9 Hornbills Tented Camp

Glamping Redefined
This high-end luxury safari tented villa, nestled on its own hill site which is named after and home to our 9 hornbill birds, comprises of 10 exclusive tents and a villa attendant station and a pop-up bar (coming soon). Each Tented Villa is set up with luxurious, locally made furniture from sustainable teak forests, and is equipped to function as indoor living - sleeping and bathing areas, fitted with a unique air-conditioner for your extra-large bed, meant to keep you comfortable but not take away your glamping experience, as well as having a separate outdoor shaded lounge area, private swimming pool and a beautifully designed outdoor shower area as well.

 

 

 

 


 

Views, Nature, Space
Arrive in style with a long-tail boat straight to our private beach where you will be greeted by our staff and then whisked away with the buggy. Zoom up the winding roads to the hilltop, 5 minutes away. Rustic doors that open up to 180-degree panoramic incredible views of Phang Nga bay. Explore your way around the tent - surrounded by lush gardens and landscapes.

9 Hornbills resort is unique in its prime location on Koh Yao Noi, showing with the ultimate romantic experience.  Wake up to iconic Koh Yao Noi sunrises and enjoy a floating breakfast in your private pool. Catch up with some reading on the outdoor lounge or head down to our beach resort for an excursion to the islands. Have a romantic candlelight dinner in your garden.

Details
A total footprint of 108 sqm. (60 sqm. internal and 48 sqm. external space); a private garden area of approximately 600 sqm.

Private swimming pool (8x3.5 m, 28 sqm.)

An extra-long bed (200x210 cm), reading area and bathroom area with classic clawfoot bathtub and vanity, as well as indoor and outdoor open-air rain shower.

An effort for a better world: low impact, insulated tents with special bed air-conditioner, low energy fans, FSC wood, own water collecting system. 

Wi-Fi, LAN, Telephone, hairdryer

Complimentary Minibar, coffee and tea making facilities.

24 hours buggy service between the tented villas and the private beach of our sister resort, Koyao Island Resort and all of its facilities.

Complimentary Kayaks, Bicycles and SUP boards for you at the private beach at our sister resort Koyao Island Resort.

Once you are in the mood for some activity or adventure, just let your butler know. Our dedicated 9 Hornbills team can help design the perfect day out for you. May it be a Phang Nga bay tour where you explore the stunning limestone karst islands, kayak your way through Ao Nang Mangrove National Park, ask your tour guide to take you to secret beaches - an island all to yourself, how amazing is that? Looking to experience something more rooted in culture?  Learn to cook exquisite Southern Thai dishes at the local island cooking class.

Mountain Biking
We offer our guests free uses of mountain bikes to encourage our guests to go and explore this beautiful island. We have various sizes for adults, all well maintained. For less sporty, switch to a scooter. 

 

 

 

 

Daily yoga classes
Free yoga classes at the beach, but for more enthusiastic, find some of the best yoga lessons at Island Yoga.  Run by 5 professional instructors, each teacher specializes in different types of Yoga and offers visitors a wide variety of courses from daily drop-in classes for beginners and intermediates to expert-level courses. Highly recommendable. Feel free to inquire in detail with us. 

Southern Thai Cuisine
Famed island local Chef Mina offers cooking classes for a limited number of people, in her own traditional Thai house just outside the market. We can highly recommend her. 

 

 

 

 

Bird Watching
9 hornbills, as the name says, is a sanctuary for rare hornbills. The population has grown over the years and might see them gliding down to the beach in style. 

 

 

 


Mangrove Walkway

Between our sister resort, Koyao Island Resort and Six Senses Yao Noi, a unique walkway through the mangrove was created to wander through the home of the mudskippers, hermit crabs, and also the giant monitor lizard - a great way to see otherwise hidden animal and plant life so important to this region.

 

 

 

 

Koh Yao Noi Island
Koh Yao Noi Island, and indeed the many islands nearby, has much of interest for you to explore and discover. If you wish to know more about any of the following legends and facts. Rice paddies, buffalos, rare birdlife await you.  


Standup Paddling (SUP) - Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Doughnut
The warm water is ideal for playing and have some fun.

 

 

 

 

Rock Climbing
Experience Koh Yao Noi from a bird’s eye view! Try something new and enjoy the thrill of rock climbing. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. Koh Yao Noi has over 150 rock climbs for beginners and experts.

 

 

 

 

Ocean to Plate
Zoom out with a longtail to our local fishermen or visit some of the floating fishing farms in the open sea and bring back the freshest seafood for you to enjoy, prepared for you by our chefs they way you like it. 

 

 

 

 

Squid Fishing
Try your luck with squid fishing at night. Watch out for the black ink. 


Snorkeling/ Diving
Phang-Nga province encompasses some excellent islands and offers visitors some good diving and snorkeling opportunities. The marine life and reefs in this area are quite impressive and make for a rewarding underwater adventure!

 

 

 

 

Spa
Treat yourself to an hour (or more) of sensuous extravagance with our qualified and sensitive staff.

Our Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation and wellness in a stunning tropical setting. We have 2 separate, air-conditioned, treatment rooms, each equipped with two massage beds.

 

 

 

 

 


Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

Muay Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese army. It evolved from Krabi-Krabong, literally sword and baton, the hand-to-hand tactics of the Thai army.​ 

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