Six Senses Yao Noi
The setting is epic. Phang Nga Bay with its fairy tale limestone rocks is beyond beautiful. And with such a view everything at Six Senses Yao Noi is touched with magic. The resort's villas gaze at the view, or float in the lush, green jungle â€“ all have pools, privacy and deepest comfort. Long tail it into that view, kayak along the ancient coastline and mangrove forests, rock climb, dive and snorkel. Relax in the Six Senses Spa and enjoy the warm, smiling service, the exquisite, organic food and wine and serenity of old Siam.
Located on a small island in awesome Phang Nha Bay, Six Senses Yao Noi gives a sense of privacy and adventure. The attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforces the brand's commitment to sustainability.
The resort's luxurious accommodations provide generous personal space and present an uncompromised standard of luxury. Natural vegetation and lush landscaping provide privacy between the elevated villas. Sea View villas offer glorious views over Phang Nga Bay, while Mountain View villas face a classic plantation of rubber trees.
Natural materials used in the modern architecture, together with a beautiful island setting and excellent personal service, support the Six Senses philosophy of creating exceptional experiences.
Six Senses Yao Noi is located on the Island of Yao Noi, midway between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga. The resort can be conveniently accessed from both Phuket International Airport and from Krabi Airport.
Travelling time is approximately 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport by car to the Ao Por Grand Marina, followed by a 45 minute speedboat ride to the resort. You can also book a private helicopter transfer from Phuket to the resort, and enjoy a scenic 15 minute flight to Six Senses Yao Noi.
From Krabi Airport , a private car will take you to Thalane Pier in approximately 45 minutes. At the pier, a speedboat will be on standby to bring you to the resort in approximately 20 minutes.
Restaurants & Bars
There are dining options aplenty at Six Senses Yao Noi, with several restaurants and bars, and a well stocked international wine cellar. The Dining Room offers fine dining with Organic European Cuisine and features a glass floor with a creek meandering beneath. The Living Room presents a marriage of world cuisine, with an emphasis on Thai, plus tandoori and pizza ovens, and an open grill, while the Chef's Table offers a very personal dining experience for just eight guests.
The Living Room
Close to the beach, this all-day dining choice offers alfresco or undercover seating. The Living Room is constructed from traditional material such as wooden panelled flooring, coconut palm columns and classic thatching overhead. Offering tempting buffets at breakfast and on special dinner nights, it also showcases a deli and patisserie, into which guests are invited to wander in and help themselves. The Living Room offers world cuisine during the day and specializes in Thai Cuisine for the evenings. The atmosphere is very relaxed, with large comfortable seating areas offering booths as well as romantic dining on the extended terrace. There are also several outdoor dining pavilions.
The Dining Room & Chefâ€™s Table
A central split-level structure features a Chef's Table on the top level, plus a cooking station with one long table surrounding it. The main dining area is on the lower level, with several private dining pavilions located in the wild mangroves and plantation palms. A tranquil water feature meanders through this area over a glass bottom floor - while organic vegetable and herb gardens are close at hand for the freshest salads and to complement the exquisite Italian Cuisine in the Dining Room.
The Hilltop Reserve
Perched atop the resort, this private villa is the most exclusive dining venue at Six Senses Yao Noi, with its stunning pool overlooking spectacular Phang Nga Bay. The restaurant is open for light lunches and Thai dinner menus. Dinner is served in several of the villa's different spaces: private areas, larger terraces, around the huge infinity pool, with the occasional communal table for mingling and mixing with like minded guests. Outdoor and indoor dining areas serve both classic International and contemporary Thai dishes utilising the freshest local seafood and herbs and vegetables from the resort's own organic gardens. A lengthy wine list contains the best of old and new world wines, including some rare vintages.
It's here that the special cocktails and beverages match the music. Sit back on suspended day beds and dream away, or order a snack from the Asian & Western tapas menu.
In Villa Dining
Private in-villa or terrace dining compliments the secluded peaceful atmosphere. For true romantics, the villa butler will arrange a champagne breakfast, a private picnic or an evening barbecue beneath the stars, with a personal chef and dedicated waiter.
The Main House
Guests experience a sense of tranquility as they enter across the shimmering arrival pools, to choose from two sunken bars and a selection of intimate seating areas spread over two levels. From several pathways, one leads to The Den, with guest relations and a library to the left, and a bar to the right. The library features a glassed-in duplex wine cellar with suspended ladders to access wines on the upper level. The open-plan bar is also on two levels, with several sub-levels creating a more intimate feeling. The bar offers Asian tapas with a selection of specialty regional dishes. A second pathway leads down to the dining areas, passing the Six Senses Gallery en route, with an array of gift ideas, furnishings and apparel.
