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Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
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"The hotel offers a really unique experience with great views and secluded atmosphere. The rooms are generously sized with beautiful ocean views (in most cases). The staff are exceptionally attentive and there to cater for all your needs. The private beach had none to a few people at any one time and it always felt very secluded. The remote location of the hotel, means that it is a little difficult to get to. You can get a hotel transfer from the airport for 1250 Baht/person or arrange your own transport (ferry from Bang Rong Pier - 120 Baht/person + a taxi from pier in Koh Yao Yai to the hotel = 600 Baht). It takes 1h for the hotel transfer and longer for the alternative one. I would recommend staying on the Phuket island for at least 2 days prior or after staying in Santhiya to take advantage of a wider choice of activities (e.g. elephant tours, tiger kingdom, chalong wat temple, big buddha, etc.). You can get tour boats from the hotel to the surrounding islands. These are about 3000+ Baht/person. However, tours are cancelled is there are less than 6 guests booked in. There are also other places along the beach that offer boat tours for cheaper fares. The food is ok but overpriced. There are some more authentic restaurants on the beach which are cheaper. Because Santhiya is built on hills the resort is not ideal for those with reduced mobility. Pretty much fine for all else (there were quite a few families with small children and they seemed fine). The hotel is really quiet at night but can get a bit noisy during the early morning hours due to fishing boats. Suggestions: -better quality of breakfast (fresher bread, riper fruit, a pancake/crepe bar?) -more variety of food offered -more authentic Thai food -longer breakfast hours -please don’t cancel boat tours -free drinking water Overall we feel like Santhiya offers good value for money and a magical experience in the beautiful tropics of Thailand."
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8.9

Excellent

3608 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 195
Koh Yao Yai Village (SHA Extra Plus)
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"We (couple) stayed at Koh Yao Yai for one week with our 9 month old daughter. It was exactly what we wanted and more. The hotel grounds are beautiful and very well kept. We had a Sea View room and not only was the view stellar, it was the perfect size for us. I spent a lot of time researching hotels with two room options and I was really happy that we decided to go with the Sea View for the reason of our baby - we could put her to sleep in the main bedroom, while we stayed up later in the living room. Also, our area was very quiet, with bungalows being far enough apart so that we never had to worry about potentially keeping others awake if our baby cried at night. I was happy with the Sea View as even though it was farther from the beach and amenities, we had the best view and a good breeze. We spent a lot of time in both pools, which were quiet enough to not have to worry about the baby being splashed too much (we brought a little raft for her). The restaurants were fine, though yes expensive (this is a luxury resort), but we tried to go outside the area to eat in other restaurants to see the island a bit. I think what really made our stay was the wonderful staff and lovely people we met during our trip. The staff were always very friendly and were especially attentive to our daughter, which was greatly appreciated. We met a few other couples with children, and without, which made the experience seem more like a village as there was always someone to have a chat with and share recommendations. To be honest, most people do seem to stay for 1-3 days and avoid talking to strangers at all costs, so if you're into that, Koh Yao Yai village would probably be as enjoyable for you as it was to us! I think people mention there isn't much to do, but I wished we stayed for longer. There are school tours, lots of remote beaches to find, the hike up to the lookout point (underwhelming), pla ching chang, delicious street food, visits to other islands... We tried to do one"
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8.6

Excellent

902 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 86
Royal Yao Yai Island Beach Resort - Near Phuket (SHA Extra Plus)
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"It was so good we ended up extending our stay."
9.3

