Top 12 Best Koh Yao Noi Accommodation (Hotels & Resorts)

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Are you looking for the best hotels in Koh Yao Noi? You came to the right place!

Just a short boat ride from Phuket, Koh Yao Noi is a great place to break away from the bustle and indulge in privacy.

We have been to Thailand on 3 separate trips and each time our experience has been nothing short of spectacular.

During our last visit, we opted for Koh Yao Noi as a parents-only romantic getaway (we left our three kids with their grandparents) and it was just glorious!


Don’t have time to read the whole article? The best choice is the unique treehouse 5-star adults-only resort:

We’ve done so much research on the best hotels in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand that when other travelers ask us for advice we know exactly what to recommend.

Here is our list of our favorite hotels to stay in at Koh Yao Noi.

Quick Guide: Best Koh Yao Noi Hotels and Resorts in 2023

After a quick list of the top hotels in Koh Tao Noi for a truly ultimate experience? Here are our top picks for a variety of budgets!

TreeHouse Villas Koh Yao Noi Hotel

TreeHouse Villas

  • 5-Star Adults-Only Resort
  • Stay in unique treehouses connected with suspension bridges
  • Steam room and a cooling pool available
  • Enjoy your own private plunge pool or the resort pool
Paradise KohYao

Paradise Koh Yao Resort

  • 4-Star Beachfront Resort
  • Pool, Beach Club Bar plus private beach
  • Perfect for couples and small families (can stay up to 3)
  • Can also choose a jacuzzi or pool villa
Koh Yao Seaview Bungalow

Koh Yao Seaview Bungalow

  • 2-Star Budget Option – Cheap Price
  • Situated along a peaceful beachfront
  • The rooms are air-conditioned
  • Clean, cozy, and convenient
Koyao island resort

Koyao Island Resort

  • The’s beach villa is an open-air oasis that accommodates up to six guests.
  • A recreation hub that arranges snorkeling, rock climbing, and exciting excursions.
  • Treat mom to a pampering session with our on-site spa offering massages and facials.

Top 12 Best Hotels in Koh Yao Noi Reviews

We’ve found the very best hotels on Koh Yao Noi island in Thailand – because we think when everything else is perfect, your hotel should be too.

These hotels are the epitome of luxury, leisure, and adventure!

Here are the best accommodation in Koh Yao Noi in more detail:

1. TreeHouse Villas – Adults-Only Hotel Review

  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.5/10 from over 400+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi (In a secluded and peaceful area of Ko Yao Noi)
  • View on or Agoda

TreeHouse Villas has a special place in our hearts! This adults-only luxury resort is a perfect romantic getaway.

Romantic Vibe and Perfect Service

Just simply love the romantic ambiance on the quiet little island.

The treehouse villa is extraordinarily well maintained that no bugs or even no mosquito could be found in the room.

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Right on the beach in the remote northern part of the island, most of the villas are accessed by suspension bridges. Their design is unique, stylish, and impressive.

Koh Yao Noi Accommodation - Best hotels in Koh Yao Noi

The King size bed in your villa is just so luxuriously comfortable. I loved waking up every morning and opening the curtains to see the gorgeous view.

Villas at TreeHouse Koh Yao Noi Resort

Nighttime is a pure delight as the lights are turned on in the Treehouses surrounding your villa – honestly, it feels like something out of a dream! It doesn’t look real and we certainly kept on having to pinch ourselves that it was real.

Treehouse Villas best resort in koh yao noi

We absolutely loved the delicious buffet breakfasts. And when we got sick at having dinner at this resort we popped next door to the family sister hotel and enjoyed some different cuisine there (which was really yummy).

The beach area is beautiful as well – it looks better during high tide and I thought on our visit that they could do a better job with some of the beach furniture, but we mostly enjoyed our villa and private plunge pool relaxation area so it didn’t bother us too much.

With everything you imagine when you dream of island luxury, this is definitely one of the best resorts in Koh Yao Noi!

