Guests wanting to avoid the hustle and bustle and overtourism of Phuket will enjoy the total tranquillity offered on Koh Yao Noi island in the stunning Phang Nga Bay. Koyao Island Resort is set within a large area of private gardens surrounded by nature and has just 19 rooms. So, even if full, the resort has an intimate, cosy feel – it’s a quiet and peaceful place to relax and unwind. The serene setting is emphasised by the simple green-and-white colour scheme, complementing the abundance of tropical trees and plants scattered throughout the resort.
The 19 villas are designed in a distinctively rustic Thai style, all built with local materials and mangrove palm leaf roofs, designed to keep them cool and airy – a must for those warm nights. The traditional Thai style is celebrated here, so expect lovely examples of hardwood teak furniture. The villas all have expansive verandahs as standard, so the breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay are always accessible. There is a range of accommodation types available, from studios to beachfront villas to family suites, all the way up to the private beach lodge – a luxury safari tent within a private coconut plantation that comes with its own beach.
Guests will enjoy the fantastic, authentic Thai cuisine available from Pum Pui, while the Gecko bar provides excellent cocktails for sundowners along with a snack menu.
The hotel boasts a wide variety of activities on the island. Mountain bikes, snorkelling equipment, and kayaks are available, free to use to explore the surroundings. A spa in the hotel offers massages and other treatments set within a peaceful garden pagoda complete with a lotus pond. Other options include cooking classes, batik painting classes, and the chance to explore the impressive limestone karsts with some rock climbing.
Guests will above all enjoy the breathtaking setting of Koh Yao Noi, exemplified and enhanced by the hotel’s design. Sit back, soak up the sun by the infinity pool, and take in the views of the Andaman Sea.