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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 at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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. 

Yoga classes at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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. 

Enjoy southern Thai cusine at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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. 

Binoculars and bird book at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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.  

Koh Yao Noi Island near 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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.  

Mangrove Walkway near 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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.  

Standup Paddling and kayaking at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


Standup Paddling (SUP) - Kayaking

Surfing and water spots at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


Wakeboarding, Doughnut

The warm water is ideal for playing and have some fun.

Rock climbing at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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 eating BBQ shrimp and sea food at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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. 

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Squid Fishing

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

Diver snorkeling at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


Snorkelling/ 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!




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 at 9 Hornbills Adult only Glamping Koh Yao


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.​