"Everything about the resort is perfectly fine, and we were h..."
December 4, 2018
|Value for money||7.5|
"The resort was nicely built with a good beach in front."
November 22, 2016
"Rooms were functional with a good working ac cooling."
November 22, 2016
February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016
Located on the best beach on Koh Ngai, this stunning resort offers you a close-to-nature atmosphere. With a name that means sea charms or magical sea, Mayalay Beach Resort is the perfect holiday destination for lovers and family who are looking for a sea breeze, sunlight, and white sandy beach. The natural surroundings and open spaces bring a different kind of charm to Mayalay Beach Resort. It can all be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant, spa, water sprots, and solarium - all designed to take in the natural essence of the island. Please enter your preferred dates of stay and submit our online booking form to make a reservation at Mayalay Beach Resort.
October 19, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Overbooked but nice”
Unfortunately the hotel had missed our booking, which meant that we could only have our bungalaws for one night. These were simple and nice, except for the bathrooms, which were pretty worn out. The location is perfect, in the good end of the beach. Breakfastbuffet needs more attention, since it lacked refilling and we had to ask several times for fruit and bread. We were relocated to their sisterhotel at the end of the beach. Upgraded to a beachcottage for the inconveinience. Very nice! Good service to make it possible.
Great location. On the day we reach they happen out electric. Due to we booked is with AirCon. Mayalay is giving us a good solution,they change us to check in other resort. They let me felt they are responsible. Will come back to this again.
- my only real problem was that they have no real chairs on the front porch of the bungalow - the beach recliners provided are not what I, and I expect a lot of other people, want to 'sit' in when not sleeping or doing some activity - a real chair of some kind, even the cheap white plastic ones, would be very welcome. I am serious, this alone will keep me from returning here - when I want to sit outside comfortably and read, or just sit and think, I want a chair to do that on.
Very friendly staff but heavily overpriced and worn down ”
We were excited when we arrived to Koh Ngai. The crystal clear water, palm trees and two hornbill birds welcoming us from a tree. A perfect start. Then we walked to Mayalay Resort, checked in and was let to our Bungalow. We paid nearly 450 MYR per night per Bungalow and to that price, we were badly disappointed! The Bungalows is actually quite nice but they're a very simple and worn. From the light switch in the wall, you can see directly through to the outside. There is nowhere to but you things besides an old daybed. The bathroom is equally old and simple. A funny/strange detail is that the shower is before the toilet which means when you have taken a shower, the runs in front of the toilet and you can't use the toilet without getting wet feet. The restaurant is quite good and nice. Fairly prices compared to the food standard. They have both local thai food and western food. But the wooden terrace the restaurant is placed on is a hazard. Is old and worn down with nails sticking up. One day a guy was making a smaller repair in the small bar (old and worn down) next to the restaurant. He then walked across the terrace with a hammer in his hand. It's like they don't really care as long tourist comes and leaves money. The Spa is none existing beside some old worn down empty spaces in the middle of the ”resort”. There are small ponds which properly once were full of water and beautiful - now they are either empty or full of dead leaves bronze brown water. The staff who worked from 7 am (probably before but that is when breakfast starts) to 10 pm was so nice and friendly. They are the only reason our stay was somewhat enjoyable. But they work way to much serving all three meals all 5 days we stayed - the exact same people! I would not recommend Mayalay Resort to anyone!
Best food on the beach”
By far best food during our whole trip in southern Thailand. Restaurant looks closed, but do not let that bother.
Beautiful Scenery on a secluded island oasis ”
Ko Ngai is quiet, beautiful but with few amenities. You are pretty much limited to the hotel facilities and a small mini mart. The Mayalay tries hard with breakfast but often runs out of something’s. The staff are very sweet and when our daughter became violently ill from eating something at another restaurant they were quick with medicine. We had a back bungalow that’s was very quiet and clean. Ko Ngai is a stunning jewel in the Adamen but limited for dining and bars. A trip of two or three days is perfect.
A slice of paradise (albeit an expensive one)”
Mayalay Beach Resort is ideally located on the sandy white southern end of Koh Ngai just footsteps from one of the most picturesque beaches imaginable. Everything about the resort is perfectly fine, and we were happy and content with our short stay. Having said that (like everything on the island) it is just priced through the roof for what it is. I can't speak to the quality of other accommodation on the island as to whether this is comparatively good value for money or not, but you are certainly paying a premium just for being on the island. The room had good air-con, a cold mini-fridge, hot water for the shower, a couple of deck chairs out the front, a mosquito net for the bed (which you will absolutely need). The included breakfast was of a reasonable variety, but for the money, probably should have been more extensive. Surprisingly, snorkel equipment is not free to borrow. Still, if money is no object, I can definitely recommend this place for the view and seclusion alone.
