We are many times visitors to the Coastal Escape in Ko Yao Noi since they opened in late 2016 and make it a point to plan our vacations with this terrific company. We have brought many friends and family from over the world to this property and they have returned again with us, on their own, and have even planned weddings there. Here's why: Daniel and his team are first class, attentive in the best possible ways (that is, they instinctively know what you want and how to accommodate it), and all around the most professional and kindest people that you could ever hope to host you on a vacation.
On a recent trip, the other island resort was booked when we hoped to travel, so Daniel stepped in and offered to have us at this newer (and albeit slightly different concept) property. What you are in for is pure magic.
The house is enormous (there are 4 in total, each very private), beautifully equipped, and superbly thought out for their guests. Have a baby/kids? They accommodate with kid focused furniture and toys, when needed. Want a massage? There is a dedicated private room for two at a time - in your house. Lounge by the pool? You have your own private 15m pool. And it fronts one of the more spectacular and (increasingly rare) private beaches (barely anybody) you'll ever go on; all facing west to a spectacular sunset. The beach goes at least 10km if you fancy a walk. The surf is mild and water temperature perfect. And the same hospitality and professionalism is very much on display here as at the other property. With an exclusive property like this, one would hope that the food is excellent. It is that and more. They cater to your every allergy or need and are always keen to help. During our stay, they even gave us a bonfire which was a fantastic touch. You really taste Thailand here. And Daniel and his crew are more than happy to arrange one of the many trips and highlights that this area has to offer - NOTE: This property is closer to the piers that take you to the karst rocks than most of the other resorts in Phuket (Translation - you will beat the massive throngs of tourists if you go early enough).
This is all within 30-40 minutes drive from Phuket airport, but you'd never know it. Most tourists go south to the throngs of mega-resorts, which serve a good purpose if you're into that. However, if you go north, you get this quiet tranquility and no crowds, in beautiful, peaceful surroundings that are truly relaxing, yet with all of the modern amenities you could possibly want (Hint: Stay off the wifi, you can do it - just enjoy the place)!
We couldn't recommend a group of properties more, or a better management team and leader to spend your hard earned and won time with. We'll be back and recommend that you look no further if you're planning to be in this area. Thank you Daniel and team!