Conveniently located an hour from airports in Phuket and Krabi, within the picturesque Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park, Koh Yao Noi serves up a slice of traditional Thai life. From pristine beaches to tropical forest, there is plenty to explore and experience. With much of the island accessible by bicycle, it makes for a perfect getaway destination for those who like to experience other cultures. And if you choose this scenic island for your vacation, there are a number of options for Koh Yao Noi accommodation.
Koh Yao Noi Hotels
Most, if not all, of the hotels on Koh Yao Noi are at least four-star rated, with a good deal of them being five stars. So if you stay in a hotel you can be sure of a luxurious experience. Most hotels will have a good deal of facilities to offer, such as spas, gyms, and pools, as well as activities, such as Thai fighting, and yoga. Due to the nature of the island of Koh Yao Noi, you will often find that hotels there will be within a short distance of a beach or lagoon; ideal spots for a romantic getaway with a loved one. They also make for a great family vacation.
Koh Yao Noi Villas
Staying in a villa adds an element of privacy to your vacation that a hotel cannot offer. Rather than sharing your vacation spot with others, you and your fellow holidaymakers can enjoy the privacy of your own luxury villa. While you may miss out on some of the facilities and activities that a hotel stay will offer, you will be able to go and find these things yourself, most of the villas on Koh Yao Noi offer the best guest services and all facility you need. Or you could simply relax in your luxury accommodation and recharge your batteries in the beautiful Thai scenery. The locations of villas on Koh Yao Noi vary from beachfront to forest, but all are idyllic and place you in the driving seat for your holiday. Villas are particularly popular for small groups of friends and families looking to spend quality time together.
Koh Yao Noi Resort
While the beauty of Koh Yao Noi is unquestionable, renting a bike and exploring the island might not be for everyone, and in those cases, a holiday resort maybe your accommodation of choice. Resorts are self-contained establishments that aim to provide you with all that you might need while on your holiday. The idea being that, should you so wish, you wouldn’t need to leave the resort for food or entertainment. You would typically be staying in a hotel or villa, however, they would be situated within the resort itself. In a villa resort such as Coastal Escape, you can expect much more in the way of activities and facilities at your disposal over a hotel. In the case of a beach resort, the resort itself may have its own private beach for that added element of exclusivity. Like the island, a typical Koh Yao Noi holiday resort will be smaller in size, so they maintain that small, quiet aesthetic that makes the island itself so alluring.
Exploring the neighbouring islands, particularly Koh Yao Yai, is as easy as a long tail boat ride away. You can book a single boat ride out, rent a kayak, or even book an island hopping tour. There are some beautiful, remote beaches on offer, all close enough that visiting them is feasible, even on a short holiday.
The island is very relaxed and eco-minded, so it is not the tourism hot spot you might find in other holiday locations. Holidaymakers visiting the island tend to be looking for a degree of luxury in their accommodation, and are respectful of the island’s peaceful nature. In terms of things to do, other than the aforementioned exploration, the island is popular with rock climbers, though not particularly suited to beginners. There are many crystal clear beaches and lagoons to go swimming in, and an abundance of scenic locations for yoga.
All in all, Koh Yao Noi is a great place for a quiet, luxurious getaway, somewhere you can relax, unwind, and recharge before heading back to regular life.