  Free time to explore the island. Lunch & relax at the hotel 

12:30
Lunch time

15:00 – 16:30
Gropu A – Afternoon training session 

16:30 – 18:00
Group B – Afternoon training session 

18:00 – 19:30
Free play at beach courts

20:30
Dinner at resort restaurant

Wednesday 23 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 10:30
Group A – Morning training session Group B – Free time to explore the island 

10:30 – 12:30
Group B – Morning training session Group A –  Free time to explore the island. Lunch & relax at the hotel 

12:30
Lunch time

14:00 – 19:30
Free afternoon for group excursion

20:30
Dinner at resort restaurant

Thursday 24 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 10:30
Group A – Morning training session Group B – Free time to explore the island 

10:30 – 12:30
Group B – Morning training session Group A –  Free time to explore the island. Lunch & relax at the hotel 

12:30
Lunch time

15:00 – 16:30
Gropu A – Afternoon training session 

16:30 – 18:00
Group B – Afternoon training session 

18:00 – 19:30
Free play at beach courts

20:30
Dinner at resort restaurant

Friday 25 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 12:30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament 

Top of the Stars mixed

12:30
Lunch time

14:30 – 19:30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament

Top of the Stars mixed 

20.30
Dinner at hotel
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Chill out party at the hotel’s bar

Saturday 26 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 12:30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament 2×2 women / men

12:30
Lunch time

14:30 – 19:30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament 2x2women / men

20.30
Dinner at hotel
&
Gala party at the hotel’s bar

Sunday 27 November

7:00 – 8:30
Breakfast at hotel restaurant

8:30 – 12:30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament 2×2 women / men second phase

12:30
Lunch time

16.30 – 21.30
Amateur beach volleyball tournament 2×2 women & men finals 

21.30
Award ceremony

22.00
Dinner at hotel

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Let’s meet at Thailand and have fun!

We’re all in the mood for BVAW, meeting cool people and having a great time. But, for safety and conscience due to the current situation, this year we are taking extra care of every detail!

In consideration of the ever-changing situation linked to Covid-19 and its possible repercussions on travel and stays, we recommend that you always take out a cancellation policy for flights and hotel bookings that can reduce or avoid your risk of economic loss.

EARLY BIRD SUMMER DISCOUNT

UNTIL AUGUST 15th ONLY

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Your hotel at the beach

Bamboo Bungalows Koh Phayam, is one of the first hotels to welcome those interested in the best kept secret Thailand has to offer.

Their goal has, and always will be to introduce their guests to the remarkable wonders Koh Phayam and its tropical nature has to offer, and balancing it with modern, cosy, fairly priced amenities and villas for rent during your stay.

The rooms are suited for everyone, from backpackers to large families.

They are located in the center of Aow Yai Beach, a 2-mile (3 km) crescent-shaped beach on the western side of Koh Phayam. The beach is never overcrowded and there are no noisy sport boats or jet-skis to disturb the peaceful, natural atmosphere. The location gives us an amazing sunset view, every evening.

All our training sessions and tournaments will be just in front the hotel

SPECIAL BVAW discount from the online rates – discount code will be revealed once you have finalized your registration

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KOH PAYAM activities

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the best Koh Phayam Activities to assist you in enriching and making your stay as memorable as possible. As residents of the island, we care greatly on maintaining its peaceful nature and clean environment and we hope that you will do the same.

FISHING

Fishing – is very enjoyable here. A lot of different fishes and using good fishing equipment with right knowledge of places you can always back with good catch .

SURFING

Good waves in Ao Yai beach create perfect spot for Surfing. One of the best place in Thailand and never crowded.

KAYAKING
Good day trip to explore the island. .Mangroves forest exploring very exiting at high tide from Buffalo bay beach. Just pass Moken ( sea Gypsy village ) and follow river what go deep in the centre of the island, what have many birds and animals endemic to mangroves. You can rent Kayaks at Buffalo Bay Vacation Club

SNORKELING

In several bays around island have live corals reef where you can find a lot of small fishes, nudebranches, group of cuttlefishes. Unfortunately visibility is unpredictable – strong current, waves, rain can change visibility from 3-5 meters to almost zero. For better visibility and more impression we suggest you to day join trips to Surin islands National Park .

DIVING
Currently all major Dive centers closed in the island. Diving season – from November till April. Best places to day dive- – Richelieu Rock and Surin Island. Around Koh Phayam only recreational diving.
BIRD WATCHING
Koh Phayam and surrounding islands famous for hornbill birds. There are very big population of them in the island and can see them every day in low season and occasionally in high season. Sea eagles, herons and waders, kingfisher and others.

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BVAW rules!

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

We ask all participants to read these terms, which will be continually updated and supplemented.

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GENERAL RULES

You need to be a BVAW member to participate. If you’re not, you can always apply for a year membership on the BVAW Sky.

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PLAYER RULES

Our tournaments are amateur and consequently, the spirit that must distinguish the competitions is the one of friendship.

