I don’t often mention our accommodations, but we had the opportunity to stay as guests at the wonderful ‘The Paradise Koh Yao‘ luxury boutique resort and spa in Thailand. It is located roughly 45 minutes private speedboat journey from Phuket, a winding scenic journey around the incredible towering limestone islands surrounding Koh Yao Noi island. I don’t often come across a hotel or resort that I am genuinely sad to leave, but we literally had to tear ourselves away from this place. So I decided that The Paradise certainly deserved a dedicated blog post to thank Josef, Michael, and the staff.

The Paradise resort is set right on the beach in a marine park, the only hotel like it on the entire island. It has a private beach and jetty and you feel totally isolated from the real world. This was the most ‘honeymoon’ moment our trip, and it was everything we could have hoped for – The Paradise had set us up in one of the top deluxe suites, featuring a private jacuzzi pool right outside our huge sliding glass doors, right on the beach. When we arrived there were flowers on the bed, champagne at the ready and complete luxury throughout. We had the opportunity to experience the honeymoon spa package, which is a combination of spa treatments (massage, body scrub, steam room), that we could enjoying together. Awesome.

The luxury resort of The Paradise Koh Yao, near Phuket, Thailand

The luxury resort of The Paradise Koh Yao, near Phuket, Thailand

The highlight of our stay was on the last night, the manager Michael (incredibly experienced chef) personally cooked us an incredible meal on our own private table on the beach, surrounded by candles and flowers. This was something we will never forget – thank you Michael.

I’ve been fortunate to stay at some amazing hotels and resorts over the years, but this firmly sits at number one. It’s not often you find a business that just does it right, every time.

If you would like more, we have a much longer and detailed review of The Paradise here, and if you would like to have a look at their website, photos and videos please head over to The Paradise resort & Spa website.

Thanks to Josef, Michael & staff.

The luxury resort of The Paradise Koh Yao, near Phuket, Thailand