This place is absolutely amazing! From the transfers from the airport to the marina dn then speedboat to the island, everything was perfect! First, the speedboat to the island is very lovely and when our car arrived to the marina from the airport there was a nice man, Mr. Don waiting for us who showed us to a nice waterfront restaurant/bar where we received complimetary juices, water and sodas while we waited. The we were taken to the speedboat, which is quite large and covered and very comfortable. We were given water and then taken on about a 20 minute ride to Koh Yao Yai Island. Even the boat ride is beautiful as you get to pass a couple of lovely rock island on the way there that they slow to let you take photos of. Mr. Don even took some pictures of my husband and I when we stopped. When we arrived at the island, we were stunned by the natural beauty. It was beautiful. There was a nice vehicle waiting at the end of the pier to take us to the main lobby/front desk to check in. We had scented refreshing towels brough to us along with ice cold fresh watermelon juice. We then met the Manager and after a quick and painless check in were taken to our ocean view pool villa. The villa was amazing, I have never stayed at a more beautiful place and I have stayed at a lot of very beautiful resorts around the resort. The villa is made entirely of teak wood, as well as all the furniture and is very private. It ists on the side of a cliff over the ocean with a nice sized balcony with chaise lounges, a table and chairas and of course a beautiful private infinity pool! We were in love instantly! We didn't even leave our villa the first night, just enjoyed our compliemntary bottle of wine and ordered room service that was served to us on our balcony on the ocean! Thes rest of our stay was just perfect. The ocean view pool villas are very large, with a bedroom, huge open air bathroom with covered and also outdoor shower, a dressing room and a living room and balcony. There is also a sunken outdoor tub off the bathroom with views of the pool,and ocean. This was the perfect vacation, relaxing and rejuvenating. We ate all of our meals at the resort, which there are not many other options on the island, but every meal was delicious. Breakfast was included and is a really nice breakfast buffet. We also took a boat tour to Hong Krabi Island and went snorkeling for the day on several of the nearby island, this trip was also incredible and we got to spend lots of tiem on remote beaches on small rock islands. This is run by the hotel and is about 7-8 hoyrs long. The boat they use is awesome, a traditional wooden Thai boat, complete with prayer scarves hanging off the front! The guide Pol was great and he even stopped by his home on the way home for us to try a delicious warm rice treat his wife was making for a religious holiday. This is the best vacation we have ever had and we would love to visit again, our only regret was not staying longer! Koh Yao Yai is pure paradise! This would be an amazing place for a honeymoon, as there is complete privacy and seclusion in your villa!
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