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Paradise @ Koh Yao
is located on the lesser-known island of Koh Yao Noi (Ko Yao Noi), a quiet,
tropical getaway in the Phang Nga national reserve area between Phuket and Krabi.
Well away from the major tourist spots of Phuket and Krabi, the resort is still less than one hour away from both locations, with their international airports, by boat transfer. Making our secluded retreat also convenient to get to.
Still largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism, the island of Koh Yao Noi (Ko Yao Noi) has a very laid back feel and is a veritable wonderland of exotic birds, flowers and wildlife. The island is covered with lush tropical jungle, fringed by beaches, limestone cliffs & reef and surrounded by numerous tiny islands with their own pristine beaches.
The surrounding marine national park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in all Asia. You will discover spectacular limestone towers rising over 200 meters from the ocean, secret lagoons and remote deserted beaches. Awarded World Heritage status in 2002, Koh Yao is considered one of the hidden jewels of the Andaman Sea.
Paradise @ Koh Yao is a blend of luxury boutique beach resort & spa - a tasteful and simple symbiosis of nature, comfort & style, nestled amongst this protected national parkland. 72 private villas & studios are tucked within the lush rainforest on 400 meters of secluded beach, overlooking the hauntingly beautiful Phang Nga bay.
Size: 54 sqmCozy Tropical Retreat
The Superior Studios, set into the hillside of the resort grounds offer views over the resort greenery. Elegantly netted, and luxuriously comfortable beds invite you in for a nap, or the night. The lovely private open air living area (sala) has a romantic swing just for two. Satellite TV, with international channels allows you to catch up on news, sports and entertainment. As with all our rooms at Paradise – you are just steps away from our private beach, a gourmet dinner, or a scuba diving adventure. Get back to nature in total comfort and enjoy every minute of your experience with Paradise @ Koh Yao.
Size: 56 sqmYour Own Private Jacuzzi
The Jacuzzi Studio, with your very own private jacuzzi, are set into the hillside of the resort grounds and offer views over the resort greenery. Elegantly netted and luxuriously comfortable beds invite you in for a nap, or the night. The lovely private open air living area (sala) has a romantic swing just for two. Satellite TV, with international channels allows you to catch up on news, sports and entertainment. As with all our rooms at Paradise – you are just steps away from our private beach, a gourmet dinner, or a scuba diving adventure. Experience a truly heavenly holiday with Paradise @ Koh Yao.
Plunge Pool Deluxe Studio
Size: 62 sqmA Room With a View
The Plunge Pool Deluxe Studios, set into the hillside of the resort grounds offer stunning, unparalleled views over Phang Nga bay. Elegantly netted and luxuriously comfortable beds invite you in for a nap, or the night. The lovely private open air living area (sala) has a romantic swing just for two and a decadent plunge pool within which to sip champagne as you gaze out on the magnificent view. Satellite TV, with international channels allows you to catch up on news, sports and entertainment. As with all our rooms at Paradise – you are just steps away from our private beach, a gourmet dinner, or a scuba diving adventure. Experience the bliss of barefoot luxury with Paradise @ Koh Yao.
Size: 91 sqmYour Private Pool in your own Beachfront Paradise
Treat yourself and your beloved to one of Koh Yao Noi's most beautiful villas. Paradise @ Koh Yao's Pool Villas offer elegance and privacy. Directly on the beach, they have a private pool with jacuzzi, garden and an outdoor living area with a private bar. How about a dip in your own private pool, an elephant trek for adventure, a sensational massage at The Spa @ Paradise, followed by a nap in your romantic, netted king-size bed. You may never want to leave, once you experience the heavenly bliss of life in Paradise.
