The seascape of unique limestone islands is incomparable and considered by many to be one of the best views in Asia -in fact for that reason the nearby islands were used as a setting in the 1974 James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun.Only 20 minutes from Phuket by speedboat but a million miles from the stresses of modern life,the island paradise of Koh Yao Noimay just be Thailand’s best kept secret. Itislocated within the magnificent Marine National Park of Phang Nga Bay which possessesover 40 islands andis home to indigenous sea gypsies and protected wildlife.
This tropical island is accessible only by boat or helicopter and thus remains largely undeveloped, natural and peaceful. To arrive here is to step back in time. Completed in 2018, embracing the philosophy of ‘barefoot luxury’ resortliving, on an island with few private villas, the Eagle’s Nest luxury villa is unique for its quality and outlook. The sweeping panoramas from the property are simply breathtaking and can be seen from every room in this expansive estate nestled among the tree-tops. A skilled and personal staffing team ensures that everywhimis catered for.The rental offering includes an open-air seated van and driver. This is more than a home away from home, this is a serviced luxury villa on a remote and idyllic tropical island with every detail thought out.
The grounds of this luxury villacovera half-hectare and stretches from the hilltop to the beach below, with direct water and beach access. Eagle’s Nest is comprised of three connected main buildings all with spectacular views over the Marine National Park of Phang Nga Bay. The four ensuite bedrooms make it perfect for families or small groups, and the villa can comfortably accommodate a diverse group withouteverfeeling crowded.The 15m long infinity pool setsthe stage for the stunning backdrop of Phang Nga Bay. Relaxing here is almost mandatory and guests can enjoy one of the sunbeds or the comfortable sofas in the sunken sala. For those up early, the sun rises directly over the water reflecting and casting beautiful hues of gold to frame each morning.
A modern kitchen and dining room allow meals to be prepared in-house as desired, and the dedicated villa staff will ensure the villa is always stocked with your favourite cold drinks and food stuffs.The 44 limestone islands of the Phang Nga archipelago createthe stunning backdrop to Eagle’s Nest luxury villa. The world-renowned Six Senses Yao Noi resort is adjacent and shares the very same outlook. Service Eagle’s Nest believes in delivering hotel-quality service within a boutique villa environment. The dedicated husband and wife staffing team -Yon and Nuna - reside on site and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Thai hospitality. They provide delicious cooking, housekeeping, and complimentary personal chauffeur services. Additional day staff service the pool,tend to the tropical gardens andassist the core team when the villa is busy, ensuring that service levels are always kept high.All food is prepared and cooked from local ingredients and if you have never tried Thai food skillfully cooked from fresh Thai ingredients, you will be in for a treat. Just caughtseafood is always a popular choice, sourced locally from the fishermen in the village that day so you can be assured it will be delicious. There is also a guest relations officer, Ms. Ann, who has over a decade of experience working for luxury resorts on the island -she is there to check in guests and provide concierge servicesuch as organising activities and day trips for guests while assisting with any other issues that guests may have.
Each of the fourmaster suites have been named after birds which are found in the area:Hornbill, Kingfisher, Sea Eagle & Hummingbird. Each of the rooms feature ensuite bathroomswith either bathtub and rainfall showers. Three of the rooms contain a King-size bed, while the fourth has singles which can be joined if preferred. The elegantly restrained designs in each bedroom make use of the natural light and each one shares the same magnificent ocean views. The Hornbill Suite opens onto its own private terrace with magnificent vista overlooking the ocean. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee as you breathe in the fresh ocean air and ponder the possibilities of the day ahead. It's not just the ocean which offers exceptional beauty as on either side and behind the villa is natural vegetation. From your bedroom high in the treetops you will be sharing the view with the giant hornbills who make their home on this island. The spacious Kingfisher Suite contains a fold-out sofa bed which can accommodate 2 children, or 1 adult as needed.
Whether you are a family with children or a group of couples or singles, the sleeping arrangements at Eagle’s Nest can be configured to suit your needs but the villa is firm about the maximum number of people and children who can sleep in the villa as that will affect the service experience for all.
The large open-plan main building is the center-point of the villa and is perfect for entertaining. Dependant both on the weather and your mood, the villa has provisions for dining alfresco or indoors. The dining areahas large sliding doors which open onto the pool area and can be left open for the fresh ocean breeze or closed up and air-conditioned. Here you will find a large dining table which can seat up to 10 for meals. Beside the dining spaceis a large sofa and lounge space complete with flat-screen tv and stereo. With the doors open and a cool ocean breeze, it’s a great spot to wind down the evening.Most guests enjoy spending their time either in the large pool or on the deck surrounding it. The sunken sala at one end, has a large shade umbrella and dining table, and is the perfect environmentfor watching the world go by.
The long infinity pool stretches the length of the main building and seems to float in mid-air, as the ocean and the horizon blend perfectly with the different shades of blue. Surrounded by the villa and in sync with the natural contouring of the land –it provides the perfect level of privacy and seclusion while maintaining unobstructed views of Phang Nga Bay, so you will always be swimming with the ultimate Instagram view as the backdrop. 5 wooden sunbeds are part of the villa’s facilities for those who wish toenjoy the sun and spendpart of their vacation improving their tan.
If you like running or cycling, then the coastal road in front of the villa is both quiet and picturesque, or for something more challenging head inland over the hills towards the Westof the island. There is littletraffic on the island and you will be sure to be treated to sightings of buffaloes, lizards and birds along the road.
The Eagle’s Nest luxury villais the perfect place to take a family vacation. For those who love fresh air and the outdoors, then Koh Yao Noi is the perfect choice. As most of the island is a national park and undeveloped, there is ample space to roam and enjoy the natural environment. The locals are warm and friendly,and the island feels a lot more like the Thailand of days gone by. You won’t find raucous bars and all-night beach parties on this island. See more details
Bedding: 3 King, 2 Single, 1 Sofa Sleeper
Bathroom: 4 Ensuite
Max Occupancy: 10
Staff: Cook, Housekeeper, Gardener, Pool Maintenance, Driver
Air-conditioning - Central
Beachfront - Tha Kao Beach
Internet - Wifi
Pool - Infinity, Salt Water
Laundry Room :
Books, Board Games, Tea/Coffee, First morning guest breakfast, 2 x Pick-up Transfer van & 2 x Drop-off van (each max 4 PAX plus luggage) within Koh Yao Noi, Van with Driver
First morning guest breakfast, 2 x Pick-up Transfer van & 2 x Drop-off van (each max 4 PAX plus luggage) within Koh Yao Noi, Van with Driver for daily use, Food and Beverages, Arrange Transfers (land/sea) to Koh Yao Noi, Cot, High Chair, Additional Transfers