Barefoot Luxury at Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island

By Paula Parker

The Zeavola Resort is a tropical paradise, a destination where you can truly relax, unwind, and reconnect with nature.

The Zeavola is a luxury 5-star sustainable resort, situated on the beachfront of Laem Tong Beach on the northern tip of Ko Phi Phi Don, surrounded by lush rainforest.

The secluded beachfront location is the perfect getaway for couples looking for a romantic beach vacation or honeymoon at Ko Phi Phi away from the crowds of the busy Tonsai Village.

Barefoot Luxury at the Zeavola Resort at Phi Phi IslandBeachfront at the Zeavola Resort

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About this Award-Winning Sustainable Luxury Resort

The Zeavola Resort is part of the Green Pearls collection of sustainable and green hotels, with efforts to reduce its footprint on the environment.

In 2023 the Zeavola Resort was awarded Asian Continent winner for Luxury Boutique Resort for the second year running and Global Winner for Luxury Sustainable resort.

If you are looking for a unique holiday experience surrounded by nature, with spacious villas and suites that blend seamlessly with the lush landscape coupled with a beautiful white sandy beach, the Zeavola Resort is the place to stay.

The resort is more than just a place to stay, it is a destination to explore, discover, relax, and enjoy! 

And like us you will find the Zeavola Resort is the perfect base for you to explore the wonders of Ko Phi Phi, including the famous Maya Bay, Bamboo Island, the Viking Cave and Monkey Beach.

Unlike other 5-star resorts that you may have experienced where you must pack the perfect pair of shoes for every occasion, the Zeavola do things a little differently and encourage barefoot luxury from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.

Luxury 5 Star Zeavola Resort Villas & Suites

The Zeavola Resort has in total 53 spacious teakwood and grass-thatched villas and suites.

Each villa or suite exuding a charming rustic feeling which are beautifully decorated down to the last detail with a range of modern facilities you would expect from a 5-star resort.

Pool Villa Suites

Zeavola Pool VillasZeavola Pool Villa

Their are 4 private pool villas at the Zeavola, which are cleverly designed to create a private haven for your romantic getaway. All pool villas are situated on the hillside with stunning 180-degree views of the rainforest and ocean.

Each of the Zeavola pool villas have a private swimming pool an air-conditioned bedroom with a comfortable king size bed, home theatre system and TV.

The bathroom within the pool villas has two showers and two hand basins.

The pool villas can accommodate up to 4 guests.

Beachfront Suites

Beachfront Suites at the ZeavolaBeachfront Suites

If you prefer to stay in one of the beachfront suites at the Zeavola Resort, you will have to book in early as there are only 3 absolute Beachfront Suites.

The beachfront suites are our personal favorite, as I love to sit back relax and listen to the sound of the ocean. The beachfront suites are the same size as the garden suites and feature a king size bed and a sofa bed, a spacious outdoor living room with a private garden.

The beachfront suite can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Garden Suites

Garden Suites at the Zeavola, Phi PhiZeavola Garden Suites

There are 35 Garden Suites, which are nestled among the tropical plants.

The garden suites are spacious and have a unique design with an extended living space to relax and an airconditioned bedroom that features either a king size bed or twin beds, a sofa bed, a spacious indoor bathroom, and an outdoor rain shower.

The garden suites can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Village Suites

Village Suites at the ZeavolaVillage Suites

There are 11 Village Suites at the resort these suites are not as large as the pool villa suites or the Garden Suites, however they are still very spacious.

The village suites are located close to the resorts swimming pool and feature a comfortable king-sized bed, and a spacious bathroom.
If you need a rest from all the water activities, there is an outdoor living room where you can kick back and relax on the daybed.

The Village Suites can accommodate 2 adults

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In-Room Facilities at the Zeavola Resort

Every day you will find fresh fruit, a replenished mini bar, tea, and coffee supplies including free drinking water which are supplied in sustainable glass bottles, there is no plastic here.

You can also refill the bottles yourself throughout the day at the “refill my bottle station” near reception.

As this is a barefoot luxury resort each suite has a water bowl and ladle strategically placed near the entry of the villas for you to wash your feet before entering. Other in room facilities include

  • Smart TV with access to Youtube & Netflix
  • Wireless internet access
  • In Room Safe
  • Telephone
  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Tea | Coffee Making Facilities
  • Outdoor Rain Shower
  • Ceiling fans
  • A nightly turn down service.
  • Bottled drinking water daily
  • Daily Room Service

Dining at the Zeavola Resort

The Zeavola beach resort has two amazing restaurants and a bar,

Tacada restaurant
provides an open-air beachfront setting with stunning ocean views, where you can enjoy tantalising flavours from around the world.
Tacada is opened daily from 12.00pm to 10.30pm for lunch and dinner.

