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Q. How to get to Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa?

There are 5 regional airline carriers that will take you to Phuket to go to Koh Yao Yai at the moment. These are Bangkok Airways, Thai Airways, Air Asia, Orient Thai and Nok Air coming from Bangkok or to any regional airports in Thailand that flies directly to Phuket Airport.

This is the 1st step for you to get to Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa since this is the only closest airport to reach Yao Yai Island.

Once you have arrived at Phuket International Airport, Santhiya Guest Ambassadors will welcome you at the airport and will take you by Santhiya Van to Ao Po Grand Marina Pier which will take approximately 15-30 minutes (depend on traffic on that day). Ao Po Grand Marina Pier is where Santhiya private speedboat is waiting to take you for a 20 minutes boat ride to Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa.

Please highly take note that we have only 3 daily scheduled trips by Santhiya Speedboat to Koh Yao Yai from Ao Po Grand Marina which are at 11.00 hrs./ 13.00 hrs. and 16.00 hrs., (Subject to change without prior notice.) There are private speedboat transfer and private excursion trips, up to the maximum of 12 pax, available upon request. Please check the rate and further information with our reservation team.

Speedboat operation may sometimes be disrupted due to adverse weather conditions. For more details please contact our reservations +66 0 2443 0585 or email at reservation@santhiya.com / kohyaoyai@santhiya.com

Q. Where is Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa?

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai nestled in a tranquil cove on Koh Yao Yai’s tranquil west coast, just 20 minutes by speedboat from Phuket. Koh Yao Yai is situated in the Andaman Sea on the west side of Phuket island between the southern part of Thailand’s mainland and Phuket island. The resort is set within 38 acres of lush tropical grounds Santhiya is a unique hideaway offering high standards of service and accommodation unparalleled by other resorts on the Island. A 5-star property, Santhiya offers an accommodation in 39 villas. All accommodation features elements of indoor and outdoor space, blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings and overlooking a picturesque sandy bay.

The resort’s facilities include six restaurants serving Thai and international cuisine, a range of leisure facilities and a pampering spa.

Q. Is the resort suitable for Honeymooner?

Yes, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resorts and Spas is suitable for honeymooner. Our resort has a private atmosphere surround with beautiful beach and seafront. You can also choose to have a private candlelit romantic dinner with your other half. We have both Thai and Western wedding package. If you are looking for a romantic destination, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa is the best choice for you to come and spend time together with your soul mate.

Q. Do you have a money changer at the resort? Or do we need to have our money’s change to baht before going there?

No, we don’t. Guests have to exchange currency to Thai baht before going to the Island.

Q. What activities do you offer at the resort?

At SaaiTara and Chantara restaurant, we have Live Music every day except on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, the contemporary song by her melodious voice, while guests are having dinner.

You can enjoy the resort’s ground and the natural way of life on Yao Yai Island by our complimentary bicycles, or you can choose to rent a motorcycle or a car to cover the whole Yao Yai Island.

We also offer several outdoor and water activities as following;

  • Outdoor Activities

Thai Boxing 
Yoga Training, Thai Classical Dancing.

  • Water Activities

Kayaking, Paddle Board, Snorkeling.

  • Fitness & Game room

Adventurous souls will enjoy exploring the surrounding beaches and scuba diving with certified PADI instructors.(TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

For those who are interested in Traditional Thai culinary art and want to learn the Art of Thai cooking , our chef will show you his secret cooking recipes and techniques. At the same time, he will introduce you to a wide variety of interesting Thai ingredients and herbs that will surely add more spice to your life.

We offer a long list of Island explorations by sea and by car, which you can arrange on or before your arrival or upon your arrival.

Below are the four categories for sightseeing tours:

#1 – Santhiya Signature Tours  (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

#2 – Santhiya Half Day Tours (09.00 hrs.-14.00 hrs.)

Koh Khai Tour

#3 – Santhiya Full Day Tours (09.00 hrs.-16.00 hrs.)

Koh Tapu (James Bond Island)

Phi Phi Don (Nui Bay)& Phi Phi Leh (if the weather permitted)

Krabi 4 Islands

For more information or details please see our EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES PAGE ON THE RESORT MENU email to info.syy@santhiya.com

Q. What is the name of the nearest airport?

The airport code is HKT for Phuket International Airport. Please check regular airway regional flights for your traveling date & time.

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Q. What is the maximum number of guests per each room/villa accommodation?

Below is the reference (children age 2 up to 11 years old)

Room Categories – Hotel Building No. of RoomsSize ApproxNo. of person/room
Supreme Deluxe Garden View 960 sqm.Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Supreme Deluxe Bay View2560 sqm.Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Supreme Deluxe Sea View10860 sqm.
Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Grand Deluxe Bay View672 sqm.Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Grand Deluxe Ocean View 2272 sqm.Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Villa CategoriesNo. of RoomsSize ApproxNo. of persons per villa
Ocean View Pool Suite 6135 sq.m. Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Ocean View Pool Villa
150 sqm.
Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Sea Water Pool Villa 7150 sq.m. Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Sea Water Pool Villa Plus 3150 sq.m. Max. of 2 adults+2 children
Royal Grand Pool Villa
3265 sqm.
Max. of 4 adults+4 children
Two Bedroom Sea Water Pool Villa 10265 sqm.Max. of 4 adults+4 children
Family Two Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa1265 sqm.Max. of 4 adults+4 children
Four Bedroom Pool Villa 2449 sq.m. Max. of 8 adults + 8 children

Q. Do you have interconnected rooms/villas?

No, at the moment we don’t offer interconnected room/villa accommodations. Alternatively, we do have Santhiya Royal Grand Pool Villa Suite which offers 2 bedrooms this villa features 2 floors with more generous personal space and panoramic sea view.

Q. How far is the beach area or swimming pool from the rooms/villas?

The farthest would be only 100 meters. We provide 24 hours service of Santhiya wooden car which will take you to the beach or pool area anytime you want to go.

Q. What is the concept of Santhiya design as a resort & spa?

Santhiya’s core concept is to preserve the nature and environment and promote luxury eco-tourism. The resort provides first-class accommodations in traditional Thai architecture made from teak wood that blends harmoniously with nature and allows you to enjoy the natural beauty and atmosphere of the surrounding. While the resort provides our guest with modern facilities and have wifi throughout the resort, we kept most of the unused resort’s ground in the original luscious forest condition.

Q. What is the weather condition in Koh Yao Yai for most parts of the year?

The island has a beautiful warm weather throughout the year from January to December with some rain falls between June and November. In fact, on most days you will see sunshine. It is hot even when cloudy, and you can still get sunburn even if the sky is overcast.

Q. What do you suggest best for guests to wear when in Koh Yao Yai?

Light, loose cotton clothing is best. Nylon should be avoided. Sweaters are needed in the evenings during cool season or if visiting a mountainous area or national parks. Neat clothes best with sleeves and over the knee bottom are required for entering temples or sacred places around Koh Yao Yai and Phuket Island.