"Gorgeous room, breathtaking views, friendly staff"
Excellent stay from start to finish.
The resort arranged airport transfers that were super affordable: $30 Australian per person for 90 min transfer (Phuket airport to speedboat, speedboat to Koh Yao Yai island, then car ride to resort).
The staff were so kind. Example: one of the 8 days we were staying at the resort I was unwell (typical travel bug/upset tummy). The staff noticed my partner was eating alone at the restaurant, and asked after me. They gave him ginger tea to take back for me, and plain bread to help settle my stomach. The next day when I was back to normal, about 7 staff asked me if I was feeling better.
The resort restaurant was great - combo of Thai dishes, and 'Western' meals (burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, steak, etc). The meals were very reasonably priced.
For animal lovers, there are cats and wild monkeys roaming the resort. The cats were friendly (I patted and played with a few of them), but I obviously kept my distance from the monkeys. It was nice that the monkeys and cats around the resort weren't kept in cages or on leashes (a lot of other places in Thailand keep monkeys on chains or in cages, which is so sad).
Our room was gorgeous. The bed was comfy, and the shower was awesome. The air-con was a god-send.
The beach was great to swim in the morning and early afternoon. In the late afternoon/evening the tide goes out a really long way, exposing lots of rocks. So for late afternoon/evening swims, it's pools only!
Traveller from Melbourne, Australia