If you are seeking a romantic hideaway to an enchanted Thai island, then head to the Six Senses Yao Noi on the island of Koh Yao Noi, where thatch-roofed suites with superb bay views await you. Sink into a plush seat at one of the restaurants at the eco-friendly resort to indulge in delicious local delicacies sourced from homegrown produce while admiring the Andaman Sea. The Phang Nga Bay creates the perfect backdrop for your Thai adventures and iconic limestone pinnacles add some privacy to the beach. Finish off your trip with a relaxing treatment at the Zen Garden Spa after a long day on a bike exploring the villages and nature close by.

Location

Why should the Six Senses Yao Noi be the first choice for an unforgettable stay on Phuket?

From the hillside of Koh Yao Noi, the Six Senses cascades down to the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Phang Nga Bay, providing its visitors with stunning panoramic views. Situated between Phuket and Krabi, the island’s lush vegetation and green landscaping provide enough privacy between each of the elevated villas. The Six Senses Yao Noi is a quiet retreat spread over 24 acres of tranquil nature, set aside from the hustle and bustle of other Thai tourism hotspots.

Key Facts

  • from Phuket’s Marina a speed boat takes you in 45 minutes to the island
  • book your flight to Phuket International Airport (HKT) or Krabi Airport (KBV)
  • the concierge team assists guests with the transfer and arranges car and boat rides to the hotel

What is special?

  • feel like 007 at the location, where the famous James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed
  • guests can tune into nature on a peaceful trail, which is situated in the mangrove forest connected to the resort
  • enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view and arrive at the Six Senses Yao Noi in style – with a helicopter picking you up at the airport

What do the guests say?

  • the scenery and stunning views from the hotel mesmerize all travelers
  • guest recommend booking a stay during a full moon, as the moon will illuminate the entire bay, making a midnight swim a one-of-a-kind experience
  • vacationers love the relaxed vibe of the resort, far enough away from the hustle and bustle, and feel fully recharged when they leave the resort

Accommodation

What does my private villa offer? Will I have direct beach access?

The villas at the Six Senses Yao Noi offer different views for every preference – chose between Sea View Villas with glorious views over the Phang Nga Bay or Mountain View Villas, which face a rubber tree plantation and allow you to connect with the tropical fauna.
Retreat to your preferred private sanctuary and enjoy the unique amenities to the melodic sound of chirping birds. All villas feature an outdoor patio with a dining area, plunge pool, and comfortable sunbeds, while the picture-perfect outdoor shower lets you connect with the surrounding nature.

Key Facts

  • 1,660 square foot of pure bliss, artfully blending indoor and outdoor living
  • bathrooms were built with double vanity, a large bathtub and an outdoor shower
  • each villa features a private infinity pool with relaxing sundeck

What is special?

  • your stay at the Six Senses Yao Noi will be one of a kind, as each villa is attended by a personal Guest Experience Maker, who will make all your wishes come true
  • for ultimate comfort choose your perfect pillow from a special pillow menu and pick out your favorite essential oil scent
  • ask your butler for a romantic morning and start the day on your terrace with champagne and delicious fresh fruit with your significant other

What do the guests say?

  • guests love taking a dip in their private pool to start their day while enjoying the spectacular view
  • families love the Jungle Hideaway Villa nestled in the rainforest as they are able to observe wild hornbills and other animals right from their villa
  • the privacy of each villa is appreciated by all vacationers as it allows them to fully relax and live at their own pace, uninterrupted by other travelers

Pools & Spa

Where can I take a swim on a hot day? What kind of treatments does the spa offer?

Relax at the spacious infinity pool and enjoy the panoramic ocean view of the neighboring limestone islands as you sip on a refreshing glass of cold lemon water. The Six Senses Spa Village in the heart of the resort was inspired by traditional longhouses and offers a variety of Thai-influenced treatments and massages. With its holistic approach only natural spa products are being used – to soothe and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.

Key Facts

  • experts in alternative medicine offer physical and spiritual therapies for all needs
  • guests can choose Ayurvedic and holistic massages as well as rituals like the Full Moon treatment
  • spacious infinity pool overlooking the bay

What is special?

