There is a secret waiting for you
A refuge…an oasis…a sanctuary
Tucked away from the World that you know
Built from nature’s bounty, by those who call it Home
Where the only sounds you’ll hear
are the music of the jungle and sea
And the only fear you’ll have
Is missing a single moment of it
Step back in time, away from your World
to the hidden one that was made for You.
THE ISLAND HIDEOUT
Away from the World.
(Brooke Burgess, December 2016)
Simplicity, comfort, luxury, and tranquility … NATURALLY!
All of our Thai-style lodges are constructed with eco-friendly building materials from local sources and crowned with natural palm leaf roofs. Designed with organic simplicity in mind, they are crafted to the highest quality and comfort standards in the region, striking the precious balance between open-air living, privacy and tropical luxury.
Spacious beam-work, three exposed faces with bamboo blinds and an open-air bathroom inspire a strong sense of immersion with your surroundings, complete with breathtaking views of our lush, tree-lined grounds and the sparkling waters of Phang Nga Bay.
We deliberately do not offer the typical modern distractions of in-room television or WIFI, affording our treasured guests the unique opportunity to truly surrender to the experience of nature and beauty as intended.
At The Island Hideout, we stand by the belief that the symphony of jungle wildlife, the song of wind in the trees and the whispers of waves against our island shores are the best medicine for your senses!
We travelled the world, searching for the perfect place to build a dream. Not a sprawling luxury resort or pre-packaged getaway. Not another sterile ‘fine dining’ vacation. We yearned for something magical. Something more. And it was on a tiny, pristine isle in Southeast Asia that it finally revealed itself.
Are your days full of flashing lights, and billboards, and buzzing gadgets?
Are you feeling trapped by crowds, and traffic, and grey office walls?
Are you sleepwalking in a world that’s frozen, disposable, and mass-produced?
Not more sprawling resorts or pre-packaged getaways. Not more concrete boxes or ‘faux cuisine’. Not more of the things you hoped to leave behind.
Then awaken to one where the tastes are fresh and authentic.
Where all that you see and touch works with the environment.
Where everything is lovingly crafted by hands that serve tradition.
Beauty. Tranquility. Culture. Sustainability. Magic.
An oasis of sunshine, and jungle, and birdsong.
A sanctuary of trees, and rolling sea, and starlight.
A refuge, crafted by caring hands that serve tradition.
Where the buzz of electricity is a distant memory.
Where candles will light the dark.
Where the senses delight in all things fresh and authentic.
Where the land is a treasured friend, and the hosts feel like family.
A new kind of luxury. A Southeast Asian Shangri La. A singular travel experience.
The secret to More…is less.
The Island Hideout — Away from the World.
Our Farm-to-Table Restaurant and the main house are located on top of the hill, ensuring stunning views of the south-western peninsula and the Phang Nga Bay. The Hideout features memorable sunrise and sunset views.
We source all of the resort’s menu from local and organic sources, prepare and cook traditionally (via open fire within our handmade wood burning oven/grill), and offer a powerful blend of healing, empowering, and enzyme-rich foods. We take you on a tasteful journey where Thai cuisine and traditions meet western gourmets, mingling to create a mouth-watering dining experience to transform the way you experience eating – hopefully for years to come. We also cater to special diets, such as halal, vegetarian, and vegan.
Dinner is served under the light of candles and stars, the perfect ambience to enjoy our delicious dishes made with fresh natural locally sourced ingredients.
Our employees are sourced through local residents, who will welcome you to their home.
We stayed in one of the luxurious ultra-clean and spacious tree houses at The Hideout for 2 weeks this Spring and had a wonderful time. We loved the views, the fact we felt so close to the forest and that everything in the resort was hand made and environmentally friendly. This is the next generation of eco-tourism, brought by a magical team of experienced pros. Food and bespoke service were excellent. 5 stars. We took a memorable cooking class and loved showering in the forest yet in the privacy of our treehouse. Thank you, we miss you and hoping to be back next year !
We stayed there for 4 glorious nights and, despite the fact that my comment is quite late, we can only send compliments to Anita and her staff.
This is the kind of place every traveller looks for. Friendly helpful owners. Great local food. Amazing rooms overlooking the jungle. Peace and tranquility. Free bikes.
We were pretty sad to leave and would definitely advise this place to fellow travelers!
I was looking for something that would take me somewhere ‘special’, offer a deeper experience of the local culture and cuisine, and give me the purest dose of beauty and peace with a blend of luxury and ‘magic’ that seems to be missing in Thailand these days.
