Koh Yao Noi island sits in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, almost equidistant from Phuket and Krabi. Cape Kudu Hotel, a five-star boutique resort; a member of Small Luxury Hotels, located on the east-coast of the Island with superb views to the towering karst islands of Phang Nga Bay.
Enjoy the castaway life without all the trouble of having to build it yourself! Our Robinson Crusoe suite, comprising a deluxe room with an integral bedroom, affords you the luxury of a sitting room and a bedroom with a walk in wardrobe.
Outside, laze in the shade on the extensive balcony or wallow in the whirlpool bath while watching out for a passing sail! Available any day, not just for Friday!
This vast abode is the essence of tropical affluence featuring private balconies, an elegant private pool, generously appointed living space. These unique Villas provide ultimate comfort in a sublime, refined and breathtakingly beautiful abode.
Our Deluxe rooms exude splendour and serenity, and offer spacious accommodation and home-like amenities decked in an alluring rustic-yet-chic décor. The plush, comfortable bed is perfect for all-day lounging and the private balcony is ideal for taking in some sun with a good book.
BAAN YU YEN (Private Two Bedroom Pool Villa)
There’s nothing quite like arriving at a luxurious hotel and being surrounded by a sophisticated atmosphere. Your eyes wander all around as you soak in the glorious view of the architectural wonder that embraces you.
But that awe-struck feeling is fleeting. In most cases, you lose interest in the decadent ambience as soon as you turn on the TV and forget all about the beauty around you.
Baan Yu Yen at Cape Kudu Hotel is not your typical two-bedroom pool villa. In fact, it’s not so much a “villa” as it is a fully furnished abode that feels luxuriously livable.
In other words, your own actual holiday home: 1,315 square-metres of familiar comforts-think books, toys, charmingly mismatched crockery-all to your loved ones and yourself. This home-away-from-home consists of two annexes, each with their own double bedrooms, linked by an open terrace.
Each annex has its own restroom, bathroom and yes, private pool (that’s not one, but two pools on the property). Additionally, the main villa boasts a 25 square-metre fully equipped kitchen area and a generously appointed living area.
The traditional and rustic appearance of the Hornbill Restaurant is in keeping with the local environment but hides the modern international character of its menu. Choose to sit inside or under the trees at breakfast and admire the views across Phang Nga Bay.
With luck, one of the local Hornbills will drop in to see you. In the quiet evening sit under the stars with a cocktail before dinner and revel in the unspoilt nature of your surroundings before enjoying a meal cooked to perfection by our qualified international chef.
To maintain respect for local principles we do not serve pork products in our restaurant. In line with Cape & Kantary Hotels commitment to support the prevention of cruelty to animals, We do not serve Shark Fin, Bird’s Nest and Foie Gras in our restaurants.
LONG ISLAND BAR
Open daily from 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Stretch out next to one of the bar’s rustic-style pavilions or sit in the shade and enjoy something cool and tinkling musically in a glass.
In line with Cape & Kantary Hotels commitment to support the prevention of cruelty to animals, We do not serve Shark Fin, Bird’s Nest and Foie Gras in our restaurants.
Open daily from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. When you feel like a snack or relaxing over your coffee or a quiet beer, Café Kantary is waiting for you.
WEDDING IN THAILAND
In idyllic tropical surroundings overlooking unimaginably beautiful islands and islets, our Wedding Planners can organise a romantic dream of a Thai or Western wedding in a dream setting. Enjoy the company of friends and family or take time for a romantic dinner for two under the stars on the beach.
With the warm, gentle breeze and the sighing wavelets beside you, lose yourselves in the food, the wine, the romanticism of your surroundings and let sheer togetherness take over.
A once in a lifetime experience can be yours from which you will take away everlasting memories. In an age of rush and bustle, the last word in romantic gestures must be a romantic dinner for two under the stars on the beach.
With the warm, gentle breeze and the sighing wavelets beside you, lose yourselves in the food, the wine, the romanticism of your surroundings and let sheer togetherness take over. A once in a lifetime experience can be yours.
