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Zeavola Resort

11 Moo 8 Laemtong, Krabi Town, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000 Thailand
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#1 of 21 resorts in Ko Phi Phi Don
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Zeavola is the definition of barefoot luxury and one of the most sustainable hotels in Thailand: This charming retreat is a jungle eco-resort and themed to be a Thai Village from over 30 years ago, without missing all the amenities and services of a typical 5 Star Hotel. Grass-roofed teakwood villas blend with traditional Thai influences and a charming feel rustic. You won't find golden faucets and white marble here. Together with the tropical jungle, its sand paths, and the authentic Zeavolians is what will spark the magic. Zeavola is located on Phi Phi Don’s northeast coast and is only reachable by boat. Away from the hustle and bustle of Tonsai, the main village, and pier of Phi Phi Islands. There are no streets, cars, or motorbikes. Zeavola’s, Zann Zanook Activity, and 5 Star Padi Dive center offer professional diving. They also guided island-hopping and snorkeling tours. The Activity Center provides complimentary sports equipment so guests can play volleyball or frisbee on the beach or enjoy free kayaks. Before booking, ensure that your flights are in line with our boat transfers. The resort recommends that international travelers plan a day before and after departure on the mainland. This will help to ease your travel stress and any weather-related timeline changes. Insider Tip Stay a minimum of two nights to get the feel and the understanding of what the Zeavola is trying to create What to bring Mosquito spray, sun blocker, your positive energy For more information, please visit our official website or contact us directly. Emails and messages on online platforms will be replied to within 24 hours. In urgent matters call us.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Snorkelling
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Thai
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alexakni1 wrote a review 16 Apr
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
What a special place Zeavola is! From the moment we boarded the speedboat up until check out, the experience was almost faultless. The little details did not go unnoticed on us! We were particularly liked the nightly turndown service with local gifts left on our pillow’s. It was my son’s birthday while we were staying and without prompting, the hotel made him a birthday cake. So thoughtful. The rooms were beautiful, we felt like we were living in a 5 star hut in the jungle and despite the complaints from other guests about the mosquitoes, they didn’t bother us at all! The only slight discomfort… and I feel terrible even writing this… but the pool was uncomfortably warm… but this did not make me want to rate this hotel less than 5 stars! Thank you Zeavola, you will always have a special place in my heart!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Khun "alexakni1", Thank you for sharing your heartfelt experience with us. We're delighted that the unique touches and thoughtfulness during your son's birthday added to your memories. Your feedback about the pool temperature is noted. Indeed, this is due to the current peak of our hot season, and we expect this to normalize soon, offering a more refreshing experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our serene escape where simplicity and nature meet luxury. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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ydnak80 wrote a review 7 Apr
64 contributions21 helpful votes
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What a special place run and staffed by the most incredible people! I've never felt as welcomed or well looked after anywhere. The experience started at the Phuket Royal Marina, where check-in was completed over a welcome drink and snacks. Nice touch! Other thoughtful touches included giving out cold towels and chilled fruit on the beach, nightly turndown service with gifts, and a daily fruit basket. I loved that Zeavola are genuinely trying to look after their environment by making their own drinking water instead of importing thousands of plastic bottles. In fact, I never saw in a single piece of plastic in the 10 days I spent at zeavola. The resort and villas are beautiful and well maintained. I stayed in a villa on the hillside, which was very private and had amazing views out to the sea. The bed was incredible, and the outdoor bathroom was private and relaxing. The food at the restaurants was outstanding, especially the incredible breakfasts and the dinner buffets. Diving through the dive centre was superb, and Gabreil, Sukki and Jo were all very knowledgable and experienced dive masters. There were lots of different tours and activities available, and I ones I did were well organised and really fun. Snorkelling over at Bamboo island was great, with a vibrant and healthy reef with lots of diversity. The spa was very relaxing and private and open till late at night. But it was the incredible staff who really made Zevavola stand out for me. The resort was well staffed, so service was very attentive, with staff genuinely interested in getting to know the guests. A huge thanks to Nico, U-Nuch, Tik, Wave, and Aom for being awesome and looking after me so well! The world is a large place, with lots to see, but I will definitely return to Zeavola when I'm in need of deep relaxation.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: The garden suites on the hillside are very private and have great views