The Island Hideout was like a wish come true. From the moment your taxi turns off the main roads and moves into the rubber trees and jungle hills, you know you’re in for something special. Once you arrive at the top of a secluded hill and step onto the property, you really do feel like you’ve entered another world — or, better yet, a natural world the way it SHOULD be. So much beautiful wood in the design (I was assured it was all locally sourced and constructed). A sense of real shelter and ‘oasis’ with the amazing trees and thatched roofs. A perfect dining area and pool that feels like it’s sitting on top of an hidden forest. And the rooms! I don’t know how to describe them properly, other than to call them ‘luxury tree houses’ with tasteful features (open air shower, bathroom, and giant tub downstairs, spacious bedroom and lounge upstairs) and views to die for. All I can tell you is that watching eagles soar above the trees at sunset from my bed was like being in the middle of the most beautiful film, and sleeping with the sounds of birds, wind in the trees, and the sea in the distance was like being on another planet in the most incredible way.
The staff is friendly and warm, with limited English but excellent service and care. They understood that I was there for peace and nature, and gave me all the space I needed until I had a request, which they were always quick to assist with. And the FOOD! I met the owner — a bright and personable German woman whose passion for the island, the local culture, and her concept was infectious — and she convinced me to be daring with their menu of traditional dishes and daily specials. I experienced flavours I had never known from Phuket or Bangkok cuisine, and I feel like I can never go back to westernized ‘hotel Thai’ again. As a food lover, this was like Heaven to me.
I will be back to this magical secret world of the Island Hideout again someday soon. I just hope I wasn’t dreaming the entire thing — it really was that special.
Hideout is an “off the grid” eco resort, everything is solar powered. There is no wifi, no TV, no plug ins, no air con, not even walls. Totally disconnected, it was magical! If you have never been “unplugged” before I highly recommend it.
My husband and I stayed here and it was so wonderful to truly disconnect from the world and spend uninterrupted quality time together. Taking in the views of the jungle and ocean with the Thai islands in the distance. Swimming in the spectacular infinity pool. Reading and falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle at night in a very cozy bed. And waking naturally by the sunrise. Staying at Hideout is an incredibly freeing experience, allowing you the space to reconnect with nature and yourself.
The owner and staff are all very friendly and helpful, they will help you with anything you need and answer any questions you have. The food was also wonderful! My husband and I are vegan and the Chef had no problem accommodating us. Thank you! We feel like we have found a gem, we will definitely be back!
Total immersion in nature.. perfect to reconnect with yourself in a stress-free environment. No wi-fi, no problem, a hut (bungalow style) with a view on the jungle and -depending on your room- the ocean in the background, no walls but bamboo curtains instead. The common area and pool are also very nice, wonderful staff, you’ll feel at home over there ! At night it’s just you in your bed (protected by a mosquito net) in the middle of the woods with the coming sounds of nature and wind through the trees. I absolutely loved the concept ! A big thank’s to Marc and Anita.
Staying at Hideout was an experience I truly will never forget. Something quite magical and profound happens when you give yourself over to nature and immerse yourself fully as you do when you stay at an “off the grid” eco resort. From the moment we first arrived it was clear that this place was special and that we would be taken care of by those who genuinely wanted to share the oasis they had created.
Anita, the extremely gracious and lovely resort owner greeted us with jasmine water and gave us all the information we would need for our stay.
Staying at Hideout IS NOT LIKE STAYING AT ANY OTHER RESORT. This is not your typical hotel/resort! The stunningly beautiful treehouse’s are all off the grid and run off solar panels. There is no wifi or tv’s. I noticed at first my reservation to no wifi (shocked by my own addiction to technology!) But once I let it go I experienced an almost spiritual reconnection to nature. You definitely will get close to nature here! From colorful magnificent spiders the size of papayas, soaring eagles and hornbills, to playful geckos running around on the thatched roof while you sleep. Nature is everywhere waiting to be enjoyed.
After an incredible traditional Thai meal served to us by the lovely Thai men who work there (we are all vegan and they had no problem at all accommodating us!), the sun had gone down and we all retired to our treehouse’s. With just the light of our torches, it brought me right back to memories of camping as a little girl and spending my summers sleeping on our sailboat. Immersed in nature. The beds are some of the most comfortable I’ve experienced in my entire time in all of Asia. My favourite part was the mosquito netting that makes you feel like you’re crawling into your own safe little haven away from all the nighttime critters and creatures. Not a single bug touched me the entire night, but be sure you will hear many creatures throughout the night! Because there is no alarm clocks, you wake up with the sun. Even though it got quite hot in the stillness of the night (no breeze that evening), I was amazed at the deep restfulness I felt. I woke early and enjoyed an incredible yoga practice and swim in the infinity pool that overlooks the jungle out onto the ocean and far away islands. The pool is a spectacle that will, I’m certain, will call me back many more times. It’s perfection!!