The newly opened and exclusive Cape Spa presents a chic, relaxing space where your body, mind and soul experience true relaxation. An impeccable blend of space, light and tranquillity ensures ultimate refreshment.
Through attention to detail and superlative service, our therapists indulge your preference of traditional Thai massage, Indian head massage and reflexology, body scrubs, polishes and wraps. The finest products and techniques ensure that you are pampered like never before. Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For Hire Koh Yao Noi Our latest development in the area of Southern Thailand is the unspoilt destination of Koh Yao Noi. Based out of the intimate Cape Kudu Hotel, Cape Yacht Charters offers you three choices ranging from the sedate to the spectacular.
The Kudu Wanderer is a converted traditional fishing boat ideal for a wonderful family or group day out along the coast exploring the serene nature of the verdant islands and visiting the local landmark of ‘Big Tree’.
Land on a remote, deserted beach and spend some time swimming, snorkelling or just soaking up the tranquillity. For the more adventurous the Kudu Calypso fast yacht will add enviable thrills to any holiday as you skim over the waves and watch the wake spread its wide embrace of the unique scenery behind you.
Tempting you to the ultimate in romantic travel, however, what could be more dreamy than the snap of sail and gentle hiss of the wake as you glide together across the blue waters aboard the Kantus’ Bride?
Hire a mountain-bike and take a tour around the carefree and almost car-free roads of this quiet little island any time between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
PRIVATE DINING ON THE BEACH
Give a special person a truly memorable dining experience with your own private chef and waiter. Please book one day in advance. Dining from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
KUDU WANDERER (Koh Kudu and Big Tree)
Experience amazing nature at its best. Get on board the Kudu Wanderer to discover Koh Kudu with a hidden pristine lagoon, an island at the northern tip of Koh Yao Noi with a white sand beach and clear water where you can swim and snorkel. Discover a hidden spectacular local landmark, the “Big Tree” at Ao Kean.
An opportunity that others can only dream of Time 15.00 Collected from the Hotel By long-tailed boat to Leamsai Pier Visit Lobster farm, one of the biggest natural aquariums on the island.
By long-tailed boat to Laemhad, a white, sandy beach of clear water. (Take swim suit and bucket-and-spade) Optional trip to Koh Nork for a stunning 360º sunset view. Stout shoes required for trek to summit. By long-tailed boat from Laemsai Pier for the trip back to the Hotel.
TRIP TO KOH HONG
Quiet islands reveal their secrets just for you. Take a long-tailed boat to Koh Hong to slip back into a forgotten world of deserted beaches and a vista of untainted nature.
Sense the smells, the sights and sounds of a world long-gone as you sip your sparkling wine and feast on fresh fruit. With an optional trip to Koh Pak Bia this idyllic afternoon becomes and outstanding, epoch-making experience.
THINGS TO DO ON KOH YAO NOI
If you are new to the island we would like to suggest some activities and visits that may be of interest to you. Further details are available from our Reception team.
Is it a fish farm? A floating aquarium? Take a long-tailed boat to one of the most interesting places on the island where Bang Need farms lobsters and raises marine life for an unforgettable close-up encounter.
TA TON DO SEAFOOD
Amazing sea-fresh ingredients from a fisherman with organic vegetables and freshly-pressed coconut milk prepared daily by his wife. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ROTI PHEUN GAN
For many, one of the most delicious discoveries of life on the island. Cooked while you wait, you will not have just one. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wander through the garden; pick a fresh, green coconut and taste the real thing.
FLOATING BREAKFAST AT KOH HONG & ISLAND HOPPING TOUR IN STYLE BY LONG TAILED BOAT
Make an early start and enjoy your breakfast with one of the most exotic sunrises you can imagine
SUNSET CRUISE ON THE “KANTUS’ BRIDE” YACHT
In the best Hollywood tradition, sail off into the sunset. Sunset cruise will start from Lamsai Pier and pass along Koh Nok and Koh Hong area.
4 ISLAND TOUR BY LONG-TAILED BOAT
Quiet islands reveal their secrets just for you! Visit nearby islands which are good for swimming and snorkelling.
