All hotels in Ko Yao Noi, Thailand
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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 30 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.4
  • Service
    4.4
  • Comfort
    4.4
  • Condition
    4.2
  • Neighborhood
    4.2
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Amazing place!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Mar 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Not a Resort"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
While Koyao does have some charm and ambience and the staff was friendly it's not a resort. It's a small, nice, open air room hotel with no air conditioning. Although it's on a beach, it's a tiny beach not much for laying out and there is one smallish pool. The spa treatment I had was well done but the facility itself was outdated and there was no hot water so after my body scrub I had to shower in cold water. For what you pay in high season, it's not worth it in my opinion. In low season perhaps a better value but falls short on luxury.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 25, 2013
American
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Overall an excellent resort. Friendly helpful staff, free mt bike and kayaks to use and scooters to rent.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Nov 7, 2013
Bill
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wake up in paradise"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Very relaxing, quiet, very nice, romantic room. A refreshing morning shower in the garden with the early sun shining on your face. Splendid sunrise above the rocky ilses and a gorgeous full moon rising up in the evening at the same spot. Very quiet and spaceous place at the beach; good food and many possiblities to do things outside the hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 26, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This was the perfect place to unwind and relax. Everything about the hotel and the location was enjoyable. I would highly recommend it!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Apr 5, 2014
A Traveler
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Worth every penny"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Koyao Island Resort is the most relaxing place we have ever stayed. The photos online don't really do the place justice - I was nervous beforehand about whether it would be worth the money when there are alternatives on the island. Let me reassure you - it is. You wouldn't believe that a resort with no air conditioning, no walls, no locks on the doors would be comfortable; but the climate is such that the sea breeze really does cool you down at night. The restaurant was good although we thought drinks were a bit expensive. There is a little shop down the road where you can get drinks and snacks.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Feb 24, 2014
Chris
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Stunning location, well run resort..."
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Superb resort. Surpassed all expectations.. Highly recommended if you're looking for a peaceful setting, away from the crowds of Phuket.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 2, 2012
Rainer
AU

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super afslappet og skønt hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Ganske enkelt fantastisk hotel med enestående beliggenhed og udsigt udover havet og klippeformationerne i bugten. Samtidig en skøn restaurant med lækre forskellige thai retter grupperet i sødt, salt, stærkt, krydret osv. Deres morgenbuffet var til ug. Er man til total afslapning og ingen stress, så er det stedet. Alt ialt et sted jeg definitivt kan anbefale.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Mar 26, 2015
Henrik
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"日常とは違う空間のリゾートペンション型ホテル"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
(良い点) スタッフも気さくで丁寧。 清潔には管理されており毎日清掃してくれる。 プールも毎日水質検査してくれている。 (悪い点) ホテル設備に関しては水回りが悪くお湯があまり出ない。 海水浴はできるが、海底が沼のようでプールの方が快適。
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 4, 2014
kajiko
JP
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"En pärla på Koh Yao Noi"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Väldigt trevligt hotell med trevlig personal. Ligger fantastiskt vackert. Egen strand och pool. Dessutom finns möjlighet till båtutflykter och scooter hyrning. Maten är väldigt bra, dock tar det ganska lång tid att få maten, men den är värd att vänta på.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Oct 22, 2014
Rebecca
SE
1.0 / 5Poor
"Rip Off... Bilder täuschen!!!!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
