We stayed for 2 nights in April. The transfer to the hotel was great, another league. The mangrove kayaking activity we did from the hotel was overpriced for Thailand (expected in a resort) but efficient and a great experience.
However the service in the restaurant and bar was terrible and a real let down to this hotel. We quite often got the wrong meals, the staff didn't speak much English and one time we had to wait nearly an hour for a cocktail in the pool bar. We laughed it off as the charm of Thailand and didn't let it ruin our holiday but as the hotel markets itself as a higher caliber hotel I think this is really a let down - especially when comparing to the efficient transfers and activities.
The rooms were lovely. No wardrobe. Nice outdoor shower, large balcony. We only had the basic rooms and I wouldn't describe them as basic. Hotel staff at reception and in the hotel were really nice.
Fantastic view from the pool, unique experience.
Koh Yao Yai is quite underdeveloped as an island. Was good to see it but if I was doing the trip again I'd skip it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koh Yao Yai Island is a yet-to-be-discovered tropical haven utterly untouched, offering guests a rare opportunity to step back in time and join in traditional Thai island life. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of holiday destinations such as Krabi and Phuket, Koh Yao is a charming area of outstanding natural beauty consisting of a cluster of small islands nearby Phuket in scenic Phang Nga Bay. Ko Yao Yai Village is perfectly situated in a sheltered spot offering accessibility all year round with the resort carefully created to echo rural island life whilst ensuring guests are comfortable and well-taken care of with plenty of luxuries. ... more less
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- Koh Yao Yai Village Hotel Koh Yao Yai