Situated in the Phang Nga Province, part of the Phang Nga Bay, Koh Yao Yai is the largest of two main islands in the Koh Yao archipelago, the other being Koh Yao Noi. The laid-back and tranquil island has a small local population, mainly engaged in fishing and agriculture. Visitors can experience the authentic culture of their surroundings by touring villages and local markets, as well as blissing out on Loh Paret, Loh Ha and Tha Khao beaches. Koh Yao Yai can be reached via short boat transfers from both Krabi and Phuket.
Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas
Slow down and unwind in Thailand’s last untouched paradise. The new Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas sits on the lush island of Koh Yao Yai in the middle of Phang Nga Bay where limestone islets dot the horizon in every direction and it’s just a short speed boat ride to and from Phuket and Krabi. Accommodation is spacious and the height of luxury, with penthouses and private pools looking out to sea, huge beachfront pool villas that line a kilometre of sandy white beach as well as family suites that offer a private playground for younger guests, with bunk beds and water slides adding to the fun. Immerse in island rhythms as you cycle past traditional fishing villages or try snorkelling and paddle boarding in the island’s pristine waters. Top up your tan at the resort’s expansive sun terrace and pool and grab a cocktail at the swim-up bar or take some time out in the spa. Start your day by tantalising your taste buds with a buffet breakfast, offering everything from Thai to Western and Asian cuisine and indulge in a culinary adventure at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, where a tempting array of expertly crafted Seafood, Japanese, and International dishes await. Whether you’re in search of a romantic escape, a family break, or a peaceful retreat to the alluring shores of Thailand, this resort guarantees to surpass your anticipations and invites you to experience the magic of this captivating destination.