Hill Top Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
Size: 390 sqmThe Best of Paradise
This magnificent 390 sq-m villa features two master bedrooms, two living/dining areas, each with 40” flat screen TVs. Your own 12 meter pool with extended deck space, an additional deck with Jacuzzi and private covered terrace. The Hilltop Pool Villa has a fully-equipped kitchen/bar on the top floor, ideal for private dining. Spectacular Views The villa commands one of the most spectacular views in all of Thailand over Phang Nga Bay. Bring everyone you love on the most beautiful vacation in the world. The Hilltop Pool Villa is meant for family and friends. The Hill Top Villa also allows for separate use of the top floor only, or the bottom floor only – giving you the flexibility to design your own ideal experience of Paradise. With it's breathtaking heavenly views, staying in the Hill Top Villa will truly make you believe in the existence of Paradise on Earth.
|In addition to our à la carte menu, chef recommendations, or ‘Special Promotions’ are featured on the notice-board as you enter the restaurant. The Seafood Terrace also hosts theme buffet nights at least three times per week, such as Seafood BBQ, Thai Night, Japanese Night, Wok Fried night, and others. A dedicated lunch menu gives you the choice between Thai dishes, salads, sandwiches, pizzas & snacks and also watch out for special lunch promotions, like Thai-style noodle soup carts and roaming food stations.|
open : 7.30 am – 11.00 pm
The Seafood Terrace at Paradise is a covered open-air restaurant, spilling seamlessly onto the sands of the unspoilt beach. Seating at the Seafood Terrace flows out under the tropical trees, where you can experience the meaning of barefoot luxury, while taking in the stunning view of Phang Nga Bay. In this wonderful tropical setting, you will enjoy an outstanding array of Thai & Western cuisine, paired with a choice of good quality, international wines. As implied in the restaurant's name, great variety of fresh seafood is also on offer, as are various themed buffets to complement the tasty à la carte menu.
Open: 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm
The "Al Fresco" restaurant is also located right on the beach, with additional seating in the sand under the topical palm trees. It is a relaxing and casual restaurant presented in a refreshingly comfortable, yet elegant style with a wood-fired pizza oven, as a special feature. The cuisine is presided over by our European Host Chef and is a mix of light Mediterranean, pasta and pizza dishes, contemporary culinary delights and delicious desserts. Al Fresco is the ideal location for that special and memorable romantic dinner for two, or for the self-confessed ‘foodies' amongst us. Pair your meal with one of our selection of International Wines. Bon Appetito!
The Beach Club
open: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm
The Beach Club offers a wide variety of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, snacks & very delicious Italian ice cream throughout the day, & is comfortably nestled between the infinity-edged pool, & the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.
Sundowners bar is the perfect location to finish the day with a cocktail & enjoy the great evening views over the bay, before heading to dinner. Or after your meal wander over for a drink & to socialize with other guests while enjoying our LIVE music entertainment on most evenings during the week. Sundowners friendly bar staff offer a wide range of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, & can mix-up special tropical cocktails for you to enjoy.
The 12 meter infinity pool commands a magnificent view over Phang Nga bay. An extensive pool deck with ample space for sunbathing and relaxing extends all around the villa with total privacy. The lower floor deck has its own plunge pool with Jacuzzi jets and leads to a private sala (covered terrace).
The resort library is part of the lobby lounge. There’s an extensive selection of interesting reading materials in French, English, German, as well as a collection of DVD’s & CD’s for free rental and board games.
A small shop nestled into the lobby caters to guests’ needs from basic toiletries to souvenirs and resort-wear.
Paradise @ Koh Yao is dedicated to providing our guests with healthy options during their stay with us. This includes twice-daily yoga classes, spa treatments, personalized Yoga & Healing sessions delivered by our highly experienced wellness staff.
Wedding in Paradise
Each ceremony concludes with a unique Paradise @Koh Yao ritual, where the wedding couple plant a coconut tree on the resort’s beach to symbolize the growth and abundance that their joining in love represents.
The Spa @ Paradise
A small shop nestled into the lobby caters to guests’ needs from basic toiletries to souvenirs and resort-wear.
Phang Nga bay is known for its spectacular limestone rock formations, unspoiled beaches, hongs (lagoons) & caves.
Our private excursions and island hopping bring guests closer to real-nature
and away from the crowds at the mainstream tourist spots.
Paradise @ Koh Yao offers a wide range of water and land based activities to suit all guests –
from the relaxing arts of Thai batik painting and Thai cooking in the resort, to adventure packed rock-climbing, or scuba diving.
Day trips also provide you an insight into life in Thailand with excursions for shopping or elephant trekking on nearby Phuket or Krabi, or island tours of Koh Yao Noi itself, to see the fishing villages, rice fields and rubber plantations that are still the main activities for the local communities. Activity prices include all relevant taxes. All daytrip schedules may be changed depending on weather conditions and tides, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests.
