Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

Luxurious resort set on a private stretch of beach

Located among tropical rainforests and nestled on a private beach, the Santhiya Resort & Spa Koh Yao Yai has a true castaway feel and affords you stunning views across tropical landscapes.

Start your getaway with picturesque scenery, coupled with fresh sea air in the resort’s speed boat transfer, travelling from Ao Po Grand Marina across the Andaman Ocean right to the resort’s private pier and spend lazy days around the huge freeform pool by the beach complete with a waterfall before rounding off the day with a relaxing treatment at the Ayurvana Spa. For meals, two beautiful restaurants await serving Asian and international delights throughout the day.

With just 90 elegant teakwood rooms, suites and pool villas decorated in a traditional Thai style, the resort has an intimate feel. Rooms are beautifully appointed with natural materials, ornate teak wood carvings and stunning fabrics to create warm interiors that combine an oriental ambience with modern day luxury comforts. For ultimate luxury opt for a pool villa with sea views. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3494 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Wide range of activities and facilities
  • Romantic Island Setting

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 54 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

  • Away from it all
  • approx. 30 minutes by land from Phuket Airport and 20 minute speedboat from Ao Po Grand Marina
  • Located in the middle of Phan Nga Bay
3494 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2195
  • Very Good 693
  • Average 293
  • Poor 160
  • Terrible 153

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 23, 2019

Magical Place. Perfect

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

As you arrive at the private jetty it is very clear you are in for a magical stay. Everything about this hotel is fabulous. The staff are wonderful. Service was amazing, the food was excellent, the pools were stunning and the room. Oh my days, the room was absolutely gorgeous. We had an ocean view with balcony and tub on the balcony. It was huge! Everything is made of beautiful hard wood and the small touches are exquisite. Even the public places are beautiful. The little trucks that take you around the resort are great and very frequent. Max 5 min wait. The beach is very pretty and we enjoyed the games room and gym too. It is just stunning. Be aware it is a large resort and very hilly but the vans take you everywhere. The infinity pool has limited loungers but we had no issue. Also the entertainment laid on is fab - Thai dancers, boxing and fire shows. You won’t want to leave. See you again for sure!
Aug 23, 2019

Beautiful Views! Some Horrible Staff!!!

Rotorua, New Zealand

We stayed here for 5 Nights! The view from our private villa was spectacular! Beautiful buildings and a beautiful Island! Can't say much about the staff! Uninterested and arrogant. Especially the women staff from the information centre and recreation centre, they have the worst attitudes and are not helpful at all! Booked a return jet boat to phuket on Tuesday 20th August! The guy who was suppose to help us was totally rude and had no idea the process of getting our tickets for us! Made us stand in the office clueless! Not helpful at all! Our last day they rushed our check out process like they wanted us out of there ASAP! Called our room before checkout time to go to the reception and start checking out. We still had over an hour left! Would like to make a special mention to Nicky from Spa, Jimmy and Meen from the Villa Lounge! They were the only ones who served us genuinely and had very good customer service! Thank you! Food and drinks are standard and over priced! Much rather stick to the buffets for more options. All and all our stay was Average! Just glad we had a private villa to keep to ourselves! Definately would not recommend this resort to fellow friends and family visiting from New Zealand! By the looks of the 150 bad reviews about bad staff, the situation obviously hasn't been fixed!
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Facilities

Swimming Pool

Overlooking the azure walks of the Gulf of Thailand, the resort’s expansive swimming pool covers 1500 square metres and is surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. Guests can enjoy the massaging water jet pool, and a manmade waterfall cascading from a 2.8 metre high boulder directly into the pool, whilst for little ones there is a children’s swimming pool.

Ayuvana Spa

The Ayurvana Spa offers a luxurious escape complete with the sounds of breezy island winds. Let the pure tropical water sooth your every being from head to toe and enjoy masterful signature massages, body scrubs, wraps, facials, bath and spa packages for everlasting tropical indulgence.

Sports & Entertainment

Explore the surrounding area via mountain bike or hatchback car, rented by the resort and experience Island culture. Alternatively back at the resort enjoy kayaking, island trips, fishing and snorkelling.

Fitness Centre

There is a fitness centre available for you to use at the resort. Overlooking the ocean, this space is perfect for enjoying some yoga in whilst equipment includes a StairMaster, elliptical machine, stationary bike, array of weight machines, and free weights.

Classes

Thai boxing and cooking classes can be enjoyed at the resort, a great supplement to your stay.

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Room Types

Supreme Deluxe Sea View

Santhiya Supreme Deluxe Rooms come with 60 square metres of living space and are situated on the upper level of the resort’s two-story low-rise buildings. Perfect for couple or small families, all room provide panoramic sea views, with large balconies offering the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset over the horizon. Your bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and separate shower whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Your Santhiya Supreme Deluxe Room features a king-sized bed and sofa bed.

Ocean View Pool Villa Suite

Santhiya Ocean View Pool Villa Suites come with a generous 150 square metres of living space and is perched on the resort’s hillside providing unobstructed sublime sea views. Your suite features a living room, day bed, sun beds, private swimming pool, expansive patio, indoor & outdoor bathroom, or the outdoor sunken bathtub. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Your Santhiya Ocean View Pool Villa Suite features a king-sized bed.

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Food & Drink

Chantara Restaurant

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa's signature Chantara restaurant offers a delectable array of gourmet Thai cuisine and is spread over 2,000 sq. m. This is the hotels all-day dining venue and is located in a cluster of majestic teak houses interconnected by spacious patios. You will find Authentic Thai & Western Cuisine, as well as a selection of seafood choices on the menu here.Here you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch on the leafy verandas, serenaded by the crashing waves, or be cosseted in the open-air traditional sala over a starlit romantic dinner.Complementing the gastronomic offerings is an extensive wine menu, including vintages from renowned vineyards around the world.

By The Sea Restaurant And Bar

By The Sea Bar & Restaurant serves up sumptuous culinary offerings with a focus on gourmet Thai delicacies, fresh succulent seafood, and international classics.Making the most of the surroundings, the beachfront restaurant and bar is designed to let nature take centre stage and invites guests to relax and dine seaside with the sound of rolling waves nearby.Stop off for a casual bite mid-day and bask in the open air, then toast to the sunset with a pre-evening cocktail in hand, and feel the sand between your toes as you stroll to your dinner table where the twinkling of candlelight mirrored by the sparkling stars in the night sky above await you.

Private Dining

Experience romantic dining in a tranquil setting, framed by the gentle sound of waves and un-intruded open spaces on the beach. This option is perfect for a special occasion with the sensation of calm, exclusivity and personal space around you, allowing you to enjoy a romantic moment together over a candle lit table.There is a fixed price menu available and this service is available locally subject to availability and weather conditions and reservation's are required 24 hours in advance.

Board Basis Options

Half Board / Full Board

Applicable restaurants: Chantara Resutaurant, By the Sea restaurant & Bar, Saaitara Restaurant and The Titan Grill.

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Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon Offer - receive Floral bed decoration, fruit plate and guaranteed double bed.

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