Why you will love this resort?

  • The most unique resort you will ever stay in
  • Steam room, pampering spa treatments, yoga classes, and cooling pool
  • You can choose a villa with a private plunge pool
  • Secluded location
  • It’s one of the best luxury hotels in Koh Yao Noi

You can check out our detailed review of the TreeHouse Villas here.

Whether you’re looking for time alone to soothe your soul or some quality time with your significant other, the villas of TreeHouse are the perfect spot.

Enjoy the ultimate adult-only island escape at TreeHouse Villas; you won’t regret it!

2. Paradise Koh Yao Resort Review

  • Rating: 4.5 Star
  • Guest Rating: 8.6/10 from over 1,300+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

This hotel has a secluded private beach with a backdrop of limestone cliffs and tropical rainforests.

It really is Paradise 

From an idyllic location to the friendliest staff members. I cannot fault the place. The food at the restaurant was delicious.

My massage was heavenly and by the time we left everyone felt like a life long friend.

I feel like I left a part of my heart on that island and can’t wait to go back. It was the perfect place to end a magical holiday.

I could not recommend it enough! 5 stars all round!

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The rooms are gorgeous, with floor-to-ceiling windows and huge, mosquito net-draped beds.

The decor is all shabby chic with white-washed woods and turquoise accents. It oozes feelings of calmness and has tropical island vibes.

Paradise Koh Yao Resort - Best hotel in Koh Yao Noi - View

You can lounge on the private unspoiled beach or by the outdoor swimming pool on deck chairs. we absolutely loved hanging out at the Beach Club for a happy hour whilst watching the sunset.

Although we stayed next door at the Treehouse Villas, an adults-only sister resort, we got to explore the grounds of Paradise Koh Yao.

Most of the villas have endless views of the sea and some even had their own jacuzzi! My favorite villas were definitely those with a private pool.

Paradise Koh Yao Resort - Best hotel in Koh Yao Noi - View

The decor in the rooms was top-notch and identical to that in Treehouse Villas – very modern with a tropical vibe. We loved it!

Things that I feel I should point out. You will most likely have to climb lots of stairs to get to your villa, but the views make up for the stairs you have to climb.

The pool area is great but not the best I’ve seen. However, the private beach is gorgeous and a great alternative for island vibes.

hammock on beach

The resort is secluded, meaning you can’t go to any other part of the island without effort. For longer stays you might get bored with the resort restaurant.

However, the seclusion of the resort ensures that your stay will be quiet and your time there will feel special.

Why you will love this resort?

  • The views from your villa every morning!
  • The jacuzzi or private pool (if you get one of those rooms)
  • You can sip delicious cocktails on beanbags at the Beach Bar.
  • Spacious air-conditioned villas

At Paradise Koh Yao Resort your stay will be an unforgettable experience of luxurious relaxation and absolute tranquility!

3. Cape Kudu Hotel Review

Cape Kudu Review
  • Rating: 5-Star Boutique Resort
  • Guest Rating: 9.2/10 from over 750+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

Cape Kudu Hotel is a traveler’s paradise, situated atop an exclusive cliff along the Gulf of Thailand, it is a luxurious 5-star resort.

What we love is that from your room, you can gaze out to the endless horizon of the sea.

At this Koh Yao Noi hotel there are many kinds of accommodation available including double rooms, villas with a private pool, and 2-bedroom villas (which are perfect for families like us!) – meaning there’s something for everyone no matter what your budget is!

Cape Kudu Hotel - Best Koh Yao Noi Hotels - Room

I am a big fan of infinity pools and this infinity pool overlooking the ocean is just glorious. There is also a beautiful private beach area.

Spoil yourself at their spa and wellness center, they offer a lovely range of body treatments. Or for those who love to explore, you can easily rent a scooter or motorbike next door.

Cape Kudu Hotel - Best Koh Yao Noi Hotels - View

Once you have worked up an appetite, you can visit their restaurant offering delicious local cuisine paired with unparalleled views of the infinity pool and beyond.


