Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi
Koh Yao Noi, West coast beaches and islands, Thailand
based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a hideaway pool villa on a bed and breakfast basis, including private car and shared speedboat transfers.
At a Glance
Magical views onto the limestone pinnacles of Phang-Nga Bay
Spacious private pool villas designed in a rustic luxury style
Delicious gourmet Thai and Italian cuisine, with much of the produce coming from the organic vegetable garden
An amazing Six Senses spa with a huge range of treatments, on the tropical hillside with echoes and fragrances of the jungle
Visit the resort's own eco-friendly farm with its chickens, goats and organic gardens
Head out on boat trips to hidden beaches and secret lagoons or enjoy kayaking, water-skiing and wind surfing in the bay
Best time to Visit
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Average time to visit
Tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.
To start planning your holiday to Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi is a fabulous luxury Six Senses property in a stunning location amongst the picturesque limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga Bay. This is a tucked away, private boutique resort, making it a real retreat.
Six Senses Yao Noi is situated on a 24 acre site on a small island in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. The area is famed for its natural beauty, especially its limestone island mountains in the sea which provide idyllic views from the resort and some great excursions for those wanting to explore the area by land or by sea.
The natural vegetation and tropical landscaping provides privacy between the 56 villas which have been designed with a modern, elegant architectural style and are very spacious, each with their own private infinity edge pool with large sundeck, open-air bathrooms and personal villa team trained to anticipate every whim. The Ocean Villas allow glorious views over the bay and the Garden Villas are set in a lush tropical forest. The larger Retreat Villa and the Hilltop Reserve are exclusively positioned for the most incredible views.
The design of Six Senses Yao Noi is in line with the Six Senses ethos of using natural materials and innovation to create luxurious accommodation and attention to detail. All of the resort's dining and entertainment activities take place at The Main House, giving the resort a plantation style feel. There is a choice of restaurants and bars as well as a well stocked wine cellar. Italian cuisine is served at the Dining Room which has a glass floor with river flowing beneath it and at The Living Room, Thai cuisine can be enjoyed as well as offerings from the grill, tandoori and pizza ovens. The cooking school can teach you some of these fabulous dishes so that you can take your culinary memories home with you.
The Six Senses Spa has been sympathetically designed in the style of a Thai longhouse with several separate treatment salas and a gym. Here the skilled therapists can a whole range of holistic pampering treatments made from entirely natural products. Yoga, Qi gong and personal fitness training are also available.
The waters in this area are pristine, and excursions can be arranged to nearby islands for exploration, snorkelling or diving. Complimentary bikes are available for guests to cycle to local villages and picnic spots and this is such an undeveloped island, it is definitely worth the journey.
Six Senses Yao Noi has 56 villas all with private pools all serviced by their own private butler. The Pool Villas have garden or ocean views with open air bathrooms, private infinity pools and spacious sundecks. The Deluxe Pool Villas are split over two floors and are even more spacious. The Pool Villa Suites are either with garden views or on the oceanfront and have one or two bedrooms and large living areas. The two-bedroom Retreat has a kitchen and extensive additional amenities. All villas and suites feature: specialised wine fridge, phone, espresso machine, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, Bose hifi system with docking station for a personal iPod and wifi. All villas and suites other than the Ocean Panorama Villa have private infinity edge swimming pools.
Six Senses Yao Noi welcomes children and families but there are no formal children's facilities or activities available, apart from babysitting, which can be arranged on request.
The bar at Six Senses Yao Noi offers Asian tapas and regional specialities in a relaxed setting while The Living Room specialises in world class dishes during the day and Thai specialities in the evening with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The Dining Room serves exquisite Italian cuisine and private picnics, champagne breakfasts and beach barbecues can all be arranged by your butler. Other facilities include the holistic Six Senses Spa, a library, main pool with stunning views, wine cellar, gym and a tennis court.
Six Senses Yao Noi offers all guests bicycles on a complimentary basis so they can explore the region. Other activities include Thai cookery classes, wine tasting, non-motorised and motorised water sports, boat and bicycle tours, diving, fishing trips and rock climbing,
Mrs Nicola Dicketts (Guest)
We did a movie night on the beach - playing James Bond Goldeneye. We were served a 3-course dinner on the beach for the movie and had themed martinis - so cute and fun! We also did a tuk tuk tour around the island and went to see the fishing villages and fisheries, the paddy fields, and the main town/village. The guide was great and the tour was actually very interesting and fun to get outside the hotel for a bit.