Koh Gai, Po-da Island & Talay Waek Day Trip
These spectacular islands fringed with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, lie just off the coast of Krabi. Your guide will take you from one island to the next, for swimming, snorkeling and simply relaxing while gazing at the stunning scenery. We will provide you a picnic lunch that you can enjoy on the boat or beach.
Night Fishing Tour (or Day Trip)
Experience an unforgettable fishing trip with local fishermen on one of their traditional long-tail boats. Watch how they catch fish, crab, prawns and squid and try your hand at it, yourself. Our chefs are also happy to cook your catch of the day if you wish to eat it.
Visit the most beautiful islands around Koh Yao Noi and Krabi during this unforgettable day trip on a long-tail boat, or the resort’ s own catamaran. Enjoy a day of sightseeing, swimming and snorkeling in wonderful Phang Nga bay with its impressive limestone rocks & hongs ("hong" means room in Thai and describes the internal lagoons).
The trip starts with the ’hong’ inside Koh Hong, which is surrounded by limestone cliffs & affords you the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish. A picnic lunch is served at ‘Paradise beach’, on a small, idyllic, hidden bay of Lading island. The final stop is the beautiful island Koh Phak Bia with it’s white sandy cape.
There is a Dive Base on Koh Yao Noi with professional dive masters that have more than twenty years diving experience around Phang Nga Bay.
Catamaran Cruise & Sea Cave Exploring
If you love cruising on a luxury Catamaran this is the right excursion for you! Explore Phang Nga Bay in style. This day trip provides a comfortable way to get around the renowned Phang Nga Bay with its unmatched natural beauty. Kayaks on board allow you to explore the caves & coastlines of the region up close.
Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Join us for a Romantic Sunset cruise of Phang Nga Bay. Cruising from the resort we encounter spectacular scenery and the dramatic limestone cliffs of Koh Ku Du, Koh Roi and Koh Boi. The catamaran staff will then take you to remote location within the bay to watch the spectacular sunset over the Southern Thailand seas.
Phang Nga Bay Kayaking
Take a trip through the beautiful Phang Nga Bay and explore all it’s natural wonders by kayak. You will be guided through the many sea caves that the bay has to offer, past spectacular rock formations and on to explore quiet hidden lagoons where you often spot monkeys and other wildlife.
Along the way we stop at one of the amazing beaches to relax, swim and enjoy lunch. Before or after you have seen the caves & lagoons, depending on tides, you will also be taken sightseeing by long-tail boat around the world famous James Bond Island.
Talen Bay Kayaking
Take a short trip across the bay to Krabi by long-tail boat, where you will be dropped off with your guide to explore sights & sounds of Talen Bay and the magnificent limestone cliffs the area has to offer. You will be guided through the ever-changing mangrove forest where you are sure to encounter local monkeys & birdlife, up-close and personal. Stopping for lunch along the way, is always interesting with all the hungry monkeys keeping a close eye on you. After lunch we will continue through the cliffs & mangroves, until you meet up with the long-tail boat and head off to one of Phang Nga’s beautiful islands for swimming & snorkeling in the clear, turquoise water, before heading back to the resort.
Elephant Trekking & Shopping in Ao Nang
Take a trip through the beautiful Phang Nga Bay and explore all it’s natural wonders by kayak. A long-tail boat will take you to the Krabi mainland where you will explore Krabi’s rainforest on the back of majestic, yet gentle Asian elephants. The trek will take you along a small river and up on into the jungle at the foot of the fascinating Karst Mountains. Along the way-- keep your camera ready-- there are awesome sheer limestone cliffs similar to those found throughout Ao Nang Bay and the area is a natural habitat to monkeys & bird life. After lunch at a local Thai restaurant in Ao Nang village you will have the opportunity to shop along the beachfront road of Ao Nang. Small side roads will take you to more little shops that cater to tourists and locals alike. Products & souvenirs from all over Thailand are found in abundance: postcards, trinkets and handicrafts alongside a variety of shorts, shoes, hats and T-shirts.
Learn more about Koh Yao Noi and local Island life while participating our guided Bike Tour. Enjoy cycling along the quiet road in the shade of rubber plantations – the best way to explore the wonderful nature of Koh Yao Noi.