We loved everything about Cape Kudu!

This is a stunning, stylish, intimate property with the best view from every angle, the friendliest staff & fabulous Manager who is easily mistaken as a staff member as he is so hands on & approachable.

While it is first class there is nothing stuffy about this hotel. The breakfasts were delicious, cocktail hour by the pool, not to be missed & the cafe next door, scrumptious!

We cannot wait to return & hope Antoine will be leading this hotel to keep it as beautiful as it is today.

Scooters with side cars & motorbikes are able to be rented next door & restaurants galore, a short walk either direction from the hotel.

We loved our 4 night stay, thank you.

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Why you will love this resort?

  • Super luxurious
  • Private beach area
  • Relaxing infinity pool
  • Spa and wellness center

Cape Kudu Hotel is one of the best hotels in Ko Yao Noi, and provides the perfect luxurious island stay for couples and families.

With its attentive staff, bespoke services, and world-class facilities, Cape Kudu Hotel promises an unforgettable island getaway that you’ll never want to leave!

4. Koyao Island Resort Review

Koyao Island Resort Villa - Best hotels in Koh Yao Noi
  • Rating: 4 Star
  • Guest Rating: 8.8/10 from over 300+ travelers
  • Location: Klong Jark Beach, Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

If relaxing at a private, secluded resort on a romantic island getaway sounds like your dream vacation, you can’t get better than Koyao Island resort.

Calm Paradise!

Stunning views from the beach, pool, restaurant, bar, room! Helpful and friendly staff!

One of the best hotels I stayed in Thailand!

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the accommodation is beautiful. You have the option to book studios, villas, and suits. But what we love most is that you can even choose a tented villa, surrounded by nature with no walls!

Koyao Island Resort Room - Best hotels in Koh Yao Noi

The resort has facilities so you can snorkel, dive, fish, kayak, bird watch, bike, and rock climb right here.

Another favorite part about this resort is the views that you get from the grounds! Sensational!

I do feel that the resort is a bit dated and could do with some maintenance, but overall it is a really relaxing, chilled-out resort at an affordable price.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Ideal for relaxation and adventure
  • Infinity pool
  • An incredible view of the nearby islands
  • You can rent a motorbike from the hotel to explore the island

At Koyao Island Resort, you can escape from it all while still enjoying modern luxuries – making it the ideal destination for anyone looking for a laid back resort on Koh Yao Noi island.

5. Laguna Villas Boutique Hotel Review

Laguna Villas Yao Noi - Best Ko Yao Noi Hotels - Pool
  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.2/10 from over 200+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

Laguna Villas Yao Noi Hotel is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway. From the moment you enter, you’re greeted with lush gardens and stunning views of the Andaman Sea.

This luxurious hotel is located just 20 meters from the beach! With infinity pools and massages, there’s no better place to unwind.

The villas are spacious and equipped with everything you need for a luxurious stay. Plus, breakfast at Laguna Villas is not to be missed – it’s full of delicious options that’ll keep you satisfied all day long!

Laguna Villas Yao Noi - Best Ko Yao Noi Hotels - Villa

The resort offers Thai cooking classes, diving, and kayaking. If you’re looking for more high-energy activities, you can find that here too!

The location is ideal, as there are cute restaurants, cafés, and supermarkets right at your doorstep.

Why you will love this resort?

  • The villas are comfortable, stylish, and roomy
  • Lovely balconies and huge windows
  • All the rooms are located close to the pool
  • They offer babysitting services!

With such a beautiful property in such a perfect location, it’s no surprise why Laguna Villas Yao Noi Hotel is one of the most popular spots on Koh Yao Noi island.

6. Jaiyen Eco-Luxury Resort Review

Jaiyen Eco Resort
  • Rating: No Star
  • Guest Rating: 9/10 from over 11+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

Do not let this no-star rating resort deceive you. The Jaiyen Eco Resort offers glorious views and accommodation at a great price!