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How to arrive

Best Way to Travel from Bangkok to Ranong
Travelling from Bangkok to Ranong is not that complicated as you have plenty of transportation options to choose from. The best way to travel from Bangkok to Ranong depends on your needs:

  • The most comfortable way – taking a direct flight from Bangkok DMK Airport to Ranong Airport

  • The cheapest way – taking an overnight bus as it helps you to save one night at the hotel

  • The most adventurous way – taking a train to the nearest station and then transferring to a bus

Just choose the way to travel depending on your preferences.

Flights from Bangkok to Ranong

At the moment there are 3 daily flights departing from Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Ranong Airport (UNN). Two of these flights are offered by Nok Air, the third one – by AirAsia. Flights depart at 06:05, 11:40 and 18:30. The flight takes approximately 1.5 hours. You must choose one of 2 earlier flights if you are willing to reach Koh Phayam on the same day.

Flight deals and the current schedule for this route can be found here:

Flight from Bangkok to Ranong

Once you arrive at Ranong Airport, there are usually taxis waiting to take you to the city or directly to the pier.

It is also possible to fly from Bangkok to Chumphon Airport (CJM) which is located about 122 km from Ranong or Surat Thani Airport (URT) which is located around 220 km from Ranong and then take a bus or mini-van from there to Ranong, but it is really unpractical.

Bus from Bangkok to Ranong

When looking for the cheapest way to travel, taking an overnight bus from Bangkok to Ranong normally costs less than the flight and you save one night at the hotel. Of course, this option might be not suitable for light sleepers.

Buses to Ranong depart from Bangkok Southern (Sai Tai Mai) Bus Terminal. The journey from Bangkok to Ranong takes about 8-9 hours.

When taking an overnight bus, you can catch the first-morning ferry to Koh Phayam and spend your day on the island. The daytime bus departs around 9:00 and arrives at Ranong too late for catching a boat to Koh Phayam on the same day so you would need to overnight in Ranong.

Buses from Bangkok to Ranong are offered by the government bus company Bor.Kor.Sor. and several private bus companies – New Mitr Tour, Lignite Tour and Choke Anan Tour. Most of the departure times on this route are around 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00.

You can buy a ticket right at the bus station. However, it is safer to book tickets at least one day in advance as the number of seats on these buses is limited. The bus schedule can be checked and tickets can be booked here:

Bus from Bangkok to Ranong

You can book your bus, train or ferry tickets online via Bookaway

Buses normally stop at Ranong Bus Station but private companies can also drop you off at their offices in Ranong.

Train from Bangkok to Ranong

There is no direct train from Bangkok to Ranong because the nearest Ranong railway stations are located in Chumphon and Surat Thani. If you are adventurous and want to experience train travel in Thailand, you can take the Southern Line train from Hua Lamphong Railway Station to any of these cities and then transfer to a bus or minivan for reaching Ranong from there.

Check train schedules and book train tickets online here:

Train from Bangkok to Chumphon

Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

Bus from Chumphon to Ranong

You can take a bus or minivan from Chumphon to Ranong. The distance between these 2 cities is 122 kilometres. The trip takes about 2.5 hours and should cost about 150-200 THB. Taking a minivan is a bit faster but more expensive option. Minivan tickets can be booked here:

Minivan from Chumphon to Ranong

or the cheapest way to travel, taking an overnight bus from Bangkok to Ranong normally costs less than the flight and you save one night at the hotel. Of course, this option might be not suitable for light sleepers.

Buses to Ranong depart from Bangkok Southern (Sai Tai Mai) Bus Terminal. The journey from Bangkok to Ranong takes about 8-9 hours

Bus from Surat Thani to Ranong

You can take a bus or minivan from Surat Thani to Ranong. Buses are available at Tarad Kaset 1 and minivans can be found at Tarad Kaset 2 in Surat Thani Town. The distance between the cities is 193 kilometers and the journey takes about 3.5 hours. The ticket should cost about 200 THB.

Boat from Ranong to Koh Phayam

Once in Ranong, you need to get to Sapan Plaa Pier for catching a boat to Koh Phayam. The pier is located around 6 km from Ranong Bus Station. You can get there by songtaew (local minivan) or motorbike taxi. A trip from the bus station to the pier by motorbike taxi should cost around 80 THB, by songtaew – around 15-20 THB.

When travelling from Ranong to Koh Phayam, you need to choose from a regular ferry boat and speedboat.

The regular ferry boat is a less frequent and slower option as it takes about 2 hours to get to Koh Phayam. However, taking a ferry is significantly cheaper as it costs just around 200 THB per person.

Most of the Speedboats running between Ranong and Koh Phayam are available during the high season only. Speedboats operate from 7:00 to 17:30 and depart about 10 times a day. The ticket normally costs around 350 THB per person and it takes about 45 minutes to get to Koh Phayam.

Ferry and speedboat tickets can be bought at the pier or booked online here:

Ferry from Ranong to Koh Phayam 

COVID-19

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November 20 to 27th

Let’s meet again at the beautiful beaches of Koh Phayam to Beach Volley with friends and good music, all day long!

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