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.

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.

Daily boat shuttle to Phuket*.

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. 

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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Jun 8, 2024 kushal2015 Ahmedabad, India

Very nice and excellent experience. Truly memorable stay. Service and hospitality truly remarkable. Kids my parents and we enjoyed food . Personalised attention by each and every staff. Location awasome. Rooms large . Can’t expect better . Best vacation
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Jun 6, 2024 GSUKKENT London, United Kingdom

The location is stunning with amazing views (spend the extra for the sea view - we did not and regretted it). Cannot be beaten. The infinity pool at the Hilltop is incredible. The rooms are well appointed; great plunge pool and very private. Excellent spa. The hotel’s own beach is disappointing but there are plenty of beaches in the area. We… Read more
The location is stunning with amazing views (spend the extra for the sea view - we did not and regretted it). Cannot be beaten. The infinity pool at the Hilltop is incredible. The rooms are well appointed; great plunge pool and very private. Excellent spa. The hotel’s own beach is disappointing but there are plenty of beaches in the area. We went on the local island boat tour, which was not cheap but was truly spectacular. The guide, a local from the island, was excellent; a little shy to start with but very knowledgeable, kind and with a good sense of humour. Kayaking was good. Service standards generally excellent. Breakfast is very good indeed. Otherwise, the food does not quite hit the mark. The Thai restaurant is good but the Hilltop is disappointing and expensive (and the staff not knowing what things were on the menu when asked). The Living Room is good but overall the standards are not aligned with the price. Overall an excellent stay. And the private airport transfer - which we had to take given flight times - whilst expensive, is super slick and efficient. Read less
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Jun 3, 2024 Haafi Le Morne

No wishes are left unfulfilled here! Dreams come true... In an absolute oasis of well-being in the middle of the jungle, we were able to experience the most wonderful views, the greatest food and the friendliest staff... The hotel is wonderfully integrated into nature. Everything is made of wood and natural materials. Each villa has its own pool… Read more
No wishes are left unfulfilled here! Dreams come true... In an absolute oasis of well-being in the middle of the jungle, we were able to experience the most wonderful views, the greatest food and the friendliest staff... The hotel is wonderfully integrated into nature. Everything is made of wood and natural materials. Each villa has its own pool and a wonderful view of the bay or the jungle. All the staff are extremely friendly. Our personal GEM Nyle was courteous and helped us in all situations and gave us excellent advice on excursions and activities. With Bank, Pim and Frame we had a great conversation about Thai cuisine during dinner and here too, nothing was left to be desired in terms of service and friendliness. This must be highlighted! Beam, who courteously took us through the complex in a buggy, always had a friendly word. The rooms were always clean and tidy. The island is also an absolute dream, as it is still very untouched and relatively untouristy. You can rent a bike or moped without hesitation and go on a little excursion. We would also recommend visiting the five offshore islands by boat... It's worth it! We also really enjoyed the daily yoga. We would also recommend a cooking class... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best resort in Yao Noi!

May 27, 2024 Bert_Thanaphon Bangkok, Thailand

I visited this hotel for the first time after hearing a lot about the personalized service provided by the staff. Before our arrival, Khun Luise called a day in advance to inquire about our travel plans, our arrival time, whether we needed a car, and to offer advice on how to get to the resort. We chose to take a speedboat from Ao Por Pier and… Read more
I visited this hotel for the first time after hearing a lot about the personalized service provided by the staff. Before our arrival, Khun Luise called a day in advance to inquire about our travel plans, our arrival time, whether we needed a car, and to offer advice on how to get to the resort. We chose to take a speedboat from Ao Por Pier and then a local pickup truck. When we arrived at the resort, Khun Luise and Khun June were waiting for us with a buggy car displaying our names. Before entering our room, they gave us a tour of the resort, stopping for ice cream and visits to various restaurants. Upon accessing our room, we noticed everything was decorated according to the Six Senses Resort's concept, emphasizing environmental care. The entire accommodation was nature-friendly. I would like to compliment Khun Som at the Hilltop restaurant. Her service was excellent, and she was very knowledgeable about food and wines. Thank you to Chef Brendon for recommending the new menu for us to try—it was amazing! The pasta was perfectly al dente, and the steak was perfectly cooked. Thank you so much. During our stay, Khun June took excellent care of us, ensuring everything went smoothly. When we wanted to have dinner at a local restaurant outside the resort, she had already made the reservation and arranged a taxi for us. She also planned our checkout, including the boat transfer from the island to Phuket and a taxi from the Phuket pier to the airport. We greatly appreciated her efforts. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Accomodation in a Panoramic Setting

May 19, 2024 cpctraveller Phuket, Thailand

This is an outstanding resort. Our villa was extremely comfortable, well designed with a stunning view. The food was excellent as was the serving team. Everyone on the Island was professional, caring, friendly and polite. Our Guest Experience Manager (GEM) was Mason who was outstanding. He greeted us daily at breakfast and any request was… Read more
This is an outstanding resort. Our villa was extremely comfortable, well designed with a stunning view. The food was excellent as was the serving team. Everyone on the Island was professional, caring, friendly and polite. Our Guest Experience Manager (GEM) was Mason who was outstanding. He greeted us daily at breakfast and any request was completed effortlessly and with a smile. Well done to Louise and her team. For us, this was a perfect holiday. Read less