Our family of 4 including adult children aged 18 and 13 spent 3 nights in a Family Villa at Koyao and we absolutely loved it. Unfortunately it rained the whole time, from our boat trip from Phuket until the morning we left when it stopped long enough for me to take a few photos with the sun shining.
This place truly is paradise. Once you leave Phuket, you leave behind the hussle and bustle and head for total relaxation. The scenery is just breathtaking and you just cannot help but relax from the moment you step off the longtail boat and take the few steps to your beachfront villa.
If you are looking for nightlife and action this is not the place for you.
The staff were all so friendly and helpful. The villas were just amazing, huge indoor/outdoor bathroom and all villas are completely open at the front allowing you to take in the magical views all day. All the essentials you need like drinking water, tea & coffee, moquito spray, torch are provided in your villa.
The day we hired motor bikes the rain was torrential but still got to explore the island a little which was great. There is a 7/11 and a few shops about 20 minutes drive from the resort and there are quite a few small restaurants, shops, bars and massage shops nearby.
We did a half day long tail boat to Hong Island which I highly recommend. The island was just gorgeous and as it is only 20 minutes from the resort we arrived there before anyone else and had the whole island to our selves.
We found the meals and service in the restaurant to be great in fact as we were only there 3 days and it was raining so much we ate all our meals there. A few other guests ventured next door to Evason and raved about the food.
There is wifi available in restaurant and bar area which was handy for the two teenages especially when there was so much rain. A few rainy day activities such as a cooking class or a billiard table would have been handy.
My only criticism would be with the showers. I realise we are on an island but the shower pressure was really bad (just a trickle) and the water was luke warm - definately not hot.
I also have to say that the day spa seemed very expensive. It looked absolutely gorgeous but I did not see one customer the whole time I was there. Maybe if they offered a daily special or a reduced prices slightly guests would be more inclined to use this lovely facility.
Overall beautiful island, fantastic resort and facilities - highly recommended.
Tip- Longtail boat trip takes about and hour and half from Phuket but only 45 minutes to/from Krabi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our villas are built in the original Andaman Sea - gypsy style which is optimal for comfort and for the environment. We have used unique local resources with a traditional background while still maintaining, if not surpassing, all modern standards. The mangrove palm leaf roofs of our villas breathe and do not store heat, and air conditioners are definitely not needed.All villas have an undisturbed, spectacular sea view of the famous Phang Nga Bay and can be opened up to the stars at night - and in the morning the rising sun shines onto the beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koyao Island Hotel Koh Yao Noi
- Hotel Koyao Island