Six Senses Yao Noi

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Nestled on a small island in breathtaking Phang Nga Bay, Six Senses Yao Noi is an escape destination like no other. Built on the site of a former rubber plantation, the resort's lush landscaped gardens and mangrove forests provide a haven for local wildlife and hide a selection of beautifully rustic but thoroughly contemporary guest villas, representing an uncompromised level of luxury. The attention to detail and focus on the destination reinforces the resort's commitment to the environment. Each villa has its own infinity-edged pool with sundeck and is attended to by a personal villa team, trained to anticipate your every whim. You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining at Six Senses Yao Noi. The Hilltop Restaurant is an exclusive venue with extraordinary views of Phang Nga Bay, whilst the Dining Room offers fine dining and a glass floor with a meandering creek beneath. For something a little more personal, dine at the Chef's Table or allow your butler to arrange a champagne breakfast, a private picnic or an evening barbecue beneath the stars. Be sure to visit the spa, one of Asia’s finest, set in a traditional Thai longhouse and offering a wealth of treatments and yoga programs. You can also enjoy a choice of cultural excursions, bicycle tours and cooking classes. But the greatest star is the bay; perhaps one of the best spots in Thailand to sail, kayak or simply lay back and marvel at the collection of limestone sentinels rising purposefully out of the turquoise sea.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

In the Andaman Sea on the Island of Yao Noi, which is located in Phang Nga Bay between Phuket and Krabi. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 20 minutes by road to Ao Por Marina and then 45 minutes by scheduled boat.

Hotel information

56 villas. All with private infinity-edged pool, satellite TV, DVD player, Bose/iPod docking station, WiFi access, telephone, espresso machine, tea/coffee-making facilities and wine fridge. Hideaway Pool Villas are generously sized and have lovely views out to the plantation, with a separate bedroom with 1 king-size bed, a sitting room, single day bed, bathroom with outside shower, sun terrace with double spa sala for private treatments and an outside dining area. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board/Full Board options: Include lunch and/or dinner. Half/Full Board options are food only and are available in both The Living Room and Dining Room restaurants from selected à la carte menus. Should guests wish to partake in other dining experiences, including theme evenings/buffets, in-villa barbeques, chef table etc then an additional supplement will apply.

Ocean Pool Villas have glorious views out to Phang Nga Bay, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Hideaway Two Bedroom Pool Villas are set further into the landscape with lovely plantation views. They have a split level with entrance, decked area and master king bedroom with open bathroom and shower on the top level, and second twin-bedded room, with open garden and shower room on the lower swimming pool level. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. Hideaway Four Bedroom Pool Villas are also available.

Ocean Deluxe Pool Villas are larger and split-level, with splendid views of the bay. The entrance and sitting room is on the top level with the bedroom and terrace area with infinity-edge swimming pool on the lower level. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Panorama Pool Villas with a private pool and terrace and separate bedroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Two Bedroom Pool Villa offers a private infinity-edge pool, decked area, separate sitting room and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Beachfront Pool Villa Suites are large duplex villas, with wonderful views out to the bay and a garden leading directly onto the beach, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

4 restaurants and bars; The Hilltop Restaurant (exclusive dining venue, open for light lunches and Thai dinner menus), The Living Room (world cuisine with an emphasis on Thai, plus tandoori, pizza and open grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Dining Room (fine dining with Organic European Cuisine, open for dinner), Chef's Table (personal dinner experience for 8 guests). The Den chill-out bar serving Asian and Western tapas. International wine cellar. Hilltop infinity swimming pool. Six Senses Spa Village*. Tennis. Water sports including snorkelling*, scuba-diving* (PADI) and kayaking. Outdoor cinema. Range of excursions and activities, including boat trips* to nearby islands, village tours*, Thai cooking classes* and bicycle tours*. Nature trail. Daily boat shuttle to Phuket*. Babysitting* available. Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

5 nights between 22 Dec-10 Jan.

