When visiting Phuket, you’ll find that the hotels and resorts are actually quite close together, making it easy to walk from one to next. However, if you’re looking for more of a private honeymoon like experience, you’ll want to consider a resort that prides itself on offering an oasis away from the main Phuket scene.
This resort, titled the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa, not only offers privacy due to a removed location, but a large amount of amenities and features that are easily enjoyed each and everyday of your stay. These range from an outdoor pool, a coffee shop, a family room and more. In fact, this resort caters to both families and couples, however, you’ll find that it is slightly more accommodating to couples. This all starts off at US$208 per night for two people.
A room at the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort and Spa for US$208 (taxes and fees extra) per night for two people.
Available through Agoda, this nightly rate is a great deal for those who want a more private island experience without having to pay private island prices. With that said however, this particular nightly rate is only available during the month of April, so you’ll want to make sure to book your room as soon as your flight plans allow.
Large rooms with ocean and garden views
All in all, there are 90 rooms to choose from, some with ocean views and others with garden views, allowing for a nice selection of choices if you’re looking for something special and more ‘you’. Though the rooms are slightly different, they each have the same core features. These include a dressing room, air conditioning, a ceiling fan if needed, an indoor rain shower and an outdoor shower, a TV and DVD player and free Wi-Fi.
You’ll also find that each room includes a few little extras like a welcome fruit basket, 8 free bottles of water daily, bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.
Cooking classes, a spa and more
If you’re the type who likes to keep busy while on vacation, you’ll find lots to do during your stay. Ocean activities include fishing trips, snorkeling trips and nearby scuba diving. Land activities include bicycling, motorbike rides, cooking classes and Thai boxing lessons. These activities, alongside the resort’s Ayurvana Spa, provide the perfect atmosphere for couples looking to escape it all, including the hustle and bustle of Phuket itself. At the spa you’ll find various treatments to choose from including massages, scrubs, masks and facials.
If you rather spend time moving rather than laying down enjoying a massage, you’ll want to check out the resort’s gym and its many different pieces of equipment. On-site you’ll also find two restaurants and a bar, making the need to travel back to the mainland completely unnecessary.