Luxury Six Senses Yao Noi – Ultra-luxury romantic spa resort on a small nearby island

With a private and exclusive location on a nearby island, the Six Senses Yao Noi Resort is another that deserves a 6-star rating. There are 56 villas here, each with a private pool on a large sundeck, and each with an amazing sea view. This is a member of the acclaimed Six Senses luxury hotel chain, where the hotels have a unique design with very large rooms that are mostly open-air (with ceiling fans) and an air conditioned bedroom area.

Six Senses Yao Noi sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. The iconic limestone pinnacles rising from the waters of Phang Nga Bay create a surreal backdrop and a sense of privacy and adventure. Pool Villa accommodations provide generous personal space, a variety of views and present an uncompromised lifestyle.

Natural materials used in the modern architecture, together with attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforce the Six Senses philosophy of sustainability and creating exceptional experiences. The Retreat at Six Senses Yao Noi has been beautifully refurbished and is now available for guest stays. Ideal for families or two couple, this premium accommodation provides an abode of comfort, privacy and space.

The villa design combined with the tropical breezes on this hillside resort makes for an unforgettable luxury experience that is all about barefoot elegance. There are a couple of restaurants in addition to the in-villa dining option, plus a gym, tennis court, and private beach with full amenities. This is a better choice for honeymoon couples than families, but the larger villas are certainly well suited to groups.

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.

Located on a small island in awesome Phang Nga Bay, Six Senses Yao Noi gives a sense of privacy and adventure. Natural vegetation and lush landscaping provides 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.

Peak season is from December to May, although there are a myriad of things to do year round. Bird watching is all-year. All the Thai holidays are also celebrated, such as the Songkran water festival in April and Loy Kratong in November.

Six Senses Yao Noi is between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga Bay. The resort can be conveniently accessed from both Phuket International Airport (HKT) and Krabi Airport (KBV). Six Senses Yao Noi can arrange car and boat transfers. Arriving guests will be assisted with their transfer.

With 56 huge pool villas with a stunning location on Yao Noi Island, the Six Senses Yao Noi is among the highest rated 5-star resorts in all of Thailand. The location on a small island near Phuket makes it feel more exclusive, and unique style of the place makes it unforgettable. Similar to other Six Senses resorts, each villa is mostly open-air, resembling a luxury tree house, except for the air conditioned bedroom area.

Dining options are aplenty at Six Senses Yao Noi, complete with an international wine cellar. Farm-to-table European influenced cuisine is offered at the Dining Room which features a creek meandering beneath a glass floor plus a Chef’s Table for a very personal dining experience for just eight guests. The Living Room presents Thai and world cuisine while The Hilltop Reserve offers set dinners and light lunches. The Den serves as a semi-open bar with light bites and interesting cocktails.

The rooms themselves, the service, and the restaurants all get incredibly high marks from virtually every guest, and honeymoon couples in particular rave about the resort. Unsurprisingly, the price range here is near the top end among 5-star Phuket resorts, so bargain hunters should look elsewhere, but those looking for something very special should find the Six Senses Yao Noi perfect.

Room types

Hideaway Pool Villa, Hideaway Two Bedroom Pool Villa, Ocean Pool Villa, Ocean Deluxe Pool Villa, Ocean Panorama Pool Villa, Ocean Two Bedroom Pool Villa, Beachfront Pool Villa, Beachfront Pool Villa Suite, The Retreat, The House 4-Bedroom Villa and The View 1-Bedroom honeymoon villa.

Special room features

Glorious views, Private pool and terrace for lounging and alfresco dining, Separate bedroom, bathroom with outside shower and sitting room, Specialized wine fridge, Terrace area with sun loungers and dining area, Infinity-edge pool, Full amenities, private bar, personal safe and hairdryer, IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea and coffee making facilities, Wireless internet and land cable access, Satellite TV, DVD player, Bose hi-fi system with docking station for a personal iPod.

Spa information

The specially designed Six Senses Spa village provides a truly relaxing and revitalizing experience. Skilled therapists create sensory journeys for guests with a range of holistic wellness and pampering treatments using only natural products. The spa is nestled into the lush tropical forested hillside and is styled after a traditional Asian long-house. There are several separate treatment salas and a gym. Introducing a groundbreaking sleep standard developed over three years by renowned medical experts. This experience includes a new bedding line and enhanced sleep environment to virtually guarantee a good night’s sleep.

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Six Senses Yao Noi are so overwhelmingly positive that it would look suspicious if not for the fact that all Six Senses resorts are built to get such praise. Honeymooners in particular are in love with the place for its privacy and romantic nature, with huge and open rooms that all have stunning views.

Considering about 90% of the reviews are solid 5 stars it’s hard to find anything negative to point out at all. The one thing might be the price, which is in the upper end of the 5-star Phuket scale, but guests who pay it seem to be ecstatic about everything, so it’s not an issue. If you are looking for a romantic couples resorts in the Phuket area, this is the perfect choice provided you can afford it.

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