Haad Yao is one of Koh Phangan’s best beaches, and the most popular on the West Coast. There are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from. Here is our choice of the best three mid-range to high-end accommodation options.
1st Place: Haad Yao Bayview Resort
Standard double: 700 to 1,700 THB
Superior Sea View Hotel: 1,000 to 2,700 THB
Superior Sea View Bungalow: 2,100 to 4,200 THB
Beach Front Bungalow: 2,500 to 5,100 THB
Overall Haad Yao Bayview Resort is probably the best accommodation option in Haad Yao. This is a large, good standard, value for money, mid-range resort on the beach front.
What we particularly like about Haad Yao Bayview Resort is its beautiful pool and beach front terrace. This is complimented by a designed restaurant featuring hardwood and built around the existing large granite rocks. The view from the pool across the entire bay is impressive.
It is a big and imposing resort designed to cater for all the needs of guests. They even have room service, which is rare for Koh Phangan. The resort also organises tours and taxis to the Full Moon Party. Other facilities include an on-site supermarket and a bike rental shop.
This hotel is very popular all year round with families and couples. When we last visited (in June) it was full, whilst other nearby resorts were nearly empty.
There are four room options – two room types in a hotel block, two in individual bungalows. All room types have a sea view, except the Standard Room, and all rooms have satellite TV, air-con, safe and mini-Bar
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2nd Place: Sunset Cove
Standard Cottage: 1,200 to 1,800 THB
Deluxe Cottage: 1,800 to 2,550 THB
Suite Cottage: 2,300 to 3,250 THB
Sea View Cottage: 2,700 to 3,850 THB
Sunset Cove is a lovely, peaceful family-run resort. There is nothing impersonal about this place.
Sunset Cove is made up of wooden buildings in a peaceful garden setting. The place has an ‘old school’ Phangan bungalow feel to it although with more comfortable accommodation than was available 20 years ago.
Guests at Sunset Cove have access to the restaurant and bar, mini-supermarket as well as a small fitness room that includes a treadmill and bicycle machine. Few resorts in Koh Phangan have much in the way of gym equipment so if you like working out, this resort might be ideal for you.
There are four bungalow options. All rooms come with air-con, safe, fridge, TV and DVD player. Some rooms have open air bathrooms. Free wifi is available throughout the resort.
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3rd Place: Sunset Hill Apartments
Studio: 1,975 to 7,950 THB
1 Bedroom: 3,250 to 7,550 THB
2 Bedroom: 3,250 to 12,000 THB
3 Bedroom: 7,950 to 15,000 THB
Sunset Hill Apartments is located on a hill top location above Haad Yao beach. This 30 apartment resort is probably Haad Yao’s most luxurious accommodation option.
This resort has an infinity pool and a viewpoint restaurant. The rooms here are good quality and offer all the facilities you would expect from a luxury hotel. Some rooms also have a kitchenette. This resort also caters for groups of people travelling together: up to 6 people can stay together in interconnecting rooms.
Sunset Apartments is a stylish accommodation that provides the luxury of a private villa with the facilities of a hotel, and great for groups and families.