Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa


Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa is located on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Yao Noi, in  popular Phang Nga Bay, famous for it’s unique limestone formations and breathtaking views.
This beautiful resort is located right on a sandy beach away from the major tourist spots of Phuket and Krabi.

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The View from the Beach

We arrived at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket an hour early and made our way to Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa‘s office. Once a few more guests showed up and the speed boat arrived we were wisked off to the  resort.

It was a bumpy (but fun) One hour boat ride to the island. As soon as we docked the staff were there to greet us. We were escorted to the main office to check in.


Upon arriving to check in we were invited to have a seat at one of the 4 desks and were offered a cold welcome drink. We filled in the standard form of all hotels and provided our passports to be copied.

Once our passports were returned we hopped on a mini cart and were taken to the stairway that led up to our room.

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We were in the top right corner


A staff member showed us to our room, gave us a full tour, and pointed out all the bits and bobs that power the room to make it a comfortable stay for us.

Our room was nothing short of a gorgeous tropical paradise. We walked into a nature lovers dream, and found it difficult to leave our room.

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The comfy bed


Neutral earthy tones, high ceilings, bamboo blinds, wood furniture, a very comfortable bed with a canopy mosquito net hanging from the ceiling, and a lot of natural light.

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Our Room with a view

Our room did have air conditioning but we preferred the over head ceiling fan for a more breezy jungle feel and less energy spent.

The room also included a flat screen tv with plenty of channels, a mini bar and fridge, a day bed with plenty of pillows to lounge on, a work desk, a vanity mirror and stool, and a safety deposit box.


Palm trees, the Andaman Sea, Oriental Pied Horn Bills, Geckos hanging out on the walls, and the sounds of nature; with these kinds of views and sounds from our balcony it was difficult to step back inside.

We swung a few hours away on the lovely swing getting back to nature.

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Our Balcony at Paradise Koh Yao


Always my favorite part, Our bathroom was partially open air. The sink sits in the foyer by the front door.
The toilet, shower, and jacuzzi are separate in a room of their own. Spacious and tropical, the rain shower is always hot and the water abundant.

Paradise Koh Yao Bathroom

One of the greatest bathrooms so far

The jacuzzi is perfect to return to after a long day out, or a long day in. Open the large wooden windows for a beautiful view of the surrounding grounds or watch the stars come out.

How can you not smile while soaking in a bubble jet jacuzzi in jungle surroundings?


Steps away from the Andaman Sea, The pool is Beautiful and large, inviting you to take a cool dip.

The Pool at Paradise Koh Yao

Don’t want to head into the Salt Water, there is always the pool.


A beautiful private beach facing Phang Nga Bay. Hang around in one of the beach hammocks and enjoy a cold tropical cocktail. We chose to wander off on our own to find a more private swimming area around the bend.

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The private beach at Paradise Koh Yao



Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa has 2 restaurants.
The main restaurant which serves continental and Thai dishes, also servesa great breakfast (included in the room rate) daily from 7:30am-10:30am

Al Fresco Restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
We dined at both restaurants and the food was excellent at both.

Breakfast Buffet Paradise Koh Yao

The Breakfast Buffet



Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa also provides a daily complimentary shuttle boat service (11am departure) to Koh Phak Bia, a tropical beach surrounded by limestone rock formations.


As part of Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa‘s commitment to the community, the resort employs 95% of their staff from the island.

These staff members come to them with no hospitality experience or training and little to no english and are trained from scratch. If you should have any difficulties, have patience, and call on management to assist you.

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Cody loving our stay

We had an incredibly enjoyable and relaxing stay at Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa. The staff were friendly and attentive, and the grounds and our room were incredibly beautiful.

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Oriental Pied Hornbills

We recommend the resort to those looking for the ultimate dream holiday, or to people who have a little more time to spare while visiting Phuket, Thailand, and would like to get away for a few days from the busy tourist areas of the city.

