Travel Tips for Long Flights

Travel Tips for Long Flights

Long flights can be a pain… but that doesn’t mean that they have to be. When making the trip to Paradise Koh Yao, the last thing that may be stopping you is a long flight. Don’t let the flight get in the way of visiting beautiful Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. We will give you some tips for making that flight more comfortable.

1. Stay Hydrated

This tip is not only for the flight, but for when you land into Thailand’s warm weather. Be sure to keep drinking water whilst on the plane, as the air during the flight will be quite dry which can be a big cause for discomfort on your journey. Even if this makes you need to use the toilet, getting up and stretching those legs is good for you too.

2. Dress Comfortably

Dress in Layers – be ready for the plane to get quite cold and be just as prepared when you need to ditch that jacket and get ready for the sun when you touch down. We recommend wearing loose and soft fabrics that wont be a pain when sitting on them for too long. Shoes that are easily put on and off are best as it is important to get up every now and then to stretch your legs.

3. Neck Pillows

Yes, they may look funny, you may have laughed when seeing people walk around with them on their neck, but they work! It makes the flight experience far more relaxing when you don’t have to keep moving around to find a spot big enough to rest your head. Avoid those stiff necks too.

4. Check the seating plan

When possible check the seating plan ahead of time. This will give you valuable information such as how much room you have. Although it is obvious that business will offer more room than economy, what many don’t know is that some seats may not have room to recline. Watch out for walls directly behind your row of seats.

5. Bring some entertainment

For those times that you wake up and don’t feel like watching the in flight movies, bring some of your own entertainment. This could be movies on a laptop, your iPad with all of your favourite games or a book. The good thing about bringing a book is that you will be able to finish it off in the comfort of a hammock on the beach here in Paradise @ Koh Yao.

6. Think about the SPA!

Nothing is better motivation than thinking about that amazing massage you will have when you arrive in Paradise. A massage is the best cure for a long flight and will help get the blood flowing nicely around your body, will remove all of the built up stress and will leave you feeling fresh and ready for your holiday in Paradise.

Win 5 Nights in Paradise!

Win 5 Nights in Paradise!

Win a 5 Night Stay in Paradise plus an Island Exploration Trip, a 1 hour Massage Treatment and more!

All you need to do to enter the contest is like our new Facebook Page: and comment on the contest photo on our page when you are done.

Entries Close on Monday the 25th of May at 11:00am Local Time (+7 GMT)

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Win 5 nights stay In Paradise

Win 5 nights in Paradise Koh YaoThe Competition Prize Includes:

  • Round Trip Airport Pickup and Speed Boat Transfer
  • 5 nights in a Superior Studio for 2 guests
  • Island Hopping trip on 2nd day after check in
  • One 60 minute Massage for 2 persons
  • Access to Herbal Steam Cave & Waterfall Plunge Pool
  • Daily use of mountain bikes and kayaks
  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Refreshment drink on arrival
  • Welcoming fresh fruit




Competition Rules:

General Competition Rules & Conditions

The prize draw is not open to employees of The Paradise Koh Yao, their group companies or family members, freelance employees or anyone else directly connected to the prize draw.

To be eligible for the prize contestants must comply with all conditions for entering and must be a fan of at the time of drawing the prize.

The Facebook Profile used to enter the profile must be your true profile, therefore creating multiple profiles and entering multiple times is a violation of these conditions.

The Facebook Competition opens for entries on Monday the 11th of May 2015 and entries close on Monday the 25th of May 2015 at 11:00am Thailand Time (+7 GMT).  Entries outside of this time period will not be considered.

The winner will be selected by way of a random draw from all entries received in accordance with the stated terms and conditions.

The winner will be announced via a release on our Facebook page on Friday the 29th of May 2015. The winner will then need to claim the prize by sending a message to our fan page containing their e-mail address so we may send through the prize voucher. If the prize is not claimed within 14 days the winner’s prize will be forfeited and The Paradise Koh Yao reserves all rights to select another winner.



Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue for the promotion specified and can be exchanged for new bookings only.

Voucher Rights of Use

Voucher Prizes won via a competition are strictly issued to the winner of the set competition. Once issued the voucher cannot be transferred or re-sold to another person. The full name given by the competition winner must therefore be true and correct.
Delivery of Gift Vouchers

Vouchers are sent either by email or post, to the address specified at time of issue.

Making a Booking with A Competition Voucher

Competition voucher bookings must be made in advance via e-mail and are subject to availability, certain blackout periods apply during peak season (20th December – 10th January) . Bookings can be made with Reservations at At time of booking, vouchers must be specified as the method of payment, by quoting the voucher reference number and the corresponding voucher must then be presented on arrival at the hotel.

Refunds and Cancellations

Vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged, either fully or in part for cash of any amount. Cancellations of bookings made using gift vouchers can only be made in line with the terms and conditions relative to the rate or package booked.

End Terms

Paradise Koh Yao reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this competition, with or without prior notice due to reasons outside it’s reasonable control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipates, suspected or actual fraud).