Activities & Recreation
Get your James Bond on among the limestones isles of Phang Nga Bay National Park that he made famous, stop for a deserted island picnic or zoom across by speedboat to snorkel the kaleidoscopic coral reefs around Phi Phi Island. Cruise at a more leisurely pace by traditional longtail boat, visit local villages or take on outdoor challenges like rock climbing.
Take the plunge and explore a totally new world. The resort's experienced Dive Master will guide your journey through the beautiful surrounding waters. All tailor made scuba diving excursions will be operated in cooperation with a PADI dive center.
Discover Krabi's four islands and the famous sand bar link. Enjoy and discover the underwater world beauty. The island's clear water will make it possible for you to see fish and coral just off the beach. Jump into the warm waters and enjoy the underwater scenery.
Feel the soft breeze on your face as you sail away across the beautiful bay towards those magnificent limestone karsts. The resort's expert team will ensure beginners will always remember the day they learnt to sail across Phang Nga Bay.
Koh Yao Noi provides a special location for newcomers to the exhilarating sport of windsurfing. Being on the leeward side of the island, the winds are rarely strong, giving the opportunity to learn this fun sport in safety. The Watersports instructors are always ready to assist with private lessons and a variety of sail sizes are available to cater for different skill levels and different wind speeds.
The iconic backdrop of Phang Nga Bay combines with sheltered seas to create possibly the finest location to water-ski in Thailand. The resort's expert instructors are on hand to ensure beginners, too, can ski across the same waters as secret agent 007!
The mangrove forests and their narrow shaded kayak channels through them at Tha Lane and Lam Taeng are a truly remarkable experience. This will be the most relaxing exercise you'll ever do. Not to mention a stunning and peaceful way to spend several hours of true adventure.
Private Yacht Charter
Charter a private yacht, from a 23-foot recreational cruiser to 76 foot super yacht, and sail around the waters of the Andaman Sea. The yachts can be chartered for day to a week's use.
Island Hopping by Thai traditional Longtail Boat
Create the perfect longtail excursion. The surrounding islands offer a whole spectrum of activities and experiences including snorkelling, kayaking, jungle adventures, and beach lazing. Discover Koh Hong with its picturesque lagoon or simply soak up the sun on remote tranquil beaches - Nature is your playground.
For the most sensational views of those majestic limestone rocks appearing to float on the emerald bay, the resort's helicopter ride is the ultimate experience, offering spectacular views of the hidden lagoons.
Koh Yao Noi and the surrounding National Geographic classified limestone karsts have been consistently rated as a climber's paradise. Not only are there no crowds of people, the extensive number of islands provide various grades of climbing for all levels. The climbing school of Koh Yao Noi with whom the resort is associated has an intimate knowledge of the area and the appropriate spots for any climber.
Thai Boxing: Muay Thai
Six Senses Yao Noi has its own Muay Thai boxing ring, located at the Watersports Center near the arrival pier. This is a very energetic highly aerobic sport, and to be beside the beach when working out with one of the professional instructors is a real bonus. All the protective equipment is available, including training gloves, shin guards, as well as a punching bag for practicing the kicking and punching combinations particular to this sport.
The resort's Mangrove Trail explores the rich mangrove forest adjacent to the resort. Mangrove trees grow in coastal areas where the sea meets the land. The Mangrove provides a habitat for wildlife and important breeding site for a wide variety of crabs and fish - it is essential for the sustainability of local marine life.
Sightseeing around Koh Yao Noi
Circumnavigate the island of Yao Noi and take pleasure in exploring deserted islands with fine white sandy beaches. Trek through the jungle and discover Koh Yao's magical "big tree", learn about the island's local fish farm economy and go kayaking in Koh Ku Du's pristine lagoon - Koh Yao Noi at its finest.
Fancy a game of love - set - match? No need to bring a racket, the resort has your size and plenty of bouncing balls, too! Professional instructors are available to improve all levels of your game.
The Six Senses Yao Noi cooking class provides guests an opportunity to learn to cook some of their favorite Thai dishes. The experience takes about 2Â½ hours starting with a visit through the Thai herb gardens, followed by a short kitchen tour demonstration of making fresh coconut cream and milk! After cooking, enjoy your self-cooked meal at the Thai Sala surrounded by beautiful banana trees.
