Zeavola isn't your run of the mill 5 star beach resort. If you are looking for lots of shiny surfaces and marble floors then this place definitely isn't for you.
If however you are looking for a place to unwind, take a deep breath and forget about life back home for a while, then this is definitely the place to stay!
My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in October, after friends recommended it to us as a GREAT place to unwind - and they were right!
It's hard to describe Zeavola as it's more of a mindset than a resort.
The suites are very comfortable but on arrival appear a tad shabby (especially if you have been staying at a flash new villa in Phuket like we had) but once you get into the Zeavola flow you realise that the whole set up is something rather special, clever and different.
The resort has been created in the style of a traditional Thai village and it really works.
The bedroom area of the suites is enclosed and very comfortable. The bed and pillows also get the thumbs up. The living area and outside bathroom are open to the elements but there is also an enclosed bathroom with a large shower, toilet and basin.
Breakfast is included each morning and offers the most fantastic selection and quality - there really is something for everyone! Tony (the adorable executive chef) and his team can't do enough to ensure their guests are happy.
With a huge breakfast under your belt there's no need for lunch but dinner at Zeavola's restaurant is excellent and if you want to do a couple of cheap dinners, head along the beach to Jasmine which serves up great Thai food.
First tip: make sure you book the hotel and the guest speed boat to and from Phuket BEFORE booking your plane tickets. I made the mistake of booking our tickets to Bangkok on a 1pm flight only to find out that the speed boat didn't get us back to Phuket until 12.30pm, so there was no chance of making it to the airport on time!
Second tip: Definitely book the guest speed boat which leaves Phuket Marina at 11am each day. It's more expensive than the ferry but a lot more comfortable and hassle free!
Third tip: If you are feeling adventurous, don't book the resorts long boat to visit the surrounding islands, walk down the beach to the Gypsy village and pay 50% less for the same trip but don't expect a tour guide as they don't speak much english!
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- Also Known As:
- Zeavola Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Zeavola Hotel Krabi
- Zeavola Resort Krabi