Low-key tropical elegance
99 Moo 3, Prunai, Ko Yao Yai T: (087) 808 3838
This 35-bungalow resort sits in isolated splendour along a pretty stretch of beach on the west-facing Bole Bay in Yao Yai’s south end.
Glow has a rather genteel feel to it, with manicured tropical gardens and an elegant dark wood lobby sala with vaulted ceilings. Catering mainly to couples and families, Glow has six room types from a 44 square meter superior bungalow to a 218 sqm two-bedroom pool bungalow. The exteriors are designed with rustic touches while interiors are more contemporary, some with vaulted wood ceilings and jacuzzi tubs. Every room has a semi-outdoor private bathroom and at least a partial sea view. Several bungalows have their own small attached pools, while the common swimming pool offers a cool place to relax or enjoy a poolside massage when the tide goes out. At high tide swims in the sea are possible. Glow has its own dive shop and fitness centre, and it puts on regular yoga and Thai cooking classes. The usual resort offerings are included: air-con, WiFi, cable TV, breakfast, and in the low season months (May through October) the prices really come down. Overall, Glow’s a friendly, chilled out place ideal for those wanting a peaceful beach getaway with added comforts.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.