There is a restaurant with great Thai and Asian food available.

We loved the fact that the resort offers American (Western) breakfast options which are perfect when traveling with children who may be a little picky!

The cacoon bungalows are what we just love about this resort. The bungalows are beautiful and large, and all have a stunning sea view!

Jaiyen Eco Resort

The staff are so friendly and happy to help you during your stay.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Well-appointed and large rooms
  • Amazing views
  • Infinity pool
  • Perfect resort for taking time out and relaxing

7. Koh Yao Seaview Bungalow Hotel Review

Koh Yao Seaview Bungalow - Best Koh Yao Noi Resorts - Bungalows
  • Rating: 2 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.2/10 from over 650+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

These lovely little bungalows have great sea views and a tropical garden.

With a bar, restaurant, bicycle rentals, and an array of holiday activities on-site, you’ll never need to leave!

Koh Yao Seaview Bungalow - Best Koh Yao Noi Resorts - Room

Important to note is that some rooms only have fans in them. If you are anything like us, we need air conditioning in our rooms – especially for hot Thailand weather. So make sure you look out for the rooms with an aircon in them.

It’s a great place for couples and families.

Why you will love this resort?

  • The rooms are air-conditioned
  • Pretty mosquito nets and a refrigerator
  • Clean and cozy and convenient

If you are trying to find one of the best cheap hotels on Koh Yao Noi then this is it!

8. The Simple Koh Yao Noi Hotel Review

The Simple Koh Yao Noi - best accommodation in Koh Yao Noi - Dining
  • Rating: 2.5 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.1/10 from over 135+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

With a very modern, minimalist design and great service, The Simple Koh Yao Noi is a great place to stay!

An Asian breakfast is served daily, and the bar is a great place to socialize with other guests every evening.

Located in the center of the island, you can find all the best of Koh Yao Noi all around you!

Staff can help you arrange a bicycle to explore the island and point you to the best restaurants.

The Simple Koh Yao Noi - best accommodation in Koh Yao Noi - Room

It is very rare for us to stay only on hotel grounds. We love to hop on a motorbike and scoot around to visit other restaurants, and other beaches and explore the local life of the island.

So if you’re more interested in exploring the interesting island culture than the beach, this is the best hotel in Koh Yao Noi.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Great for socializing
  • Clean and interesting
  • Great location
  • All the amenities


9. Najjamee Bungalow Hotel Review

Najjamee Bungalow - Best hotels in Koh Yao Noi
  • Rating: 3 Star
  • Guest Rating: 8.9/10 from over 260+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

Najjamee is a great place to bring the kids! Children under 10 can stay for free, and there are lots of exciting activities available, like canoeing, snorkeling, and wind-surfing.

Najjamee Bungalow and Balcony

The rooms are spacious, with a lovely balcony to sit in and admire the forest. It’s not right on the coast, but it’s a short walk.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Free breakfast
  • Authentic rustic feel
  • Great service

10. Koyao Bay Pavilions Hotel Review

Koyao Bay Pavilions Hotel - Best Resorts on Koh Yao Noi - Pool
  • Rating: 4 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.3/10 from over 105+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

Opening directly onto the beautiful Pa Sai beach, with magnificent views of the surrounding islands, Pavillions Hotel is an incredible retreat.

Nestled between paddy fields, forest, and beach, you’re surrounded by the best of nature.

The rooms are large and airy, with all the amenities. Traditional Thai architecture and modern comfort.

Koyao Bay Pavilions Hotel - Best Resorts on Koh Yao Noi - Room

It’s ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers, with a range of outdoor activities and unique thrills, as well as a spa for a very different kind of fun!

Why you will love this resort?

  • Spacious rooms
  • Great for kids
  • Right on the beach
  • Really lovely staff

11. Six Senses Yao Noi Hotel Review

Six Sense Yao Noi Resort Infinity Pool
  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.1/10 from over 385+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

The Six Senses Yao Noi resort is set amongst 24 acres of natural beauty.