In der Anzeige wird auf Folgendes hingewiesen: „2 Pools, Whirlpool, luxuriöse Anlage“ Jedoch… gibt es keinen Whirpool (bzw.dieser ist im Massage-Bereich und nicht ein Whirpool nach deutschen Maßstäben!!!), keine Klima-Anlage, keinen Fernseher und die zwei Pools sind so auch nicht korrekt (s.u.) was nun wirklich nicht dem Slogan entspricht - "es ist für alles gesorgt." (vgl. Zimmerdetails). Desweiteren steht nirgendwo, dass das Ressort aus zwei Teilen besteht, dem einem, der dem Hotel gehört und dem zweiten, der nur von Hotel-Mitarbeitern administriert wird. Im zweiten Teil ist das „blaue“ Schwimmbad mit dem auch auf deren Webseite geworben wird. Auf Nachfrage an der Rezeption sagte man, dass dies lediglich für Gäste in den Panorama Villas zur Verfügung stände. Erst eine deutliche Beschwerde beim Management vor Ort (Donnie) am nächsten Tag wurde mitgeteilt, dass man es auch benutzen dürfte. Hierzu ist zudem noch anzumerken, dass zwischen dem eigentlichen Ressort und den „Panorama Villas“ eine 200m lange Baustelle liegt und man durch den Müll am Strand laufen muss, um dort anzukommen. Zu den Pools: Der eigentliche Pool ist grün, angeblich wegen zu wenig Wasser (der andere Pool hat blaues Wasser), so dass er mit Salzwasser gefüllt wird. Der Pool ist zudem an den Rändern verschimmelt und macht auch sonst keinen gepflegten Eindruck. ... Frühstück miserabel (teilweise keine Milch s. andere Kommentare), Mgmt. inkompetent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip Apr 28, 2014
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Séjour Merveilleux"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Hotel magnifique , tres paisible, situation idéale , soleil et bonne humeur au rendez vous !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 27, 2014
Lejeune
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hôtel paradisiaque - service inadapté"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
L'hôtel est un véritable coin de paradis. Les bungalows sont exceptionnels, ouverts sur la mer et son panorama impressionnant. Malheureusement, le service n'est pas à la hauteur des finitions de l'hôtel. Le restaurant est moyen, avec des portions minuscules. Les prix à la carte sont largement supérieurs au reste de l'île, ce qui ne gênerait pas si la quantité, la qualité et le service étaient de la partie, mais en l'état, seul un sentiment de se faire légèrement abuser reste graver dans l'esprit. Malheureusement, il en est de même avec les excursions, proposées 50% plus cher qu'ailleurs, sans plus-value particulières si ce n'est un lunch... constitué de vieux demi toast coupé en deux et d'une gamelle de riz (si, si une gamelle de l'armée). Cet hôtel pourrait ressembler à un hôtel de luxe si un effort était effectué sur ces aspects là, malheureusement en l'état le voyageur doit partir du principe qu'il n'utilisera que la fonction hébergement de l'hôtel et sinon le quittera au plus vite pour manger, faire des excursions, boire des verres, etc. Mais vu les qualités de l'hôtel, j'espère sincèrement que le propriétaire fera le nécessaire pour améliorer ces points faibles et replacer cet hôtel dans la catégorie qui est la sienne, c'est à dire un des meilleurs de l'île.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
13 night trip Jan 15, 2014
Yann
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ambiance et paysages sublimes"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Tres bon sejour dans cet hotel type ecolo chic. Les jardins et la vue sont superbes, la plage etroite mais deserte. Evitez absolument les studios sea breeze, situes a proximite du bar et des cuisines de l hotel. Nous avons demander a changer car tres bruyant avec la presence du bar juste en dessous de notre chambre, et reveillé a 6h par le staff des cuisines... Seules les villas vous permettront de reellement apprecier le sejour. Consommations et repas chers par rapport aux restos de l ile.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Dec 21, 2013
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"離島にあるひっそりとしたリゾート。家族連れには最適!"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
家族3人で2泊しました。プーケットから高速船で約1時間、ヤオ島(Ko Yao Island)埠頭からTukTukでさらに30分。ひっそりとした滞在型リゾートでした。お部屋は一軒家で、最低限のものしか揃ってません。ミニバーはありますが、TVなどありません。家といっても吹き抜けで解放感たっぷりで、プライベートは一切ありません。蚊帳のベットで、蚊取り線香のサービスがあります。 シャワーは屋根なしで雨天時はつらいところです。お風呂はありますが、お湯がでず、修理を頼んでも笑ってごまかされました。セキュリティーボックスはありますが、古いタイプのもので使えません。貴重品は受付で預かってくれました。 プールは施設中央にあり、ビーチのすぐそばで見晴らしがよく、宿泊客の多くが日中プールサイドでのんびりしてました。ビーチにはカヌーが数台あり、自由に使わせてもらいました。このプライベートビーチは正直あまりきれいではなく、岩場が多く、海水浴には適してません。ただ干潮時岩場の磯でカニやヤドカリなどうじゃうじゃいて、8歳の娘は大喜び。 食事ですが、常設レストランの質はかなり高いが値段もそこそこ高い。朝食はメニューから一人2種類選べる。その他パンとシリアルが食べ放題。牛乳、オレンジがフリー。夕食は時価のロブスターや島で揚がった新鮮な魚などクラム単位で注文できた。 客の多くは欧米人で、日本人はだれ一人いない。プーケットでこの時期多数見かけた中国人旅行者も一切いない。家族連れが多数で、後は若いカップルが多い。 ロビー周辺であればwi-fi利用可能。スパは値段はやや高めだが十分の質。 夜は満天の星空、波の音が聞こえ、自然を満喫しながら、のんびり滞在を希望するなら、ここはおすすめ!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 16, 2013
