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Koyao Island Resort is in operation since 2001 and owned by two Swiss hospitality professionals
who spent many years in the region and fell in love with the beauty of Koh Yao Noi in the Krabi Province.
Currently, plans are underway to spread the successful concept to other establishments in Asia. The projects are managed by Germing Frey Hotels & Resorts and Koyao Properties.
Koyao Island Resort is located in the famous archipelago of Phang Nga Bay near Phuket in southern Thailand.
Remote but still accessible, we are surrounded by secluded beaches, rain forests and uninhabited islands in a place where mass tourism is far away and the original Thai hospitality reigns free.
Our luxury, Thai-style rooms and villas were created to strike the perfect balance between nature and a bespoke, western-style standard. Made from local hard wood with natural palm leaf roofs, these open-air rooms and villas are amply cooled by the sea breeze.
In addition Koyao Island Resort also offers four vacation villas which accentuate modern, tropical living and feature two air conditioned bedrooms with western-style kitchens and bathrooms, and a Private Beach Lodge which is a tented, secluded bungalow only accessible by private boat.
Our 15 villas are built in the original Andaman Sea - gypsy style which is optimal for comfort and for the environment.
We have used unique local resources with a traditional background while still maintaining, if not surpassing, all modern standards.
The mangrove palm leaf roofs of our villas breathe and do not store heat, and air conditioners are definitely not needed.
Rain water is collected in reservoirs and cleaned naturally for drinking and bathing. All villas have and undisturbed, spectacular,
sea view of the famous Phang Nga Bay and can be opened up to the stars at night - and in the morning the rising sun shines onto the beds.
Sea Breeze StudioPartial garden view, 2nd floor, king size bed, day bed, bathroom, 60 m2
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons
This hotel room is perfectly designed for couples. There are 3 Sea Breeze Studio rooms, each has a total floor space of around 60 square meters. Each room enjoys a spacious and comfortably furnished bedroom. They open up to the garden or the sea, or to your outdoor private space. Each hotel room includes: Private indoor bathroom, Telephone line, Refrigerator, Coffee and tea dispenser, Mini bar and electronic safe.
Beach VillaSeaview, garden, double bed, living room, day bed, indoor and outdoor shower, 65 m2
Maximum occupancy: 3 persons (third person subject to additional changed)
We have eleven Beach Villas especially designed for couples but with the option to accommodate three guests. With a total floor space of 65-85 square meters the secluded Beach villas all have a spacious and comfortably furnished living room and a separate bedroom which opens up to the garden or the sea.
Each villa also has both a private indoor- and outdoor garden shower. The villas have a telephone line as well as a refrigerator, coffee and tea dispenser, a mini bar and an electronic safe.
Family Beach Villa (Open Air)Sea view, garden beach front, 2 double beds, living room, day bed, outdoor and indoor shower 100 m2
Maximum 6 persons, person 3-6 subject to additional changed
Private Beach LodgePrivate safari tented lodge, with private beach, open air bedroom and outdoor shower
Maximum occupancy: 2 persons
The design is based on a high-end luxury Safari-Tented Lodge, set up with luxury, local made furniture of sustainable products and provides some of the best views you'll have ever seen. This single tented lodge is situated on 7 acres of land and gives access to 200 meters of private beach.
|You will find our cook making Thai and international dishes,
fresh from the nets of the local fishermen, in our restaurant.
You will surely enjoy the fabulous view over the archipelago
from our swimming pool on our sun loungers scattered about the garden.
Should you wish to relax even more book a treatment at the Spa or join us for our twice weekly, complimentary hour of yoga on the lawn. Or catch up on some emails in the Bar while drinking one of our signature cocktails. Complimentary WiFi is available in the Bar and Reception area. We also have a guest lap top in the Reception.
Should you prefer to be a bit more active why not take one of our complimentary mountain bicycles and explore the Island or rent a motorbike for a half or full day. Alternatively you might wish to go on one of our excursions.
Baby sitting is available on request and there sports equipment for older children.
If you are unable to make up your mind, maybe the Swedish/German, Thai, British/Kenyan and South African management team can help you speculate other options, they are always open for suggestions, and planning is half the fun.
For your convenience we also provide transportation to and from destinations such as Phuket and Krabi. But please make sure that you experience our famed starlight barbecues on one of the secluded Island beaches nearby.
Koh Yao Spa
During your stay we invite you to the world of total peace and tranquility in the Koyao Island Resort Spa. Our in-house facility provides you with all the therapies to relax your mind, body and spirit. An hour or so in our spa will have you walking on air and feeling years younger.
Treat yourself to hours of sensuous extravagance with our qualified and sensitive staff. The indoor and outdoor treatment beds are comfortably placed so that some of the islands best views can be enjoyed while you relax and let yourself be pampered.
Choose an outdoor bed and hear the sound of waves lapping the shore while you lay in the natural breeze or an air-conditioned room with your own private shower and dressing facilities. Your personal masseuse will see that every need is attended to and explain the resort's wide range of all natural products used during treatment.
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Snorkeling, Diving, Island hopping, Fishing, Kayaking, Bird-watching, Biking,
Rock-climbing, Jungle trekking, Boating, Island discovery Excursions.
It is almost certain that, during your stay here, you will want to take a day trip to one or two of the surrounding islands. Koyao Island Resort staff can arrange a perfect day out for you.
A first start is to borrow one of the resort's mountain or motorbikes and to explore the island. The roads are easy to navigate and local people more than willing to help you should you get lost. If you feel like a more leisurely day, hire a Tuk Tuk (taxi) and driver guide and set of for a day of fun and adventure
At the resort there are kayaks for those who enjoy canvassing the sea. There are also fishing rods available. For day trips it is normal to use a traditional Thai 'long tail' boat - so named as its propeller is on the end of a long pole. On these excursions you visit mangrove forests, coves and caves, crystal clear waters and uninhabited islets. The islets and islands around Koh Yao Noi are formed by millions of years of deposits and are now made up essentially of limestone. Rock climbing is possible on the limestone cliffs and their weird formations make for some stunning photography at different times of the day.
For those who wish to travel further a field, outings can be arranged to Koh Yao Yai, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi or indeed the popular Ao Nang - all trips take maximum one hour travel time.
Aside the scenic views that you will experience on day trips, one of the most thrilling aspects is that you are highly likely to see some of the region's most beautiful flora and fauna. We have monkeys, giant lizards, sea eagles, hornbills, kingfishers and of course the charming local buffalos and goats. For fishermen, take your chances with groupers, snappers, carangues and barracuda. Diving can be arranged through local operators.
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