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

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

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-air living areas, satellite TV, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, mini-bar, bathrobes, hair dryer, 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.

Half Board includes: Breakfast and lunch or dinner at either of the 2 hotel restaurants. The guest can enjoy their choice of 1 appetizer, 1 soup, 1 main course and 1 dessert as per hotel a la carte menu (Drinks not included, surcharge may be applicable for some items, for example, lobster).

Full Board includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner at either of the 2 hotel restaurants. The guest can enjoy their choice of 1 appetizer, 1 soup, 1 main course and 1 dessert as per hotel a la carte menu (Drinks not included, surcharge may be applicable for some items, for example, lobster).

Garden Suites are larger and offer an outdoor living space with outdoor rain shower, as well as full length windows in the bedroom allowing guests to enjoy the garden views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Tacada (beachfront restaurant, serving light lunches and Italian cuisine/seafood for dinner), Baxil (Thai cuisine, open for breakfast and dinner). 

Pool. Spa*. Fitness room. Kayaking. Snorkelling. Zann Zanook activity and diving centre*.

Complimentary WiFi access. Boutique shop. Room service*. Laundry service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Barefoot paradise

Jan 22, 2022 PeterNandFamily Lausanne, Switzerland

We went straight to Zeavola from Phuket airport which is about a 90 minutes boat ride. We weren't sure what to expect but the feeling of destress meets you when you arrive. We loved it so much we returned one week later for another 3 days. Zeavola is on Pi Phi island and so so there are no cars and in the resort there is basically no concrete. … Read more
We went straight to Zeavola from Phuket airport which is about a 90 minutes boat ride. We weren't sure what to expect but the feeling of destress meets you when you arrive. We loved it so much we returned one week later for another 3 days. Zeavola is on Pi Phi island and so so there are no cars and in the resort there is basically no concrete. The resort is styled on a Thai village and feels like you are living in a village - the whole place is sand and so there is no need to wear shoes the whole trip - the general manager even jokes he will fine you for wearing shoes! The beach is lovely and the water calm, clean and stunningly clear. There is green vegetation so you really feel you are living in a tropical paradise. The staff are relaxed and smiling always - the chef - who is from Mauritius runs a great kitchen. They bring locals from the villa to make the Thai food and it is really amazing. Flavors are vibrant and dishes are fresh and delicious. You cannot possibly not relax here. The spa is good- they provide snorkelling excursions on demand. The only slight negative was that the gym is quite poor and the dive centre is closed due to COVID. The resort is very eco conscious with no plastic bottles or plastic anywhere. They also have actives where guest can volunteer in the local schools. If more hotels had the mindset of Zeavola it would be a great thing. We will return for many years to come. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great resort, amazing rooms (but don't assume they offer diving)

Jan 11, 2022 Myers3000 London, United Kingdom

My girlfriend and I stayed in Zeavola for 6 nights over Christmas. If we were just looking for an amazing place to stay, this would've been five stars. The rooms are fantastic, the service is really great (the evening turndown service especially). The transfers were faultless. The manager, Lion (who will probably read this) was also great to… Read more
My girlfriend and I stayed in Zeavola for 6 nights over Christmas. If we were just looking for an amazing place to stay, this would've been five stars. The rooms are fantastic, the service is really great (the evening turndown service especially). The transfers were faultless. The manager, Lion (who will probably read this) was also great to speak to. I really admire the resort's commitment to its staff during the pandemic too. So much thought and care goes into this resort that it's painful to deduct a star from our review. The only reason we're not giving this five stars is because it was an absolute nightmare to book diving at the dive resort. Upon arrival, a person in the dive shop informed us that there are no instructors. Instead of helping in any meaningful way, he told us to walk for 30+ minutes in the hot sun to find another dive resort in the village. He didn't help arrange a taxi or try to support us in any way. Given diving was our main reason for visiting, this was a big deal for us. If arranging diving is likely to be a problem, guests should be informed in advance. The other minor gripe is with one of the restaurants. The resort has two restaurants. One of them was fantastic on both nights we ate there. Great food, good service etc..On the 3rd night, the food was served in a different restaurant. It was the same menu, same prices etc...but the food wasn't as good (maybe a different chef?). I'm not sure what happened here. But overall, the food is great (the breakfast especially is worth paying for). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay at the Zeavola Resort!

Jan 8, 2022 Deano1975 London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Zeavola for three nights to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we were thrilled to discover an absolute gem of a resort that we can’t wait to go back to! Everything exceed expectations. The pick up and speed boat to the island was well organised and the check in was wonderful. The resort manager and head chef introduced themselves… Read more
We stayed at Zeavola for three nights to celebrate our 20th anniversary and we were thrilled to discover an absolute gem of a resort that we can’t wait to go back to! Everything exceed expectations. The pick up and speed boat to the island was well organised and the check in was wonderful. The resort manager and head chef introduced themselves and this really set the tone for the whole stay as the staff are absolutely wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. They will literally do anything to make sure you enjoy your stay. We enjoyed the themed NYE party where there was a themed gala dinner and dancing to the early hours. We took long tail boats out everyday to explore the islands and coming back to the resort at the end of each afternoon to relax on the beach and enjoy a few cocktails was the perfect end to the day. Dinner at the restaurant was very good with Thai and international cuisine on offer. We stayed in a garden villa which was a short stroll from the beach. The accommodation is rustic but very comfortable with plenty of outdoor space for lounging. The evening turn down service is a nice touch as the staff prepare your room for bedtime. It’s also worth noting that Zeavola is a sustainable resort that supports the local community in various ways. We loved our stay here and wish it had been of a longer duration but we will definitely be back! Thanks to Lion and the rest of the team for ensuring that our stay was so pleasurable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top Resort!!

Jan 4, 2022 286ursular

Many thanks to Lion and the team for making our stay once again a truly memorable one. Despite Cov19, we felt very welcome and safe at all times. The team even organized a lavish Bollywood new year‘s eve party with a scrumptious buffet dinner, a live DJ and a lucky draw. Chef Beeknoo’s breakfast noodle soup and coconut cookies are to die for,… Read more
Many thanks to Lion and the team for making our stay once again a truly memorable one. Despite Cov19, we felt very welcome and safe at all times. The team even organized a lavish Bollywood new year‘s eve party with a scrumptious buffet dinner, a live DJ and a lucky draw. Chef Beeknoo’s breakfast noodle soup and coconut cookies are to die for, and he even volunteered to share his secret recipe to take us back to this breathtakingly beautiful resort. If you are searching for a barefoot luxury beach resort, look no further - this is it! Read less
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Jan 3, 2022 K6310DYjonathane

An impromptu trip to Thailand resulted in my partner and I stay at Zeavola Phi Phi and the week we spent there was absolutely fantastic. Every member of the team from the GM down to the housekeeping staff were absolutely wonderful, nothing was ever too much and was consistently service with a smile. The room was lovely and the mosquito net… Read more
An impromptu trip to Thailand resulted in my partner and I stay at Zeavola Phi Phi and the week we spent there was absolutely fantastic. Every member of the team from the GM down to the housekeeping staff were absolutely wonderful, nothing was ever too much and was consistently service with a smile. The room was lovely and the mosquito net worked an absolute treat, no bites whatsoever 😊 We would highly recommend this hotel for couples and families alike… we will certainly be coming back 10/10 👍🏻 Read less