No check outs on 31 Dec-01 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just the best of everything

Feb 17, 2020 lordofthepieslondon London, United Kingdom

We are drawn back here every year as it just gets better and better, all credit to the charming General Manager, Graham Grant, and the amusing and highly capable Executive Chef, Walter Butti, the food has got so good that we never ate off-site once this time. Our GEM Natty looked after us superbly, nothing was too much trouble, and we loved… Read more
We are drawn back here every year as it just gets better and better, all credit to the charming General Manager, Graham Grant, and the amusing and highly capable Executive Chef, Walter Butti, the food has got so good that we never ate off-site once this time. Our GEM Natty looked after us superbly, nothing was too much trouble, and we loved meeting the new resort manager, Alicia, who was an absolute delight. All the staff members were absolutely charming and seemed genuinely delighted to see us again, in no time they knew exactly what we wanted for breakfast better than we did, and knew that we had to start with the delicious prawn and pomelo salad at dinner. There can be no more wonderful dining experience than the Valentine's night dinner at the Hilltop Reserve, guaranteed to rejuvenate even the most jaded of marriages, which ours isn't! The bike team were lovely and went out to rescue my wife when she had a punctured tyre halfway round the island. The buggy drivers and the spa staff were helpful and looked after us well. We loved the family of hornbills in the nesting box just behind our villa and the occasional visits that one made to the garden. All in all, every day was wonderful, relaxing and special, and guest chef Jesper Koch's dinner was exceptional, one of the finest that we have enjoyed anywhere, with every dish described by his young son. In Arnie's immortal words, "Ve vill be back." Read less
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Feb 16, 2020 Schofield26

Beautiful hotel in a truly spectacular location. Service culture a real differentiator - everyone appeared genuinely committed to making our stay enjoyable. Food is excellent- choices at breakfast almost overwhelming which is great as it is my favourite meal. This was our first visit to Phuket and the only spoiler was the 90m queue for immigration… Read more
Beautiful hotel in a truly spectacular location. Service culture a real differentiator - everyone appeared genuinely committed to making our stay enjoyable. Food is excellent- choices at breakfast almost overwhelming which is great as it is my favourite meal. This was our first visit to Phuket and the only spoiler was the 90m queue for immigration on entry. Made Miami look good. Woefully understaffed. Luggage in big a heap with flight number off the board by the time we got through and took another 15m to find our cases. Shame as we visited Singapore, Vietnam and Cambodia on this trip and immigration/customs experience super efficient. Would definitely visit a Six Senses resort again but for this reason alone would think twice about Phuket- life’s too short ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In a class of its own