This is where you go to escape from the city and is the perfect retreat when you want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

When we travel as a couple (without our kids), we try to find resorts that offer gorgeous views and luxurious rooms and this hotel has the perfect villa for us even with its own pool!

Six Sense Yao Noi Villa with Pool

Despite being set away from the mainland, you can still be pampered at the on-site spa or use the fitness center.

The restaurant offers a variety of cuisines including Italian, Thai, and Indian, and even boasts a well-stocked international wine cellar.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Spacious villas with outdoor showers and own pool
  • Secluded resort
  • Luxurious accommodation

12. Awana Villa Resort Yaonoi Review

Awana Villa Resort Yaonoi Pool
  • Rating: No Star
  • Guest Rating: 9.2/10 from over 245+ travelers
  • Location: Koh Nao Noi
  • View on or Agoda

The Awana Villa Resort offers the perfect place to relax and unwind at an affordable price too!

The resort is perfectly located close to shops and restaurants for when you wish to do a little more than just relax and splash in the outdoor pool.

When we travel with our three kids, we try to find hotels that have rooms or suites with at least 2 bedrooms so that there is more space for everyone.

We also loved the 2 bedroom villa at Awana Villa Resort as it had its own pool which the kids love to use all day!

Awana Villa Resort Yaonoi Room Villa

The resort offers a la carte meals with the choice of either American (Western) or Asian cuisine.

Why you will love this resort?

  • Spacious villas, some with their own pool
  • Close to other shops and food outlets
  • Perfect place to relax and unwind

FAQs About The Best Koh Yao Noi Accommodation

Here are some answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Koh Yao Noi.

1. Is Koh Yao Noi worth it?

Koh Yao Noi is certainly worth it! We loved it.

For me, this island is all about unwinding and taking it easy. But if you’re up for it, you can also throw in some snorkeling and kayaking. Plus, it’s a fantastic hub for discovering the neighboring islands.

2. When should I go to Koh Yao Noi?

The best time to visit Koh Yao Noi is from January to April when the weather tends to be dry and sunny.

3. How do I get from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi?

The best way to get from Phuket to Koh Yao Noi is by ferry. First of all, check with your hotel/resort to see if they offer a ferry service as part of their stay.

If they don’t you can catch a public ferry from Bang Rong Pier (30 min away from the airport) in Phuket. The ferry takes around 30 min – 60 min (depending on where you are staying). Tickets can be booked in advance online.

4. What is the closest airport to Koh Yao Noi?

Phuket International Airport is the closest airport to Koh Yao Noi.

We typically fly into Phuket airport and stay overnight in Phuket before heading to Koh Yao Noi on a ferry the next day.

5. How far is Koh Yao Noi from Koh Yao Yai?

By boat, it takes only 15 minutes to make the journey from one island to the other. There is a public ferry and you can book tickets here.

Final Words About Best Ko Yao Noi Hotels

Although Koh Yao Noi is a relatively small island, there are plenty of Koh Yao Noi accommodation choices to pick from. 


Don’t have time to read the whole article? The best choice is the unique treehouse 5-star adults-only resort:

Saying that I know that the above 12 list of Ko Yao hotels will be enough to sort through. Twelve choices may even be too much. 

We are definitely going back to this amazing island for another relaxing vacation. And we will stay once again in our number one Koh Yao hotel, the Treehouse Villas, for sure!

Tip: If you are traveling to Koh Yao Noi via Phuket, you might be interested in checking out where to stay in Phuket here.

What Makes Wanderlust Storytellers Hotel Guides Unique

Why should you trust our hotel recommendations? Because we have experienced them first-hand! During our stay in Koh Yao Noi, we had the opportunity to stay at or visit most of the hotels and resorts on this list.

Although this page contains affiliate links, we’d like to clarify that none of the featured resorts sponsored us. We paid for our own stay, like any other visitor.

We pride ourselves on delivering completely impartial and unbiased opinions and recommendations.

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