Exceptional

30 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 53
GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai (SHA Extra Plus)
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"Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao No are very very quiet islands. They are not attached to each other but close, and this hotel on Koh Yao Yai has beautiful grounds with mostly European tourists who all seem to value quiet. During our 5 day stay even babies and small children were very quiet compared to USA kids. Most rooms have a pool or outside jacuzzi sized pool option attached to the room. The hotel has a large clean pool just off the beach, a workout room, massage at the pool area, restaurant on the beach for all 3 meals. You can get beer and alcohol at this resort but if you want to have your own, you need to bring it before arriving on this island, island is mostly Muslim, Both men and women drive and women are not in Burka just head covers, everyone seems friendly and welcoming. Not much to do outside hotel. If you rent a scooter you will just see undeveloped nature, a few local areas, few restaurants, local night market, that's about it. But there are a few restaurants down the road from the hotel you can walk to. The hotel can also arrange for you to rent kayaks or do a snorkel, diving trip to PhiPhi or elsewhere. I prefer to spend my time in the resort. My daily routine: Breakfast on the beach, enjoy the completely clean ocean water and sand, then lunch at my room at my outside pool area, later to the the large hotel pool, then dinner at ocean front to see the sunset. Very relaxed day. The staff are all lovely, helpful people. Sunset is so pretty every night. Hotel food is very very good. Most rooms you can enjoy the sunset from your room or come down to the large beach or restaurant area to watch it. You can order drinks and food to be served inside or outside at the restaurant , at the beach, pool or your room. Rooms are very nice, feel spacious, clean, inviting. If you can afford it, book the best room at the top, huge pool area and pretty private, but all rooms are nice. Hotel manager (her name is Gay) is just lovely, welcoming and very helpful. All of the "
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8.5

Excellent

537 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 117
Baan Taranya Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
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"this resort is on the other side of koh yao yai. its not very big,you can see the sea beach from your room. the beach is not developped , so you can enjoy the sunshine alone. the room is very clean. the only thing not perfect but very exiting made for us is the tuk-tuk that picks us everytime from the klong hia pier to the resort.the handsome manager and the nice guy who are responsible for this service always try their best to make it faster and faster,you can see all the original life of the inhabitants along the way.thats amazing experience! public wifi is better rather than in our room. gecko lizard can been seen around the ceiling outside the room at time of sunset till the night. other guests in the resort they also enjoy the swimming pool, the beach, the banana boat and the food of the resort. if you wanna be far away from those over-developped areas and have a vacation on this original island, doing readings, swimming, eating ,boating,sunshining ,bicycling,and you will be smiling all the time!^^"
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7.9

Very good

249 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 61
Thiwson Beach Resort (SHA Extra Plus)
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"We stayed at Thiwson Beach for a week, and after riding motor scooters all over the island we know this place has one of the best locations on the island. It’s east-facing, so you don’t get sunsets. But the view of the islands and limestone in the bay are beautiful. The resort isn’t on a sandy beach exactly - there’s a rock wall, a small drop-off, and then a rocky beach. At low tide you can walk to the left along a very long, sandy beach. Some trash, though - it’s mostly nice. The food at the restaurant is very, very good, and they offer a happy hour. The massages we got were excellent. They arranged motor bikes for us for a very reasonable price - better than the place up the street. We paid 200 baht each for half-day, which was 6 hours. That’s plenty of time to explore - we spent a day exploring the north end, and a day exploring the south end. The roads on Koh Yao Yai are not crowded, so it’s easy even for beginners who’ve never used a motor bike before. Customer service was inconsistent. Half of the time no one seemed to care or want to accommodate our request, and half the time they were great at answering questions and solving problems. This is a family-run place, and they don’t seem all that interested in getting to know the customers. They’re not unfriendly, just not always very accommodating. It might be a language barrier - we tried to joke with the restaurant staff, but they were a bit stiff. All in all, this is a great place to stay - there aren’t many places like this on Koh Yao Yai. There are places to walk to nearby for good food and drinks, and a little mini-market that the resort owns right up the hill, so it’s easy to get things you need."
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8.4

Excellent

726 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 64
Koh Yao Yai Sea Breeze House
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7.2

Very good

2 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 30
Yao Yai Beach Resort - SHA Extra Plus
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"The small resort is owned by a European. Very friendly and kind with his time. The staff spoke fair English and were very kind. The restaurant shone above all of the other restaurants we ate at in Thailand. Breakfast was a strange gamble. Our first day we were given hamburger buns for toast. Overall, a good stay and we would go back again!"
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7.9