BUILDING HOMES FOR THE LOCAL HORNBILLS
Help to preserve and encourage the local hornbill population by constructing a specifically designed nest box. the watch as your new protégés move in.
BIRD WATCHING ON KOH YAO NOI
Koh Yao Noi is home to many mangrove forests, which attract an array of birds such as White-bellied Sea-Eagles, Mangrove Whistlers, Mangrove Pittas, Fly-eaters and Kingfishers.
AFTERNOON TEA AT FISH FARM TRIP
An opportunity that others can only dream of! Boat trip starts around 16:30 from Laem Sai pier. First stop will be the fish farm then spend some time on the long, white beach of Laem Had (Koh Yao Yai) and end the trip by witnessing the stunning sunset at Koh Nok.
THAI FRUIT SOMMELIER
Discover new tastes and knowledge with a wide selection of the many delicious tropical fruits farmed around Thailand.
THAI COOKING LESSON
Real Thai food from a real Thai chef (Choose the appetiser, main course and dessert that you want to learn to prepare)
Teach yourself serenity! Spend some time meditating and relaxing with Yoga on the island.
KOH HONG, KRABI
This Hong (Thai for ‘room’) can only be entered by dinghy or small motorboat from the shallow lagoon at high to middle tide, or from the open-water entrance on the south-western corner of the island at low tide.
The hong, which gives the island its name, is a stunningly beautiful, enclosed pool with a large rock chimney opening to the sky. Once inside, you will find perfect opportunities for photography, relaxing or exploring.
The noteworthy Mu Koh Hong archipelago is a most striking and unique rock formation. About 12 islets lay in line vertically stretching from the north to the south in Phang-Nga and the Krabi sea.
The island is small stepping stone located to the north of Koh Yao Noi. It is destined to be famous as it has been very popular in the past. The surrounding area is relatively quiet for sunbathing and relaxing.
KOH YAO YAI (LONG ISLAND)
The island boasts attractions such as Ao Klong Son (Klong Son bay) a white sandy beach, surrounded by pine trees with a low cliff of colourful rock formations to one side. The bay is a magnet to those interested in coral.
Ao Tee Kood (Tee Kood bay) also flaunts a stunning, white, sandy beach sheltered by shady pine trees. At Ao Hin Kong (Hin Kong bay) the beach is shaded by tropical forest although this area is not suitable for swimming. The speciality at this location is live fish and rays caught by the mostly Muslim village fishermen.
KOH PAK BIA
This is a small island behind a second island, surrounded by an array of more islands both small and large, easily accessible from Phuket, Phang Nga or Krabi. Sit and sunbathe lazily on the quiet, shady, tree-dotted beach, or the clear, limpid water is an irresistible invitation to any swimmer.
At low tide, this idyllic beach forms a land bridge of sand dunes to its twin. Koh Phak Bia is a charming island. The most stunning spot is the white sandy cape, surrounded by clear seawater.
This is popular with visitors who can enjoy a 360-degree view of numerous tiny islands in the waters around Krabi, Phang Nga and Koh Yao Noi. Experience amazing snorkelling around the sandy cape and glide over colourful coral, only 50-metres away.
KOH LAO LA DING OR PARADISE ISLAND
An island enveloped in natural beauty among clear waters and concealing secluded privacy, Koh Lao La Ding is a small island with a U-shaped white, sandy beach laced between limestone cliffs.
It is inhabited by a group of people who have a concession on the swallows’ nests on the cave ceilings which they guard 24 hours a day. The island offers visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy swimming in Paradise or enjoy sunbathing on the beach, snorkelling, and appreciating the fabulous sight of the emerald sea.
For a true return to nature there can be few more likely sites anywhere in the world. This intriguing island, secluded and unspoilt, is the ultimate retreat from the traps and trappings of modern life.
While taking a leisurely kayak through the mangroves, there is a real opportunity of getting back in touch with the sights and sounds of a natural environment and forging memories that will endure a lifetime.