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“A place to relax and enjoy”
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Yao Yai Resort
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Ko Yao Yai
Reviewed May 20, 2010

We stayed 9 nights in March and everything was perfect. Good food, friendly people, nice bungalow and a beatyful beach.
Not for people who want party, but if you need to relax and take it easy its the place for you.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2010

We booked four days , stayed for sixteen, and would have stayed longer,Where can you find a beach over one kilometre long and only us in the sea , nothing else in sight only the wild monkeys at the far end of the beach .The tide hardly moves so we could swim 24 hrs. Sea Eagles soaring above in a clear blue sky , Dolphins coming close inshore late afternoon on the rising tide ,Wooden chalets , simple but clean with aircon , and clean showerooms. Restaurant with excellent Thai dishes cooked by local people,All the staff are from the village nearby .Han (owner ) was very helpful and had answers to our many questions about the island.Day trips are organised for those who can tear themselves from the beach. We have already booked to go back next January . This is the type of place we used to find 15 years ago on our travels. We are now well into our 60,s and we loved it..It,s like being on holiday again ! Please don,t spoil it for us 1

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Timandsandy
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Reviewed February 17, 2010

.After one week in busy busy Kata Beach we had to see something else. We found Yao Yai on internet, What a gem. No sellers, no tailors. Just piece. You can walk the 1 km beach without seeing other people. We stayed in an A/C beachfront bungalow, and we loved it. They are made out of wood, so you can hear your neighbours. It was not a problem for us. But if you get a noicy neighbour....
The restaurant has a good menu, and the food was great. Maybe not the cheapest, but OK prices. One afternoon we sat in the restaurant we saw two dolphins playing only 10 meters out. They were so beautiful.
Yao Yai is a place for relaxing. There is not much else to do on the island. You can rent at motorbike and drive around. The locals are very friendly, and you can see some real Thailand here. I hope it will stay like this forever and i will be back for sure.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 13, 2010

We spent a very relaxing two weeks at the resort and had a wonderful time. The beach is beautiful and very untouched with this being the only resort on it - a real treat if you just want to get away from it all. We stayed in a fan bungalow which was nice and the service and food were excellent.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2009

We stayed here for three fantastic day. This is the place to go if you want to relax. This is the only resort on this beach wich means you can have the whole beach for yourself :-)

Tip of the day: Try the fishing on the pier with the locals.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

We saw Yao Yai Island from Ao Nang at the Happy Beach Bar and decided to go to the island. We found Yao Yai Resort on the internet, called them and the adventure began the next morning. We intended to stay only two days but ended up staying for 6 days. It was the best Thai food to be found, the coconut soup is to die for, the owner is very friendly, the bungalow was wonderful and the sunsets are not to be missed. The beach is the best because the water never goes away and go to the bakery for some fresh baked bread and coffee. Take scooter rides around the island and meet some of the people and take the longtail boat to islands for snorkeling. If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you. I will always remember my days at the Yao Yai Beach Resort.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

We had a wonderful stay of 4 days in one of the aircon bungalows just in front of the beach. The bungalows are simple, but clean. The restaurant has a very good cook; Lovely Thai’s food for a very good price. The owner; Han helped us in any way to enjoy our stay. The rest of the staff is also very friendly and helpful. We made two excursions with the long tail boat of the resort to the nearby beautiful islands. There was hardly any tourist. We were afraid to have a lot of rain, but the island seems to have a micro clima and we had good weather every day. The island is Thailand 25 years ago; really beautiful, unspoiled with very friendly habitants. The excursion on a motorbike, through the island is an exceptional, wonderful experience. The resort hires motorbikes for a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Yao Yai Resort

Address: 80/8-12 Moo 7, Ko Yao Yai, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Ko Yao Yai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Yao Yai
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Yao Yai
Price Range: $37 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yao Yai Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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