Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa 

Sustainable luxe with local flair

This resort blends eco-friendly luxury with traditional Thai style in a beachfront setting.

Overlooking the ocean and backed by dense foliage, the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa evokes a real sense of exclusivity, with the only traffic coming from the boats of the nearby pier. Take trips to small isolated islands, swim, snorkel and laze on sun-drenched beaches as you find yourself relaxing and unwinding in this little slice of paradise. Yet this beautiful hotel has more to it than its idyllic island location. There’s plenty to do and experience here, such as learning how to cook delicious Thai cuisine, or how to box. Or you can opt for a gentler pace and spend your day lounging by the freeform pool before relaxing in the spa with a Santhiya Signature Massage.

Why we love Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

  • It has a blissfully secluded setting on beautiful Koh Yao Yai on a quiet bay close to a couple of local restaurants

  • The huge wood-panelled rooms and pool villas have balconies with outdoor bathtubs where you can soak and gaze at the sea

  • For sublime sunset-watching, you can take a table at the end of the pier for cocktails and light bites over the water

  • Treat yourself to hours of pampering with one of the packages at the spa – the Santhiya Honeymoon for couples is sublime

5 stars
Jan - Apr
Phuket 14 hours
On beautiful Koh Yao Yai in Phang Nga Bay, in a quiet bay close to a couple of local restaurants
Approx. 30 minutes' transfer by car plus a 20-minute boat ride from Phuket airport
Beach, Wellness, Spa



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  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

When it comes to dining, Chantara Restaurant serves simple yet delicious Thai and international cuisine to a backdrop of the Andaman Sea. Perched high above Phang Nga Bay, Saaitara Restaurant is an excellent place for meals any time of day, with the adjacent infinity pool set to breathtaking panoramic views. For fresh flavours straight from the grill, head to The Titan Grill and visit Jetinn Teppan at Pier, the resort’s private pier, for an intimate romantic dinner. And for the perfect after-dinner cocktail spot with great sunset views, head to By the Sea Restaurant and Bar.

The Titan Grill
If you enjoy fresh food straight from the hotplate, this restaurant is for you.

Chantara Restaurant
Serving simple yet delicious Thai and international cuisine to a backdrop of the Andaman Sea.

Saaitara Restaurant
Offering one of the best locations in the resort overlooking Phang Nga Bay.

Jetinn Teppan at Pier
Perched above the waves at the far end of resort’s private pier, this is the venue for a romantic dining experience.

By The Sea Restaurant and Bar
The ideal spot for those that want nothing more than to sit back and relax with a drink and snacks in hand at sunset.

For that special occasion, celebrate with a private meal on the beach.

What's included

Breakfast at Chantara Restaurant or Saaitara Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and a small set dinner menu at Chantara Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast and a small set lunch and dinner menu at Chantara Restaurant.

At the Ayurvana Spa relax with a signature massage, facial or body scrub. If you would prefer, massages can take place on the beach.

A very special experience is the Sand Bath Therapy where you are covered in warm sand. This detoxifying treatment also improves circulation.

Most mornings there is a yoga class.

Immerse in the Thai culture with a cooking, boxing or classical dance lesson.

A great way to explore the stunning coastline here is by using one of the complimentary kayaks or paddleboards.

The resort has introduced a waste water treatment system, grows many of its own vegetables and supports the local community by purchasing supplies and through employment.

Minimum stay: 2 nights Dec 28-01 Jan; 2 nights 31 Dec.

Compulsory New Year’s Eve gala dinner, supplement applies.

The hillside setting makes this resort unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.

A traditional wooden vehicle is on hand to transport you around the resort.

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