Paradise KohYao

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Designed to blend in with the natural environment, these superb villas and studios are set on the beach, in the garden or on the hillside overlooking the bay – all stunning locations and very well-equipped with a range of modern comforts. The Seafood Terrace is the main restaurant, nestled between shady trees, right on the beach and serving delicious Thai and Western cuisine, Al Fresco is also right on the beach, offering mouth watering pasta and real Italian ice-cream! A series of relaxing treatments at the outdoor tropical Paradise Spa will also help to ease your cares away. There’s entertainment twice weekly, including Thai nights and barbecues, a great way to end a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

On the island of Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour by road and boat.

Hotel information

70 studios and villas. All with satellite TV, CD/DVD player and music system, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Superior Studios are set in single or 2-storey units on the hill overlooking the resort with an air-conditioned bedroom, open sala living area and tropical semi-outdoor bathroom, with either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, 1 single bed and a daybed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner. Drinks are not included. Other restrictions may apply.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks are not included. Other restrictions may apply.

Jacuzzi Studios also have a private Jacuzzi in the tropical semi-outdoor bathroom, with either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, 1 twin bed and a daybed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Plunge Pool Deluxe Studios are more spacious with a 8sq m deck with private plunge pool, with either 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, 1 twin bed and a daybed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Perfect for couples and honeymooners, Pool Villas are very spacious and are situated directly on the beach with private access to the sea and a separate living area, private pool, Jacuzzi and tropical garden. With 1 king-size bed and a daybed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Seafood Terrace (International and Thai cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Al Fresco Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine, open for dinner). The Beach Club pool bar and Sundowners beach bar. Regular evening entertainment, including theme nights and barbecues. Infinity edge swimming pool. Paradise Spa*. Yoga Sala. Non-motorised water sports* and scuba-diving*. Library. Babysitting* (on request). 24-hour reception. Gift shop. Comprehensive programme of tours and excursions*. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

5 nights between 21 Dec-10 Jan. 

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing location

May 22, 2019 Alison L Wigan, United Kingdom

Wow wow and wow. We enjoyed everything about this hotel. From the pick up by speed boat from Phuket yacht mariner to the studio room overlooking the tropical gardens to the hornbills flying through the palm trees, this was truly paradise. A little too remote for those who like the raw thailand as there is no way of getting around on your own, you… Read more
Wow wow and wow. We enjoyed everything about this hotel. From the pick up by speed boat from Phuket yacht mariner to the studio room overlooking the tropical gardens to the hornbills flying through the palm trees, this was truly paradise. A little too remote for those who like the raw thailand as there is no way of getting around on your own, you are reliant on the hotels services and they are a little steep. However we had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend for three to four nights as part of a twin centre. We stayed for 8 nights and if it was more accessible could have stayed for longer. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super Relaxing & Beautiful