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Dear Khun "ydnak80", Thank you for your heartfelt review and it is great to know our Zeavolians, especially Khun Nico, Khun Nuch, Khun Tik, Khun Wave, and Khun Aom, made your stay memorable with their attentive service. Your mention of the personal touches and environmental commitment, especially our initiative to produce our own drinking water, is greatly appreciated. We try our best to keep our ecological footprint as low as possible. Thank you as well for diving with us, and rest assured that I will share your praises with Khun Gabriel, Khun Sukki and Khun Giovanna. We eagerly await your return for another deeply relaxing stay. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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Trellie wrote a review Mar 2024
Coleshill, United Kingdom4 contributions
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Zeavola is paradise on the edge of the jungle. An experience that you’ll never forget, it gets under your skin and into your heart. Yes, you are surrounded by nature and native creatures, but it’s an adventure! The outside showers at your villa are amazing, little gifts are left for you every day as well as fruit. The staff can’t do enough for you, the food is great and you can sit in the sea at the end of the day with a cocktail in hand realising that life doesn’t get much better than this.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Look into resort boat transfer times and flight times. A private charter later from Zeavola to...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Khun Trellie, Your review captures the essence of what Zeavola stands for. It's heartening to hear that you cherished how our dedication to providing a sustainable paradise experience, complete with its unique blend of nature's charm and authentic hospitality. The barefoot adventures among native wildlife, the refreshing outdoor showers, and the thoughtful touches left for you each day truly embody our commitment to our 'Step back to simplicity' lifestyle. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your vacation and we hope to welcome you back to our slice of paradise. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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Bryn S wrote a review Mar 2024
Hillam, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Arriving by boat we were met with a tractor and trailer for a 2 minute ride to the hotel. We knew from this point we were in for a special time. Arriving at the hotel we were given a warm welcome by the reception team, before been shown to our suite, which is a stand alone chalet type facility. We had booked a garden suite, set in the in jungle but only a 2 minute walk to he fabulous beach. The beach was beautiful, east facing for the sunrise on a morning and we were there for the full moon so we got the moon rise on an evening too. There are lots of trips to other part of Phi Phi or diving excursions, but we chose to just chill out for the week we were there. There are plenty of sunbeds on the beach and attentive staff to provide towels and cocktails - would recommend the Coconut Cooler! The restaurant has a wide Al A Carte menu but some nights they also put on a wonderful buffet. One night they put on a beach BBQ following the delivery of fresh fish, we had Tuna and Barracuda - awesome. A nice little touch was housekeeping left a little gift each day, which make nice keepsakes. It was my wife's birthday whilst we were there, which the staff made special for her. Would also recommend the Spa which is set up high in the trees. We had a wonderful couples full body massage. A couple of tips - you don't need much in the line of footwear, you are in effect on the beach so walking through sand paths and you remove your shoes before going into the restaurant and suite. And the hotel spell out about mosquito repellent you really do need it. Don't let that put you off, we didn't get bitten once, the resort is set in the jungle on an evening we saw frogs, snakes and an hermit crab walking back to our room. A real authentic experience. We hope to go back next year, wanting to do the cooking course and a bit of diving. Finally a shout out to Nico, who looked after us, friendly but still professional.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Khun "Bryn S", Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed the beauty of our tropical setting and the efforts of our Zeavolians, especially Khun Nico, in making your visit and your wife's birthday special. Embracing our "Step back to simplicity" philosophy, we're glad you appreciated our resort's natural charm, from stunning beach views to serene sunrises. While indeed our tropical jungle setting comes with some wildlife, we assure you there’s nothing dangerous – just part of the authentic experience we provide. We eagerly await your return for more jungle adventures and peaceful moments. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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lisa dunwoodie wrote a review Mar 2024
12 contributions4 helpful votes
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We couldn’t leave Zeavola without taking the time to write this review to thank the incredible team there. Zeavola isn’t just special because of the beautiful views, comfortable villas and fantastic food, all of which made our holiday there really wonderful. What we weren’t expecting was how caring and thoughtful and genuinely lovely the staff at Zeavola were. We can’t thank you all enough for making our holiday, and my husbands 50th birthday so very special. You are all really exceptional, the best, warmest and considerate service we have ever experienced. We‘ve taken away some truly wonderful memories thanks to you all xxx
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Beachfront villa 50 has beautiful views. Sunset cruise and picnic on Bamboo island was the...
