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Frequently Asked Questions About Island Yoga Retreats, Koh Yao Noi, Thailand!

About Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Koh Yao Noi is located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. National Geographic ranked Koh Yao Noi as one of the 6 Wild and Beautiful Places to Practice Yoga. Koh Yao Noi remains a hidden gem in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia – an island largely undiscovered by mainstream tourism with pristine beaches, friendly locals, and outstanding natural beauty. Koh Yao Noi is really the perfect retreat hideaway.

With plenty of time between classes, you will discover the islands customs, culture, adventures, and cuisine. You can cruise the spectacular Phang Nga Bay, ride around the island by bike or scooter, get a massage, or take a Thai cooking class.

Beaches On Koh Yao Noi

Island Yoga is located on a beautiful beachfront on Tha Khao bay. Koh Yao Noi’s beaches are heavily affected by changing tides, so we recommend you check the tide timetable on our noticeboard to check when is a good time to go for a dip! As well as the picturesque beach right on your doorstep, our staff can direct you to several secret, secluded bays on the island which are perfect for swimming at any time.

Cancellation Policy

More than 7-days notice: Full deposit refund

Less than 7-days notice: Charged 1-night cancellation fee

Less than 48-hours notice: Non-refundable deposit

No-Show: Non-refundable deposit

Check In At Island Yoga

Check In: 2 PM

Check Out: 12 PM

** If you arrive early you are more than welcome to leave your belongings at reception and use our facilities until your room is ready. You can also choose to extend your stay anytime. Just check with reception for availability.

Families

We do not have any facilities for children at Island Yoga so if you would like to visit our retreat while on vacation with your family, we recommend you stay at neighbouring resorts and join us on a retreat class package.

Food

A hearty vegetarian brunch is included each day for all of our retreat guests. Vegan and gluten free options are available, please email our team in advance of your arrival so we can prepare something for you. We also organise weekly family dinners to give you the chance to bond with your fellow yogis over a delicious home made buffet.

We have 2 restaurants on site to cater to satisfy your taste-buds later in the day:

  1. Our Sabaidee Yogi Cafe offers vegetarian health food cuisine with a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern twist. We serve a choice of delicious healthy snacks and heartier meals, as well as fresh coffee, herbal teas, shakes and sweet treats. Most of our dishes can be made vegan and we have plenty of gluten free options too. Open Monday – Friday from 11am – 3.30pm and 6.30pm – 8pm
  2. Our Nature Lodge Restaurant offers traditional Thai cuisine made with love by Ning and the team. Most dishes can be made with your choice of protein – tofu, chicken, prawn or beef. Many of our dishes are be vegetarian or vegan friendly, just speak to our staff when you order to make sure. The Nature Lodge is open daily for breakfast from 9.15am – 10.30am, 1pm – 3.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm – 8.15pm, with the exception of Friday evenings when the kitchen is closed.

If you have any other special dietary requirements, contact our team on info@thailandyogaretreats.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Island Yoga Retreat Schedule

Island Yoga’s Daily Retreat Schedule Offers Tai Chi and Hatha Yoga classes:

6:30 AM :                 Tea & snacks served

6:45 AM – 7:25 AM:  Morning Moving Meditation

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM:  Hatha Yoga & Meditation

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Hearty vegetarian breakfast

10.30 AM – 4:00 PM: Various workshops, excursions, and free time

4:00 PM – 5.30 PM:   Hatha Yoga

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM:   Optional meditation

7:00 – 9:30 PM:         Sound and meditations workshops, family dinners, movie nights, and free time

Transportation

Getting around Koh Yao Noi is easy. We have motorbikes and bicycles for rent and you can also hire a taxi through Island Yoga. If you wish to see more of Phang Nga Bay, you can join our weekly island hopping or kayaking trips, or we can arrange for a private boat to take you to your destination.

To find out how to get to Island Yoga check out our Location & Directions page.

The Weather

Thailand is tropical with dry and monsoon seasons. The temperature ranges from 24-35 C on Koh Yao Noi. Our dry seasons are from early October to April, while rainy seasons are June to September.  Even during the dry season, there is a mix of sun and rain. It never gets cold so no need for heavy clothing, just always be prepared for random showers! Dry or rainy season, you are always guaranteed to get some Thai sun!

What’s Included In Your Retreat?

Included in the cost of all our retreat packages:

  • Free 60 minute Thai Massage
  • Sunrise Tai Chi
  • Twice daily Yoga Classes
  • Free sustainable Island Yoga tote bag & water bottle
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Free Tea and Coffee
  • Unlimited Filtered Water Refills
  • Yoga Equipment: Mats, blocks, straps, and bolsters
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free WiFi (in our public areas)

If you have any further questions about our amenities, please feel free to contact us.

What To Bring

To make your Island Yoga Retreat a memorable one we recommend you bring the following:

  • Electrical Power Adapter
  • Yoga Clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun Protection
  • Toiletries
  • Insect Repellent
  • Light Tropical Clothing
  • Sandals

We always recommend packing light as you can always buy inexpensive clothes, toiletries, and footwear at the market boutiques.

Vaccinations

You do not require any vaccinations to come to Thailand however it is a tropical climate with tropical creatures! If you have any concerns, we recommend you follow the advice of your doctor and take any precautions you need to feel comfortable during your stay. Any Other Questions? Contact Us!