Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

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Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
88 Moo 7, Prunai, Ko Yao, Phang Nga, 83000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAo Po Beach31 min drive
  • Popular LocationAo Po Grand Marina33 min drive
  • AirportPhuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.)43 min drive
  • Popular LocationKoh Sirey Temple50 min drive

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About this area

Ko Yao

Located in Ko Yao, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa is in the mountains and on a private beach. Bang Rong Pier and Royal Phuket Marina are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ao Phang-nga National Park and Cape Yamu Beach.

What's nearby

  • Loh Paret Beach - 3 min walk
  • Ao Po Beach - 31 min drive
  • Ao Po Grand Marina - 33 min drive
  • Koh Sirey Temple - 50 min drive
  • At Lamiya Mosque - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Phuket (HKT-Phuket Intl.) - 43 min drive

Restaurants

  • Iyara Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Titan Grill - 3 min walk
  • Mama Seafood - 4 min walk
  • White Sand Beach Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Haris Kitchen - 5 min walk

About this property

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

5-star resort with pools, private beach and full-service spa
Catch some rays on Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. All 148 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, and guests will also find fridges and minibars.
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa offers 148 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Ayurvana Spa has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety and Health Administration (Thailand)

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 6 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Airport shuttle available
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 6 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Business services

  • Business centre

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 5 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 6 and over, and test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and over; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
A speed boat is available and must be reserved 3 days in advance or at time of booking the reservation. Flight arrival time is required 1.5 hours prior to speed boat departure.
This property is accessible only by boat (surcharge) from Phuket Airport to Ao Por Grand Marina (Phuket) at 10 AM, noon, and 3 PM, from Ao Por Grand Marina (Phuket) to the resort at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 4 PM, and from the resort to Ao Por Grand Marina (Phuket) at 10 AM, noon, and 3 PM. Guests must be at the check-out desk 1 hour prior to scheduled departures or 1.5 hours in advance for noon departures. Roundtrip speedboats are available for up to 10 persons between dawn and dusk, subject to weather conditions.
This is a certified Thailand SHA Plus property. Thailand SHA Plus is a health and safety certification (an additional level to the SHA standard), for properties that are open to vaccinated travelers and have at least 70% of staff vaccinated, issued by the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Boat transfer per adult: THB 950 (one-way)
  • Boat transfer per child: THB 600 (one-way), (from 2 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Koh Yao Yai Santhiya
Santhiya Koh Yai
Santhiya Koh Yao
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort
Santhiya Resort Koh Yao Yai
Santhiya Yao Yai
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort Ko Yao
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Ko Yao
Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort Spa

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 645 out of 988 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 216 out of 988 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 55 out of 988 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 43 out of 988 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 29 out of 988 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was our second time in Thailand and we spent 10 days at Santhiya on both times. Paradise on Earth.
Stayed 10 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

2/5 Poor

Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Needs improvement
Having stayed at the Santhiya before in 2019 I was bitterly disappointed as to how much the standards had dropped. The room was only cleaned twice in 11 days, 3 of the restaurants were closed, Wi-Fi didn’t work the entire trip, restaurant menus were very limited and all bars/restaurants closed at 9.30 meaning there was no where to have a drink or relax besides the room after 9.30. While I appreciate the pandemic has affected hotels around the world, the standards just weren’t there and the staff and particularly managers did very little to help. I love the hotel, it’s location and the beautiful authenticity of it all. Just disappointed in how much their standards had dropped.
Stayed 10 nights in Dec 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Nice hotel with terrible service
I have mixed feelings about this hotel. It has potential but I don't recommend it at the moment. They seem to have laid off all their staff during covid and hired untrained and shockingly unmotivated people. The 2 bedroom Villa with private pool was beautiful, amazing sunset views, the pool was warmer than in our other villas, we also love the secluded location, the empty beach was great. The whole resort is huge and is done in traditional Thai style and full of charm. Good gym and overall facilities. However service was very bad. Communication beforehand was chaotic, emails were left unanswered, phone calls unanswered... We were told we could do a PCR test at the hotel but it was not the case, you have to take the boat back to Phuket and then a taxi. Although I arranged the PCR test and paid everything with the hotel, the taxi didn't have the reservation and it was not smooth at all. Food was terrible and on some nights, it was buffet only. Buffet was of poor quality and almost identical for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Since there is almost nothing else on the Island, you don't have many options. There was also no room service. Phones were not working in our villa. While some of the staff were professional, others particularly at check-in and breakfast were careless and rude. Coffee never came twice out of 3 time despite requesting it several times. I would recommend to avoid this hotel while they sort out their employees issues....
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 8 nights in Dec 2021