78 Moo 4, Koh Yao Yai,Koh Yao, Thailand
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Koh Yao Yai Village
Picture a tropical island, with long stretches of white sand outside your door and coconut trees swaying above your head. Around you lie rice fields and rubber plantations, while fishermen’s boats dot the horizon. This isn't some idle fantasy but Koh Yao Yai Village, a boutique hideaway on the island of Koh Yao Yai; just a half hour’s boat ride from Phuket.
Visiting Koh Yao Yai today is like experiencing Phuket 30 years ago. Here there are no noisy reggae bars or concrete sprawl, only vast stretches of untouched sand and jungle. At Koh Yao Yai Village, each of the private villas are well spaced apart for maximum privacy and quiet. The rustic decor and traditional island touches only adds to the barefoot charm. Yes, you can enjoy a dip in the infinity pool that seems to melt into the sea beyond. You can laze about with a book and soak up the views over majestic Phang Nga Bay. But that’s not all: there’s also a spa for indulgent massages, as well as nearby jungles, mangrove swamps and coral reefs to explore. At sunset, come home to a seafood BBQ feast underneath the stars, with the sand between your toes and no noise to interrupt you, save for the call of hornbills. A true island getaway.
- 24 hour room service
- Bicycle rental
- Children's pool
- Laundry & dry-cleaning
- Luggage storage
- Water sports
- Free WiFi
- Safety deposit
- Airport transfers
- Souvenir shop
- Swimming pool
- 24 hour front desk
- Multi-lingual staff
- Breakfast menu
- BBQ area
- 24-hour security
- Daily housekeeping
- Boat rental
- No. of rooms:
- Swimming Pool:
- Disabled Access:
- Recommended for:
- Romance & Honeymoon
- Group Getaways
- Back to Nature
- Weddings & Events
- Weekends from Singapore
What to Know
- Villas are incredibly spacious and ooze with barefoot charm
- The resort's two swimming pools offer postcard-perfect views across Phang-Nga bay
- You have access to a wide variety of island-hopping and exploration tours, meaning that you won’t run out of things to do anytime soon
- The location on the island's East coast is quiet and secluded, surrounded by jungle and rice paddies
- The overall vibe is low-key and authentic, in keeping with the island's traditional way of life
KEEP IN MIND
- There’s not much dining options on the island, so you’ll be eating in a lot
- It’s quite a journey to get to, involving a drive across Phuket or Krabi followed by a boat ride, but it’s worth it in the end!
- The resort's transfer service is quite expensive
- There's no ATM on the island, so be sure to bring plenty of cash. The hotel accepts all major credit cards.
IN YOUR ROOM
Your room consists of a freestanding villa with a thatched roof and enormous outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. Regardless of category, all are extremely spacious and beautifully decorated with canopied beds, woven rattan mats and traditional island folk art, lending a charming island feel. All boast air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar and safe deposit box. Bathrooms are huge too, with ceramic vessel sinks, wooden towel racks and luxurious outdoor showers. Toiletries, a hairdryer, and bathrobe and slippers are provided.
Deluxe Bungalows are generously set apart in their own area and come with a breezy outdoor living room. Covering over 117 sq. m. (1260 sq. ft.), the sprawling One-Bedroom Sea View Bungalows have generous terraces overlooking the beach, along with a spacious living area. If you’re travelling as a group, go for the two-bedroom Family Suite, which comes with a king-sized bed and two twin beds.
Rustic beach villas surrounded by nature, complete with an infinity pool and spa.
Food & Drink
Koh Yao Yai Village offers three different dining experiences, ensuring that you never get bored. Kayee Restaurant is home to a laid-back all-day dining overlooking the infinity pool and bay. Pick from regional Thai dishes or order Western favourites such as burgers, pasta and salads. In the evenings, head down to the open-air Krachang Bar & Grill for a fantastic seafood dinner on the beach, with candlelight flickering and the stars twinkling overhead. And for a light pool snack, Jakrajan is always ready with sandwiches, pastries and smoothies to sate your appetite. Most dishes incorporate fresh produce grown in the resort's organic vegetable gardens.
Sip on a cold Singha beer at the Swim-Up Pool Bar, or head down to the beachfront Krachang Bar for memorable sunset cocktails.
