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Koyao Island Resort is in operation since 2001 and owned by two Swiss hospitality professionals who spent many years in the region and fell in love with the beauty of Koh Yao Noi beyound Phuket.
Koyao Island Resort is the first resort of Germing Frey, Hotels & Resorts. The neighboring property Six Senses Yao Noi was developed a few years after as the second project by Germing Frey, Hotels & Resorts. Other properties in the portfolio of Germing Frey, Hotels & Resort include Soneva Kiri and new a property under development in Ngapali, Burma.
Although we are independently and privately owned, we are also aware that we are part of a bigger picture. We are highly motivated to preserve the unique nature of Koh Yao around us as well as the original and untroubled social climate in the neighboring communities of Krabi Province.
Indeed, taking an active part in the daily lives of our local community of koh yao is a vital connection to the roots of the sincerity and grace of the Thai people. By recruiting local staff and using locally grown building materials and produce, we strive to make a positive and respectful impact on our surroundings.
We are also the proud sponsors of the Koyao Children’s Community Center which enables local children and youth to gain valuable vocational and language training.