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Amazing views and plenty of restaurants to choose from .Loved the spa and rooms are beautiful and spavious

Gorgeous property, very clean , rooms are spacious. This whole property is beautiful. Very peaceful.

Santhiya was an Amazing place to stay and relax from start to finish! We were greeted with cold face towels infused with lemon-grass aroma to refresh ourselves on arrival. Luggage was taken from the pier straight to our room waiting for us. We were offered a spa treatment package (2 for 1) on arrival without feeling pressured and it was fantastic! We were escorted to our room after check-in to show us the location on the island hilltop and get familiar with their shuttle service. When we entered the room it was breath taking; we seen the pictures in the website but looking at it in person was even better! All the wooden carvings and details in the room made me feel like we were in an Indiana Jones Movie. One thing that was not that great but I think it’s out of the hotel’s control is the beach, it’s good for sunbathing but to walk around in the shore, there’s lots of rocks in the sand, but the hotel makes up for it with its amazing pools. All the staff was super friendly and helpful to the last minute, I ordered some food to-go on our last day with only 30 minute notice and they made it happen before the speedboat departed. Their breakfast and dinner buffets were delicious!

Amazing rooms. However getting around the property and to the beach requires taking&wating for shuttles. Waited 1hr for checking in and 3hrs for dinner during peak travel times.

Perfect in all ways. Staff was prompt when toy needed anything.

We trusted this resort with part of our honeymoon and had to leave early due to lack of Pest control, the resort was unable to move us to a clean & safe room free of pests. Immediately stepping into our villa there were ants, I was burned by a cyanide millipede that crawled in our bed the first night (and still have a burn). We asked them to spray & do a deep clean. But the second night I woke up to another cyanide millipede crawling down my hand in bed. Then a huge cockroach jumped out of my pajama drawer. Cyanide millipedes are poisonous, can cause blindness & leave burns that last months. We asked 2 Managers to move to any higher floor but no solution was given therefore for our own safety we had to leave early. We demand that our money be refunded for the days we could not stay due to unsafe & unclean conditions.

Loved the infinity pool! The service was a little disappointing.

The property is very nice the room was amazing...only privat pool villa. The staff was ok and friendly for most.

Potential travelers, please strongly consider this resort. I am glad I chose it for my vacation Big you’re looking for a private getaway in Phuket this will fit the bill. Be mindful this is an island off the mainland and you’ll need to prepare financially to make visits to other excursions around Phuket. Food, staff and the facilities are fantastic!

Very satisfied with the service felt very relaxing

We enjoyed our 2nd visit to Santhiya. We have traveled all over the world and our stay here was one of our nicer experiences. The only down side was as they say money makes the world go round and Santhiya is no different, everything extra costs...$$$$. All in all staying off season is good value for the money. •>Hotel setting was beautiful & fairly well maintained. Lower pool was full of leaves & debris, needed cleaned before opening. •>Room clean but musty smelling •>Bed was very comfortable. •>Breakfast was wonderful, good selection, well prepared. •>Any food apart from breakfast was expensive & mediocre. •>Had roaches & Lizards in our room, not much fun. But we were in a natural setting, can happen. •>Both stays, they welcomed at the pier & escorted you to welcome center greeted with a cool towel & welcome drink, then shows you to your room. --Checkout was another thing. Couldn't get late checkout. Called for pickup of our luggage no answer nor luggage assistance AT ALL, (Luxury hotels should always care for their customers from entry to exit). Left us feeling a bit like... thanks, we got your money and bye-bye! •>Booked months ahead a non-refundable room. The price went down closer to travel time since it was off season. Requested via emails for an upgrade since the price had reduced, back to my original comment, we payed more $$$ for the slight room upgrade. Kinda felt penalized for early booking. For off season, would just book right before traveling next time.

This is a beautiful place, the resort is nice but outdated in my opinion. The shuttle trucks are a pain to get to your rooms. There where ants and bugs all over in the rooms. I stayed in 7 other hotels throughout my stay in Thailand and this one was the worst of the 7. Views are great and beach is nice but definitely not a 5 star resort.

Truly one of the best places I've ever stayed at. From the amazing rooms with original wood work, to the breathtaking ocean views, not to mention the instagram photo shoot infinity pool. This exceeded my expectations. The staff was amazingly friendly, the breakfast buffet was superb. I was pleasantly surprised the food and drinks I felt were reasonable but that is coming from Bangkok lol. Please book you won't be disappointed.