Our GEM was incredible and really helpful. Nothing we could fault! We were worried about the super early morning transfer to catch our flight, but actually because of the time, we had the boat transfer at sunrise and it was the most beautiful scenery we could imagine. So actually loved the early morning transfer and would recommend it!Overall it was our favourite hotel and nothing that we could fault. Loved it!
Arthur Pope (Staff)
Home to some of the most awe inspiring views of the karst island studded ocean in all of Thailand, the Six Senses Yao Noi is truly paradise on earth. One can hardly tear themselves away from the impossibly gorgeous views from their bespoke villas, but an abundance of opportunities for fun and relaxation await those who do! With opportunities for world class dining and massage, small, private and luxurious beaches, and ample surrounding islands to explore, one can't run out of plans unless they want to. Extensive children's activities and a beachside club means there's fun to be had for the whole family. With the expected eye towards sustainability and community enrichment that is a hallmark of the brand, the Six Senses Yao Noi shines as an ultimate dream destination.
Jules Maury (Staff)
How do you put Paradise into words? Whisked off their private boat having skimmed past emerald green islands I was led to my Villa by Pop my private Butler. Panoramic Pool Villa became Palace as I was ushered into the most exquisite villa with a pool and Sala overlooking a bay of islands so dramatic and beautiful that I thought I was on the set of James Bond. Views in every direction were amazing, the infinity pool merged with the horizon and between the beautifully decorated teak villa and the surrounding flowers and foliage, I knew I had died and gone to Heaven. And that was before the massage in this Six Senses Spa, before the dinner prepared with delicacies from their organic gardens, before the cocktails at The Hilltop which has views you can only dream of and before the hour spent on my private deck with their Yoga Guru - Dorelal Singh - then I knew I had left Earth forever......Six Senses Yao Noi is perfection.
Clare Barratt (Staff)
Six Senses Yao Noi wont disappoint, from the moment you step on their speedboat at the pier to watching sunrise from the Hilltop Retreat to enjoying their refreshing home-made ice cream you will remember every moment. If your budget permits, stay here as it really is a special experience and you will find it hard to fault. You will never tire of the views of the limestone rocks and islands jutting out of the ocean, the delicious breakfasts with an array of juices and pastries, the wonderfully rustic villas and of course the seamless service.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Everything at Six Senses Yao Noi is so beautifully laid out and every little detail is carefully planned giving an experience which is truly magical. From arriving on the dock by speedboat and being met by a buggy with our names already written on little chalk boards attached to having homemade ice-cream on tap throughout the day you feel completely pampered in a very laid back understated way. It really is the attention to the tiniest of details that sets the hotel apart and of course the views over the limestone pillars floating in the sea beyond are just incredible. The only downside is that you ever has to leave!
Sarah Baxter (Staff)
From the moment I stepped onto the speed boat to get to the island, I knew my time here was going to be very special. The staff are on hand from the word go to make your stay relaxed and stress free and it is undoubtedly one of my absolutely favourite resorts. Its location on the unspoiled island of Yao Noi is breath-taking, boasting panoramic views of the limestone islands of Phang Nga Bay. It is very difficult to drag yourself away from the unbelievable views from the main pool. I was always first in line to get on that sunbed! To unwind on arrival you can enjoy some serious pampering at the spa village, set in the lush hillside forest. The food does definitely not disappoint, with a well-respected team of chefs producing some superb dishes. This is definitely top of my list of places to return to.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
What I love about Yao Noi is that you are only 45mins from Phuket by speedboat, yet the tiny island feels so exclusive and remote. This is the ideal place to relax in peaceful surroundings and most guests barely leave their pool villas. This is not surprising as the villas are vast, so private with lots of little areas where you can while away your days reading a good book or simply admiring the stunning views. With no main pool on the island and only a small beach, Six Senses Yao Noi is not for everyone but for those looking for a really special pool villa holiday, this is the perfect place.
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Location & directions
Koh Yao Noi, West coast beaches and islands, Thailand
Six Senses Yao Noi is located on the Island of Yao Noi, situated midway between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Phuket International Airport. The travelling time from the airport to Six Senses Yao Noi is around 45-minutes to 1-hour by motor boat or 15-minutes by helicopter.
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