I can't remember when was the last time I came back so relaxed form a weekend. Glow provides everything one needs to recharge and refresh. The setting is stunning - a lush tropical garden right by the sea, next to a lovely strip of white sand beach. The sunset viewed from the beach or from the bungalow terrace already make the trip worthwhile.
The rooms are clean, tastefully decorated and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the big, wooden terrace with a bathing tub and the outside shower.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I live in Thailand and I know quite a lot about different kinds of Thai smiles but the ones I encountered in Glow were genuine and friendly. The waiting staff in the restaurant has a bit to learn but whatever little they lack in skills, they make up for with friendly, generous attitude.
And then there is food - the Thais dishes prepared by chef Scott are a level up from any other traditional Thai delicacies I tried in Thailand. He sticks to the authentic recipe, uses local produce and proves all over again that Thai cuisine is among the world's best. The seafood is amazing - you can actually see it being unloaded by the fisherman on the beach. There is some great western choices too but I believe in eating locally.
Talking about locally. The Yao Yai island let's you glimpse the authentic, rural Thailand with a lovely, colorful Muslim twist. Fisherman villages, rubber tree plantations - well worth exploring.
In short - I wish I could stay longer....
If you need rest, a getaway, a break - Glow Elixir is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai is an ideal island resort situated on a peaceful and private beach on KohYao Yai in Phang Nga. The 35 midscale all-villa property sits on a 300-meter stretch of beach just steps away from the glistening Andaman Sea.GLOW Elixir Koh Yao Yai is the first GLOW by Zinc resort worldwide and the third property in Thailand.The resort features 35 private suites/villas in contemporary tropical design with a rustic island style set amongst lush tropical gardens. The unique island layout provides each of the villas with a stunning sea view and direct access to the enticing beach of the Andaman Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elixir Hotel Koh Yao Yai
- Elixir Resort Koh Yao Yai