  • get one of the world-famous Thai massages right at the source to improve your sense of well-being; with gentle and rolling movements, warm herbs are applied to specific pressure points
  • treat yourself to an Antioxidant Thai Green Tea Body Wrap, which will help to tone and detoxify your body with its unique blend of Thai ground rice and green tea, known for its antioxidant properties
  • get a consultation from Dr. Aneesh, a fourth generation ayurvedic doctor, yoga teacher and Reiki master straight from India, who will customize your treatment plan based on your unique body type

What do the guests say?

  • travelers love the hilltop pool area and find it hard to concentrate on anything other than the jaw-dropping view of the bay
  • the Ayurvedic Massage Experience is recommended by many spa visitors, as it combines different holistic techniques to deliver a genuinely healing experience
  • health enthusiasts love consulting with experts to improve their healthy lifestyle and fix ailments like restlessness or insomnia

Culinary

How is the cuisine on the Thai islands? What local dishes can I try in the resort?

At the Six Senses Yao Noi, all fresh and seasonal produce used in the kitchen comes from the hotel’s own organic garden and a precious little mushroom hut. The romantic split-level restaurant Dining Room is the sophisticated dining option at the resort, offering an extensive wine list and a chef’s table. For a more laid-back dining experience opt for the Beachside Eatery or Hilltop Reserve with its spectacular view. The Sultry Bar with sunken seating serves exquisite liquors in an intimate setting.

Key Facts

  • three exquisite restaurants to choose from
  • choose between European influenced cuisine, traditional Thai dishes or an Asian and Western tapas menu
  • the Den and the Main House provide bars and day beds for drinks or relaxing in an intimate setting
  • culinary services also include traditional cooking classes, wine tastings, and degustation dinners

What is special?

  • your personal butler can arrange a genuinely romantic picnic for you and your partner in the heart of the rainforest or on a private part of the beach
  • ice cream lovers will be in pure bills: the resort offers 24/7 complimentary homemade ice cream and sorbets to satisfy all your cravings
  • an intimate island sunset BBQ prepared by your private chef allows you to dine outside and end your night with drinks under the stars

What do the guests say?

  • guests love the food choices at the Six Senses Yao Noi and appreciate the variety at the breakfast buffet every morning
  • trying the Thai set menu and taking in the spectacular view at The Hilltop Reserve is recommended by all vacationers, as it truly is a one-of-a-kind experience
  • foodies call Chef Anthony a “genius” and love chatting to him during their chef’s table dinner
  • vacationers feel like Robinson Crusoe picnicking on a deserted island during sunset   

Activities

What kind of activities and excursions does the resort offer? How can I spend my day on the Thai island?

While comfortable day beds and breathtaking views invite you to relax all day, you should not be missing out on your surroundings. Explore some of the world’s best scuba diving and snorkeling areas around the islands Koh Phi Phi, Krabi and Phang Nga or pick another watersport activity for endless fun in the ocean. On land, the Thai islands offer many outdoor adventures for every taste like elephant trekking, mountain biking, hiking, and rock climbing. When you are done exploring the natural wonders, take a longtail boat and head to another island, where you’ll be able to explore small local villages.

Key Facts

  • watersports include PADI certified diving excursions, kayaking, waterski and jetski rides
  • dedicated staff will plan the perfect outing for your specific interests
  • the resort offers experiences like Thai cooking classes and wine tasting sessions

What is special?

  • feel like Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “The Beach” as you explore the famous picturesque Phi Phi Island by speedboat and race through the aquamarine waters of the Maya Bay
  • get your fit on and hop into the hotel owned Muay Thai boxing ring, where skilled martial art artists teach you highly aerobic techniques
  • discover the island’s spectacular wildlife and fauna on the Adventures Mangrove Kayak Tour: a traditional longtail boat will first take you through the crystal clear waters to then have you swap it for a kayak and discover the mysterious mangrove forests

What do the guests say?

  • adventurous travelers love the guided bike tour, which takes guests off the beaten track to  jaw-dropping secret spots on the island
  • island hopping is recommended by everyone, as the surrounding islands, beaches, and lagoons are breathtaking and just waiting to be explored
  • Cinema Paradiso, a fantastic outdoor cinema by the shore, is a loved event at the resort
  • yogis recommend the daily morning yoga sessions at the pavilion in the jungle with beautiful views over the bay