May 6, 2019 RacheyWilko London, United Kingdom

Firstly I want to emphasise that the private bay that Paradise occupies is absolutely stunning! I was there for 6 days and never got tired of this beautiful location, or the views across the bay. The hotel is spread up a hill amongst gorgeous jungle and flowers and it really feels like you are part of the nature. At night, especially at sunset,… Read more
Firstly I want to emphasise that the private bay that Paradise occupies is absolutely stunning! I was there for 6 days and never got tired of this beautiful location, or the views across the bay. The hotel is spread up a hill amongst gorgeous jungle and flowers and it really feels like you are part of the nature. At night, especially at sunset, the sounds of the jungle, the birds, insects and toads are fabulous (and hilarious!). I was a solo traveller and had expected this place to be way MORE secluded and much quieter than it actually was, based on all the reviews (not at all sure why people are making a big deal of this btw, when you can get a speedboat for only 40 mins to Phuket and can go into Koh Yao town any day!). In fact, it’s actually a fairly big resort, spread out sympathetically with 2 bars, 2 large restaurants and access to the next door Treehouse restaurant & bar also. I was actually very surprised by the great amenities too- A lovely pool, an activity centre, kayaks for rent, boat trips, cookery lessons, yoga and batik painting, plus access to boules, ping pong and rackets. You honestly can’t get bored here! (Or as the saying goes, you must be boring yourself!) There’s also a lovely spa with steam room and plunge pool and Thai massage cabanas on the beach and of course the stunning beach itself to explore, which changes constantly with the tide. The main restaurant had a large menu and excellent food and the cocktails and wine were great too! The breakfast was huge and I had an omelette and fruit with iced coffee every day! There are only a few negatives- If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll be the only one here! It’s def not a place for ‘travellers’ or groups of friends, but for couples/honeymooners! Whilst I had a good time and met lovely people here, it’s worth mentioning! At night it’s pretty dead after dinner! It would have been great to get a party atmosphere going- DJs, fire shows, etc... in fact in the day some music around the pool or the sun downer bar would have been fun too. Just needs to pump up a bit to make it more fun. Maybe think about cinema screenings & popcorn on the beach too? I loved my room, but felt the bathroom was not as nice, even though I had a jacuzzi room and it was a huge bathroom. Just felt a bit dated and not in keeping with the same beachey style of the bedroom. Just needs new tiles/design and swankier toiletries tbh- easy fix! The hotel Manager was charming (handsome) and attentive, greeting us on the speedboat and seeing us off and always saying hi and checking how everything was, which really impressed me but I felt that some of the staff on reception were quite abrupt and unfriendly. This didn’t bother me as I’d read reviews, but don’t come here thinking you can snorkel off the beach- it’s not clear enough due to the tide but you can do trips to snorkel or dive easily with the activity centre. Some of the resort is on a hill which bothered me as I’d previously emailed to say I’d broken my leg recently and requested a room with minimal steps/walking. In fact I was put right near the top up a steep slope. I was quite annoyed nobody had paid attention to this until I discovered from another guest, that you could request a golf buggy take you up and down the hill which was brilliant! The above are not really complaints, just things I think the resort should address & pay more attention to, in order to improve. Overall - Paradise really is a beautiful place and I was gutted to leave and go back to reality! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ok for a short stay, but not for a longer stay

Apr 30, 2019 Kaelar Perth, Australia

Paradise Koh Yao Noi would be quite wonderful for a short stay as it is very relaxing, peaceful and definitely a place to switch off. I booked the 8 day package and after 4/5 days I was ready to leave. Maybe I did not do enough research before booking, but no where did I see that you basically couldn't leave the hotel without having to pay (I was… Read more
Paradise Koh Yao Noi would be quite wonderful for a short stay as it is very relaxing, peaceful and definitely a place to switch off. I booked the 8 day package and after 4/5 days I was ready to leave. Maybe I did not do enough research before booking, but no where did I see that you basically couldn't leave the hotel without having to pay (I was on a tight budget, thinking I could eat in cheaper local restaurants etc). Everything at the hotel is reasonably expensive and so you would be adding a lot to your final checkout price. The staff were lovely and I really enjoyed chatting with them, I did not find their English that bad and definitely could hold a conversation, especially the breakfast staff :) They were always welcoming and helpful. The room (341) needed a good paint, especially the ceiling and the mosquito nets around the beds had holes in them so a bit pointless. The rooms do not get made up until late afternoon, which seems very late. We would spend the morning at the beach and go back to the room (as it was very hot and humid .... typical April weather) to enjoy the aircon, but the room was even made up by 3/4pm .... there was only one day where the room was made up by the time we got back to it. The outside bathroom is lovely and it had a great shower with hot water and good pressure. The outdoor living area with the swing is delightful and gorgeous to sit out on BUT there was no fan ... so limited time could be spent on it due to the heat/humidity and the mosquitos at night ... a fan would help so much in both of these areas. I enjoyed all the meals that I ate in the restaurant, especially the curries. The breakfasts were delicious and we never got bored. Loves having the local village rice sweets - yum! The coffee is also very good, which was a surprise as I actually brought my own coffee as I was not expecting great coffee. The beach is generally lovely and well kept. The beach lounges are very comfortable and the bamboo hammocks between the palm trees are great. The pool area is small and needs some maintenance. Not many sun lounges and generally full of kids so not peaceful. The boat transfer is good and it is really nice to see the surroundings. The staff on the boat were lovely and interacted with the kids onboard in a sweet manner. However, the car transfer from the airport to marina was very expensive - I paid over $40 USD and shared it with 7 people! Overall I enjoyed my time, but would not go back due to the limited opportunities to go and explore the island without having to pay a fortune. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not Quite Paradise

