Six Senses Yao Noi
- Style Rustic-chic castaway
- Setting Yao Noi island hillside
Situated on a cliff, with amazing views of Phang Nga Bay’s mystical limestone pinnacles, a stay in one of Six Senses Yao Noi hotel’s private villas feels like relaxing in your own luxurious treehouse. Each is built using local teak, topped with a palm-leaf roof, and tastefully decorated in bright linens and mango-wood accessories. It’s a perfect, rustic escape in one of the world’s most stunningly beautiful hideaways.
Need to know
- Rooms 56 villas, including four suites and two residences.
- Rates Double rooms from $702.26 (THB22,641), excluding tax at 18.71 per cent.
- More details Rates include buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Free broadband throughout, DVD/music library, spa, gym, yoga platform, complimentary bike hire. In rooms: flatscreen satellite TV, Bose stereo, CD player, preloaded iPod and dock, Six Senses toiletries, minibar, wine fridge, pool, meditation sala.
- Poolside Drink in those views of the craggy limestone islands jutting from the ocean as you lie beside the placid infinity pool. Dip in and you really will feel as though you’re about to swim right off the edge.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible (up to two hours extra is free; after that it costs 50 per cent of the room rate). Check-in, 2pm.
Children Children are welcome, and there are plenty of activities to keep them occupied. Baby cots and beds for under 12s are provided for free, and babysitting can be arranged with hotel staff from THB412 a child an hour.
- Eco‐friendly Six Senses has an impressive environmental record and this is evident at Yao Noi. The property is designed using natural materials to harmonise with the landscape, and villas have been built to reflect the sun’s heat yet utilise natural light.
- Also The Six Senses Spa resembles a traditional long house and offers a holistic menu of Thai-influenced treatments. If you want to sleep like a baby, have a Deep Dream Massage; if you want a moonlight massage, opt for the Full Moon treatment.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms It’s hard to choose just one villa, as they’re all rather special. We love the aptly named Ocean Panorama Pool Villas, though, which boast breathtaking views of Phang Nga Bay from the bedroom, bathroom and infinity pool, and also star outdoor dining, an alfresco shower and double spa pavilion for pampering massages.
- Packing tips A wafty chiffon kaftan for her, a trés masculine sarong for him, and a collection of designer swimwear for both. Lying by the pool, stretching out on the beach and exploring the underwater world are high on all guests’ agendas on Koh Yao Noi.
- Also Every villa receives special attention from a 24-hour personal butler. Need tea and toast at 3am after a long flight? Fancy putting down the book and playing a board game instead? Your wish is their command.
Food and drink at Six Senses Yao Noi
- Hotel restaurant The split-level Dining Room is surrounded by natural vegetation with a waterfall at its centre. Romantic and sophisticated, it has an open kitchen where chef Anthony Reynolds and his team cook modern Italian food using seasonal ingredients, including salads and vegetables picked from the nearby garden, with a Chef's Table upstairs. Adjacent dining pavilions, nestled in mangroves and palms, are perfect for hiding away. Like all Six Senses properties, there’s an impressive wine list. Relaxed and rustic, the beachside Living Room and Terrace whips up global cuisine by day and Thai food at night. It’s also where the tempting breakfast buffet is served. For exclusive dining, head to the Hilltop Reserve, which offers light lunches and Thai dinners with wow-worthy bay views.
- Dress code Simple but sleek beach chic.
- Top table The ultimate in romantic gestures is organising a champagne breakfast on your terrace, served by your butler.
- Last orders 10pm for dinner; 12.30am or later at the bar.
- Room service A selection of Thai, Japanese and western dishes are available 6.30am–12pm; later nighttime snacks can be pre-ordered.
- Hotel bar With its mellow ambience and sunken seating and day-beds surrounded by water features, the Den, which occupies two floors of the Main House, is a cosy, sexy spot for backgammon as you sip a signature mojito.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details