Cape Kudu Hotel 

For luxury-loving castaways

A boutique beach retreat on the serene island of Koh Yao Noi.

Cape Kudu Hotel has the kind of effortlessly cool interior design that you find in glossy magazines. It embodies seaside glamour – think white plantation shutters, distressed wood, wicker chairs and a satisfyingly fresh colour palette of teals and white. And it’s not just about looks; the food here is amazing too. Rise for a leisurely breakfast at The Hornbill Restaurant for fruit salads scattered with exotic dragon fruit and crispy roti with Nutella, freshly made at its own colourful station. For lunch and dinner, there are tantalising Thai and western flavours along with great vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Why we love Cape Kudu Hotel

  • It’s a member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', a collection of upmarket boutique properties that are just that bit different

  • The chic beach house décor will look envy-inducing on Instagram and creates the ideal atmosphere for idyllic, do-nothing days

  • Activities are appropriately serene, from catching a film under the stars to island hopping in search of the perfect beach

  • Koh Yao Noi itself is a delightfully under-the-radar island, with deserted beaches, sleepy villages and pristine reefs

5 stars
Jan - Apr
Phuket 14 hours
On the quiet island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay
Approx. 20 minutes’ road transfer plus a 30-minute speedboat ride and a further 15-minute drive from Phuket airport, or approx. 20-40 minutes via speedboat or long-tail boat from Krabi
Beach, Boutique



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at The Hornbill Restaurant and return for dinner where Thai and international favourites are on the menu. During the day you can take in views of Phang Nga Bay with coffee and cake at Café Kantary or relax poolside with a drink from the Long Island Bar.

Hornbill Restaurant
The main all-day restaurant offers a medley of Thai and Western flavours.

Café Kantary
Serving coffees and snacks with views across to Phang Nga Bay.

The Long Island Bar
Offering refreshing drinks to be enjoyed in the shade or on a sun lounger by the pool.

Accessed by a long-tail boat, start your day in style with a floating breakfast at sunrise at Koh Hong.

What's included

Breakfast at The Hornbill Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at The Hornbill Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Hornbill Restaurant.

A visit to the Cape Spa will leave you refreshed and rebalanced. Treatments include Thai massages, Indian head massages and reflexology.

There's a small fitness area although most guests choose to make use of the hotel's bikes to explore the island.

The hotel is a perfect hideout for guests looking for pure escapism, and it also ticks the box for adventurous guests with a host of experiences to choose from. Raise your heart rate with a session of Thai boxing, or discover serenity with yoga on the beach. Take in some local culture on a bicycle tour, and a traditional long-tail boat cruise is a must to discover the idyllic surrounding islands scattered across Phang Nga Bay.

Kayaking, canoeing and snorkelling are just some of the watersports available and boat trips to explore the surrounding islands are a popular activity.

Cape Kudu has set up a number of projects to support the local community. They work with local farmers and fishermen to source produce for the kitchens and in association with the Long-tail Boat Association they have assisted with medical support for villagers. In order to protect the hornbills on the island, the hotel and guests construct nesting boxes for them. They have also encouraged local schoolchildren to participate in creating art work from some of the debris that washes up on the shore. The winners, judged by the hotel guests, get a scholarship.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-03 Jan.

Arrivals after 4pm require an overnight stay (extra cost) in Phuket and a speedboat or long-tail boat transfer the following day.

Departures from Phuket before 10.

30am (domestic flights) or 11am (international flights) will require an overnight stay (at extra cost) in Phuket.

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