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Khun Lisa, Reading your heartfelt review brings us great joy, and we're touched by your kind words. It's wonderful to know that Zeavola has become your new favorite place, and we are honored to have been a part of making your holiday and your husband's 50th birthday so memorable. Life nowadays is very demanding, and we hope that you will go back to your regular lifestyle re-invigorated and re-strengthen to be ready to conquer your world. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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cklovland wrote a review Mar 2024
Skien, Norway82 contributions5 helpful votes
Suberb hotel. Amazing food, the best drinks and over the top villas. The staff was also very friendly and did their best to make our stay wonderful. Perfect with a nurse available all the time, and try helped us when my daughter had trouble with her back. Thank you! Very sad to leave paradise.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Khun "cklovland", We're overjoyed to hear you had an excellent stay and enjoyed our Zeavola. Your kind words about our friendly Zeavolians and on-site nurse service are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to our slice of paradise. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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Alexandra K wrote a review Mar 2024
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Authentic and grounding hotel resort whose barefoot/ sandal policy made us feel right at home in nature. We had a tree top stay with our own private pool. It was gorgeous. Excellent service and location. The food was lovely and it's right on the beach which is so serene and clean. There's something so simple and pure in feeling the sand on our feet and walking around. They treated us so well for our honeymoon, it was pure magic!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Khun Alexandra, We're truly touched by your kind words and thrilled to hear you felt the Zeavola magic during your honeymoon. It's wonderful that our sand-between-your-toes, barefoot luxury approach resonated with you, making you feel at one with nature. Thank you for choosing Zeavola for your special occasion and we can't wait to welcome you back for more unforgettable moments. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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docdyson wrote a review Mar 2024
Nottingham, United Kingdom23 contributions1 helpful vote
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Lovely resort. Great staff couldn’t be more helpful. Food exceptional. Scenery and boat trips very enjoyable. Special mention for Tik, who was so helpful, but all staff really good. Boat trips around the island highly recommended. We used Trailfinders and everything was very well organised
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Khun "docdyson", Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We're delighted to hear that our Zeavolians, particularly Khun Tik, made your stay exceptional and that you enjoyed a great time-out at our little resort. Regarding the photo you posted with the monkey, we feel it's important to clarify that the local shown is not affiliated with our resort in any way - and neither is the monkey. We're pleased to hear that your arrangements through Trailfinders were seamless. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we eagerly look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable visit. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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Keith K wrote a review Mar 2024
St. Albans, United Kingdom37 contributions12 helpful votes
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A unique barefoot experience in a stunning setting. Love the fact that every room and building has a water cask with a coconut ladle to wash your (hot) feet and step onto a towel before entry. Rooms are air-conditioned but in a traditional beach bungalow style. Room service is exceptional with a lovely gift each night when they drop the mosquito nets and turn down. A perfect place to chill after 5 days in Bangkok. Breakfast, location and especially the lovely staff are all excellent. Do try the beach restaurant Malee, excellent food. Also for the more adventurous walk to the south end of the beach and get a taxi (LOL a moped with a sidecar) into the village 100 Baht each, great experience, we ate at the oasis restaurant, very good. Do take a LOT of mosquito spray, the hotel provide some but I used this, "off" and jungle formula full strength, all at the same time, and still got bitten. Would advise not to sit outside on the lovely loungers any where near dusk, that when we got eaten alive !
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Mosquito repellent, lots !
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Responded 7 Mar 2024
Dear Khun Keith, Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your unique barefoot experience with us. It brings us great joy to hear how much you appreciated the traditional Thai touches and our attentive Zeavolians. We're thrilled that the beauty of our location and the quality of our breakfast contributed to making your post-Bangkok relaxation so memorable. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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Frostmallen wrote a review Mar 2024
Houston, Texas14 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful time celebrating our 30th anniversary at the resort. For us, it was the perfect mix of romantic location, delicious food, and a little bit of adventure. Really enjoyed their “One Day in Paradise” package which included snorkeling, a couples massage, and candlelight dinner on the beach. Also enjoyed the mix of traditional local dishes and the creative fusion specialties the chef prepared each night.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Windy days can impact some of the boat trip options. Mosquitos and humidity are inevitable but...
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Responded 4 Mar 2024
Dear Khun Frostmallen, We are overjoyed to hear that you chose our little Zeavola for the celebration of your 30th anniversary and that you had a wonderful experience. Thank you for appreciating the efforts of our Zeavolians and the creativity of our Executive Chef Satya. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more milestones and cherished moments. Tropical regards, Lion and the Zeavola Family
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£138 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
zeavola hotel ko phi phi don, zeavola hotel krabi, zeavola resort krabi
LOCATION
ThailandKrabi ProvinceKrabi TownAo NangKo Phi Phi Don
NUMBER OF ROOMS
53
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zeavola Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Zeavola Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Zeavola Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Zeavola Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Zeavola Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Zeavola Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Zeavola Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Zeavola Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Zeavola Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does Zeavola Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Zeavola Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.