For breakfast, Baxil is open daily from 6.30am to 10.30am.

In the event of bad weather during your stay, lunch and dinner will be served at Baxil.

If you prefer something more amazing, surprise your loved one with a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach or a romantic sunset cruise. For the ultimate surprise ask the staff about their “One Day in Paradise Package”, believe me you won’t be disappointed.

The Beach

The beach at the Zeavola is beautiful, the turquoise coloured water is crystal clear and it’s great for swimming on high tide, with ample Thai Day beds and umbrellas for you to spend your days chilling in paradise.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool at the Zeavola is clean and completely chlorine and chemical free and is a great alternative if you find at low tide the beach is too shallow for swimming. Located around the pool are sunbeds with umbrellas

Swimming Pool at the Zeavola

The Spa

The Zeavola spa is amazing, a place where you can truly relax, the spa has an extensive range of spa treatments, massages, scrubs, body wraps and facials.

There is also a steam room and sauna and due to the Spa's hillside location, it has stunning panoramic views.
For the gym lovers there is also a workout room with free weights and several machines.

Activities & Facilities at the Zeavola Resort 

As the Zeavola Resort is situated within the Phi Phi National Marine Park it provides easy access to nearby beaches and islands where you can immerse yourself in a range of activities that can be organised by the resorts 5* Padi Dive Centre.

Some of the activities & daytrips that you can experience when staying at the Zeavola Resort are:

  • Scuba Diving Day Trips
  • Discover Scuba Diving for beginners
  • Padi Dive Courses
  • Night Diving
  • Night Snorkeling
  • Boat Tours
  • Romantic Sunset Cruises

The following activities are complimentary for guests who stay at the Zeavola.

  • Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Beach Volleyball

The resort also provides complimentary snorkels, masks, and fins for guests to use.

Whilst many of the activities at the Zeavola are focused on and in the water, there are plenty of other activities available, such as Thai Cooking classes, the classes cost THB 2,200 per person and are held daily at Baxil restaurant daily from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. You will need to book 1 day in advance.

How to get to the Zeavola Resort from Phuket

The resort operates a daily speedboat transfer from Phuket directly to the resort.

The transfer includes land transfers from either Phuket International airport or any hotel in Phuket to the Royal Phuket Marina where you will then transfer via speedboat to the resort.

The speedboat departs the Marina at 2.00pm.

The return transfer to Phuket from the Zeavola Resort departs at 11.00am.
The cost is 2,300 THB per person each way.

To ensure that you have enough time to take the daily transfer your arrival flight into Phuket should be before Midday and your departure flight from Phuket after 3.00pm.

If your flight doesn’t fit the above times, a private speedboat can be arranged which runs from 6.00am to 4.00pm. The price for the private speedboat transfer for 10 people is 18,500THB.

How to get to the Zeavola Resort from Krabi

If you’re transferring from Krabi to the Zeavola Resort, the resort can organise a private speedboat including land transfers from Krabi International Airport or your hotel in Krabi.

This service operates from 6.00am to 4.00pm.
The private transfers cost THB 18,500 Baht per boat.

Alternatively you can transfer by using a join in transfer, which you will share with other travelers, it includes land transfers from Krabi International airport or from your hotel in Krabi.

The cost for this service is THB 2,000 per adult and THB 1,700 per child under 12 years of age.
This service departs Krabi at 11.30am and the return transfer departs Ko Phi Phi at 2.00pm.

As another option you can also catch a ferry from either Phuket or Krabi to Ko Phi Phi and return.

To be certain, do as we do when we travel to and from Ko Phi Phi, and pre-plan at least one night in Phuket, or Krabi on arrival and at least one night on departure to ensure you make your flight.

The Zeavola Resort is the perfect destination for anyone who loves nature, luxury, and adventure.
It's a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature, yourself, and your loved ones.

The staff are super friendly, helpful, and attentive, and they will make you feel welcome and comfortable during your stay. 

Book your stay at Zeavola Resort today and discover the true meaning of

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Travel Tips

If you want to explore other parts of Phi Phi Don and look around Tonsai Village you will need to take a longtail boat. The resort does have their own boats, but if you walk two minutes down the beach to the Sea Gypsy Village you will find they are much cheaper then at the resort.

If you are on a budget, and want a meal from outside the resort try the Jasmin Restaurant in the sea gypsies village and experience the 'local' and laid back lifestyle and fantastic Thai cuisine.

Jasmine Restaurant near the Zeavola on Phi Phi Island.

The Zeavola is a fantastic choice, read hotel reviews from other guests who have booked through Agoda. And see what other travelers have to say about their holiday at the Zeavola on TripAdvisor.

Location Map of the Zeavola Resort at Phi Phi Don

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