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Esmeralda View Resort

63/7 Moo 4 , Baan Klong Bon Koh Yao Yai, Phang-Nga, Thailand, Ko Yao Yai 82160 Thailand
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#2 of 9 small hotels in Ko Yao Yai
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Welcome to Esmeralda View Resort, your Ko Yao Yai “home away from home.” Esmeralda View Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Esmeralda View Resort is a romantic lodge offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests.

The lodge features currency exchange, sun umbrellas, and beach chairs. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Ko Yao Yai. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Ko Yao Yai, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Esmeralda View Resort, including Jikgo Bar& Restaurant (0.9 mi), Chill Chill at Pai (1.0 mi), and Hinkong restaurant (0.9 mi).

Esmeralda View Resort puts the best of Ko Yao Yai at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Massage
Car park
Wifi
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Fishing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
Thai
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MontrealYul wrote a review Feb 2024
Montreal36 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed 10 nights in two bungalows (C3 has the best views; B4 is the largest with a spa bathtub). Both were spacious with large balconies. Beds were firm but comfortable. Air-conditioning worked very well (note: some bungalows are fan-only). Wifi available in reception area only (not an issue if you have Thai sim cards). Property is beautifully landscaped with each bungalow feeling very private. Views are stunning, especially from the main reception/dining area. Breakfast buffet was varied and I loved all the sticky rice treats! We ate several of our dinners at the resort and they were all very tasty, especially the papaya/mango salads, the fish, and the curries - thanks to Nono, the chef. Location is secluded - your own transport is recommended. Scooters rentals as well as island excursions and transfers can be easily arranged on site. Resort has its own transport so we relied on this as a taxi service to take us to other parts of the island. Each bungalow has a book with a running tab payable at checkout; card payments are accepted. Most importantly the staff were so kind and friendly. Special thanks to Pond, who has a heart of gold, addressing every issue and request of ours, and treating us more like longtime friends than paying guests.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a seaview bungalow, the views are worth it.
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Katlin wrote a review Nov 2021
Cologne, Germany3 contributions
We had an incredible stay at Esmeralda view. The view is stunning and the breakfast is extraordinary! They use fresh vegetables and fruits from their own beautiful natural garden. The atmosphere is friendly and familial. They own cats and a lot of chickens, which are free to go wherever they like. If you can afford it, go for the deluxe bungalows. They are worth it! Though the beach is not suitable for swimming. If you look for a calm, beautiful place with a lovely atmosphere, this is the place to be! Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jennifer L wrote a review Apr 2021
Chiang Mai, Thailand7 contributions12 helpful votes
I decided to stay at Esmeralda View Resort based on the excellent reviews I read here and elsewhere -- and I wasn't disappointed. It is a wonderful location, with dramatic, east-facing views. I appreciated the well-maintained fruit trees, the happy chickens and cats running around, the sitings of hornbills and sea-eagles. The owner/manager is welcoming and very helpful -- I ended up extending my stay because I felt so at ease. Be warned that the beach access is limited at the resort. You can rent a motor scooter and visit other, longer beaches around the island if you want. Also, I had issues with Wifi in my bungalow -- but the connection was fine in the restaurant area. Koh Yao Yai is a quiet island with gentle people. Esmeralda View is the place to experience it.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Dimitri S wrote a review Mar 2020
Schifflange, Luxembourg20 contributions29 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time at Esmeralda, it was so relaxing and the view is amazing. The staff is very nice. The breakfast was very good. The bungalow we had was confortable, the clim was working good and we had a small fridge. Wifi was working fine both in room and lobby. We also rented a scooter at the resort to travel across the island which was safe as there is not much traffic. Many cats are hanging around, they are all super friendly, please be nice with them. We will come back for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Merula19 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria3 contributions