Nobu-chan
JP
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"KOH YAO NOI いいね!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
8月に家族4人で1週間滞在しました。 雨季だったので、突然の雨などありましたが、夜もクーラーいらずで心地よい時間を過ごせました。 部屋の前面がすだれなので、自分で開放自由で、良かったです。 ホテルのスタッフ気さくで、フレンドリーでちょうどいい感じでした。 ちょっとした町までは原付を借りて15分位です。 コンビ二もあるし、たいていの用は足ります。 初めてこの島を知りましたが、ちょっと自由な感じにくせになりそうです。
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 12, 2013
ぴっころ
JP
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Isoleret luksus i ét med naturen"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Fantastisk hotel, levede op til forventningerne. Afslapning for alle pengene. Lidt dyrt, da der ingen konkurrence er i området. Stranden var ikke så indbydende, lidt grumset vand med småklipper lige under overfladen. Vi rejste i juli = regntid, ved ikke om den er lækrere på en anden årstid. Så vi hoppede i poolen.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 24, 2013
A Traveler
DK
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ruhig, hochwertig, Traumkulisse"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Gesamteindruck: Wenige schöne Bungalows in großem parkähnlichen Garten, direkt an sehr schönem Strandabschnitt mit traumhaften Blick auf die Inselwelt. Alles kann kostenlos genutzt werden (außer Moped leihen/250+Benzin und natürlich Spa). Frühstückskarte klein aber hochwertig. Speisenkarte im Restaurant und Getränkekarte umfangreich. Cocktails top, Speisen fast-top (Tipp: Para-Bar nebenan = suuuuper). Preise Getränke u. Speisen natürlich etwas höher als in Plastikstuhl-Imbissen, aber keinesfalls überteuert (Bier 120, Hauptgericht ab ca 250 THB). Personal außerordentlich hilfsbereit und freundlich. Da wenige Gäste, wird man sehr schnell persönlich angesprochen. Sehr nett. Der sehr große Garten ist top-gepflegt. Bungalow: Eigentlich sehr schön. Möblierung etwas spärlich. Es ist wohl ein paar Jahre kaum etwas gemacht worden. Eine Überholung ist notwenig. Überall wackelt etwas, hie und da ein Fleck an der Wand oder Loch im Sofakissen. Angeblich sollen alle Bungalows bis Mitte 2014 überholt werden. Das wäre erfreulich. Tipp: Vor der Buchung nachfragen! Das "open-air-Konzept" muss man mögen. Es gibt keine Air-con, sondern nur Ventilatoren. Alle Bungalows sind so offen wie man es selbst möchte - allerdings nie völlig abschließbar durch Fenster o.ä., daher super Ambiente. Geschützt wird man nachts durch Moskitonetze und Duftkerzen. Insel: Ruhig, dörflich, langsam, Traumkulisse, kein Party-Trubel a la Phuket, aber alle wichtigen Einrichtungen verfügbar Ich komme wieder!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 24, 2013
Fruit
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Magnifico !!!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Wunderbar in jeglicher hinsicht. Wahrscheinlich das bequemste Bett jemals, und ich bin ständig in Hotels. Sehr angenehme und professionelle Chefin (Deutsch / Schwedisch). Die Rechnung ging voll auf.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 2, 2013
Ständigreisende
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Total avslappning"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Koyao Island Resort är helt underbart, om du vill ha lugn och ro. Läget är bedårande med havet och den fina stranden. Rummen är spännande, man bor de facto utomhus. 'vi trivdes med allt, rummet, sängen, maten, servicen och läget. Det enda smolket i bägaren var att vattnet tyvärr inte är tillräckligt klart för snorkling. Vi åkte ut på en dagstur och insåg att det ser ut så om man bor på öarna högre upp i viken på Phukets östra sida. Sammanfattningsvis är dock vår vecka på Koyao en tiopoängare.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Jan 24, 2013
Anne och Jonas
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Schöne Lage direkt am Strand"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Die Zimmer der niedrigsten Kategorie (das sind 3; das sind nicht die Strandbungalows / Strandvillas!) liegen sehr nahe am Rezeptions-, Küchen- und Restaurantbereich. Nichts für geräuschempfindliche Menschen. Der Preis für diese Zimmer war erheblich zu hoch. Nach Beschwerde wurden wir, ohne gesonderte Berechnung, in eine Villa umquartiert. Die Bungalows und Villas sind sehr schön, aber nicht gerade preiswert. Die Kulanz, die einmalig schöne Lage und die ansonsten weiträumige Gestaltung der Anlage haben uns den anfänglichen Ärger schnell vergessen lassen.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 29, 2013
