Set on the beachfront on a hidden stretch of sands, Koyao Island is a great example of how to blend luxury with low impact development.
Check rates at Koyao Island Resort on Agoda.com
The thatch-roof bungalows sprinkled around the tropical garden setting have heaps of castaway character, with wicker and wood furniture, spongy beds swathed in mosquito netting and outdoor showers. A large infinity pool is set just back from the sands. Popular for honeymoons and events, the resort was busy with a wedding party on the day of our visit. Koyao Island is geared more for couples and groups, though families would feel welcome here, too. Room styles range from studios to bungalows with separate bedrooms to a luxurious private villa – the villa is the only choice with air-con. The resort is open all year, with big discounts on offer through the rainier months of May through October. Prices include breakfast.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 3,000 baht, high season 8,500 baht. Notes: Fan studio
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: 4,600 baht, high season 10,500 baht. Notes: Beach fan bungalow
Room: Family room, low season: 8,100 baht, high season 18,200 baht. Notes: Family fan bungalow
24/2 Moo 5, Ko Yao Noi
T: (076) 597 474-6
Room rates: 4,000B to 8,000B