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)

Guide Price

£1,399 per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3548 Reviews

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 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
3548 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2243
  • Very Good 696
  • Average 293
  • Poor 161
  • Terrible 155

What to Expect

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


Sep 19, 2019

Beautiful Resort, 5 Star Staff & an Incredible Experience

My girlfriend and I travelled to Santhiya Koh Yao Yai mid-July and I can honestly say that from the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and it exceeded every expectation that we had before we visited. This resort caters for everything from family holidays, couples holidays and I think it would be a really great place for a wedding or honeymoon. It is completely child friendly as well. 100% we will be back. Arrivals - Everything went smoothly from the moment we landed. A sizeable air-conditioned car picked us up from the airport and brought us to the marina, where the Santhiya staff were very friendly and welcoming. We then boarded our boat to the island and once we arrived we were greeted by a member of staff on the marina who took our luggage and escorted us to reception for us to check in. A flawless operation. The Resort - We can’t even describe how beautiful it is. No matter where you are in Santhiya you are treated to picturesque views from the rooms, private beach and even just walking around the resort. We stayed in the Supreme Deluxe Sea View Room and it was so nice. The room was kept clean at all times, the bed was very comfortable and made for a great night sleep and the views from the balcony, which included a bathtub, were spectacular. The decorations stayed very true to the overall theme of the resort. The facilities are exceptional. There are a full suite of bars and restaurants catering for all types of food requirements, tastes and good entertainment provided every night. There is a good mix of Western vs Thai food. Both pools are very stylish and modern, from the infinity pool which provides stunning views of the Andaman Ocean (Note: The breakfast at Hotel 4 was absolutely superb and it was really nice going for a swim there after breakfast). The other main pool down by the beachfront has a waterfall which was also really cool. We only visited the spa once but there are a wide range of treatments available. We did the couples bath which was very relaxing. The Staff - at Santhiya Koh Yao Yai really helped to make our trip to Thailand as incredible as it was. Nothing was to much trouble and everyone who we encountered during our stay was very helpful, friendly and attentive. It was my girlfriends birthday during our stay and the staff really and went out of their way to ensure that she had a fantastic birthday. The cleaning staff decorated our room with balloons and spelled out ‘Happy Birthday’ in rose petals on the bed. Erwin, who works at hotel 4 was such a nice guy and went out of his way to help us each time we visited the restaurant. He also brought my girlfriend cake and sang happy birthday to her along with a female colleague. A special mention has to go to Rose, who went above and beyond for us during our stay. Shortly after we checked in she brought me aside to discuss plans for my girlfriends birthday and she executed everything superbly. Even when she was off enjoying her own wedding anniversary she was still checking to make sure we were okay and that everything was going to plan. Rose really took a lot of ownership to ensure that our stay at Santhiya was fantastic and she really succeeded in doing so. Aside from being extremely professional she is also incredibly kind, caring and is a very funny and personable lady and I think she’s a real asset to Santhiya. Thank you so much for everything you did for us Rose and we hope to see you again soon.
Sep 19, 2019

Amazing view, intricate design and good service

Metro Manila, Philippines

I have no words to really describe my experience in Santhiya. We checked in Sept 14 to 17. The view is breathtaking and even if you do not get the rooms with the ocean view this is still feasible when you have your breakfast or swim on their infinity pools. The rooms actually each part of the resort is very well though of, intricate details such as hooks, ceilings are all part of the wooden design which is very beautiful. Room is very spacious and I just love the bath tub on the balcony, imagine a bubble bath with a view. Staff are all very kind, they greet you whenever they see you. And of course Kudos to all the Filipino staff we met, whenever they find out we are Filipinos, they give us such warm smiles and we feel so at home. Must try also is the spa and their cocktails in Titan the signature Santhiya drinks are so refreshing and just the right amount of alcohol. We are already planning a trip back to Santhiya!
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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.

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.


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.

Jetinn Teppan at Pier

Located at the end of the resorts private pier, this is a great spot to watch the sunset – get there around an hour before to really make the most of the spectacular views – and grab yourself one of the "hammocks" hanging over the sea. When the weather is at its best – enjoy a romantic, candle-lit dinner of delicious “surf n turf”, cooked on the pier by talented chefs.

The Titan Grill

The Titan Grill is a fabulous casual restaurant and bar, located right on the beach, with views over the sea, pier and neighboring islands. The menu is diverse, and everything is made fresh to order.

Khantok Thai Cuisine

A visit to Khantok is a must if you wish to experience an authentic Thai meal. The setting is tranquil and intimate with beautiful panoramic views.

Saaitara Restaurant

Saaitara restaurant sits at the very top of the resort – offering jaw dropping views over the Andaman Sea. The menu has a distinct Mediterranean flavour, which will be delivered to you with impeccable service.

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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