Leisure Facilities and Activities
~ Infinity pool at The Hilltop Reserve
~ Yoga and Tai Chi
~ Tennis court
~ Private Beaches with beach amenities
~ Cultural Excursions highlighting Thai culture
~ Complimentary bicycle rental and biking trip
~ Thai traditional long tail boat to local island
~ Phi Phi Island and James Bond Island by speed boat
~ Village tour by local Tuk Tuk
~ Thai cooking class and Chef's Table
~ Wine tasting
~ Diving and snorkeling
~ Batik Painting, Thai kick boxing (beginning)
~ Sailing and Kayaking
~ Fishing, Water skiing and Rock Climbing
~ Picnic on secluded island
~ Romantic sunset boat rides
~ Mangrove trail
~ Helicopter ride experience (transfer or trip)
~ Music and Movies and i-Pod at library
~ All day complimentary home-made ice cream
~ Cinema Paradiso
Six Senses Yao Noi offers many fun activies for children 4-years and above, such as:
~ Tuk Tuk Village Tour
~ Batik Painting
~ Kick Boxing
~ Ice Cream
~ Cooking Classes
Six Senses Spa
The Six Senses Spa village is nestled into the lush tropical hillside. A Long House Suite is modelled on a typical village house from northern Thailand. It offers treatments designed to create a unique and memorable spa journey through four interconnected spaces.
Using only naturally and ethically produced spa products, the treatment menu promotes traditional Thai healing practices and incorporates the four elements of earth, water, fire and air, to ensure the senses are balanced. By utilising many ingredients that are indigenous to the local area, the spa team treasures tradition as the very essence of Six Senses to offer you a truly natural and authentic experience.
The spa also offers Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, various sensory therapies, and Asian therapies.
Signature Yao Noi Ritual
Experience traditional Thai healing techniques combined with the balancing of the four body elements. Start with a relaxing herbal foot soak, steam and body scrub. Enjoy a traditional Thai Massage using ancient herbal packs to improve the flow of â€œPranaâ€, ease aches and relieve muscle tension. The skin is rejuvenated with medicinal-aromatic plants and refreshed with a Spicy Herbal Bath to ensure the senses are completely balanced.
~ Couples Treatment Room
~ Single Treatment Room
~ Dry Sauna
~ Steam Room
~ Yoga Platform
Your wedding should celebrate the beauty of love and life. Six Senses Yao Noi provides you a location and services that dream weddings are made of. The resort's unique location offers an intimate setting to affirm your love with a private or small ceremony. Say â€œI doâ€ against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful natural scenery anywhere in the world. Wedding Packages include such indulgences as a 3-tier wedding cake and a bottle of champagne for post ceremony toasts, bridal spa treatment, candlelight set dinner under the stars for Bride and Groom, breakfast with champagne served in-villa dining style the morning following the wedding day, and much more!
Six Senses Yao Noi was built on the site of a former rubber plantation. Many of the rubber trees were kept to create shade from the sun as well as keeping soil from eroding. In addition, the landscape and gardens have been improved with the philosophy of re-generating the tropical flora as it would have been if the area was left untouched. Local plants and fruit trees have been planted to attract wild life, particularly birds such as the Hornbill. The resort is fortunate to also have a mangrove forest in front of the restaurants area.
The resort has been authorized by the local government to rejuvenate and protect the public mangrove area for education purposes. The local community and Six Senses' hosts have built a wooden walkway and planted around 3,000 mangrove seedlings. This allows guests to continue to enjoy the mangroves and give the possibility to spot some of the fascinating wild life with minimal damage to the biodiversity.
Maps and sketches of the most frequently seen unique flora and fauna are signposted throughout the 500-meter boardwalk, explaining in detail what to look for. For those enthusiasts wanting to know more, the resort also offers guided tours.
Six Senses Yao Noi uses its purchasing power to influence suppliers in responsible practices. The resort management always considers suppliers' environmental commitment before choosing one, and considers the products offered.
Wherever possible, the resort favours locally sourced and environmentally sound products. It also encourages its suppliers to reduce packaging and deliver in bulk to reduce waste and the greenhouse gas emissions produced.
To be part of responsible purchasing, local goods and crafts such as batik painting products are available as souvenirs. These products represent Koh Yao Noi, while financially supporting the local community. Guests are asked to refrain from buying shell pieces or things collected from nature, such as animal products or plants.
Six Senses Yao Noi, together with the Women's Club of Koh Yao Noi, provides batik-painting lessons at which guests can learn how to create beautiful batik paintings whilst at the same time supporting the local community.
Rooms & Suites
Each villa at Six Senses Yao Noi features its own infinity-edged pool with sundeck, creating an illusion of infinity between pool and bay, and reinforcing a feeling of seclusion. All villas also have open-style bathrooms, creating an atmosphere of space and light, and boast magnificent views of the bay and surrounding forestation.
