Hillside Resort is basic “luxury” accommodation set on a hillside with a stunning view. You can not swim at the beach directly below the resort (mad flats), so I would highly recommend choosing a room with a pool! Our room was very clean, neat and had all the necessary amenities.
No matter where you choose to stay on Koh Yao Yai you will need to hire a scooter or a car to get around. You can organize this through the resort - scooter 300 baht per day.
The island is very quiet, mass tourism is yet to reach here... which is kinda nice.
To be honest I thought the beaches were a little disappointing. The island is tidal and surrounded by mud flats. If you are after pristine white sand and blue water, Koh Phi Phi or Koh Racha are my recommendations (but away from the touristy backpacker areas).
This hotel is a good option for people who like to explore, however I would recommend only staying 3 nights, 5 nights was far too long in my opinion.
I definitely recommend dining at the local roadside restaurants (shacks), their Thai food is beyond tasty and so incredibly cheap!!
2018年1月 | 1泊滞在
The place is really beautiful. The staff are nice and we enjoyed the food and the massage here.
2018年1月 | 3泊滞在
Very nice Pool Villas”
We enjoyed three nights at the Koh Yao Yai Hillside Resort. The Poolvilla was very nice and clean. Also the Restaurant was very delicious. We can recommend the Hotel.
2017年11月 | 2泊滞在
Do not take the rooms in front of the road, the electricity is very loud.
2017年12月 | 4泊滞在
This is not a resort; it's a collection of about 10 villas; the place is kept very clean and neat; staff is friendly; there is a road between the villas and the water; no beach to speak off; the breakfast is disappointing: coffee not very good at all, sugar water for juice; limited choice in fruit, no yoghurt; only Cornflakes or sweet chocolate pops cereal; good choice of eggs though. It is very quiet at night. The place is over-priced by about 35%.
2017年11月 | 2泊滞在
Great rooms with very friendly staff. Book a poolvilla and you will have your own pool with a great view. You can not take a swim in the ocean nearby.
2017年5月 | 2泊滞在
Very Nice Hotel and Beautiful Sea View”
Hotel is a bit far from everything But we got motorbike. So we can ride around the island and get to see manything. Hotel is very Beautiful Sea View. we have 2 room 2 big bed Door connext and big swimming pool. Think our room is the best view. Very happy and very enjoy to stay Koh Yao Yai Hillside Resort. Will come back if we got a good deal.
2017年9月 | 5泊滞在
Nice hotel, very kind staff, beautiful stay ”
Pool Villa is very nice, good staff and very clean. Restaurant a little bit expensive.
Nice place to recreation.
2017年8月 | 5泊滞在
Your own little paradise if you don't mind the isolation”
I fell in love with the photos of this hotel/resort when I saw them online, and knew i had to have that room with the private pool (when it says "sea view pool access", it means your own pool--in case you're wondering) and oustide see-through bathtub with jets. The room, pool, tub and hotel live up to the photos and expectations. And the view of the ocean with its big and little islands everywhere is spectacular, especially when taking a bubblebath at sunset! Food in the hotel is great and there's a lot to choose from, which is good because you're not really going to find any nearby restaurants to venture out to. The main drawback to staying here was not the hotel's fault, it's just that there isn't much to do on Koh Yao Yai. We thought of going fishing, but the rental company charges 3000THB for their equipment. Thought of renting a motorbike, but if you're not a nature lover (sorry, not my thing though the island is lovely) you're not going to "discover" much riding around the island. The nearby village is literally a village with little shacks and buildings where you can buy essentials but little else. The hotel has cable tv but is limited to mostly Thai stuff (even the English movies are mostly dubbed in Thai), and they could benefit greatly from subscribing to the Fox Movies channel we had in our other hotels throughout Thailand. When you feel isolated, good movies can make a huge difference! By the way, don't be intimidated by catching the boat from Phuket or Krabi--it's not too difficult. Way pricier from Krabi, but a beautiful ride through the islands. Like i said, if you're looking for a quiet, low-key place to get away from the hectic city, this is your dream come true. Just be prepared to entertain yourselves. Bring playing cards!
2017年8月 | 1泊滞在
Beautiful place and comfortable, you wake up with a wonderful view! With the pool would be perfect, but it should be available on the description so it is easy to choose. The pictures looked like each room has a pool.