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9 Hornbills

Koh Yao Noi

High above a private beach on the idyllic Koh Yao Noi island, looking out over the bay, the eco-friendly, adult-only 9 Hornbills is a blissful retreat. Each luxury, safari-style tent is surrounded by greenery, creating a truly secluded space. The canvas entrances fold away completely, revealing wooden verandahs where you can grab a few quiet moments. Inside, the decor is simple and restful with freestanding bathtubs, perfect for enjoying long soaks with picture-perfect views. Beyond, you’ll find private pools for taking cooling dips, and loungers for luxuriating in the sun.

Seafood brought in fresh from the bay is combined with other locally-sourced ingredients to create delicious Thai dishes in the main restaurant, or you can opt for a more intimate dining experience in the privacy of your quarters. Treat yourself to a floating breakfast as you soak in the pool, book a romantic starlit barbeque for two, and grab light bites and cocktails at the laid-back bars.


Around 30 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport, followed by just over an hour's scenic boat ride. Arrive in style by traditional longtail boat, landing directly on 9 Hornbills private beach.

A little more detail

  • Adults only 

  • Private pools and beach

  • Butler service

  • Yoga, kayaks & paddle boarding

From a client…

A safari-style, island retreat for adults only - the perfect honeymoon escape.

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Pool Tent at 9 Hornbills
Pool tent at 9 Hornbills
View from the tent over the sea at 9 Hornbills
Sea views at 9 Hornbills
Tented bedroom at 9 Hornbills
Tented bedroom at 9 Hornbills
Boat in the sea from above
Beach at 9 Hornbills
Canopy bed at 9 Hornbills
Bedroom at 9 Hornbills
Breakfast tray floating in the pool at 9 Hornbills
Breakfast at 9 Hornbills
Dinner at sunset at 9 Hornbills
Romantic dinner at 9 Hornbills

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Exclusive retreat

9 Hornbills has a certain air of exclusivity, enhanced by having your own butler on hand! Soak up stunning views over the bay of towering limestone karsts that have erupted out of the crystal waters. Romance flows effortlessly through the resort and the adults-only concept makes it an enticing choice for couples.

Pool overlooking limestone karsts and sea at 9 Hornbills

What can you do there?

A complimentary buggy will take you to and from the resort’s private beach, and to their sister resort, Koyao Island, where you can take advantage of the spa and wellness facilities. For a day of adventure, hire mountain bikes, go rock climbing, or take kayaks and paddleboards out into the bay. For an extra special experience, take a boat trip to a tiny islet and dine on the deserted beach as the sun sets. 

Yoga studio at 9 Hornbills


9 Hornbills is committed to low impact sustainability. The luxury tents feature locally-made furniture of sustainable teak, as well as high-grade insulation and special bedroom air-conditioning to reduce their carbon footprint. They’ve invested in low energy fans and their own water collection system as part of their ongoing dedication to the environment.

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