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.
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.
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.
I visited the Island Hideout at about the half way stage of construction. The bungalows had been built, the main deck completed and the pool was taking shape. I sat on the wooden floor of a bungalow and looked out across the trees to the distant islands of Phang Nga bay. The others were continuing their tour elsewhere so I was alone. What happened next was extraordinary and has stayed with me ever since. It’s hard to put it into words but as I sat there, perched up high in the trees, a profound sense of calm and peace washed over me and through me. I have felt this before and it happens when people build with a philosophy that works with nature and not against. Island Hideout embraces that belief and the result, for me, was the pure and simple joy of quiet.
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!
Voilà à tous ceux qui veulent se faire un séjour en Thaïlande loin de la foule, je vous conseille cet hotel “The Island Hideout” a Koh Yao Noi.
Il est situé sur une petite île ou les habitants sont très accueillants. L’hotel se situe dans un paradis de calme et de verdure. Nous n’avons pas pu y résider car pas encore fini mais dés que cela sera possible je compte bien y passer une nuit afin de profiter un maximum de ce fabuleux endroits.