Hotel

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
2493 Reviews

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. 

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Away from it all

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Kid's Pool
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
2493 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1569
  • Very Good 508
  • Average 210
  • Poor 104
  • Terrible 102

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 19, 2018

Amazing hotel

Nottingham, United Kingdom

This is the second Santhiya Resort we have stayed and and is just as impressive as the one in Koh Phangan. The service is amazing and food and drinks are great. They are more expensive than local bars but you expect this. They are not as expensive as other Hotels we have stayed at and this encourages you to eat and drink there more. They have offers for hair salon, massage and drinks occasionally. You have to be impressed with the accommodation as it is beautiful. It’s all wood, carvings and traditional furniture and touches. There is a bath tub on the balcony and large relaxing bed to relax. The hotel is built into the hillside and they provide very regular transport to take you around. There is a small village near with restaurants and shops. Quite a few do not serve alcohol but the food is good. Truly amazing experience.
Jan 16, 2018

Lovely setting. Management needs to update services.

San Francisco, CA

Our room was spacious with a wonderful ocean view. We had a bath tub on the deck (water pressure was iffy). Complimentary bottled water (unfortunately plastic and not glass). Breakfast by the infinity pool had a wonderful variety of food. Buffet dinner was so-so; evening entertainment was skippable. Suggest you go to the nearby village for lunch and/or dinner. Pools were open from 8 am to 7 pm to everyone (no "adults only" time). We did two excursion: 1) Four hours to Koh Khai. Two of those hours were on small, crowded islands and not worth the time or money. 2) Seven-hour excursion to Phi Phi was wonderful. The highlight was snorkeling at 2 different locations. We borrowed the resorts bikes and did some exploring which was a nice change from lazying about the resort. Transporation between the rooms and the dining/reception/large pool are gas trucks (noisey and smelly). They do run frequently.
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Facilities

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.

Classes

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

Weddings

Providing idyllic settings and facilities for a tropical island wedding, the Santhiya Resort & Spa Koh Yao Yai is the perfect destination for your special day. Please contact us for details.

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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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