Zeavola Resort

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

The hotel

Beneath a canopy of tropical trees and stately palms on Phi Phi Island, the village-like Zeavola Resort is the definition of barefoot luxury. Sandy pathways tempt you into the greenery from the white powder of Laem Tong Beach, before opening to reveal the resort’s sumptuous spa, pool, and teakwood suites, featuring al fresco rainfall showers. The forest also hides Zeavola’s Thai restaurant, Baxil, while the beach is the setting for barefoot dining on the sands at the Med-inspired Tacada. Within Phi Phi National Marine Park, this all-suite island escape’s a mere boat trip from turtle- and fish-filled snorkelling and scuba diving paradise.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

Located on Laem Tong Beach, only 1-hour by speed boat from Phuket or Krabi. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

53 suites. All with tweakwood features, open plan living areas with satellite TV, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, outdoor rain shower and 1 king-size bed, or double bed. Village Suites have an outdoor living room and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden Suites are larger and offer an outdoor living space, as well as full length windows in the bedroom allowing guests to enjoy the garden views.

Split level Pool Villa Suites are located on the hillside offering 180 degree views and are ideal for couples.

Tacada (by day, serves international dishes and by night serves Italian cuisine/seafood), Baxil (Thai cuisine). Pool. Spa*. Fitness room. Zann Zanook activity centre*. Boutique shop. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great diving

Jan 26, 2020 innisfreetherapy London, United Kingdom

The whole team is lovely with great food - my wife and I were just going to relax for two weeks however we decided to take the PADI diving open water certification. The PADI dive team at Zeavola are very good - especially our instructor Emil - patient, encouraging and professional - stunning dive sites - and Angy who puts together a great dive… Read more
The whole team is lovely with great food - my wife and I were just going to relax for two weeks however we decided to take the PADI diving open water certification. The PADI dive team at Zeavola are very good - especially our instructor Emil - patient, encouraging and professional - stunning dive sites - and Angy who puts together a great dive package - we did a further 6 dives post certification and wish we had time for more this is a great resort if you want quiet seclusion with the most amazing beach - we will definitely return Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Barefoot Brilliance & Beautiful Beach

Jan 24, 2020 TheRealJimmyGalaxy London, United Kingdom

Zeavola came recommended to us from friends who have been a few times and I’m hesitant to share this secret with you as want to keep it to us but something this special is meant to be shared. We are on our final 2 nights out of 6 in total staying in Villa 51 with a beautiful beachfront view. The room is spacious with a great inside / outside… Read more
Zeavola came recommended to us from friends who have been a few times and I’m hesitant to share this secret with you as want to keep it to us but something this special is meant to be shared. We are on our final 2 nights out of 6 in total staying in Villa 51 with a beautiful beachfront view. The room is spacious with a great inside / outside vibe. Amazing aircon, soft and cosy bed, lovely shower and bathroom. The housekeeping staff have done a wonderful job at looking after us even leaving little gifts during turndown service. Nothing beats going to sleep with the sound of the waves crashing and waking up to the crisp golden sunrise. The food at Zeavola is top quality and everything tastes really fresh. The local Thai dishes are some of the best I’ve ever had and I also enjoyed the seafood special. Oh and the ice cream I ordered came out as a special sundae! The serving staff are so friendly and helpful and explain all the options and choices. Breakfast service offers a wide array of choices on the buffet and also menu options if you can’t decide. I’m fussy about coffee and Zeavola scores well here too with a lovely filter coffee and excellent iced coffee also. The spa is is up high in the resort and well appointed and had a luxurious feeling. We had multiple treatments all of great quality and value (vs London prices). Now the star attraction THE BEACH. This is a thing of natural beauty. Warm crystal clear water. Endless sunshine, plenty of seating types, beach cushions and shade for those who want it. The Zeavola staff and service continues here also with servers on hand to serve you food and drink on the beach, they also come round frequently with cold towels and fruit shots to keep you cool and hydrated - the kind of extra magic that gives Zeavola five stars. If you’ve read other reviews you’ll hear talk of Mosquitos. Yes they are here but that’s nature for you but the hotel goes to good lengths to help you with sprays, fumigation, candles and zappers in rooms. Bring your own spray and use the zapper before bed and you’ll be fine! I’m in love with Zeavola and it’s a place I want to return to despite the almost 24 hour commute to get here the hotel and it’s staff have captured my heart. Well done Zeavola! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay congratulations!

Jan 21, 2020 220thibaultb

My wife and I stayed for 3 days 2 nights at the beautiful zeavola resort. We were really exciting after reading all past reviews and this place is heaven! Room are really spacious and well cleaned in the beautiful surrounding Jungle area. Very quiet and romantic the feeling is unique! Food and beverages is really 5 stars love the Thai food… Read more
My wife and I stayed for 3 days 2 nights at the beautiful zeavola resort. We were really exciting after reading all past reviews and this place is heaven! Room are really spacious and well cleaned in the beautiful surrounding Jungle area. Very quiet and romantic the feeling is unique! Food and beverages is really 5 stars love the Thai food cuisine and the beautiful breakfast. The staff and level of service is very good always someone looking after you. Always smiling and attentive to details. Congratulations to the zeavola team for amazing stay we will be back for sure! Thibault and Kanjana Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best wedding ever!

Jan 21, 2020 Z1590EDalisonb

We attended our friends wedding here in December, and it was honestly one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to. The views, the location, the staff, the food (especially the food), the cocktails, it was all amazing. We’ll definitely be back! Thanks again everyone at Zeavola!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing and exclusive resort

Jan 20, 2020 stefangooglemail1234

Zeavola is one of only two 5 star hotels on Ko Phi Phi and definetly worth a trip. We were staying three nights, with both-way shuttle service and half board. Pro: - Extraordinary housekeeping - Delicious food - Friendly and attentive staff - Beautiful Beach - Fair prices for treatments, trips and drinks - Green Pearl - Animal friendly… Read more
Zeavola is one of only two 5 star hotels on Ko Phi Phi and definetly worth a trip. We were staying three nights, with both-way shuttle service and half board. Pro: - Extraordinary housekeeping - Delicious food - Friendly and attentive staff - Beautiful Beach - Fair prices for treatments, trips and drinks - Green Pearl - Animal friendly Con: - The other hotels close by The Zeavola consists of ca. 50 cottages which give you the feeling of living directly in the Jungle. We chose one in the middle of the resort which turned out to be just perfect. The cottage itself consists of a closed and air-conditioned sleeping room and an open porch with recliners, comfortable armchairs, an open shower and a dressing table. The bathroom is a separated, closed room. If there would not be other hotels close by you would feel like on a lonely island. It was fantastic to just sit on the porch have a drink an enjoy the view. Due to the construction of the building a cool breeze makes it really comfortable even without ac. You have to be aware that you are staying in the forest which means that there are some moskitos and other animals around but it s kept under control - but seemingly not by spraying toxins. Housekeeping did a great job - every time we went out and put the flag out the room was done or turn down was proceeded - excellent! Restaurant operations could be improved but that s only if you are looking for something to complain. The shuttle service worked smoothly. We were picked up at the airport, the speed boat dropped us directly on the beach in front of the hotel, picked us up again and we were dropped at our follow up hotel in Phuket. The food was great and half board was really worth it (in another 5 star hotel in Phuket they had a limited menu for half board customers which left the bitter taste of being tricked) Summed up I can highly recommend the Zeavola and I am sure that we will stay there again. Read less