Paradise in Thailand: Zeavola Resort

Having just returned from an amazing Thailand trip (I seriously loved every place we visited), it would be very hard to pick a favorite, but one place that stood out was Zeavola Resort in the Phi Phi Islands. Located on Koh Phi Phi Don, this is an eco resort with an amazing spa and unbelievable food. It also has a pool, but you won’t ever go there. The beaches are just too beautiful!

One thing to note: The sleeping area is closed off and air conditioned, but the living area is outdoors. And the bathroom is located in a separate little building, which can make late night jaunts a little more challenging.


Zeavola Resort also provides easy access to the national park, Koh Phi Phi Leh, which is home to Maya Bay and where the movie The Beach was filmed. It can get very crowded, so it’s good to visit early, before the large boats arrive packed with people from Krabi and Phuket. We rented a private speed boat for about 4 hours and went swimming and snorkeling in various spots throughout the islands. It was unbelievable!

Things to note:

  • The best time to visit this area is November through March, which is the dry season
  • Zeavola is located on the eastern side of Koh Phi Phi Don, which is more quiet. The western side is where the ferries come in from Krabi and Phucket. It’s backpacker heaven there and the area is known for its late nights and Full Moon parties.
  • The speedboat transfer to the island is not for the faint of heart. If you are at all prone to seasickness, this may not be a good place for you.
  • The diving here is phenomenal.

Interested in travel to Thailand or Southeast Asia? Please feel free to chat!