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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Dec 29, 2020 Suppachark E

We booked 3 nights in the Ocean Retreat for our family of 3 generations (60s-70s/30s/kids 5 and below). The room, the Ocean Retreat - which is the highest category is arguably the best room at the property. The layout is a split level down 5 levels to the sea (Entrance//second bedroom&Living room//master bedroom&pool/garden&terrace/then beach).… Read more
We booked 3 nights in the Ocean Retreat for our family of 3 generations (60s-70s/30s/kids 5 and below). The room, the Ocean Retreat - which is the highest category is arguably the best room at the property. The layout is a split level down 5 levels to the sea (Entrance//second bedroom&Living room//master bedroom&pool/garden&terrace/then beach). Room Interior - has strong Six Senses footprints just like one could see at other SS properties. it is the vista that make this property stand out - arguably the same as that of the Hilltop where everyone has breakfast at. Sunrise view can't get any better than that. Spacious living room where the family can dine in-villa comfortably. Food is overall good - especially the off-the-menu Thai food. Free ice-cream all day long at Hilltop the only food outlet available at the time. So it's either in-villa dining vs Hilltop same table for the whole stay. Price is on a slightly high side compare to Bangkok standard (3600 THB++ per 7-color Lobster), but we think is reasonable when you factor in the running operational costs behind. There is a pre-check in credit offer that give extra 1500 THB credit for each 3000 THB credit purchase. (33% off for qualified incidentals) GEM is a hit or miss. Despite his perfect attitude and politeness, our GEM was not quite capable to meet our high expectation which we had built around reading these glowing reviews from other TA reviewers all along. And that made all the differences for us. We did not feel the availability and existence when we need our GEM the most. We later learned that our GEM was servicing 5 other groups during the period of our stay. That said, it could have been better if he can anticipate and preempt our basic needs ahead of time (what/when/where to eat for dinner, for example). Or be punctual for breakfast delivery (30 mins late despite promise made the night before) on the morning that we had to leave for islands trip early. Turn down was below standard. Nespresso was left unrefilled, which I found out also when I needed the most, which was 5.30am in the morning. Sunrise view without coffee. Phew. Dishes were used was put so obvious at the dining table in villa and I had to literally asked for it to be cleaned when the turn down staff came to clean/turn down/ and about to leave. There many other properties (even 4-star ones) that we visited in the past who handled these 'small things' much better. Boat excursion (paid extra) and mangrove kayak (complimentary) was perfect. Staff who attended K Kee and K Yard were among those who we recall their friendliness and professional. The beach at hotel are passable but nowhere near exciting. In-room jacuzzi had dirty muddy water that couldn't be fixed despite several technician visits. So we couldn't "sip a nice Champagne in it at night while watching these vista under the starry sky." One of our to-do list. Not happening. Khun Grant the GM offered to compensate the whole bill, which we declined but asked for other complimentary services instead. Chef Table dinner - one of the better experience we had in a while. Yes, we have been to many 3* around many places before but the experience here feel original, creative, and truly delicious. Make us fall in love and want to rewrite our own book for Thai food. Spa - hands down one of the best. Therapists are first class and on par with those better ones around Bangkok's MO, Grand Hyatt I.Sawan, for example. For us, the price was fair at 2,600THB nett per hour, after discount. Kids - no real kid club here but they can enroll your kid at their kid's eco-warrior program that revolving around sustainability. Will we go back? - Likely, but not until all facilities, food outlets, and common area are normalized to its pre-COVID heyday. Because, for this visit, we just didn't quite feel the Sixth one. Until we meet again. Read less
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Dec 23, 2020 indranuhati Bangkok, Thailand

This is the time to visit. Based on deals being offered to local residents used this opportunity to book a 2 night stay. Booked a hideaway villa and was upgraded to ocean view villa.Right from the initial enquiry the communication was clear and concise. We booked our own transfers and was well coordinated by the resort on pick up and drop off at… Read more
This is the time to visit. Based on deals being offered to local residents used this opportunity to book a 2 night stay. Booked a hideaway villa and was upgraded to ocean view villa.Right from the initial enquiry the communication was clear and concise. We booked our own transfers and was well coordinated by the resort on pick up and drop off at the pier. The views are best i have come across any hotel stay around the world. The staff are extremely hospitable. The rooms are spotless and the facilities like buggy transfer, spa are of the highest standard. The hilltop area is amazing at sunrise and sunset with the pool in the middle. The menu options were limited due to covid. Had a great time photographing birds specially the hornbills all around One of the most memorable stays. A big thanks to all the team at six senses yao noi Read less
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Nov 27, 2020 Geoffrey_100255068 Bangkok, Thailand

Three nights with great friends in this wonderful eco resort. Spectacular accommodation, iconic views, genuine warm service and outstanding food. There is a reason its regarded as one of Thailands leading resorts. Make use of this time and visit now is my advice to other fortunate Thai residents.
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Nov 19, 2020 MagKoi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Natural materials to come along with nature . The service is excellent. Many activities to do . My villa is amazing view never let my eye down. Food is great . If you find some where to hind yourself and relax . This place is completely peace.
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Nov 17, 2020 Iampanad Bangkok, Thailand

Six Sense Yao Noi is one of our happy trips. The resort is very beautiful with stunning view. Breakfast is so perfect and the services are excellent. Our GEM K.Natty is very helpful and her services just go extra miles ... really appreciated. Recommend everyone to visit Six Sense Yao Noi at least once in your life. I, myself defintely will go… Read more
Six Sense Yao Noi is one of our happy trips. The resort is very beautiful with stunning view. Breakfast is so perfect and the services are excellent. Our GEM K.Natty is very helpful and her services just go extra miles ... really appreciated. Recommend everyone to visit Six Sense Yao Noi at least once in your life. I, myself defintely will go visit again Read less