Santhiya Koh Yao Yai,
Ko Yao Island
Thailand, West Coast and Islands
Info : Santhiya Koh Yao Yai
The two main Koh Yao islands are just a short boat ride away from Phuket making them a great spot for an easily accessible island retreat. Santhiya is set on the more southerly of the two, Koh Yao Yai, and the location is idyllic with a forested backdrop and the beach on your doorstep.
The teakwood rooms and villas are luxurious and feel authentically Thai in style with their intricate wood carvings and beautiful linens and silks. All rooms are spacious with balconies but the Pool Villa Suites are extra special, with private pools and panoramic ocean views.
You’ll enjoy kicking back here and relaxing, taking in the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the spa, swimming, snorkelling and perhaps some local seafood too. If you like a little more to do then you could also take a Thai cooking classes, paddle around the bay in a kayak or take a boat tour of the surrounding islands in Phang Nga Bay.
It is a great resort for couples but the huge swimming pool and spacious suites also make it a good choice for families who like a low key location where they can enjoy some quality down-time together.
Last visited by Nick - June 2015
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