Koh Yao Yai Village, Koh Yao
Koh Yao Yai Village
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places
Our rating: Superior | Property style: Resort
Koh Yao Village offers a true tropical island getaway in the Andaman Sea. Located on the east coast of the lesser visited Koh Yao Yai Island, the rustic hotel is only a thirty-minute boat ride from Phuket and provides a calmer and quieter alternative to the busy hotspot. The four-star hotel offers a relaxing stay with rooms decorated in a charming southern Thai style. The villas are hidden away in midst of the Koh Yao Yai rainforest, surrounded by unkept greenery for an immersive experience, and have direct access to the largely untouched beaches on the island. There are plenty of ways to explore the local culture and nature, with the hotel offering cycling through rubber plantations, sailing with local fishermen to secluded islands and snorkeling and canoeing. The eco-friendly accommodation also features a full range of facilities including infinity pools with a swim-up bar overlooking Phang-Nga Bay; the Krachange Bar & Grill serving fresh seafood and Thai cuisine; the Kao Spa specialising in traditional Thai treatments and therapies; and a small exercise room. The large rooms are all light and airy with décor largely drawing on the surrounding natural environment, further adding to the feeling you have been swept away to a deserted island.
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