Every morning, help yourself to a scrumptious breakfast buffet at Kayee Restaurant, complete with freshly-baked pastries, congee, cereals, made-to-order eggs and tropical fruits.
Intimate private-dining meals can be arranged in the privacy of your room, out in the rainforest or on the beach by candlelight.
Located a 10-minute walk down the road from Koh Yao Yai Village, Chill Chill @ Pai is a delightful café serving up delicious Thai homecooking, espressos and Western desserts with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Perched atop a hill, the stunning infinity pool and jacuzzi offers prime views of spectacular Phang Nga Bay. A second infinity pool is nestled among a lush rice paddy field; perfect for lazy floats.
Rustic Kao Spa incorporates natural ingredients such as cashew nut, lemon grass, aloe vera, coconut and cucumber into its scrubs, herbal compresses, wraps and facials. Don’t miss their signature Four Elements massage (90 mins), comprising of a coconut body massage and foot rub.
Koh Yao Yai Village's in-house boutique sells a variety of essentials such as sunscreen, sarongs, toiletries, swimwear and souvenirs. There's also a selection of cold drinks and ice-cream that you can enjoy in your room or on the beach.
Head out to the resort’s private beach to partake in beach volleyball, soccer and petanque games. Kayak and mountain bikes can also be rented from the resort. Yoga sessions are held on a regular basis.
The nearby Hong Island Archipelago is dotted with uninhabited islands begging to be explored. Don’t miss the award-winning Biley Bay, noted for its environmental conservation efforts, or the rich marine life on Lao Ra Ding Island or the Khai Islands. Further afield, the world-renowned Koh Phi Phi and Phang-Nga Bay await, with their dazzling limestone formations and turquoise waters. The front desk can arrange for half-day trips inclusive of a private longtail boat and guide.
Beyond the resort, the Koh Yao stretches out with its natural beauty and traditional Sea Gypsy villages. Kayaking tours through the mangroves, fishing excursions, private sunset cruises and cycling tours can be arranged with the front desk. Don’t miss a tour of the island villages, including a visit to a rubber plantation, rice paddies and seafood farm to learn more about the inhabitants' authentic way of life.
Your Booking Makes a Difference
For every booking that you make at Koh Yao Yai Village, Indistay donates 1% of profits to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation to help replant tropical rainforests in Borneo.Learn More
The resort provides transfers for THB 1,250 per person one-way, which includes a land transfer from the airport to the pier and a catamaran ferry ride to the island. The ferry departs Phuket from Ao Po Grand Marina four times a day and arrives at Klong Hier pier on Koh Yao Yai, with a travel time of half an hour. From there, a shuttle will take you on a short drive to Koh Yao Yai Village resort. The entire journey takes approximately 1.5 hours. We recommend leaving a minimum allowance of 2 hours before the scheduled boat departure time when booking your flight.
Ferry-only transfers are also available for THB 900 per person one-way. Private boats can also be chartered for THB 9,500 (max. 6 passengers). To arrange your transfer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +66 76 363700 no less than 3 days before your check-in date.
If you prefer to travel independently, public boat ferries also make daily journeys from Bang Rong Pier on the east coast of Phuket for approximately THB 100 per person. Boats depart every hour from 7:30am onwards and take approximately one hour. The taxi ride from the airport to Bang Rong Pier takes 30 minutes and costs approximately USD 30.
Public ferries depart from Ao Nang Pier to Koh Yao Yai six times a day for approximately THB 150 per person. The ferry journey takes approximately 40 minutes. The drive from Krabi Airport to the pier takes about 30 minutes.
In The Area
Koh Yao Yai Village is located on the island of Koh Yao Yai – the larger and less-developed of the Koh Yao islands – just off the coast of Phuket and Phang-Nga Bay. Koh Yao is gaining popularity as one of the last undeveloped islands in the region, still maintaining its traditional culture and way of life.
Koh Yao Yai is relatively undeveloped, with few roads and buildings. The easiest way to get around the island is by motorbike, or else a tuk-tuk with a driver can be hired at the front desk. The nearest village is about a 20 minute drive away.
Ao Po Grand Marina (Phuket): 30 mins by speedboat (15 km)
Ao Thalane Pier (Krabi): 40 mins by speedboat (20 km)
Klong Hia Pier: 16 mins by car (8.5 km)