Very good

34 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 57
Koh Yao Beach Front
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"Don't expect much and this will be perfect for you. The basic bamboo hits with openair bathroom have a feel of camping but with a mosquito net and a fan which make it perfect. We had a plugged shower and a leaking roof and night but they fixed it right away when we mentioned it and even offered us to switch rooms. The beach is not really worth mentioning. It has a great view but the beach itself is not pretty. They are still improving the property and building things so this place has potential to become quite good. Definitely rent a scooter and explore the island though!! The owners don't speak much English and barely understood us. The breakdast is included and ok, however our eggs were not cooked thourghly sometimes. There are two restaurants across the street and the owner has also a Restaurant on the property "
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8.6

Excellent

32 reviews

Esmeralda View Resort (SHA Plus+)
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"I would highly recommend Esmeralda View Resort for anyone who plan to spend a few days at Koh Yao Yai. The island itself is quite small and you can reach any place here within 20 minutes ride on scooter that you can rent at Esmeralda View Resort. It was great that we were met by the host at the pier and we didn't have to look for a taxi. The hotel is just great! Bungalows are very cozy and clean - we had the one with fan and didn't feel like it could be better. The host is very friendly and willing to help with any request. Food served at the resort's restaurant was delicious and we regretted trying some fish on the beach after we tasted grilled fish at Esmeralda. "
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8.7

Excellent

121 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 33
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa (SHA Extra Plus)
Koh Yao Yai,Koh Yao Yai - View on map
"The hotel offers a really unique experience with great views and secluded atmosphere. The rooms are generously sized with beautiful ocean views (in most cases). The staff are exceptionally attentive and there to cater for all your needs. The private beach had none to a few people at any one time and it always felt very secluded. The remote location of the hotel, means that it is a little difficult to get to. You can get a hotel transfer from the airport for 1250 Baht/person or arrange your own transport (ferry from Bang Rong Pier - 120 Baht/person + a taxi from pier in Koh Yao Yai to the hotel = 600 Baht). It takes 1h for the hotel transfer and longer for the alternative one. I would recommend staying on the Phuket island for at least 2 days prior or after staying in Santhiya to take advantage of a wider choice of activities (e.g. elephant tours, tiger kingdom, chalong wat temple, big buddha, etc.). You can get tour boats from the hotel to the surrounding islands. These are about 3000+ Baht/person. However, tours are cancelled is there are less than 6 guests booked in. There are also other places along the beach that offer boat tours for cheaper fares. The food is ok but overpriced. There are some more authentic restaurants on the beach which are cheaper. Because Santhiya is built on hills the resort is not ideal for those with reduced mobility. Pretty much fine for all else (there were quite a few families with small children and they seemed fine). The hotel is really quiet at night but can get a bit noisy during the early morning hours due to fishing boats. Suggestions: -better quality of breakfast (fresher bread, riper fruit, a pancake/crepe bar?) -more variety of food offered -more authentic Thai food -longer breakfast hours -please don’t cancel boat tours -free drinking water Overall we feel like Santhiya offers good value for money and a magical experience in the beautiful tropics of Thailand."
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8.9

Excellent

3608 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 195

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Koh Yao consists of two main islands: Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi. The smaller island, Noi, is more developed and home to the majority of Koh Yao’s population. Its villagers still make a living from fishing and farming, and the largely untouched islands are covered with lush tropical jungle, grazing water buffalo, rice fields lined with mangroves and limestone cliffs fringed by beaches and reef. Visitors can also see traditional rubber farms with tapping buckets hanging from tree trunks.

A wide range of accommodation is available on Koh Yao Noi, from backpacker bungalows to private hilltop villas with infinity-edged pools. The island has only a few restaurants and bars along the coastline, and a small village near the pier consisting of a huddle of grocery stores, school, hospital, police station, and post office. Neither of the islands have banking facilities, so it's important that travelers visit an ATM before arriving.

Some of the white sandy beaches, such as Ao Klong Son, are home to beautiful coral reefs and shady pine trees. Other beaches, such as Hat Tha Khao, are made from colorful rocks and gravels. Not far from the shore, there is a small island called Ko Nok that can be accessed by walking during the low tide. Laem Hat is a very long white powdery beach with shady coconut groves, cashew nuts, and pine trees.

A road circles Koh Yao Noi, and motor-scooters and tuk tuks are available for hire from the pier. Some local shops and hotels also have sea kayaks for rent, while most hotels offer daytrips to the amazing Koh Hong: the stunning rocks facing the island.