Santhiya Koh Yao Yai Resort & Spa
Avoid the crowds with a wellness-focussed stay at Santhiya, situated on Koh Yao Yai island, between Krabi and Phuket in the Andaman Sea. The 39 pool villas and rooms feature traditional Thai-carved furniture and blend in with their natural surroundings via interiors that draw the outside in. All have access to a private stretch of beach and a waterfall pool. Then there’s the cliff-edge, sea-facing Ayurvana Spa, hidden away amid tropical foliage in a traditional Thai-style building, with treatments spanning from signature massages to scrubs, wraps and facials. Duly restored, there are seven different bars and restaurants to work your way around.