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“Good all rounder” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koyao Island Resort

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Koyao Island Resort
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Ko Yao Noi
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good all rounder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Nice setting with lots of activities easily doable in the vicinity, on the beach, and great snorkeling or kayaking in nearby islands organized by the reception with longboats and guide (trick is to get up early to beat the crowds from Phuket), either half or full day.
We stayed in one open villa and it took us one night to adjust to the sound of the waves and the overnight storm, but from there on we had pretty long sleeps (were quite exhausted after the day out) and woken by beautiful sunrise.
Mosquito nets are a must (and must be well tucked in) and not very convenient to slide in or out to switch lights off.
Outside shower is delightful and the seafood BBQ is delicious.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
That is so great to hear about how enjoyed our natural surroundings in the comfort of your luxury villa. It is a rare thing to be able to enjoy the sunrise from the comfort of your own bed as you can here at Koyao!

We hope to see you again soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lille, France
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

In the second time in this hotel and we come back probably again and again. Beautifull bungalow and the staff and team are always near you for your pleasure. Quiet and peacefull are the king in this resort. The people in this Island are very very nice. we can not even explain the well being on this island. Everybody is so adorable I love you. Good lesson to learn from you ... I kiss my friends.

Room Tip: all rooms are beautifull but the best is the bungalow on the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Wow! What a special review to have from you and your family, having now visited us for a second time it is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay!

We hope to see you again soon!
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Marrakech, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This hotel is my Best surprise this year in Thailand...
Booked for 3 days and finally stayed 8 days...
One of the Best beach view in the world
The bungalows are huge and the restaurant is great
But the plus is the great staff specially Nikki and Kai who take care of all as a family

Everyday boat cruises were organised at good price
Great price value
Will recommend to all my friends for sure

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hassan K
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
What a fantastic review Hassan!

It was a great pleasure to welcome you here at the resort and we are so happy to hear how much of a fantastic time you had with us. It was a great compliment to our entire team that you chose to stay so many additional nights than planned :-)

We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Kai and Nikki too.

We look forwards to welcoming all the friends that you tell about Koyao Island Resort and also hope to welcome you back here sometime soon!

Your Koyao Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We recently spent 4 fabulous nights staying at KIR…..a paradise for those who wish to escape for some time out. Just what we needed after travelling for 6 weeks at a fairly hectic pace. Here we were able to relax, enjoy the beautiful, quiet and peaceful surrounds of the resort. Food was excellent and authentic Thai which we enjoyed, service always with a smile and tops. Thai massages at the spa centre all added to a most relaxing 5 days spent at the resort. Highly recommended in fact we are planning to bring our extended family on a holiday in 2015.

Room Tip: It is not a hotel ……it is a resort with beautiful thai huts/spacious rooms that are well appointed a...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely words and its so great to hear how much of a wonderfully relaxing time you had here at Koyao!

We will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to our kitchen and restaurant staff about the delicious food and friendly service.

It was a true pleasure to have you here and we are very much looking forwards to welcoming you back, next time with your whole family!

Your Koyao Family
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We booked Kohyao for the longest time of our holiday. We so glad we did. It was really an unspoilt Island paradise. If you looking for a party don't come here, this is a place to relax and unwind.
We had our own private bungalow which was excellent. The staff were great and was also nice to see a fellow South African managing the resort.

I would recommend hiring a scooter and exploring the island. There is an amaizing Pizza restaurant just round the corner run buy a Italian guy.

Room Tip: Any deluxe/superior room if you looking towards the sea to the left of the main resort.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ryan E
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed such a peaceful and relaxing stay here with us!

We totally agree that Koy Yao Noi is a paradise island and we hope to welcome you back sometime in the not too distant future!

Your Koyao Family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We spent a lovely 6 nights at Koyao Island Resort as a family. The transfer from Krabi to the island was well orgainised & quick (via the public longtail boat). We loved our 2 bed fan bungalow room esp. hearing the sound of the sea. Yes, of course there are a few mosquitos but it is expected in Thailand. Mosquito colis were lit every evening & natural mosquito repellent provided.
Our whole stay was very relaxing esp. for us parents with 2 young children. We felt very safe with our children playing on the beach, by the poolside & in the garden area. The management & staff were very friendly, helpful & considerate. The children loved them all.
Lots of special touches - lots of free water daily, boat trip to local islands & we Happy Hour at the bar. The food in the restaurant was delicious. Good quality kids menu too. A very good range for breakfast.
Thank you to you all at Koyao Island Resort.

Room Tip: All bungalows have a beautiful view of the sea. If mosquitos bother you, choose an aircon bungalow.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Imogen,

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of Koyao Island Resort! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here so much.

It's great that the children embraced the natural surroundings of the resort and that you felt we offer a safe environment for them to enjoy their freedom. It makes us very happy to hear that they also enjoyed our new children's menu and we hope that the little puzzles and colouring kept them entertained during dinner :-)

It was a true pleasure to have your family here and we hope to welcome you back here sometime soon!

Your Koyao Family
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Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Koyao Island Resort, our new found paradise!
My family and I had a wonderful stay and look forward to our return.
The snorkelling around Chicken Island with our ever so entertaining guide, Pong, was superb, and the 1260 epic stair climb up to Tiger Temple in Krabi with Donnie stand out as great memorable moments.

The gorgeously decorated rustic beach villa was just perfect for us - villa 15 was in true island style, as if it were taken from a scene out of a tropical paradise island movie, just a few steps taken and we were in the ocean.
Food at the resort, cooked by superchef Joe, and local village restaurants was taste bud tantalising and gave us a real taste of Thai cuisine. We were never disappointed.

The staff were great! Thank you Rook, Ronnie, Pueng, Kai and all the wonderful staff for their friendly, positive and helpful attitudes - You all assisted in making our stay a truly happy one.
Donnie, dit was 'n plesier om jou te ontmoet, ons waardeer al jou advies en vriendelikheid :)

Great resort, beautiful island, great vacation!

Room Tip: Room 15 is perfect! a few steps away from the beach. Very private and quiet. I think we were lucky e...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Management T, Manager at Koyao Island Resort, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
We are so happy that you had such a memorable stay with us at Koyao Island Resort and enjoyed the unique beach front accommodation that we offer here.

It's great to hear that you took advantage of the amazing excursions we offer here and took the opportunity to explore the beautiful surrounding areas of Koh Yao Noi. We hope you're legs are now fully recovered after all those steps to the Tiger Temple!

We will be sure to let Joe know how amazing you found the food at our resort restaurant and will pass on your lovely comments to all the staff that made your stay here so special.

Dit was n groor plisier om julle te ontmeot en veral om die uitstapie na Krabi met julle te deel.

Ons sien uit daarna om julle terug te verwelkom.

Your Koyao Family
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Property: Koyao Island Resort
Address: 24/2 Moo 5, Ko Yao Noi 82160, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Ko Yao Noi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Yao Noi
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Yao Noi
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Yao Noi
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Yao Noi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Koyao Island Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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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