First impressions as we are arriving by boat to the property is it’s even more impressive than photos on their website can show. As we explored the property it’s massive and even more and more impressive. The staff are amazing to say the least. There wasn’t an individual we came in contact with that didn’t make us feel welcome and their actions were genuinely sincere. There actions showed there commitment to make our visit as pleasurable as possible. We will definitely visit again as a week was nearly enough time to fully enjoy and experience what they have to offer.

The staff was very courtious. It was a pleasure staying there. The check-in process cpuld.be improved- We had to wait until 230 for our 2 pm check in. Also the room we got (ordered ocean view suite) was in hotel 4 lower level which didn't have a great view, was half covered by trees. After talking to the staff they changed us to hotel 6 which had the brilliant view as seen in the pictures. Apart from that the experience was brilliant. Superb breakfast, other restaurants were pretty good too. The dinner at the restaurant near the infinity pool was ok, not great (we has the special buffet on Friday- meat was a little dry) The special event for Valentine's day was also well organized and romantic. Overall great experience would definitely recommend.

88 Moo 7, Prunai Ko Yao Phang Nga

Hotel highlights

  • Free English breakfast
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa places you within a 5-minute walk of Loh Paret Beach. This 148-room, 5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a full-service spa.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free English breakfast, served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 6 restaurants, including By The Sea, which specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa's 148 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. LED TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and wardrobes or closets are other standard amenities.


Property features

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 1250 per person one-way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with luggage storage and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a free kid's club.

Room options

Seawater Pool Villa

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Ocean View Pool Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Grand Deluxe Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Supreme Deluxe Garden View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Everyone (17) Couples (9) Family (3)
5
Everyone

Amazing views and plenty of restaurants to choose from .Loved the spa and rooms are beautiful and spavious

By on Feb 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Please accept our sincerest thanks for the time that you took to write and share this review of your stay at our resort. Santhiya had our own concept and standard which are combined for both Thai & Santhiya hospitality to offer to all of our guests by ensuring that all need to be a great memory and value for money. We are very pleased that everything during your stay went well. Once again, thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcome you again as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai. Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5
Partner Couples

Gorgeous property, very clean , rooms are spacious. This whole property is beautiful. Very peaceful.

By on Jan 18, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Jan 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 11, 2020

Dear Valued Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you so much for choosing us as your holiday destination. Please also accept our sincere thanks for the time that you took to write and share this amazing review of your stay at our resort. We are very glad to know that you had wonderful time with us. Our Resorts are designed in a traditional style and contemporary Thai tropical, with steep-roofed pavilions, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings and furniture are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood. Once again, Thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai. Yours sincerely, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5
Family with small children

Santhiya was an Amazing place to stay and relax from start to finish! We were greeted with cold face towels infused with lemon-grass aroma to refresh ourselves on arrival. Luggage was taken from the pier straight to our room waiting for us. We were offered a spa treatment package (2 for 1) on arrival without feeling pressured and it was fantastic! We were escorted to our room after check-in to show us the location on the island hilltop and get familiar with their shuttle service. When we entered the room it was breath taking; we seen the pictures in the website but looking at it in person was even better! All the wooden carvings and details in the room made me feel like we were in an Indiana Jones Movie. One thing that was not that great but I think it’s out of the hotel’s control is the beach, it’s good for sunbathing but to walk around in the shore, there’s lots of rocks in the sand, but the hotel makes up for it with its amazing pools. All the staff was super friendly and helpful to the last minute, I ordered some food to-go on our last day with only 30 minute notice and they made it happen before the speedboat departed. Their breakfast and dinner buffets were delicious!

By , from Pyeongtaek, Korea on Dec 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2019

Dear GilPelcastre, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you for sharing this perfect review for us. We are pleased to know that you had wonderful experiences during your recent stays with us. Santhiya had our own concept and standard which are combined for both Thai & Santhiya hospitality to offer to all of our guests by ensuring that all need to be a great memory and value for money. Once again, thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai. Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

2
Partner Couples

Amazing rooms. However getting around the property and to the beach requires taking&wating for shuttles. Waited 1hr for checking in and 3hrs for dinner during peak travel times.

