Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
There is a distinct feel of the ‘Jungle Book’ meets ‘Castaway’ about Six Senses Yao Noi and if Mowgli was all grown-up, and looking for a luxurious, sensuous retreat, this is most definitely where he would come! Resting in the ocean halfway between Phuket and Krabi, amongst the iconic limestone shards of Phang Nga Bay, getting there is all part of the experience. It’s just a 45 minute boat transfer from Phuket or 20 minutes by speedboat from Krabi.
Six Senses Yao Noi
The views are quite simply ‘larger than life’ and it is one of the most idyllic retreats we have ever found. Just 55 private pool villas are dotted throughout the resort, all very similar in style but each with a different perspective. Hideaway Villas have a true jungle outlook, but for those mind-blowing views you need to be heading for the Ocean and Beachfront Villas. Rustic, simple and barefoot is the order of the day here – lots of natural wood, bamboo and fresh white linens. Shady day beds, plunge pools, indoor and outdoor rain showers and sunken bathtubs come as the norm, whilst your 24 hour butler will attend to your every whim and desire. Want sundowners served on the privacy of your terrace or need midnight nibbles after a moonlit dip? Your wish is their command.
For the ultimate romantic escape choose 'The View', a huge one-of-a-kind villa with epic views from the infinity edge pool, sunken dining area and mezzanine floor. It boasts its own private cinema and a glass floor at the end of the king-size bed offers views of the waterfall cascading through the jungle beneath. An ideal choice for celebrating a special occasion or honeymoon.
There are numerous bars and restaurants to tempt the palate from authentic Thai to organic Mediterranean and from tapas to Champagne breakfasts, beach picnics and in-villa dining. We particularly like the wow moment views from the exclusive Hilltop Reserve but also the very mellow vibe of the ultra-chilled bar, The Den, and don’t miss Cinema Paradiso, a fantastic outdoor cinema by the beach.
To miss a treatment at the signature Six Senses Spa could be compared to eating hot toast without butter, it is soul restoring and pampering decadence on an epic scale. Using pure, natural spa products, balance your senses on a journey through the four essential elements of water, air, earth and fire.
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