Feb 11, 2020 rikrokm Bangkok, Thailand

Normally didn't write a review but I'll feel very bad this time If I'm not doing so. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids age 4 and 1) from Bangkok who love to wandering to Southern part of Thailand at this time of year. I've known Six Sense Yao Noi for a long time but used to think this is not a type of place for kids (no kids club, speed… Read more
Normally didn't write a review but I'll feel very bad this time If I'm not doing so. We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids age 4 and 1) from Bangkok who love to wandering to Southern part of Thailand at this time of year. I've known Six Sense Yao Noi for a long time but used to think this is not a type of place for kids (no kids club, speed boat required, no waterpark etc.) However, this time I decided to take a chance and; thankfully, it turned out to be one of the best decision ever. First off, my primary goal here is seriously for the view. As a result, we chose to stay in The ocean panorama room. As we came in it's just wow, a stunning row of limestones lying in front of you with no barricades. Not enough, we decided to do the sunrise breakfast at Hilltop Reserve on the following day. The view there is admittedly more impressed. With this reservation, it's only you and your family who can use the facility until 10:30 in the morning. Your kids can run around, kick their feet in the water, and so on. Landscape photographers will surely love this offer. Second is a top-notch service. A first-class level in every bit of details right from the airport to the marina and to the hotel. They really did a homework on every guests and attempt to fulfill their requests. Specifically we have to thank you our GEM (K.Tik) for handling every piece of magic. Flexibility is key especially when you deal with family with kids and she truly deserves such a compliment. She went beyond expectation by providing us a full box of medical mask for using back here in Bangkok. Third is all about kids. I have to admit that this is what exceeded my expectation the most. From the airport to the marina they did provide a car-seat in a van. And from the marina to the hotel mini life jackets were provided as well. Kids were so comfy on the speedboat and felt very safe. At the resort kids really enjoyed a plunge pool, playing sand on a beach, collecting eggs at chicken farm, and sampling all-day ice cream. Furthermore, they did offer kids-eat-free menu which parents like us couldn't ask for more. Last but not least, the activities. As I'm a kind of person who not really like to sit back in a room all day, I need some fun stuffs and this place can totally offers you. First, the Mangrove walk - A mini trail that can lead you to another beach and secret viewpoint. Second, Kayaking - their water sport center is full of equipment and there is also a game room there for children during wait time. Last, we also did a Speed boat tour to Pa Koh and Laem Haad Beach which are very beautiful and close to the resort. A tour is very customized and flexible in what we need. Boat staffs are very friendly and play with my kids along the way. My daughter laughed out loud while they pretended to be baby sharks attacking her. Thumbs up for this. After staying at this property, we really feel reluctant to visit somewhere else in Thailand because we're so afraid that we might never feel so blessed at this level again. Thank you for giving us the warmhearted feeling here at this paradise. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating "The View" was an incredible retreat

Feb 4, 2020 D9680QUchristopherr Portland, Maine

Hardly ever write reviews but I felt compelled to after our incredible stay at Six Senses Yao Noi. After being met directly at the airport by Six Senses staff, we were driven to their marina in a resort van (equipped with WiFi and complimentary water). At the marina we met more Six Senses staff who were generous, accommodating and incredibly… Read more
Hardly ever write reviews but I felt compelled to after our incredible stay at Six Senses Yao Noi. After being met directly at the airport by Six Senses staff, we were driven to their marina in a resort van (equipped with WiFi and complimentary water). At the marina we met more Six Senses staff who were generous, accommodating and incredibly friendly. This is a theme that you'll find with every single staff member that you meet at the Six Senses, from the resort manager (thank you Alicia) to our GEM (thank you Ma) to the groundkeepers, wait staff and everyone else - we were always treated with incredible positivity and generosity. Everybody went out of their way to make us feel at home. We booked through the Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts program, and were upgraded to "The View" villa. This villa is fantastic beyond belief. There's a huge bed looking out over the beautiful sea, with both wonderful sunrise (direct) and sunset (reflection on the limestone pillars) vistas. We also got our own private infinity pool, netted bed, bar, huge bathroom, along with a variety of other really amazing touches including a waterfall and a theater room. The grounds are pristine, with a really convenient buggy service and a variety of restaurants serving up fantastic meals. From Western to European to Indian, everything was delicious. We didn't take any excursions but we didn't need to, we had our own little piece of paradise right in our villa. Many thanks to the staff of Six Senses Yao Noi, we can't wait to return! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very few resorts or hotels truly deserve an excellent rating but if any deserve it then the Six Senses Yao Noi does.

Feb 3, 2020 T1973CLstevel Santa Barbara

I had an ocean front villa which was beautiful. However more importantly is that the staff and their service is amazing. This is my first time to stay at a Six Senses Resort and I certainly don’t think it will be my last. Everyone is as good as it gets including the waiters and waitresses, the spa receptionists, (Aor and Ing), the massage… Read more
I had an ocean front villa which was beautiful. However more importantly is that the staff and their service is amazing. This is my first time to stay at a Six Senses Resort and I certainly don’t think it will be my last. Everyone is as good as it gets including the waiters and waitresses, the spa receptionists, (Aor and Ing), the massage therapist, (First), the person who is like my personal butler (Natty), and my guide on my bike ride around the Island (Oh). I will miss each of them and many, many others. Read less