By on Dec 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2019

Dear Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Please also accept our sincere thanks for the time that you took to write and share this review of your stay at our resort. We are very glad to know that you appreciated our gorgeous traditional Thai style resort decorated with teakwood. Our Resorts are designed in a traditional style and contemporary Thai tropical, with steep-roofed pavilions, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings and furniture are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood. We are so sorry that our services couldn't meet your satisfaction. We are sincerely sorry that you waited for long time on that day due to the high occupancy at our resort that made things take a bit more time than usual. Once again, Thank you very much for your comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai. Yours sincerely, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5
Family

Perfect in all ways. Staff was prompt when toy needed anything.

By on Dec 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you so much for choosing us as your holiday destination. Please also accept our sincere thanks for the time that you took to write and share this amazing review of your stay at our resort. We are very glad to know that you appreciated our gorgeous traditional Thai style resort, nice view, great pools, delicious foods and great services. Our Resorts are designed in a traditional style and contemporary Thai tropical, with steep-roofed pavilions, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings and furniture are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood. Once again, Thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai. Yours sincerely, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

1
Partner Couples

We trusted this resort with part of our honeymoon and had to leave early due to lack of Pest control, the resort was unable to move us to a clean & safe room free of pests. Immediately stepping into our villa there were ants, I was burned by a cyanide millipede that crawled in our bed the first night (and still have a burn). We asked them to spray & do a deep clean. But the second night I woke up to another cyanide millipede crawling down my hand in bed. Then a huge cockroach jumped out of my pajama drawer. Cyanide millipedes are poisonous, can cause blindness & leave burns that last months. We asked 2 Managers to move to any higher floor but no solution was given therefore for our own safety we had to leave early. We demand that our money be refunded for the days we could not stay due to unsafe & unclean conditions.

By on Oct 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 21, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Please accept our sincerest thanks for the time that you took to write and share this perfect review of your stay at our resort. Santhiya had our own concept and standard which are combined for both Thai & Santhiya hospitality to offer to all of our guests by ensuring that all need to be a great memory and value for money. We are so much delighted to know that you appreciated our beautiful traditional Thai style property decorated with teakwood and attentive staff services. Once again, thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai (opening in November). Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

4
Partner Couples

Loved the infinity pool! The service was a little disappointing.

By on Oct 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you so much for choosing us as your holiday destination. Please also accept our sincere thanks for the time that you took to write and share this perfect feedback of your stay at our resort on Expedia. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our infinity pool. Our Resorts are designed in a traditional style and contemporary Thai tropical, with steep-roofed pavilions, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings and furniture are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood. Thank you once again for your review. Thus, we do hope that you will be back to visit us again. It’s your paradise or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai (opening in November). Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

4
Family with small children

The property is very nice the room was amazing...only privat pool villa. The staff was ok and friendly for most.

By on Oct 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 10, 2019

Dear Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you so much for choosing us as your holiday destination. Please also accept our sincere thanks for the time that you took to write and share this perfect feedback of your stay at our resort on Expedia. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our beautiful traditional Thai style property, private pool and friendly staff. Our Resorts are designed in a traditional style and contemporary Thai tropical, with steep-roofed pavilions, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings and furniture are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood. Thank you once again for your review. Thus, we do hope that you will be back to visit us again. It’s your paradise or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai (opening in November). Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5
Everyone

Potential travelers, please strongly consider this resort. I am glad I chose it for my vacation Big you’re looking for a private getaway in Phuket this will fit the bill. Be mindful this is an island off the mainland and you’ll need to prepare financially to make visits to other excursions around Phuket. Food, staff and the facilities are fantastic!

By on Sep 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 1, 2019

Dear Guest, Sawasdee krab..... Greetings from Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa - Traditional Thai style luxury beach resort on Tropical Island. Thank you for sharing your excellent review for us via our Expedia page. We are very happy to learn that you were admired our property, facilities, activities, meals, vibes, everything on your recent stay and our staff truly impressed you. Santhiya had our own concept and standard which are combined for both Thai & Santhiya hospitality to offer to all of our guests by ensuring that all need to be a great memory and value for money. Once again, Thank you very much for your positive comment and we look forward to warm welcoming you back here as our special guest soon, or you may visit our Santhiya Resorts & Spas - in Koh Phangan, Koh Chang or Phuket-Natai (opening in November). Respectfully yours, Graiphat Prommusik Customer Service Center Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

88 Moo 7, Prunai, Ko Yao, Phang Nga 83000
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