*Our stay was courtesy of Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort and Spa, but these opinions are our own.*


24 Moo 4 T. Koh Yao Noi, A. Koh Yao, Koh Yao, 82160, Thailand


Tel:  +66 76-584-450

Comments To This Entry.
  1. Elizabeth October 27, 2013 Reply

    This truly looks like a gorgeous tropical paradise.

  2. Dale November 6, 2013 Reply

    Now that’s one fantastic looking place, and the chance to relax in such fantastic scenery makes me so jealous!

    • Giselle and Cody November 6, 2013 Reply

      Dale, it was quite the treat for us.
      The room was spectacular and the scenery was fantastic!!
      Our favourite thing to do was sit on the balcony and watch the Hornbills fly around. 🙂

  3. Nathan Grappo November 18, 2013 Reply

    I am heading to Southeast Asia at the end of January and this is a place I would really like to stay at.
    Guess I will go and book a few night right now. I like the idea of a bathroom with a view.

    • Giselle and Cody November 18, 2013 Reply

      Hey Nathan, Paradise Koh Yao was a great place to stay.
      It was one of the most relaxing hotels we have stayed at yet on our trip.
      We are huge fans of nice washrooms and this one is easily the nicest we have seen so far.
      Enjoy your stay!!

  4. Mary November 18, 2013 Reply

    Wonderful! We just left Paradise Koh Yao after 5 incredible nights. Thank you so much, your review helped us to narrow the hotels down. We can’t wait to return!

    • Giselle and Cody November 18, 2013 Reply

      So glad we could help you find a place to stay Mary.
      It is such an incredible place to stay.

  5. Athittaya Rodthong November 23, 2013 Reply

    Hello again! I had found that you had post us on your website already. May I shared your page on The Paradise KohYao facebook to promote your page in return as well?

    • Giselle and Cody November 26, 2013 Reply

      Hey there Athittaya, of course you could promote the post on your Facebook. Thank you so much for the lovely stay 🙂

  6. Deborah Corrigan November 27, 2013 Reply

    This review sums it up perfectly! A great place for a relaxing holiday with a wide variety of activities. It truly is Paradise!

    • Giselle and Cody November 28, 2013 Reply

      Deborah, it really is Paradise. We had such a great stay here and we would love to go back 🙂

  7. Federico December 9, 2013 Reply

    A beautiful hotel! Gosh, seeing these photos makes me miss this part of the world even more…

    • Giselle and Cody January 16, 2014 Reply

      Yes, we always miss Thailand when we are away. Paradise Koh Yao is a gorgeous hotel!

  8. Camels & Chocolate December 9, 2013 Reply

    Wow, this place looks dreamy! I still haven’t been to Thailand, can you believe it, but would love to go sometime very soon (how about now?) =)

    • Giselle and Cody December 15, 2013 Reply

      That sounds like a great plan!! No better time then the present. 🙂

  9. Ayngelina December 9, 2013 Reply

    The bathroom is always my favourite part as well. I love the big window.

  10. Alex December 9, 2013 Reply

    Wow! I’ve been all over Thailand (I like to think!) but I’ve never been to this island. I’ll have to check it out when I return!

  11. Diana Edelman December 10, 2013 Reply

    Oh WOW! This place looks like paradise. I tried to get down to Koh Yao Noi earlier this year but had to cancel. Would love to actually get there and stay at this gorgeous resort!!

    • Giselle and Cody December 15, 2013 Reply

      Diana, maybe we will have to make a trip together.
      We are leaving SEA in the new year and won’t be back for awhile 🙁

  12. Adam December 10, 2013 Reply

    Looks just like I’d imagine paradise should look like 🙂

  13. Erica December 16, 2013 Reply

    That mosquito net is GORGEOUS. I could definitely stay there for a few weeks… ACK I need to head to Asia!

    • Giselle and Cody December 20, 2013 Reply

      You do need to head to Asia!! Hopefully sooner then later cause we are leaving.
      Or we can just meet up when we do our US road trip 🙂

  14. Lucia January 10, 2014 Reply

    Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Spa looks amazing – so clean and simple with
    spectacular surroundings… to be there one day….continue
    enjoying all your travels!!

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