Apr 23, 2019 Macca_Wiki Brisbane, Australia

As Australians who travel often to Asian beach destinations, this review should help you decide how you want to spend your time in Koh Yao Noi and whether you want to spend any time here at this resort. My husband and I had purchased an 8 day package but would have been happy with 3 days of just lazing about and enjoying the resort. Our summary… Read more
As Australians who travel often to Asian beach destinations, this review should help you decide how you want to spend your time in Koh Yao Noi and whether you want to spend any time here at this resort. My husband and I had purchased an 8 day package but would have been happy with 3 days of just lazing about and enjoying the resort. Our summary below: Transfers: a short boat ride if you use hotel transfer is easy and worth the views of surrounding islands. However if you get there early, you have to wait for your room to be ready and there are no air-conditioned locations for you to wait and very little to do with the humidity. Lodgings: the place is aging and is in much need of renovation. It would barely maintain the current 4 stars it has. The rooms are not fully insect proof which is ok for the semi outdoor bathroom but not the bedroom which exposes you to mozzies and other wildlife during the night. Bring medication with you. We had a room on the second level of an apartment block on a hill. We couldn't use the lovely swing on the verandah because of the mozzie infestation but could enjoy the views of the water and birds at dusk and dawn (Hornbills Asian Myner birds) from inside our room. Facilities: there isn't much to do at the resort. There is only 1 pool that has a small deck area (which is in much need of repair). There are only 8 deck chairs. The package allowed for 3 hours of Kayaking for free or $9 aud an hour which we strongly recommend you do in the morning to avoid the heat. The spa and yoga are at luxury hotel prices eg 2000 + baht for a 60min massage although they do have daily specials. Internet access is pretty sketchy at times. Would not suggest you ride mountain bikes until you see the track and would avoid if inclement weather. Location: remote location (under the main flight path to Phuket airport) with the backdrop of national Park. The resort is cut off from the main island villages because of the lack of maintained road between it and the town. 3kms dirt track before you get to proper roads taking you into town. We took an early morning walk into town about 8kms and we hired a scooter for 250 baht a day. We glad we did this as meeting the locals was the best part of our experience. We explored a lot of island life and experienced some great food. It would be a shame to stay at the resort and not experience this. Travel by shuttle to main town is 350 baht ++ pp each way and 850 baht for the resort boat but you have to find your own way back to the resort. Food and drinks: 2 restaurants. Breakfast in the Main restaurant was the best meal. Full buffet. Lunches and dinners were inconsistent with quality. Drinks are overpriced. Drink during the happy hours! Maybe not overpriced for Europeans but definitely for Aussie travellers. They can charge what they like for food and beverages as you are a captured audience. Management responses to issues: We were served a very warm beer and we asked for a cold one instead, a staff member then swore at us in Thai. We informed management. The response was two drinks at the bar the following evening. We asked for a late checkout after 8 days in the resort because the boat left at 3pm and there was nowhere with aircon. Humidity was unbearable. This wasn't possible. No wifi at reception area and was asked to move to use the next door facilities. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A must do!

Apr 22, 2019 skiingsin

This was probably one of the most romantic vacations that we have ever had. Paradise is an amazing place and the staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and kind. Julian who manages the property is absolutely fantastic. Every single person goes out of their way to help you. The beach is very pristine and colorful and the spa is incredibly amazing.… Read more
This was probably one of the most romantic vacations that we have ever had. Paradise is an amazing place and the staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and kind. Julian who manages the property is absolutely fantastic. Every single person goes out of their way to help you. The beach is very pristine and colorful and the spa is incredibly amazing. While there are many stairs it helps with fitness! I cannot recommend this place enough. And by the way, the food is incredible! Read less