Find stillness, spark connections, and explore the possibilities: the choice is yours

Jaiyen is where creative insights can best come to life. We believe that although the tools are already within us, a supportive environment can be the missing piece that frees and actualizes our imagination.

Our unique, eco-friendly accommodation is perfectly nestled between tropical flora and a gently flowing Andaman sea, a perfect setting to explore the inner and outer potential.

We believe that the creative power borne from self-inquiry holds the incredible capacity to heal, improve mental health, and challenge narratives. Painting, drawing, sculpting, music, and literature can be a much bigger component of any “wellness cure” and to help unlock our inherent creative potential.

This holistic experience combines personal health, art, music, social connection, and mindfulness to put your mind, body, and spirit in the utmost harmony for creative flow.

To fuel the process, guests can enjoy plant-based nutrition, spa and massage facilities, yoga and meditation practices, skill-sharing and learning activities, thermal bathing, outdoor exercise, and time in nature. All services are delivered by experienced hosts who demonstrate an open curiosity and are dedicated to improving others’ quality of life.

We envision more people seeking these wellness approaches as the way we ‘holiday’ evolves amidst the conscious global shift toward organic foods, environmental preservation, and meaningful social connection.

ISLAND HOPPING

Explore the surrounding islands on a private longtail or sail boat. Discover the natural wonders of Koh Yao, from birds, bat caves, and diving monkeys, to sandbars and ancient marvels.

WORKSHOPS

Learn from one of the many workshops and courses happening on the island, from yoga & Tai chi on the beach to handmade arts & crafts, sound & energy healing, & other activities.

KAYAK & PADDLEBOARD

Venture to nearby islands on a kayak or paddleboard, direct from the beachfront.

JUNGLE TREKS

Step out on your own little adventure, exploring the many paths and natural wonders inhabiting the jungles of Koh Yao Noi.

COOKING CLASSES

Learn to create authentic Thai dishes and Koh Yao delicacies through local culinary artists.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Get involved in community events and cultural outreach programs that contribute to keeping the island ecosystem healthy.

HEALTHY FOOD FOR A HEALTHY MOOD!

Our ethos

In a conscious effort to minimize our impact on our environment, we offer primarily plant-based optimal, seasonal fruits, and healthy drinks for health and nutrition. Our produce is harvested from our own organic garden or sourced from the local farmer’s market.

We omit meat and wherever possible, dairy, but also cater to other diets requiring animal-based products via local providers if requested. If you have any questions, just ask.

Our culinary family

In a conscious effort to minimize our impact on our environment, we offer primarily plant-based optimal, seasonal fruits, and healthy drinks for health and nutrition. Our produce is harvested from our own organic garden or sourced from the local farmer’s market.

We omit meat and wherever possible, dairy, but also cater to other diets requiring animal-based products via local providers if requested. If you have any questions, just ask.

Chef Yao’s dishes are perfected with the careful balance of authentic Thai flavors of a culinary master, through many years as a fine-dining chef in Thailand and internationally. Her soft-spoken demeanor embodies the gentle nature and family-style environment at Jaiyen that empowers her to continue crafting plant-based cuisine with fresh creativity, joyful ease, and lightness.

If you hear piercing loud laughter, it’s definitely Ning! Her energy, charisma, and commitment to take life less seriously are why we love her. She has a lifetime of experience in local cuisine, which consists of many curries, spices, noodles, comfort, and… have we mentioned spices? Ning’s creations, just like her, are full of vitality, boldness, and heartiness. Ning is your Thai mother here at Jaiyen.

Shela has been creating plant-based meals for over a decade, though she was raised on a primarily Thai / European diet of cold cuts, white rice and meat. After switching to plants, she experienced a huge shift in energy, clarity, digestion, optimal focus and physical balancing. She became certified in Vegan Nutrition and has been hooked ever since in understanding the endless benefits of eating produce sourced as close to the Earth as possible.

Far from your everyday cook, Kevin has been playfully experimenting with culinary creations inspired by his mother’s encouragement of his imagination since childhood. From managing a Pizza Hut franchise in his teens to co-founding the Pure Vegan Heaven restaurant group in Thailand, his unconventional approach to nutrition is tinged with both researched detail and decadent delight.

BREAKFAST

Muesli
Topped with granola & served with Soy or Almond milk & seasonal fruit.

Fruit Platter
Freshly cut seasonal fruit mix.

Smoothie Bowl

Seasonal fruit smoothie bowl with various toppings.

Khao Tom
Boiled rice berry porridge with veggies & condiments.

Pancakes
Double stack with brown sugar syrup. Served with your choice of banana or peanut butter.

Breggfast
3 eggs; scrambled, fried, boiled, or in an omelet, with mixed veggies and 2 slices of toast.

SALADS & BOWLS

Morning Mix
Mini Breggfast (2 eggs / 2 toast / small veg) with fruit & granola cup.

Khanom Jeen
Rice noodles, spiced yellow curry & raw veggies.

Som Tum
Fresh green papaya with carrot, tomato & long beans, topped with a mild chili-lime dressing & peanuts.

Jed See
“7 colour” mix of veggies, served with a toasted crunchy coconut garnish & sweet dressing.

Teriyaki Tofu
“7 colour” mix of veggies, served with a toasted crunchy coconut garnish & sweet dressing.

Khao Yam
Traditional mix of raw veggies, herbs and rice, served with a Budu dressing.

SNACKS

BASES

Popcorn
Stove-popped and lightly salted.

Spring Rolls
Fried vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chili sauce.

Veggies & Dip
Chopped raw veggies with sweet chili or Kewpie roasted sesame sauce.

Siam Slice
Thai-style mixed vegetable pizza with a vegan mayonnaise sauce on a crispy rice-paper base.

Riceberry
Steamed Riceberry – rich in antioxidants & fiber for digestion, as well as lowering cholesterol & glucose levels – it helps nourish skin, prevent wrinkles & slows aging.

Fried Rice
Riceberry with veggies. Egg, tofu, or pineapple optional.

SOUPS

VEGGIES & NOODLES

Potatoes
Hand-mashed potatoes, or roasted with olive oil & rosemary.

Tom Yum
Sweet, spicy & sour clear soup with veggies.

Tom Kha
Sweet, spicy & sour coconut milk soup with veggies.

Tom Jeud
Clear broth with vermicelli noodles & veggies.

Pad Pak Ruam
Stir-fried veggies with kale, tofu, morning glory & broccoli.

Pad Grapao
Minced tofu fried with Thai basil, chili & veggies.

CURRIES

Pad Khee Mao
Fried rice noodles with broccoli, carrots, corn, peppers & sprouts.

Suki Haeng
Dry fried glass noodles with garlic, veggies, egg, sweet chili & soy.

Tom Kha Twist
Our signature Thai fusion of Tom Kha with noodles.

Kiew Wan Sen
Our signature Thai fusion of Gaeng Kiew Wan with noodles.

Kiew Wan
Green curry + veggies, kaffir lime & red chili.

Massaman
Southern region curry + potatoes, soy protein, veggies & peanuts.

DESSERTS

Panaeng
Red curry + coconut milk, tofu, soy protein & veggies.

Banana Bliss
Fried bananas coated in a crispy coconut & sesame flour batter.

Mangolicious
Sticky rice & fresh mango, drenched in a sweet salted coconut cream sauce.

Nice Cream
Two scoops of homemade vegan coconut, mango, or cacao ice-cream (seasonal).