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Get an overview of this hotelWhite sands and eco-luxury on a Thai island

20 minutes from Phuket

Located on Koh Yao Yai island, this luxury resort is a 20-minute speedboat ride from Phuket. The resort has its own private white sand beach, and premium snorkeling locations. An 8-minute ride by ferry boat takes guests to Koh Yao Noi, the other large island in the archipelago.

Pool with a waterfall

Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa is set amidst 38 acres among tropical environment and eco-friendly luxury with traditional Thai style in an immaculate beachfront setting. There’s a fitness center, and an Ayurvana spa offering facials and massages. Guests can enjoy Thai and Western dishes at Chantara Restaurant, and cocktails at the beachfront bar.

Tropical views, free WiFI

Each room and villa features carved wooden furnishings, plus sea or garden views from the balcony or patio. The rooms come with an LCD TV with satellite channels, and free WiFi so guests can stay connected. Many rooms have private pools, hot tubs, second bathrooms, and separate living areas.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed WiFi is complimentary.

This luxury resort also offers a private beach, library, laundry facilities, a complimentary children's club, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle. Get some shopping done at the onsite gift shop.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 99 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Year Built 2012 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

By The Sea - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Chantara - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 

Spa Services

Ayurvana Spa has 5 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Children under 9 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 5 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
To reach Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa guests must take a boat transfer (surcharge) from Ao Po Grand Marina Pier.
  • Scheduled speedboat - Shared speedboat journeys depart from Ao Po Grand Marina Pier (Phuket) at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 5 PM. The crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Private Speedboat - Roundtrip or one way for a maximum of 8 people. Available upon request from dawn to dusk, subject to weather conditions. Must be requested by contacting the property. Contact information is provided in the booking confirmation email.
Guests who choose to pay for their reservation at the hotel must pay the full amount upon check-in. The same credit card used to book the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in and must match the name exactly as listed on the passport.


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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