All in all, I highly highly recommend The Island Hideout. It’s incredibly romantic for a couple but also offers the perfect serenity for the solo traveler. There is so much more I could rave about, you can tell in the beautiful details that this is a place someone dreamed about and then manifested it, which I’m so grateful they did! Such a pleasure to experience and I will certainly be back again someday!! Thank you Antia for sharing your oasis with us. Thanks also to Bungyatch, Chen and the amazing chef for taking such good care of us always!
Today I finished painting this flower – tattooed pole. It has been the best ever studio to work in – soaring eagles, infinity pool hanging above the trees canopy and the ocean infinity! Anita Ritter, wish you the best with your dream place!
My wife and I have travelled in South East Asia for many years and have stayed in many places. We recently had the pleasure of visiting The Island Hideout on the beautiful island of Koh Yao Noi. If you’re looking for tranquility and peace of mind in a totally relaxing environment, then this is the place for you. Koh Yao Noi itself is a pIace apart from the rest of Thailand in that it is relatively unspoilt by major tourism. The resort itself is like something I have never experienced before in all my years travelling in South East Asia. Most resorts which claim to be in a jungle setting you will find are actually large cleared areas with the jungle some distance away. This resort is different – it embraces the jungle!! The open plan individual bungalows have the jungle as part of them and nature all around and the views over Phang Nga Bay are breathtaking. I had the pleasure of meeting the local Thai architect involved in the project. Each bungalow is individually designed and quite unique. He showed me how they had climbed many of the surrounding trees to ensure that the setting of each bungalow related to the best possible view from them. I will conclude by saying that I can recommend The Island Hideout as one of the most tranquil and original locations anywhere in South East Asia.
Auf der schönen kleinen Insel Koh Yao Noi mitten im Urwald auf einer Anhöhe mit Blick auf das Meer liegt dieser einzigartige Ort zur inneren Einkehr.
Naturschauspiel wohin man blickt. Alles “open Air” – man lebt mitten in der Natur und kann sich auf das wesentliche konzentrieren.
Stilvoll eingerichtet, neu, sehr sehr sauber.
Und das alles mit Blick auf die kreisenden Seeadler. Ein besonderer Ort der einlädt zu Yoga, Meditation, gutes Essen und gute Begegnungen.
Ein Urlaub der anderen Art.
Das Hideout ist ein Erlebnis und eine besondere Erfahrung. Koh Yao Noi hat uns schon sehr gefallen, aber das Hideout hat unser Aufenhalt unvergesslich gemacht. Wir haben alles sehr genossen: die sehr freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Mitarbeiter, das tolle Essen (alle Zutaten kommen vom ortsansässigen Farmern), die wunderbaren Nächte mitten in der Natur in den komfortablen “Bungalows”. Die zweistöckigen Bungalows sind aus umweltfreundlichen Materialien und sehr geschmackvoll gebaut. Als Gast sieht man überall die liebevollen Details in der Anlage. Mit Worten und Bildern ist die Atmosphäre von Hideout schwer zu beschreiben, man muss einfach dort mindestens eine Nacht verbracht haben.
Das Hideout Resort ist für alle genau das Richtige, die nicht auf 0815 Urlaub stehen, die großzügigen Zimmer bieten einen wirklich traumhaften Ausblick über den Wald und das Meer Thailands. Die stimmige Einrichtung und naturbelassene Umgebung sorgen für einen ganz besonderen Flair und eine ganz eigene Stimmung. Fern von überfüllten Stränden und lauten Straßen lässt sich dort einfach klasse entspannen. Die herzliche Stimmung und der schöne Pool lassen einen schnell die Zeit vergessen. Wir haben dort leider nur einen Tag und eine Nacht verbracht, aber ich möchte diese Erfahrung nicht missen. Danke Anita und Georg für die schöne Zeit, Eindrücke/Erfahrungen und die tolle Gastfreundschaft
En séjour sur Koh yao Noi, île magnifique, nous avons rencontré Anita dans son restaurant Faye ´s.
Elle nous a proposé de découvrir l’hôtel The Island Hideout, ouvert depuis 2 semaines et fruit d’un beau projet: un HOTEL caché dans la nature, surplombant la baie et fonctionnant uniquement avec les produits locaux.
Les chambres installées chacune au milieu des arbres, permettent de profiter d’une vue incroyable.
Charmés, nous sommes venus y dormir et ce fut merveilleux!
Yoga au couché du soleil, observation des aigles de mer, repas délicieux.
L’hôtel et son équipe sont à l’image d’Anita: solaires, bienveillants et apaisants.