Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

88 Moo 7, Phunai, Koh YaoKoh Yao Yai 83000Thailand

About Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Nestled in lush, mountainous surroundings Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa offers eco-friendly accommodation with free Wi-Fi, as well as a private beach and a gigantic free-form swimming pool.

Deluxe rooms are air-conditioned and come with balcony, refrigerator and private bathroom. Stunning teakwood villas feature a living space, Jacuzzi, outdoor rain-shower and private infinity pool with panoramic ocean views.

This atmospheric resort boasts a lagoon-style pool with waterfalls and an indulgent spa with outdoor treatment areas. Other amenities include a 24-hour reception area and tour desk for booking excursions.

Enjoy the stunning views from four on-site eateries serving traditional Thai and Andaman delicacies, flame-grilled burgers, fresh seafood and contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Private beach dining and room service are available.

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa is a 20-minute journey by speedboat from Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina Pier. World-class beaches and dive sites are a short drive away.


88 Moo 7, Phunai, Koh Yao, Koh Yao Yai, 83000, Thailand
Telephone: +66(76)592888 | Fax: +66(76)592899 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Island Living

Those in search of serenity could do a lot worse than this blissful resort. Couples and families alike love getting back to basics on this non-commercialised safe haven of a spot. Many love the small village next to the resort, which allows you to interact with delightful locals.

Awe-Inspiring Accommodations

The beautifully appointed rooms and bathrooms are routinely praised by reviewers. Featuring traditional hand-carved furnishings and scented with lemon grass candles, rooms are a haven of relaxation, while watching the sunset over the sea from a tub on the balcony is an unforgettable highlight of many a stay.

Old-School Cool

Walking between rooms and the restaurant/pool/beach areas is not always possible on account of the steep hills and searing temperatures. To combat this, the resort runs a series of old wooden cars which run in regular loops between locations, delighting guests with their quaint authenticity.

Negative Reviews

One-Star Welcome

The island is accessed exclusively by speedboat. Once moored, you might expect a welcome drink and to be shown swiftly to your room. What actually happens, however, is you are asked to wait, sometimes for longer than an hour in the excessive heat, while your passports are processed.

Surly Staff

Many reviewers have been shocked at the service standards on show throughout the hotel. Wait staff routinely appear to not know what they are doing while receptionists are not solution-orientated and could do with some language training. Management are unbending and often unwilling to acknowledge guest's issues.

A Plethora of Problems

A telling number of guests have cut their trip short rather than stay here any longer. Other than sunbathing, there is very little to do and the beach is blighted by plastic bottles and jellyfish. Food is frequently sub-par and exorbitantly priced, by Thai standards.

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