Simply perfect! Great beach! Great people!”
If you are looking for a luxury retreat you’ll be disappointed but if you are looking for an authentic closed to the beach resort you got it! Straight forward accommodation without any clutter, direct on the beach. Great people especially the lady at the reception is just outstanding. We booked a small trip as well and it was a great value for money. I can only recommend this resort. Dining options are plenty on the entire island.
Nice resort directly at a good beach ”
The resort was nicely built with a good beach in front. Snorkeling was possible in front of the resort. Rooms were functional with a good working ac cooling. Staff was very nice and helpful at ordering. I would stay there again :)
Great location, not so great food”
We loved the location of the resort and spent hardly any time lying around on the beach because of all the activities available to us in the National Marine Park. The snorkeling was awesome. The room was simple and clean, but the mattress was uncomfortable; you could feel all of the springs. In general the place looked a bit run down. The food was sometimes great and sometimes terrible. The free breakfast was nice, but later we ordered shrimp fried rice and the shrimp had been pre-cooked and tasted extremely old. I couldn't eat it. We ended up eating lunch and dinners at the Fantasy Resort down the beach. The last thing we wanted was to get food poisoning. I would go back just for the location but I'd bring snacks as everything on the island is overpriced.
This resort and Koh Ngai is just paradise! The staff is sooo professional, you would think you are not even in Thailand. The girls at reception and at the restaurant are so nice and lovely and they speak very good English. A big thank you to the workers as well who helped us taking a lizard our of our bungalow. I will definately go back there.
Great hotel with the best beach in koh ngai ”
Breakfast is great.. much better than over-rated Fantasy resort. Fantasy resort is crowded and noisy. Mayalay Resort has the best beach as it has the least rocks which make us easy to swim without stamping our feet on the rocks. The villas are provided with kettle and coffee tea.. and they provided us lots of towels. Mayalay Resort know how to take care of the guests. Even its breakfast is much more delicious than fantasy resort. We really prefer staying at Mayalay Resort than Fantasy Resort. Fantasy resort is over rated and crowded with guests.
I simply love Mayalay”
I have been here several times in the past three years. This is my alltime favorite place. I can really relax here. The nature, the quietness , the beach, the ocean and all the staff are the nicest ever, and very very helpful.
We enjoyed our stay to the max. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful and we could relax perfectly well. The rooms in little bungalows which are clean and cosy. The food in the restaurant was also delicious. Snorkeling is possible right in front of the resort close to the beach. All in all a perfect stay!
We totally LOVED our stay! The bungalow had everything we needed, A/C, mosquito net and a two step walk to the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! The nights were quiet, there was a live performer on some nights and that music could be heard but not later than 10pm. (The guy was fabulous, best hope he is performing during your stay! :) ) Since the bungalow is not completely sealed there were the occasional mosquitos, but it did not bother us due to the net over our bed, also since the bungalow was a little open air the sounds of the surrounding nature could be heard inside, which was nice. The staff was lovely, they were so attentive and caring. The foos at the restaurant was fabulous, be sure to try the chicken in garlic and pepper. Will be returning most definitely!! Tip: Also try Koh Ngai camping, lousy camping bur great food!!
this is my 3. time staying there. Just love it !”
This is the 3. time I visit Mayalay, and I will for sure come back again. The staff are so nice and friendly and helpful, and the view is stunning. I hope this small island never will be spoild by a large crowd, because the charm is the nature.
Fantastic location and great rooms”
Koh Ngai is a very quiet island, so if you want to relax this hotel is perfect. The rooms are spacious and well equipped, air con, fridge, western toilets, decent shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Spa is very good. The snokerling just off the beach was also good. The food here is very god but is one of the more expensive places to eat on this island.
peace and quite”
our last 5 days out of a 03 week trip to thailand was intended to be something special and it certainly was during our stay at the "mayalay" . we opted fo the beach front sea maya and were rewarded with room, fully air con and seperate fan with large bed and spacious bathroom, cleaned every day and free water and juises stocked in the fridge. for those that enjoy the life of pamper they need look no further than the "spa" with its excelent comprehensive his and hers treatment menu, the restaurant served an excellent breakfast and value lunch and evening meals , the beach is clean and also has other resorts close at hand if you wish to venture out . the management team were helpfull and staff very attentive at all times ...a place i would concider revisiting
The room was fine, free minibar, Ok breakfast. Only issue I found was the price of food and drinks expensive in their restaurant, which mean we chose to eat elsewhere for every meal. Enjoyed happy hour though! Overall a pleasant place to stay.
A nice hotel on a nice island”
One of the few hotels on Ngai that open during the low (green) season. Bungalows are nice, clean and comfortable. The overall area is well maintained, personnel is friendly and you feel that your money are well spent.
Mayalay Beach Resort