Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Stunning New Construction


Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is expanding its presence in Thailand with the addition of Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort scheduled to open in December 2022.

One of the last untouched islands in Thailand, Koh Yao Yai is located in the middle of Phang Nga Bay halfway between Phuket and Krabi. On the quiet but characterful island of Koh Yao Yai, where the pace of life is slow and relaxed, guests can enjoy traditional Thai culture, southern culinary delights and beaches lined with coconut and palm trees.

In addition to island hopping, snorkeling and diving in waters rich in corals and marine life, guests can spot native hornbills, enjoy a short boat trip to Birds Nest Island or enjoy a tuk-tuk tour of coconut and rubber plantations, and local fishing villages – the backbone of the island’s economy.

Occupying a tranquil waterfront space, the 148-key Anantara Koh Yao Yai offers an immaculate island getaway. The resort’s mile-long stretch of white-sand beach is set against a backdrop of towering limestone formations rising from the waters of Phang Nga Bay, with one- and two-bedroom beachfront pool villas located directly on the beach. beach. Spacious suites housed in four low-rise buildings, all with ocean views, overlook a freeform pool, start at 90 square meters, with exclusive Deluxe Seaview Suites promising deep relaxation with a color palette of soft indigo , muted ultramarine and sandy tones. Eight 366-square-meter sea-view pool penthouses offer two floors of ultimate luxury, one of which also houses a stunning glass-bottom pool. Each penthouse has a large outdoor entertaining area ideal for meals or private gatherings of family or friends, all with stunning views of the surrounding islands.

In the bright and airy Grand Seaview Family Suites, younger guests will find a thrilling play area inside the bedroom with their own slide and play area, plus two-level bunk beds. Meanwhile, nestled amid blooming gardens, the 170-square-meter Lagoon Pool Villas feature a private plunge pool, wooden deck, outdoor dining area, and plenty of luxury amenities.

Dining options will include an oceanfront restaurant serving produce-based Thai/Asian dishes, an all-day restaurant and lobby bar with an international menu that will change with the seasons, and a pool bar. For families, a lively space with popsicles, sodas and pizza, and a sophisticated place to pass the hours with a cool sunset for adults. An on-site organic farm supplies the restaurants with fresh fruits, vegetables and spices daily.

When complete, leisure facilities at Anantara Koh Yao Yai will include a family pool with dedicated children’s paddling pool and a large indoor-outdoor kids’ club, intimate meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a water sports. As well as extensive wet facilities such as a hydro pool and steam room.

Phuket International Airport is the closest aviation hub to Anantara Koh Yao Yai and can be reached by a combination of speedboat and car journeys. The resort will also have its own private jetty allowing easy access for guest transfers from Phuket or Krabi airport.

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Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort
Phang Nga, Thailand


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