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Natur und Luxus"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Über zwei Wochen in einer der Beach Villas verbracht. Sehr nettes, motiviertes Personal, aufmerksames Management. Die Anlage ist wunderschön, direkt am Strand und die Villas weit genug voneinander entfernt. Essen gut, aber auch ausserhalb der Anlage ist gutes Essen zu finden, zu günstigeren Preisen. Dadurch dass die Villas offen sind, kann es nicht peinlichst sauber sein (Vögel, Frösche, Wind), aber es gab punkto Sauberkeit nichts zu klagen. Das Spa ist empfehlenswert. Die Möblierung und Betten sollten langsam erneuert oder renoviert werden, aber das ist teilweise scheinbar bereits angepeilt. Der Strand ist ok. Das Meer war eher enttäuschend, eher trüb und es wird immer wieder leider auch Abfall angeschwemmt. Zum Schnorcheln muss per Boot auf andere Inseln gefahren werden, was dann aber auch alle anderen tun.... Für uns war es aber absolut die richtige Mischung zwischen Natur und Luxus und wir wären gerne auch noch länger geblieben. Die Aussicht durch den Garten auf das Meer und die vorgelagerten Inseln ist traumhaft und wird noch lange im Gedächtnis bleiben. Danke Koh Yao Noi!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
18 night romance trip Dec 14, 2012
su
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"楽園です。"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
朝は波の音と鳥の鳴き声で目が覚めます。スタッフの人たちもとっても気さくで優しくかったです。食事も何を食べてもおいしかったです。ランチとディナーのメニューが変わるともっと良かったです。
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 13, 2012
A Traveler
JP
4.0 / 5Excellent
"полный релакс"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Отличный отель, хорошие завтраки, наличие спа, отличная природа. Из минусов - не просто добраться до отеля - нужен трансфер или такси (из аэропорта краби 4000 бат чтобы добраться до отеля). В целом хорошее впечатление. Существенный минус - в ванной воняло канализацией - и на веранде постоянно москиты. Было бы неплохо если бы зажигались какие то пластинки от москитов. ДО цивилизации также доехать трудно - если только брать в аренду мотобайк. Территория отеля большая, тихо и спокойно - русскоязычного персонала нет.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 23, 2012
Alex
RU
3.0 / 5Good
"a nice 3 star hotel that needs some improvements"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 26, 2013
A
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night romance trip May 6, 2013
Liza
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
16 night romance trip Mar 14, 2014
A Traveler
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 2, 2014
Jakob
DK
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Mar 8, 2014
A Traveler
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 27, 2012
A Traveler
HU

TripAdvisor reviews for Koyao Island Resort

Overall rating:Based on 480 traveler reviews

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"A little gem of a place!"
04/13/15 CCsmother Geneva, Switzerland
We live in Bangkok and have found Thai beach holidays to be a disappointment until we came here. We especially love the concept of open-air teak houses in which you fall asleep to the sound of breaking waves. As others have noted, it is a form of "glamping" and as such, it would be foolish to expect a dust-free, insect-free, pristine environment. The joy of this place is that it is not like all the others. The fact that there are only 15 houses means that the size of the resort creates a great ambiance and a feeling of being somewhere quite exclusive and hidden away. At the same time, there is a very relaxed vibe where there is no need to dress for dinner, children play together without disturbing couples in search of romance and everyone visibly unwinds as their holidays progress. The complementary massages, kayaks, boat tours etc. all demonstrate that the hotel management has given thought to the needs of the guests. We have enjoyed the food and the standard of service has been consistently good through out. We applaud the measures taken by the hotel to ensure that local people are employed and given the opportunity to develop their skills in the hotel industry and, unlike some other places in Thailand, the staff here appeared to be genuinely happy and keen to ensure that the needs of the guests are fulfilled. We have been lucky in coming here during Songkran. The hotel made it a very memorable day in which all the guests and staff participated in a fabulous water fight and lunch time party. Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves immensely and it brought us all together in a spontaneous and entertaining way. We wish the hotel continued success and look forward to returning in the future.
