Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa

Small resort with speed boat access

A 20 minute speedboat ride away from Phuket, the Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa is conveniently located allowing guests the chance to experience a bit of privacy while still close enough to enjoy everything that Phuket has to offer. That being said, the resort itself provides many amenities making the need to leave and venture outside anything but necessary. Within the resort’s bounds you’ll find a coffee shop, souvenir shops, a business center, a spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, laundry service and a family room among others.

You’ll also find many different outdoor activities available including swimming, fishing and scuba diving. The resort houses 90 different rooms, each with a different view, some of the ocean, and classic room amenities including internet and a LCD TV. Guests will also find a few added bonuses including fresh fruit and bottled water delivered every morning, a dressing room and an outdoor bathtub.

Rooms/suites/villas: 90
Area: Koh Yao Yai/Koh Yao Noi
Category: 5-star

Room types

  • Santhiya Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite
  • Santhiya Ocean View Pool Villa Suite
  • Santhiya Grand Deluxe Ocean View
  • Santhiya Supreme Deluxe Sea View
  • Santhiya Supreme Deluxe Garden View

Special room features

  • Dressing room
  • Day bed
  • Sun beds
  • Ocean view
  • LCD TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Welcome fruit basket
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 8 bottles of water daily
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor rain shower
  • Outdoor rain shower
  • Double washbasin
  • Outdoor bathtub


  • High season online specials from US$231 per night
  • Low season online specials from US$84 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Chantara restaurant
  • By The Sea restaurant and bar

Resort features

  • Private dinners
  • In room dining
  • Weddings
  • Cooking classes
  • Thai boxing lesson
  • Snorkeling trips
  • Fishing trips
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Motorbike rentals
  • Car rentals

Spa information

The Ayurvana Spa features a list of spa treatments including scrubs, masks, facials and massages.

Nearby activities

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Distance from Phuket International Airport

32 km / 20 miles – 50 minutes by car

What the reviews say

One of the highlights of a stay here? A beautiful view during the day with the added bonus of a brilliant sunset at dusk. At least that’s what many previous guests feel help to set this resort apart from others. Many also feel that is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway and the word ‘great’ is used over and over again by several guests.

There were however, a few unpleasant remarks about the staff. Some guests feel as if the staff is a bit under trained and rude at times, especially during breakfast. The food is also detailed as a bit on the pricey side but none the less very tasty and enjoyable. It seems that this is a great place to stay for those looking for privacy, romance and gorgeous views but you may have to put up with a staff that is less than ideal.

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