InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered Soraya Development Company to bring the InterContinental Yao Yai Resort to Phang Nga Bay’s largest island, which lies between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island.
Scheduled to open in early 2020, the new-built 170-key InterContinental Yao Yai Resort will offer four main room categories, including 72m2 ocean view rooms, one of which is a suite offering panoramic views on the top floor, complete with plunge pool; and rooms and suites in a family-designated buildings featuring water slides, pool access and the Planet Trekkers Programme.
In addition, guests can choose from tropical villas – 18 one-bedroom units situated on the lagoon and creeks – and beachfront pool villas – comprising 10 one- bedroom, one two-bedroom, and one three-bedroom units that boast unblocked ocean views.
The property will feature three restaurant and bar outlets, a gym, pool, spa and resort centre, a Water Facilities Centre, high-end transfers to and from the hotel, as well as meeting facilities and wedding arrangements. Special occasions can also be arranged at the private sandbank during low tide periods.
The hotel will be situated half an hour from Phuket and Krabi airports as well as Phuket and Krabi private piers, and 700m from Bird-Nest Island and Phang Nga Island.