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Koyao Bay Pavilions
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Reviewed 12 September 2007

Koyao Bay Pavillions, on the eastern side of Koh Yao Noi, a small tropical island situated between Phuket and Krabi, in the south of Thailand, is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for paradise. We’d intended to go to the Maldives but ended up coming here, and frankly we couldn’t have been happier doing so.

Pros: Perfect location, reflected by the fact that Evason Hideaway Six Senses Spa are building an extensive resort, some 50 or so villas, further up on the same side as Kohyao. Thankfully they won’t be sharing our beach! We found Koyao Bay using the Google Earth Community layer. Koyao Bay Pavillions, unlike Evason, is on a much more intimate scale, and whilst set amongst a large private estate you’re not rubbing shoulders with lots of other people. It has access to a fine stretch of white sandy beach and clean undeveloped seafront, unlike Evason Hua Hin where we stayed last year. Our coastline resembled a scene from ‘Lost’ in many places. In six days we never saw anyone else on the beach at the same time. And it’s a long beach.

It has three sea front villas, each with their own sala, plus two residences further inland on the far side of some rice paddies, also part of the resort. The landscaping and architecture is beautifully designed, each building using natural materials in the local Thai vernacular. The French architect used only natural twine to tie the rafts of numerous palm fronds to the bamboo structure for the roofs, and wooden pegs for the open plan timber frame structure; no nails anywhere apparently.

We shared one large swimming pool, set amongst tall palm trees and tropical plants. This was thoughtfully shallow at one end and deep enough for diving at the far end.

Very good authentic Thai food, as well as some fine continental cuisine. Recommend the lobster, grouper (all seafood plucked from the sea each day) and crepe suzette. The French manager was very attentive and helpful, as was the owner/architect of the resort. Jean took great care in arranging requests for dinner and ensuring we were

Lots and lots of interesting birds and wildlife, day and night, throughout the area.

Recommend the boat trip. Our private boat took us on an extensive tour of the islands around Kohyao and dropped us off back in the bay. Not to be missed.

Good daily massage. Personally I’d prefer a longer massage every two days rather than every day. I’m sure this was possible if I’d only asked…

It’s monsoon at this time of year although we had blue skies and sunshine for the majority of our stay, and even the rain, when it arrived, was refreshingly welcome.

An added bonus: there aren’t any dogs on the island, something that can’t be said for the rest of Thailand, so no howling barking mangy hounds like those in Krabi, Phuket and Koh Tao! And every other island come to think of it. For some reason dogs like to bite me, and as I find the plight of many Thai dogs distressing it’s something I don’t want to see or hear on holiday!

Cons: I’ve tried hard to sound objective but the only ones I can come up with are as follows: no discos, nightclubs, binge drinking, and raves. Just beautiful peace and quiet!

We’d definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank CobaltBeijing
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Reviewed 9 January 2007

Do you know perfection: have a look on koyaobay pavilions !!!!
The only place in thailand where i found exactly what i was searching: so beautiful, with perfect food, a large beach with a panaramic view to the national seapark of phangna. Very smart atmosphere, marvelous moments.... if you go to thailand you must spend a few days in koyaobaypavilions !!!

Stayed: January 2007
2  Thank catherinelise
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Reviewed 22 December 2006

Having stayed on Ko Yao Noi 2 years ago, at Ko Yao Island Resort (nice), my husband and I were looking forward to a return visit to the island this year. And we were not disappointed. At all.

We have visited Thailand and Bali several times in the last few years and consequently have fairly specific ideas of what we do and dont want from a hotel. Koyao Bay Pavillions met our needs perfectly. It is simply magical.

Intimate, informal, great design, great food, great people who know how to provide a fabulous service without being too intrusive, stunning surroundings - a place where you can just kick back, chill out and forget all about the stresses and strains of everyday life.

The pavillions are wonderful, consisting of two separate salas, one of which provides the bedroom, the other for general chilling, equipped with two hammocks for daytime snoozes! Our bathroom was partially set within a small private garden with views across the paddy fields. Certainly beats the view I normally have from my shower each morning.

The food was exceptional. Couldn't fault it. And importantly, the prices are very reasonable. And the staff are delightful. Georges and Azip who developed the hotel and Jean who manages it are all wonderful and made us feel so welcome.

The only disappointment - that we had only booked to stay for four nights.

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank WombatBournemouth
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Reviewed 26 August 2006

Located one hour by boat from Phuket island, this is our little paradise ! Ko Yao Pavilions is a little gem made off 3 balinese style villa and attached individual salas, surrounded by a nice garden with a lovely swimming-pool and just by a wonderful empty beach ! Just peace and nature. Thanks to Georges Cortez, the architecte and founder of this wonderful paradise and Jean-Hughes for its professionalism. We had a memorable one-week stay at Ko Yao Pavilions. We could not believe such an hideen paraside could be found and yet only one hour from Phuket.
We miss you all so much...
Sandra

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Room Tip: En couple les bungalows, en famille ou entre amis les villas.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
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