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Fri, 20 May 2022

Anantara Resort to Open on Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

(20 May 2022, 12:20 +07)  Minor Hotels is preparing to expand its portfolio of Anantara hotels in Thailand with a resort on Koh Yao Yai slated to open in December 2022.

Koh Yao Yai is located in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, halfway between Phuket and Krabi.

In addition to island-hopping, snorkeling and diving in waters rich in coral and marine life, guests will be able to observe native hornbill birds, enjoy a short boat trip to Birds Nest Island and enjoy a tuk-tuk tour of the coconut and rubber plantations, as well as the local fishing villages - the backbone of the islands economy.

Seaview Suite at Anantara Koh Yao Yai, Thailand. Click to enlarge.
Seaview Suite at Anantara Koh Yao Yai, Thailand

The 148-key Anantara Koh Yao Yai will feature one and two-bedroom beachfront pool villas, suites and eight 366 sqm Seaview Pool Penthouses that offer two floors of luxury, one of which houses a stunning glass bottom swimming pool.

Each penthouse also has a large outdoor entertainment area perfect for dining or private gatherings of family or friends all with stunning views of the surrounding islands.

In the Grand Seaview Family Suites, young guests will be able to enjoy a playground inside the room with their very own slide and play area, as well as two-tiered bunk beds.

Meanwhile, nestled amid blooming gardens are 170 sqm Lagoon Pool Villas that come with a private plunge pool, wooden sundeck, outdoor dining area and a host of luxury amenities.

Dining options will include an ocean-facing dining restaurant serving produce-driven Thai/Asian dishes, an all-day lobby restaurant and bar with an international menu and a pool bar.

An organic farm onsite provides the restaurants with daily fresh fruit, vegetables and spices.

When completed, Anantara Koh Yao Yais recreational facilities will include a family pool with a kids only splash area and a large indoor-outdoor kids club, meeting and event spaces, hydro pool, hammam, and fitness and water sports centres.

The announcement of this latest addition to our Thailand collection of resorts, developed in partnership with Soraya Development, sends a clear signal about our commitment to the industry, said Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels. With travel and hospitality sectors in Thailand and elsewhere set for a rebound, destinations like Koh Yao Yai that combine seclusion, easy access to pristine nature and authentic local experiences, are destined to benefit from a surge in demand with global travellers.

Phuket International Airport is the closest aviation hub to Anantara Koh Yao Yai.

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