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"Peace, tranquility, friendliness & care"
04/10/15 MollieMarti
The natural beauty of this water front resort is breathtaking. Add to it the friendliness and care you will be greeted by and surrounded with takes it to an even higher level. The atmosphere is casual and kind, with staff walking around barefoot - no exception for the general manager who greeted us upon check in. Beach sunrises, exceptional spa services, authentic Thai food (with generous breakfast buffet included), open air bungalow and steeping in nature left us smiling through our whole stay. Transfer from airport via autos & boat was seamless and set the tone for a stay that created lifetime memories.
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"Commune with nature"
04/10/15 Christy M Minneapolis, Minnesota
This place is a treasure! From the open air bungalows, outdoor restaurant, infinity pool, spa and oceanfront spaces, Koyao is an ideal place to land and commune with nature. It left us feeling nourished and refreshed. Worth every penny. I recommend their arranged transport for an even easier adventure.
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"exceeded our expectations!!"
04/06/15 Laura S Brooklyn, New York
We had an incredible stay at Koyao Island Resort! We couldn't have been happier with our whole experience! This is definitely a little piece of Paradise! We selected this resort because we loved the view, the open-air villas, etc. When we arrived we were thrilled to find it was everything we expected and more. The rooms are lovely and they all open completely to the grounds with views of the beach and islands beyond. We slept with the doors open and the breeze blowing in off the water...Paradise! We had a villa at the far end of the property so it was very secluded and quiet, which was wonderful. The beach is large and beautiful and empty except for the resort residents. And the view is AMAZING!! The whole property (the rooms, the pool, the restaurant) faces the amazing islands in the bay. The sunrises over the bay were unbelievable!! The restaurant, bar, lobby area, massage facilities, etc were all lovely and well kept. The staff was constantly helpful, from booking excursions (more on these below), to getting beach towels and drinks, to tidying and restocking our room. The meals were delicious...we had been traveling for several weeks and sampling food all over the country, and this was definitely on par with some of the best meals we had). The excursions and other amenities offered were wonderful. We did a full day boat trip with a larger group and then a private half-day outing to visit some of the rock formations around the bay. Both trips were a lot of fun, and very informative! Our guides were friendly and pointed out landmarks along the way. They took us to several secluded beaches and snorkel spots before the crowds arrived, and they'd move on to a new spot if too many other boats started to congregate. We also had massages, which were lovely, and rented a motorbike, which was convenient and fun. Lots of great activities offered for those interested. All in all we LOVED our stay. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique, relaxing, authentic experience. Koh Yao Noi in general was such a better option than some of the more popular (and over-populated) destinations in this area. We were so happy to get away from the crowds of Phuket or Krabi. And this resort was soooo much better than some of the sterile hotel options, with sealed air-conditioned rooms. You truly experience the incredible location!!!
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"Peaceful escape"
03/25/15 KC A San Francisco, California
From the moment we entered this place, we felt as welcome as part of a family. Lovely staff, great food and comfortable, spacious, semi-rustic and very private villas. We met a wonderful mix of guests from around the world at meal time (and Cocktail time!). Super relaxing atmosphere. Easy to get to, but felt a world away. Bikes are available for guests to cruise about and explore the island. Captain Pong took us on a magical longboat tour to Chicken Island and some "secret" spots for a swim. Love love love this place.
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"Walk slowly, breathe, and smile"
03/25/15 Anita Š
The above was the meditation slogan we learned on a retreat a few weeks ago in northern Thailand. Kayao Paradise Resort embodies and helps instill exactly this feeling. No wonder all the reviews are so great! After five weeks of traveling Southeast Asia, my partner and I wanted a little bit of down time - on a quieter island and something rejuvenating for the soul and body. This is the ideal place to do so; incredible beach villas, stunning views, impeccable service, quality food, and a variety of activities. We couldn't have wished for a better cherry on top to our trip. Thank you!
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"Little bit of paradise"
03/20/15 ladeedamra
My friend and I had a lovely stay here at Koyao. The island itself is perfect- quiet and relatively secluded, not too developed yet. Views of the karsts from our bungalow are beautiful. Kayaks, drinking water, breakfast, and a massage are complimentary, and there's usually something going on at the resort to enjoy: yoga, live music, outdoor movie, free boat ride to name a few. If it was possible to take away half a star I would, because of the restaurant, there is room for improvement, and our daybed cover was not clean. That being said the housekeeping staff was very good with our room, considerate, thorough, and very friendly. In fact, the entire staff is excellent. There are also plenty of alternative dining options on the island. Overall wonderful stay.