Local building techniques have been adopted, using natural materials that are in harmony with the environment. External and interior walls are wood paneled, with roofs constructed of sago palm leaf thatching.
Each villa is attended by a butler who is trained to anticipate every whim. The butler service is designed to create a new and unique concept for house guests, where Six Senses and Redefining Experiences are exemplified from arrival to departure.
All Villas include these facilities:
~ Private infinity-edged pool
~ Terrace area with sun loungers
~ Open-style bathrooms
~ Private bar
~ Specialized wine fridge
~ Espresso machine
~ Tea and coffee making facilities
~ Wireless and cable internet access
~ Satellite TV
~ DVD player
~ Bose hi-fi system
~ Docking station for a personal iPod
~ Laundry service
~ Butler Service
The ultimate villa with breathtaking views out to Phang Nga Bay and a vast private pool - the total footprint of the opulent Retreat covers 645 sqm, with 254 sqm internal and 284 sqm external spaces, and with a 107 sqm infinity-edged swimming pool. There are two master bedrooms with separate walk-through dressing areas and bathrooms with outside
Hideaway Four Bedroom Villa
The Hideaway Four Bedroom Pool Villa is the resort's largest villa. It consists of four double bedrooms within 300 sqm of living space, with two separate infinity pools, each 18 sqm, an area for alfresco dining, a terrace with sun loungers and a huge garden. All the bedrooms have serene views out over the plantation. This very spacious lifestyle
Ocean Panorama Villa
Enjoy the best views of any villa at Six Senses Yao Noi. And that means one of the best views in any hotel or resort in the world! Phang Nga Bay is there, right in front of you, a spectacular backdrop to your vacation. The vast one-bedroomed villa feels exceptionally airy and spacious thanks to double height vaulted ceilings and double-height
Ocean Two Bedroom Pool Villa
Inspiring views out to Phang Nga Bay, this villa offers a private infinity-edge pool and large garden leading directly onto the beach. It is a spacious duplex villa with the entrance on top level, opening onto a decked area and bedroom with open bathroom and shower. Stairs lead down to a separate air conditioned sitting room and en-suite bathroom
Hideway Two Bedroom Pool Villa
The Hideaway Two-Bedroom Pool Villa is set further into the landscape and offers lovely plantation views. It is a split level unit with entrance on top level, which opens onto a decked area and master bedroom with open bathroom and shower. The stairs then lead down to a second bedroom, with open garden and shower room on the lower swimming
Beachfront Pool Villa Suite
Not only does the Beachfront Pool Villa Suite offer beautiful views out to Phang Nga Bay, it also has a large garden leading from the private infinity-edge pool directly onto the beach.The spacious duplex villa has an entrance on the top level, which opens onto a decked area and bedroom with open bathroom and shower. Stairs lead down to a
Beachfront Pool Villa
In addition to the lovely views out to Phang Nga Bay, the Beachfront Pool Villa has personal stairs leading directly to the beach. It has a private pool and terrace for lounging and alfresco dining. The villa offers a separate bedroom, with the bathroom having an outside shower, and a sitting room. Facilities include: ~ 18 sqm private
Ocean Panorama Pool Villa
Enjoy wonderful panoramic ocean views from this villa, with a private pool and terrace for lounging and alfresco dining. There is a separate bedroom, a bathroom with outside shower and a sitting room. Facilities include: ~ 18 sqm private swimming pool ~ Wonderful 180-degree unobstructed views of Phang Nga Bay ~ Private terrace for
Ocean Deluxe Pool Villa
Splendid ocean views are a feature of this spacious duplex villa. The entrance is at the top level and leads onto a decked area and a bedroom with open bathroom and shower. Stairs lead down to a separate air conditioned sitting room and en-suite bathroom on the lower swimming pool deck level. Facilities include: ~ 18 sqm private swimming
Ocean Pool Villa
The Ocean Pool Villa offers very generous personal space with wonderful views towards Phang Nga Bay. It has a private infinity-edged pool with a double spa sala on the pool deck for private treatments. The terrace area has sun loungers and an outside dining area.There is a separate bedroom and a sitting room, plus a bathroom that features
Hideaway Pool Villa
The Hideaway Pool Villa offers very generous personal space plus a private infinity-edged pool with a double spa sala on the pool deck for private treatments. The terrace area has sun loungers and an outside dining area.There is a separate bedroom and a sitting room, plus a bathroom that features an outside shower. Facilities include: ~