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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay for our Honeymoon!

Feb 20, 2020 PrettyPacha Thatcham, United Kingdom

We chose this for a 5 night stay as part of a two week honeymoon and were delighted with it! We arrived by private boat provided by the hotel, along with a number of other people arriving at the same time. If I were to be overly picky the arrival was not that personal but that was probably because we arrived on a Saturday and there were a number… Read more
We chose this for a 5 night stay as part of a two week honeymoon and were delighted with it! We arrived by private boat provided by the hotel, along with a number of other people arriving at the same time. If I were to be overly picky the arrival was not that personal but that was probably because we arrived on a Saturday and there were a number of people arriving at the same time. We had originally wanted to stay at the Treehouse but this was out of our budget, when you arrive you do go past all of those apartments and I did feel a little sad at that point. This feeling completely went when we were taken to our room (282) as far as I am concerned it was the best room there!! We were the farthest/highest room to the left when you look at the picture from the sea, it felt completely private and secluded, I actually cried when i went in as it was so idyllic. We have stayed in some beautiful places but none with such a view from our room. We actually set our alarm to wake for sunrise to experience the beauty of it all. We could open our sliding doors and view this from our bed it was beautiful!! I would agree that the resort is more beach than boutique but this is part of its charm, it also has kids so if you are not into those it may not be the place for you!! I would add that they were very unobtrusive. Unlike some reviews I would completely disagree that the breakfast was bad ....it was amazing, loads of choice and fruits & vegetables. Serving staff were amazing and always smiling. They laid on different evenings to add variety and we felt the food was lovely. I would agree that it was a little more expensive than the mainland but this is to be expected and by UK standards was still good value. We had an amazing trip organized by the hotel which involved kayaking and going into some amazing caves, the guide was amazing and it was worth every penny. I would recommend this hotel for a lovely part of a holiday in Thailand. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pure paradise!

Feb 14, 2020 Samcasey Witchampton

Before arriving at this resort I’d read previous reviews and thought oh dear ! BUT if you can find anything to moan about here I think you must just be that type of person who likes to whinge !!!! We have stayed here for 7 nights and it has been delightful! The accommodation, the food , location is stunning !!!!! The staff are just delightful!!!!… Read more
Before arriving at this resort I’d read previous reviews and thought oh dear ! BUT if you can find anything to moan about here I think you must just be that type of person who likes to whinge !!!! We have stayed here for 7 nights and it has been delightful! The accommodation, the food , location is stunning !!!!! The staff are just delightful!!!! I would come back in a heartbeat! Thanks you for giving us a relaxing week to remember! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jan 31, 2020 JanMatthiesen Langeskov, Denmark

The Good The Paradise resort is remotely located from local traffic and noise. The rooms live up the description and are spaced rural grounds for privacy and nice views. The restaurant choices are limited, but the menu selection is very good with tasty dishes at reasonable prices. For the early risers a comfortable beach chair is available at… Read more
The Good The Paradise resort is remotely located from local traffic and noise. The rooms live up the description and are spaced rural grounds for privacy and nice views. The restaurant choices are limited, but the menu selection is very good with tasty dishes at reasonable prices. For the early risers a comfortable beach chair is available at the beautiful beach. Activities are plentiful should you get bored. The spa has a good selection of treatments and availability the next day - or sooner. The Bad In paradise you would expect the sea to be enjoyable, but when the tide allows access to the sea, the water is murky and dirty. If you order a-la-carte do it before you get hungry, as the waiting time is long. The “dive centre” is non-existing, and is only a booking service. Staff has no knowledge and after dives logbooks cannot be endorsed (signed or stamped). Spa services must also be difficult to come by, as prices are double of what you expect. The Ugly Sitting in the comfortable swing on your balcony should be pleasant, but sitting outside is (in out room) accompanied by a odour of sh*t. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great beach/jungle setting away from the crowds

Jan 28, 2020 PhilTheTraveller Taunton, UK

This highly rated resort is nicely integrated into the beach/jungle setting. The decor is more beach hut than boutique and this makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff (95% are local to the island). The pool is one of the longest we have seen on our travels for a hotel, about 40m long (but only 10-15 wide). The beach front is… Read more
This highly rated resort is nicely integrated into the beach/jungle setting. The decor is more beach hut than boutique and this makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff (95% are local to the island). The pool is one of the longest we have seen on our travels for a hotel, about 40m long (but only 10-15 wide). The beach front is all sand and palm trees although loungers can be scarce when the hotel is full. The beach is fine at high tide but is not swimable at low tide. The restaurant serves some western food but the emphasis is on Thai food which was nicely cooked and presented. Yes, prices were a little inflated due to location but was certainly no worse than we found in other high standard hotels on the mainland. Breakfast (included) was a major event and well stocked to suit all tastes. Look out for the 4 (yes, 4!) happy hours that the two beach bars put on each day. The local wild life is always making itself known, especially the Hornbills. A group of 4-5 of them regularly settled on palm tress outside our room, very photogenic! You can also go on a jungle trek with a guide from the hotel which gives you the chance to see even more wild life such as monkeys if you are lucky (and quiet). Being isolated at the top end of the island, boat trips to various locations are available and well worth the effort. The trip out to various islands was especially enjoyable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Noisy room, high prices, lots of fried food

Jan 24, 2020 MVBV Leicester, United Kingdom

The hotel is nice, but the food is not great (lots of fried food and many of the dishes are mostly just a variant of each other). Also, the day trips are exorbitantly priced as are all transfers. Be prepared to be a little exploited there. If you want to lounge out by the beach, it is gorgeous, but getting a sun lounger is a little tough, which… Read more
The hotel is nice, but the food is not great (lots of fried food and many of the dishes are mostly just a variant of each other). Also, the day trips are exorbitantly priced as are all transfers. Be prepared to be a little exploited there. If you want to lounge out by the beach, it is gorgeous, but getting a sun lounger is a little tough, which is annoying. Finally, we had a problem with our room. Really poor sound isolation. We contacted the hotel 3 times about this and they failed to do anything about it, didn't offer us another room, never answered our email complaining and refused compensation via our travel agent. This after we paid a super high daily rate. Aspects of our stay were really nice, but I wouldn't recommend the place after this. Read less