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 3647 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Wide range of activities and facilities
  • Romantic Island Setting
  • Great For Couples
  • Eco Luxury Resort

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
3647 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2299
  • Very Good 716
  • Average 302
  • Poor 164
  • Terrible 166

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 13, 2019

Beautiful Resort, Terrible Service

We stayed 6 nights in a private pool villa after spending 7 nights in other parts of Thailand, The resort, grounds and our villa were amazing and really set this resort apart for us, as others have mentioned the system of cars to take you around the resort worked well and we never had to wait more than a few minutes, However we were ideally located in the centre of the resort. Unfortunately the thing that really lets this resort down is the terrible service. Right from the start where we waited an hour for our private transfer (an additional cost for anyone wishing to stay here) and had to ring the resort where no one seemed to be able to help, to waiting an hour at bars for drinks, to our bags going missing for 30 mins at checkout causing us to almost miss our boat. There were some staff such as Kent at titan who were great and the cleaners of our villa seemed to be there whenever we left. In the majority the service was very bad, despite complaining during our stay the management were unapologetic about this. Having stayed at cheaper five star hotels at the start of our trip to thailand were the service was impeccable this resort still has a lot to learn.
Nov 12, 2019

RUINED OUR HOLIDAYS WITH TERRIBLE SERVICE AND FOOD PROBLEM

Singapore, Singapore

TERRIBLE SERVICE and UNHYGIENIC FOOD are the key reasons for our disappointment. We told the staffs and even wrote email to them during our stay but noone responsed. THEY SIMPLY DON'T CARE. Here are what went wrong since we arrived until left - Arrived resort early without anyone welcomed us at the pier. We had to figured out how to find your check-in reception by ourself. - We waited till 2 p.m. to get a room with PARTIAL ocean view covered by trees which was totally different from what we saw from your photos and what we paid for - Ocean View, not partial one. This is FALSE marketing! - We called front desk for fixing this and took them AN HOUR to change a new room 3304 - the right room type for what we paid. - We received no basic information about our stay such as where to have breakfast, what time, restaurants location, amenities, complimentary activities, etc. - We did not use any thing from mini bar and got the bill for that. Really dishonest mistake from your staff. -There is ANTs in our soup (attached photos) - EXTREMELY DISTURBING on Food Quality To sum up, it was not a friendly welcome from Santhiya at all and certainly not a good start for our stay. However, I had to give the credit to Spa service and Staffs at Titan Grill, and by the Sea restaurants.. The rest is not deserved for 5 stars service at all, especially Resort Staffs - very ignorant It was even more disappointed because we chose to stay at this resort for our wedding anniversary trip. Clearly it is a WRONG choice. Please read all reviews carefull to prevent ruining your special vacation like us.
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Facilities

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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Classes

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

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

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.

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

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.

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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.

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

Special Offers

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Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

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

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