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"Our paradise"
03/04/15 sylvain d
We came here for three nights only and already regret not having been unable to book more nights. The view of the bay of Phan Nga is incredible, beautiful beach, enchanting birds in the trees, and wooden bungalows rooms open to the sea that can commune with nature, but in a 5-star comfort. What a pleasure to take a bath looking at the stars or wake up by the sea being lulled by the sound of the waves. The staff is discreet and charming, from the transfer by private boat to the smallest service. You can take a walk on the island scooter for a few euros or borrow a bike for free. Take a canoe and explore the coast. And I do not forget the massages ... A stay just perfect for the whole family.
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"Stunning location!"
03/03/15 J0nny1Gee Leeds, United Kingdom
We stayed (a couple) in a beach Villa last week for 4 nights. Firstly, the over riding thing is the location - WOW! Stunning beach front spot with incredible views of the limestone karst islands in Phang Nga bay, turquoise sea, golden sands, palm trees - the stuff day dreams are made of! The villa's are also amazing - large wooden chalet's set in the beautifully kept gardens only yards from the sea. The restaurant serves good quality Thai food at reasonable prices. But there is no room service (unless you want to pay significantly more) There is some room for improvement with the service. At breakfast for example items kept running out - bowls, glasses, orange juice, coffee for example - and it was left to the guests to request more. The hotel employs locals from the island and teaches them hospitality, which is great. Unfortunately most of the staff don't speak English well, apart from the ladies on reception. The hotel appears to be run be a Swiss family who seem to speak a few languages well. A big highlight of of whole trip was to take the private island dinner tour which we booked from the hotel. They set up a table right on your own private beach, and a BBQ and take you out on a long boat around 16:00. They take you up to the viewpoint on the island (which is a steep but short climb) before a swim in the sea and getting the BBQ going. A waitress then served us drinks and amazing seafood as the sun sets in front of you. You can then have a few more drinks and look a the stars They take you back around 9pm. Very romantic and the best night of our holiday for me. It's around £200 GBP but for that you get a long boat driver, sous chef, and a waitress for around 5 hours and it's a superb experience. One point to note. DO NOT try to kayak to the islands unless you are strong, very fit and in good health. The staff suggested to us we should take a kayak and head to the island "to the right", which was apparently around a mile and a half away. We love a challenge and the next day we set off at 14:30. We didn't have a watch and and couldn't take phones as everything gets wet in a kayak. We lost sense of distance and time but by the time we got there we could see the sun was starting to set, which meant it was around 17:30. After mooring up on some rocks for a quick rest, we headed back. Only we were rowing into the current and after around half an hour it started to become clear we weren't covering much ground and were struggling to paddle into the current. Becoming worried at this point, we saw a long boat in the distance and headed for that to be pulled aboard by 2 Thai fisherman. After pulling in their nets they took us back to shaw to find the hotel. One of the staff, Stephanie, came out to see what was happening. I told her our tale trying to laugh it off but relieved we made it back ok. Clearly it was a very dangerous situation but she was nonchalent and totally unconcerned. The point is, yes we were pretty fool hardy and silly to take on too much of a journey late in the day. However we also felt some word of warning should have been given by the staff, as well as some clarity on the distance involved, and most of they should make it very clear which island they actually meant. They later told us they meant the closest island which was round the coast on the left of 2 islands, not the island to the right of the other islands in front of the beach, which must have been around 4 miles away. This should have been pointed out leaving no room for confusion. Before we set off the Stephanie had said they would send their speedboat out if we weren't back by 18:00-18:30, but there was no sign of this when we got back at 18:45. Had we not encountered the long boat we would have drifted in the current and lost in the night - not good!!! As it was we were lucky, and have an amusing story to tell. But the staff need to recognise the danger, be safety conscious, and warn guests accordingly.
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"A slice of paradise !"
02/26/15 Jenmaddocks
I am still currently staying at this gorgeous hotel with my daughter as it is a very precious catch up time for us both. The hotel is situated by the sea , we arrived via krabi airport,mthen picked up a boat for our onward arrival to the hotel. There are just stunning views of the small islands all along the hotel complex, it is just fabulous and ideal for a really chilled break and for romance. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help. I would thoroughly recommend coming here for a special relaxed holiday and will definitely be returning very soon.
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