We spent 2 nights, I didn’t hesitate to say that was Excellent! Location: Superb. Room: Quite big, fully furnished and comfortable. Breakfast: Local food (Recommended) and so much choice. Staff: Lovely, friendly and helpful our required.
Good: property is nice, the bungalows are separate so noise from next door units, food was pretty good, pool is nice. Bad: I got a 1 hour massage and they stopped after 45 minutes, when I complained, one of the ladies gave me a shoulder rub there in the lobby for 10 minutes, which was a joke. I am East Asian but could pass for Southeast Asian when I'm tan, and while walking around, the workers there would see and make eye contact then stare me down, I was like WTF, then while staring me down when they encounter a westerner-looking guest, they'd turn to all smiles and a 'Good morning!' (to the westerner, not me). At the buffet and check-in, they were very nice and friendly though.
Peaceful and calm place. One can sit and admire the natural beauty of the island from his or her own private pool. It is a good place for non vegetarians as vegetarian options are not available in plenty.
We stayed at the Koh Yao Yai Village resort in March and it was fabulous. There are two pools both overlooking the sea with pool bars. Breakfast was delicious with so much choice including pancakes, waffles, eggs, beans, different breads, juices, cereals and much more. The staff were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Overall a wonderful trip.
I'll start with the positives: the villas are beautiful, clean and spacious. Staff very friendly, even overly (I started to feel uncomfortable at the constant attention, just walking to the gym Id encounter 8 employees). I had a fantastic massage/body scrub, 90 minutes for 2000 baht. The view was gorgeous, as were the grounds. Right in the heart of a jungle paradise. I read some reviews complaining about the noise from the wildlife! We couldn't disagree more. While loud, it was very relaxing. Great pools. Our guide for the island tour, Sak was fantastic and we really enjoyed him and our tour. Cons: Although the lodging is reasonably priced, all others were overpriced with the exception of the spa. The restaurant, bar, and excursions were all priced gouged. The food was not only not good, at times it was flat out bad. Breakfast buffet was a bizarre mix of foods and I ended up having eggs and toast every single day for 8 days. The first 3 days, we were so tired we didnt leave the resort but once we discovered how cheap things were in town, we refused to eat there again. The drinks at the bar took forever, were weak and overpriced as well. They add 17% to everything, then have the nerve to leave a spot for tips (10% service fee, 7% tax). The gym was def gross. Old, rusty equipment I didnt feel safe using and no air conditioning Also, at one point we ordered room service and our dishes sat dirty in our room for 24 hours. At some point housekeeping moved them to the porch where they sat for another day. So housekeeping came, saw the dishes, moved them and left them. Twice. When we went to leave they said they would send a car to get us and our luggage but they never showed up and we ended up walking. In general we enjoyed our stay a lot. I would make the following suggestions: rent a scooter. They're cheap and it gives you options. Book all taxis and excursions privately. Enjoy…