Welcome to Kohyao Bay Pavillions at Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi, Southern Thailand, Koyao Bay Pavilions.
Koh Yao Noi is a beautiful and enchanting tropical island, ideally situated in the Bay of Phang Nga, within short distances from Phuket, Krabi and many untouched islets.

The Island itself is still a very genuine, quite and peaceful place to live. Surrounded by rain forests, tropical reefs and islands, sandy beaches and mangroves, Koh Yao Noi offers what many other places simply can't: peace and silence, untamed scenery and many natural wonders.

Koyao Bay Pavilions opens directly to 250 meters of sandy beach and onto the spectacular panorama of Bilehís islands.
Nestled between the natural shoreline, paddy fields and forest hills, a coconut plantation shelters three pavilions arranged around a central swimming pool. All villas have open view to the bay and direct access to a wild beach of clear sand.The open tropical architecture, inspired by tradition but adapted to modern comfort, is enhanced by the extensive use of natural materials: woods and stones, lime plasters, vegetal roofs and fences.

Here, we trust in a tradition style of hosting, simple and elegant surroundings. Koyao Bay Pavilions is a distinguished destination that takes into account all aspects of a luxury vacation while respecting the individualís need for privacy. For those familiar with our previous achievements on Koh Yao Noi, please be assured that our standards and original beliefs are intact. For those who donít know us, we welcome you to enjoy a secret island journey.

 

Accommodations & Rate

Room Villa
Our three pavilions and each private Thai-style sala are spacious, airy and filled with with antique furniture and all amenities for your comfort. They open directly onto a lush tropical garden planted with many native species of trees, palms and flowers, orchids.

Close to the sea, a natural swimming pool of smooth shape offers its fresh and clear water. Combined, Koyao Bay Pavilions offers a rare and environmentally sensitive ensemble: Discreet, smart, integrated building that focuses on fitting in to natural surroundings, offering guests a true taste of tropical luxury.

PAVILION SUITE:
one main unit and a separate garden living room (Thai Sala). Total area 120 square meters.
~ Fully equipped bedroom, king size bed, antique furniture, day bed, dressing room (air condition units upon request) ~ Exterior living room with private breakfast corner ~ Ambiance lighting ~ Spacious bathroom and exterior bathroom with hot/cold shower ~ TV with DVD player and choice of home movies. Sound System. ~ Sea-view and direct access to the beach and gardens ~ Telephone and fax line ~ Refrigerator, mini-bar, coffee/tea dispenser ~ Electronic safe-box.

The design of the pavilions is inspired by traditional architecture throughout South East Asia: thatched and wooden roof structure in order to allow the breeze to pass through on balmy nights, wood flooring throughout, dark tropical woods, and naturally tinted lime plasters providing a range of smooth ocres and yellows...

Privacy is of course a major concern: each pavilion is secluded from the others. Trees, palms and flowers are carefully planted to provide total privacy and quiet.

In the back of the property, our rice paddies extend up to the hills surrounding the valley.


Please find herafter our room rates from May 1st 2007 to April 30th 2008. You might find special offers while booking online through our secure SSL reservation sytem (click on reservation, left menu).
 

Facilities
Behind the villas is the clubhouse (dining and cocktail lounge) overlooking our rice fields, and with a view to inland mountains and forests. Green and fresh, soothing on the eyes and relaxation for the mind.

It is the place to meet with friends, other guests and our staff and guides. Here you will receive all the information you need about the resort and the island. You will find there books & maps to highlight your next day excursion program as well as movies and slideshows giving insights of places to be visited.

Our staff are always available to help you with anything you need to know, to arrange for or to order. Donít worry, we take care of it all. Just tell us what you want - a day trip, a barbecue, special meals - and we will arrange it for you.

Afternoon tea (local cookies, rice and banana cakes) is served at the clubhouse and breakfast and meals will be served in your own sala if you wish, or at the restaurant. Cocktails and fruit are served by the swimming pool or on the beach.

Daily massage (2 hours) is included in room rate: please appoint our masseur/masseuse at your convenience.

Computers, ADSL Internet and picture processing are at oneís disposal. At the end of the day, please join us at the cocktail lounge around a glass. We will display the pictures you shot during the day on a wide screen TV and enjoy a chat together.

Koyao Bay Pavilions provides an exclusive and attentive service with smiles, lot of smiles. The staff at Koh Yao Bay Pavilions is mainly made up of local residents. They will naturally go out of their way to welcome you to their island so you can be sure of a warm reception here. The management at the resort is European and Thai. English, French, Spanish, Italian and Malaysian languages are spoken.

Many activities and excursions are available from the reception desk (see details). Various qualified staff are available on request to lead you around the islandís botanical treasures and cultural life. For your convenience we also provide transportation on and around Koh Yao Noi, particularly catering to transfers between Phuket and Krabi or Ao Nang Beach. Book and movie library at oneís disposal.


Restaurant

Sea food at Koyao Bay Pavilions is a must. Only fish and seafood from the day and from the sea (not from sea farm) are served here. The kitchen opens to the restaurant room, and you are most welcome to watch our chef preparing the meals and ask her everything you want. Cuisine courses can be organized if you want. We grow our own rice at the back of the property.

Apart of original Thai cuisine made of the best products (it become more and more difficult to find it in tourist areas) we serve simple yet excellent Mediterranean cuisine, taking advantage of the excellent sea products available on the island (shrimps, crabs & lobsters, groupers and snappers, trevallies...). Choose the best possible wine from our house cellar to accompany your meal.

Afternoon tea (local cookies, rice and banana cakes) is served at the clubhouse and breakfast and meals will be served in your own sala if you wish so. Tropical fruits at your disposal at anytime in rooms and restaurant areas: please make yourself at home. Beach barbecues can easily be organized.

A la carte simple menu and daily specials, according to our own catches of the night and market supply: but always the best products and the most exquisite preparations.



How to get there
Kohyao Bay Pavillions at Yao Noi is located on the island of Yao Noi, situated midway between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga. Backpackers Hosteling time from the airport from Phuket is around forty five minutes to one hour by motor boat or Ferry.

Transfer Rate - From Phuket Airport to Bungalow
By Private Car and Local Boat   =1400 THB per way (2 pax)
By private Car and Private Longtail Boat  =  3800 THB per way (2 pax)