Six Senses Yao Noi

Phuket, Thailand

Virgin rating

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

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

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 A treat for the Senses!

May 18, 2022 PhillipP Tring, United Kingdom

The definition of understated luxury! A home away from home where I felt looked after from start to finish! I spent an incredible 5 nights at the Six Senses Yao Noi. My Ocean View Villa was very spacious. There was a good sized plunge pool along with covered outdoor seating on the deck overlooking both the tropical surrounds as well as the sea… Read more
The definition of understated luxury! A home away from home where I felt looked after from start to finish! I spent an incredible 5 nights at the Six Senses Yao Noi. My Ocean View Villa was very spacious. There was a good sized plunge pool along with covered outdoor seating on the deck overlooking both the tropical surrounds as well as the sea and pier. The bedroom with king sized bed had floor to ceiling windows that can be fully opened up to the elements. From the bedroom you walk through to the spacious bathroom with a deep bath and double vanity unit as well as wardrobe, indoor shower and toilet all separate. Further on you walk out to the outdoor shower! Wood is the main element that adorns the entire villa in keeping with the property’s natural surrounds. Complimentary “home made” bathroom amenities are provided along with anything else you might need, from Aloe Vera gel to coconut oil. Just one of the things that highlights the resort’s commitment to sustainability. Our GEM who looked after us during our stay, accompanied us to our room once we landed at the pier and completed check in formalities there. She also acknowledged the dietary requirements I provided in advance, which is something rare in my experience. Many hotels will ask for dietary requirements but rarely act on them. The resort has a very relaxed feel and is a big part of what makes it special. From the private beach area to the swimming pool at the Hilltop, there are many places where you can relax and enjoy panoramic views and nature itself. The hotel offers a multitude of activities and organises trips to visit neighbouring islands for those who want to. The Spa menu is extensive and the staff can create bespoke programmes that match your needs. Everything here is bespoke to each individual. For me this was most prominent when it came to food! Dining was an absolute treat. We enjoyed a la carte dining at the Hilltop restaurant. Yes, there is a menu but the chef could adjust things based on dietary requirements. Similarly, we enjoyed a wonderful set menu at the communal (maximum 6 guests) chef’s table where Vikram made an excellent job designing a menu that met the group’s palette and requirements. Breakfast was served at the Dining Room and included both a la carte options and extensive buffet options with different stations, from noodles to eggs, to fruit to breads! The area by the Hilltop restaurant offers spectacular panoramic views across the bay and it’s where the resort’s swimming pool is located. A great space to relax and rejuvenate! Last but not least, the staff throughout the resort have been incredible; friendly, attentive and always helpful. I can’t wait to return! Read less
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May 12, 2022 global-swiss Winterthur, Switzerland

Top Resort. We stayed here already three times and everytime we are impressed about the breathlesss view from hilltop. The service level is one of the highest in Southeast Asia. Our Gem 《Fern》 did a fantastic job, she was all the time highly motivated and supportive.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful hotel with beautiful staff

May 2, 2022 LauritaLondon London, United Kingdom

We stayed in April as a family. I cannot express what a wonder place this is. The staff are what makes it on top of the beautiful hotel and location. We wanted to stay longer but could not change our flights but it was such a great stay. We stay at many luxury resorts and this is right up there! Special thanks to Ya ya who was so kind and… Read more
We stayed in April as a family. I cannot express what a wonder place this is. The staff are what makes it on top of the beautiful hotel and location. We wanted to stay longer but could not change our flights but it was such a great stay. We stay at many luxury resorts and this is right up there! Special thanks to Ya ya who was so kind and memorable to as all but also Gabby our host. They were all just amazing! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional!

Apr 26, 2022 cemileakbeygungor Dublin, Ireland

I just don’t know where to start, Six Senses Yao Noi is our best experience so far! The infinite pool, the rooms, beach, food, staff… Everything was excellent! The resort manager(Stefan) took care of us in person, thanks to him, all of our needs were resolved very quick. Our Guest Experience Maker Minds was so helpful, she helped us even when she… Read more
I just don’t know where to start, Six Senses Yao Noi is our best experience so far! The infinite pool, the rooms, beach, food, staff… Everything was excellent! The resort manager(Stefan) took care of us in person, thanks to him, all of our needs were resolved very quick. Our Guest Experience Maker Minds was so helpful, she helped us even when she was off which I have never seen in any other resorts. The food was incredibly delicious. Six Senses Yao Noi provides all the needs for all ages. Our 5year old daughter had 3 day kids warrior program where she learnt about sustainability, nature, cooking, and even making candles… She never wanted to go home :) We also had bike tour to discover the Yao Noi island which was another remarkable experience for us. Due to weather conditions, we couldn’t have the chance to experience movie night under the stars, hopefully next time :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning location. Exceptional Hospitality. Highly recommend.

Apr 10, 2022 Traveler633355

We are a family party of 17 people with age ranges from Great grandfather to under two. The swimming pool at the ‘Hilltop’ has a truly special view and is relaxing for all the age ranges. We have done a number of excursions including a fantastic sunset barbecue on a uninhabited island which was sensational, tuk tuk island tour, James Bond… Read more
We are a family party of 17 people with age ranges from Great grandfather to under two. The swimming pool at the ‘Hilltop’ has a truly special view and is relaxing for all the age ranges. We have done a number of excursions including a fantastic sunset barbecue on a uninhabited island which was sensational, tuk tuk island tour, James Bond island…..all superbly organised and great fun. Breakfast is either buffet style or table service - again really great, food in general is varied, beautifully presented and yummy! HOWEVER the icing on the cake for this trip has been the truly exceptional customer service that we have received from not only our GEM, Ice for whom nothing has been too much to ask, the Hotel Manager Stefan, Joe in the bar and F&B manager Tristram. Too many to mention all individually but everyone has been so friendly it is impossible not to relax. Read less