Taking a trip to Thailand in the near future? Then you might want to prepare yourself for the mass tourists surrounding its best-known regions, including Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. If you're looking for somewhere rather more secluded, on the other hand, Koh Yao Noi could be a great choice.
Just a 30-minute boat ride from the tourist hub of Phuket, Koh Yao Noi is an island best described as Thailand's untouched paradise. The best news of all? It's now also home to Thailand's newest adults-only retreat.
Overlooking the stunning Phang Nga Bay, the 9 Hornbills luxury glamping retreat features seven large African-style safari tents just a few hundred meters from the beach. The tents are designed to give a real camping-type experience with a little added touch of luxury.
As with regular camping sites, you'll be able to find outdoor showers — but its special touches like his and her's bathroom sinks inside the tent that make it all the more appealing. And if you want to enjoy breakfast while lounging in the pool, the retreat will bring out its large floating trays — equipped with eggs benedict, fruit salad, omelet, fresh coconut, fruit juices and even your morning latte.
During your days, you can explore the limestone islands surrounding the Bay — the closest of which is just a 20-minute boat ride away. Many of the islands are home to exotic species, caves and small secluded beaches with hidden lagoons for you to explore to your heart's content. Prices start from around $570 a night including breakfast. Go to the website for more information on how to book.