Paradise KohYao

Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Jacuzzi studio

Jacuzzi studio

Superior studio

Superior studio

A remote retreat on a barely touched island near Phuket, including a yoga session, Thai massage, private Jacuzzi option and more

Some of the most heavenly stays are those that require a bit of a journey to reach. Take a speedboat from Krabi or Phuket (we’re talking 55 minutes at the most) and you’ll be rewarded with this: a secret beach retreat on an island that’s hardly been touched by tourism.

One of two sleepy Koh Yao islands, Koh Yao Noi is the perfect place to get back to nature and relax in peace. That’s exactly the order of the day at Paradise KohYao, which is tucked away within a lush national rainforest reserve on the remote northern tip. Sensitively designed, this boutique hideaway offers a barefoot kind of luxury, with lo-fi interiors and no shortage of hammocks and daybeds.

And no need for any concerns about going too far off the grid. There are two laid-back restaurants, a beach club and a sundowner bar which regularly hosts live musicians. In addition, guests can go kayaking, take a Thai cooking class, join daily yoga and meditation sessions or unwind in the spa. Whatever your holiday style, there’s one highlight that’s bound to keep you enchanted: the private white-sand beach with that mesmerising view of Phang Nga Bay.


  • Going off the beaten track to a place of amazing natural beauty
  • Indulging in spa treatments in the private jungle salas
  • The variety at the beachfront restaurants, from regional specialties to pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven

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