Experience the tropical forest with its great variety of plants and wildlife. Hike past the impressive limestone rock of our cove through the untouched jungle and learn more about indigenous plants, trees and animals. The highlight of this nature trek is the magnificent Buddha tree. Known on the island simply as ‘Big Tree’, this “Ficus Religiosa” rises well above 30 meters and it takes about 20 people to reach around its trunk. This wonder of nature is located very close to a beautiful hidden beach where a traditional long tail boat will be waiting to take you back to the resort. As you leave the beach the sight of the crown of Big Tree will leave a lasting impression.
Experience Koh Yao from a bird’s eye view! Some of the best outdoor rock-climbing in the world is located right next to the resort. Climbers come from every nation to experience the challenge of the climbs here, with their spectacular views of the turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay providing enough motivation for even the most faint hearted to scale as high as possible. Climbs are designed, managed and maintained by international climbing experts to cater for all levels of skill, experience, and fitness. For those who have never climbed before, we offer an introductory course that provides instruction and safety briefings on our in-resort, practice climbing wall, before heading out to our beginner routes. For the experienced climber, our guides can show you some of the best new climbs in Thailand.
Sunset in the Village
Take a guided evening tour around Koh Yao Noi to explore the island and see the beautiful sunset. Experience local life on this unspoiled tropical island and enjoy a stunning view of the sunset at Sapan Yao Pier. Stop at the local market for some local souvenir shopping, a taste of the local fruits and to checkout the fishermen’s catch of the day. A traditional Thai dinner ends the day at a local seafood restaurant, where you can just sit back and relax.
Learn more about Koh Yao Noi and local island life and enjoy the lush tropical scenery on this guided tour. Arrive at Tha Khao pier where you can watch some local women doing traditional batik painting in their community shop and meet local fishermen, who will present you their catch of the day. Enjoy the view over rice fields while driving to one of the numerous rubber plantations, to find out how the islanders process latex to sheets of rubber. On the way to the main island market you will be able to see how the locals live – including some of the non-human residents such as water buffalos. Stroll along the market street and shop for some local products & souvenirs and then enjoy a tasty meal in a local seafood restaurant.
Romantic Candlelit Dinner Right on the Beach
The beach, the sound of the waves, the wonderful smell of the breeze blowing over the water - a perfect backdrop for an exceptionally romantic dinner. We offer fresh seafood or quality, imported meats, cooked to perfection. Our staff are there for you, attentive but out of the way, so you can enjoy quiet conversation in the moonlight.
Thai Cooking Class
Learn how to prepare and cook your favorite Thai dishes with our fun Chefs Khun Tui and Khun Aeed. You will be guided through all the steps and the chefs will explain the ingredients and show you how to assemble everything to create the unique flavor of Thai cuisine.
Batik Painting Class
Learn this meditative traditional Thai craft and taken home your original Batik print as a souvenir of your time at the resort.
The resort has a range of resort beach activities, such as beach volley ball, badminton, pétanque and table tennis.
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Paradise @ Koh Yao is located on the island of Koh Yao Noi (Ko Yao Noi) in Phang Nga Bay,
between the island of Phuket & Krabi on the Thai mainland.
Less than an hour away by speedboat from the hustle & bustle of the heavily burdened tourist destinations of Phuket & Krabi,
the lush, tropical Koh Yao Noi is still largely untouched.
Paradise @ Koh Yao is a boutique beach resort & spa that provides an idyllic, quiet, & very romantic get-away.
Kick off your shoes, take a walk on the beach while holding hands,
& surrender to the beauty of the island & our unique & heavenly beach resort.
Paradise @ Koh Yao features 400 meters of pristine sandy beach where the clear, clean waters of Phang Nga Bay gently break on shore. One of the main nearby attractions is the inspiring limestone rock formation at the north end of the beach, part of the National Reserve Park.
The resort's location on the northern tip of Koh Yao Noi, surrounded by the national reserve parkland provides magnificent views over Phang Nga Bay from private balconies, the beachside restaurants, the beach itself, hiking & biking trails, the beachfront Yoga sala – from everywhere really! Think seclusion; think romance, think adventure, but most of all think memorable!