We stayed at Esmeralda View Resort for 2 weeks after 3 weeks travelling around Thailand and Laos. It is a great place for relaxing: quiet, great view to the sea, nice bungalows, good food cooked from Nono and great support from Boarn the manager of the resort. She was always friendly and helpful. It is not the best place for swimming but it`s possible and the area at the sea is really fantastic with it`s palmtrees and the great view. There is also a shower. Boarn told us that they want to build a swimmingpool for better swim conditions for the children. You can rent good scooters at the resort to get around. The traffic at the island is not heavy and the people take care of tourists on their scooters. We can recommend a day tour by boat and with the scooter to the neighbour island Ko Yao Noi. The crossing with the longtail boat - us two and our scooter- was remarkable :-) !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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William C wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions13 helpful votes
What a lovely place to stay. Bon, the main lady who helped us at the desk was very kind and gave such great advice on transfers, and helped arrange a great local boat trip around the Koh Hong islands national park. Hut was great and at night you could hear the sea gently and the nighttime insect noises, very calming. Bathroom could have a little update but shower and toilet etc was fine and clean. Amazing view of islands from the breakfast area and such tasty local Thai breakfast! Thanks to all at Esmeralda and especially Bon.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marc G wrote a review Dec 2019
Ubud, Indonesia11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed there for a couple of days in November 2019. The room was cute, confortable, with a stunning view on the bay and the islands. A very special "thank you" to Pond & Nono for being so welcoming, genuinely kind, friendly and helpful. On a side: The island was exactly what we hoped: Quiet, not touristic, and authentic.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lana P wrote a review Dec 2019
36 contributions8 helpful votes
We absolutely loved our ocean view room. We traveled for three weeks in Thailand and this was our favorite lodging. We were in B1 but I image they all have fantastic views. I could have sat on the balcony for days just taking in the view. Initially this was to be a single night but we loved it so much we stayed two more. Pond and Nu Nu are special people indeed. They made our stay perfect. Pond arranged a private longtail boat to take us to four less-visited islands which included a swim in the Hong Lagoon and beach for 2900 Bhat. It was a highlight of the trip. Saw monkeys and snorkeled and No Nu had a lunch packed for us in a basket. We opted for this smaller four over Phi Phi islands tour and so glad we did. Four islands to see and we were the only ones at two of the islands. At Nok island you can climb up for a great view. Nu Nu invited us to the kitchen to watch him make our meal which was fun to see all the ingredients and how they are prepared. They have mopeds on site so easy to rent them for 300 bhat for the day and cruise around the island or get a massage nearby. The first day we paid 500 bhat to have the massage come to us It is 350 to go to them and they are fairly close by moped, maybe even walking.. We then headed to Ko Noi for two days. We stayed three days. The most stunning breakfast deck is just about complete and there won’t be a place that can rival the view from there. I am sad we missed that by about a week however we did go up and look. Wow, you will be in awe of the limestone islands in the distance from the deck.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: B1 had lovely views of the limestone islands.
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Miet W wrote a review Apr 2019
Hoboken, Belgium11 contributions
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Very peaceful place / quiet resort, great view, very nice and large bungalows and beyond friendly and helpful staff!! Pond and her team do everything to ensure a pleasant stay for their guests. They also provide scooter rent service, diner and even massage on request. We very much enjoyed our 3 night stay at Esmeralda View Resort, the only reason we moved to another nearby resort was the lack of a swimming pool (temperature was +30°C late March).
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had room 503 and this was awesome, lots of privacy and a very nice view!!
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Laura Q wrote a review Mar 2019
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Cannot say enough about the hospitality of the family that runs this place. They are wonderful (and the smile of the young woman who runs the desk cannot be beat). Rooms are roomy and comfortable with great views of the sea. Food is delicious and fresh. Motorbikes are handy and well maintained. Great base to explore from. A++
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Wifi is best from the main deck. Spring for a cottage with a sea view.
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£34 - £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ThailandPhang Nga ProvinceKo Yao Yai
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Esmeralda View Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Esmeralda View Resort?
Nearby attractions include Zaidy Travel Koh Yao Yai (2.1 miles), Batik De KohYao (3.8 miles), and Koh Nok Island (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Esmeralda View Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Esmeralda View Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Esmeralda View Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Esmeralda View Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saaitara Restaurant, Chaba Cafe and Gallery, and Ban Rim Nam Restaurant.
Does Esmeralda View Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.