DSDS 2015 Behind the Scenes in Paradise

DSDS 2015 Behind the Scenes in Paradise

Deutschland Sucht Den Superstar, Germany’s version of American Idol came to Koh Yao Noi to shoot their recall episode in Paradise. The stars were overwhelmed with the natural beauty of their surroundings and immediately fell in love with the Paradise experience.

Here are some exclusive DSDS 2015 Behind the scenes photos of the crew in Paradise, from their arrival on longtail boats to Koh Yao Noi, Doing interviews and bikini photo shoots in Paradise Koh Yao and singing in front of the judges in majestic surroundings.


Click here to see an awesome behind the scenes video on our Facebook fanpage.


Join Pascha in an aquatic journey of relaxation.

Aqua Yoga is a low-intensity workout so practitioners at all levels can enjoy without having muscle soreness and stiffness. Water can help relieve stress and tension. Also, the resistance of the water improve strength and maintain balance as well as increasing flexibility.

Water can help relieve stress and tension.

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What are the health benefits of Aqua Yoga?

 It is sweat-free without extra effort, more fun, an exciting way of discovering yoga, a true must try experience that will leave you with no tension nor muscle pain after the work out.

Who can join in on the classes?

Anyone with calm breathing who has an open mind and is willing to try something new. No swimming skill is needed.

What should I do in preparation for the class?

Put on some sun screen and remember to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Try to begin to breathe calmly before the class and get ready for a fun yoga experience.

For more information talk to our staff.

Enjoy your new journey with Aquatic Yoga in Koh Yao Noi, Thailand.

See You In Paradise

Songkran in Paradise

Songkran, Thai New Year in Paradise


Songkran is Thailand’s new Year’s Celebration which takes place annually on the 13th and 14th of April. A national holiday rich in tradition and Thai culture, as well as a bucket-load of fun in the more modern twist on the water pouring ritual.

You may have seen images of thousands of people soaking each other in water, which are indeed true as the whole country takes part in a mass water fight. The tradition behind this comes from the cleansing of the Buddhist images and people by pouring blessed water over their head. This is seen to bring good fortune, pay respect and help to wash away sins.

These days the traditions have been turned into a large scale celebration across the whole country.

In Paradise we pay homage to all of our traditions with traditional Thai food, a Buddha cleaning ritual and of course a big water fight for anyone who is keen to get involved.

To see more photos of this year’s Songkran celebrations visit our facebook page:


Paradise is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Paradise is starting to look a lot like Christmas

Coming back from a short trip to Singapore – to my home away from home @ParadiseKohYao & seeing Christmas trees & lights set up all around the resort, made me feel not only extremely happy, but also very blessed to be experiencing Christmas in such a unique way.

As I was born and raised in the southern parts of Germany, more specifically in the Alps, Christmas looked more or less like this to me:alpsxmas

Now that I am living in Paradise, I am very keen and excited to see and experience a Thai Christmas celebration. Our wonderful staff has put up Christmas Trees in the lobby and the restaurant and it is very fascinating to see these next to the palm trees, the famous hornbills & the beautiful Andaman Sea.

Considering all the set up & decoration that has been done already @ParadiseKohYao I can’t wait to see what is going to happen on the actual Christmas evening. I hear we have great culinary highlights & the best of entertainment planned for this special event. Keep your eyes open for further posts and I will keep you updated.
Sunny regards from Paradise and Merry Christmas!!

Franziska Mack
Management Trainee

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New Salt Water Pool


New Salt Water Pool

During our Low ‘Green Season’ The Paradise Koh Yao took the opportunity to renovate our main swimming pool & upgrade it to a Salt Water System.

Click here for more information.

The new renovated Salt Water pool at The Paradise Koh Yao is not only beautiful, but also has 3 key advantages over our old one:

1. HEALTH. A Healthier experience for our guests. Salt Water pools provide a less irritating experience, sometimes called a ’soft water’ feeling, with the reduced need for chemicals to keep the pool hygienic. Salt water is also more gentle on Eyes, Skin, and Hair – no  more red eyes, green hair & lingering chemical smell.

2. SAFETY. The Salt Water system is safer for guests and resort staff as chlorine, in tablet or liquid form, can be dangerous to both store and transport.

3. ENVIRONMENT. The Paradise Koh Yao has always been dedicated to bringing you “Back to Nature, in Total Comfort”. The new Salt Water pool fits in even better with our tropical gardens, and spectacular views of the famous Phang Nga Bay.

Thai Cooking Classes



“Thai Cooking Class – Learn how to prepare and cook your favorite Thai dishes with the incredibly fun Chef Tui. For only 950 THB per person you get to choose 3 Thai dishes from our list. You are then guided through all steps of the culinary process. Chef Tui will explain each ingredient, and demonstrate specific techniques to assemble dishes with the unique flavor of Thai cuisine. Please kindly contact the front desk before 6 pm for your cooking class.”

for more information, please click here  –>  Cooking Class


The PARADISE Team Inspection

The PARADISE TEAM would like to thank you Blue Elephant, Mom Tri Villa Royale and Trisara Phuket for the warm welcome of our team inspection on last Wednesday. We sure received all good advice and would apply to our beach resort for better service to our customers.