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Six Senses Koh Yao

Six Senses Koh Yao

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1937 Reviews
Guide Price £2,869 per person
Based on 10 December 18 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Hideaway Pool Villa (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Escape to a romantic hideaway

The Six Senses Yao Noi is a rustic and cosy escape in one of world’s most beautiful locations. The resorts tropical gardens and mangrove forests provide a haven for local wildlife whilst surrounding the gorgeous and secluded villas.

Staggering scenery is just one of the amazing features of this resort. The attention to detail and uncompromising levels of service are evident throughout the property –you will savour your time spent here for years to come. Luxury at a Six Senses resort comes from the feeling of seclusion, the fabulous setting and the design of the hotel which is in keeping with the surroundings.

Each of the exquisite villas is serviced by a personal butler, meaning you can do as much or as little as you desire. If you want, there is a large range of activities available, including Thai kickboxing, rock climbing, water sports and cycling trails to explore local villages and secluded beaches.

Indulge in world class dining where menus are fresh and seasonal – much of the produce comes from the hotels own organic vegetable gardens, and we must mention the all-day complimentary ice creams.

Be sure to visit the spa, which is one of Asia’s finest. Set in a traditional Thai longhouse next to a tinkling waterfall and overlooking the gardens. Choose from an extensive menu of treatments and yoga programs – including aerial yoga.

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Six Senses Koh Yao

  • Beach
  • 45 minute speedboat transfer from Ao Po Marina in Phuket
  • Koh Yao Noi is a tiny island located between Phuket and Krabi
  • Helicopter transfers from Phuket are available - please ask your destination specialist for more information.
1937 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1738
  • Very Good 132
  • Average 41
  • Poor 19
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 11, 2018

Amazing Time at Six Senses Yao Noi!

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

We had an amazing time at Six Senses Yao Noi! It started with a private car transfer from the airport after 2 tiring flights to the pier where we had an exhilarating 30 minute speedboat rise to the island. We were greeted on arrival by our Guest Experience Maker (GEM) and taken to our villa by buggy and given an overview of the villa together with a seamless check-in process. We arrived on a Wednesday when the resort hosts a weekly cocktail party where you get to meet the resort managers, GEMs and other staff. The setting was in the Hilltop Reserve which has awe-inspiring views over the coastline and the jagged islands which are dotted around, and beautiful sunset views. It was a great way to start our holiday and the managers and staff were very approachable and friendly and it was fun listening to their stories of how they got to work at the resort. The cocktails were great too! The Villa We stayed at the Hideaway Pool Villa which is set amongst the lush rainforest where we were immersed by the sights and sounds of nature. The villa was large with a separate bedroom, dressing area, twin sinks, walk-in shower room, toilet and outside shower. Outside, there was a large “plunge” pool (which was definitely larger than we expected – a nice surprise!), table and chairs for outside dining, decking areas with 2 sunbeds and a large covered cabana. It was truly stunning and very peaceful & private. We were concerned we would feel claustrophobic being surrounded by just the forest and no view but it was lovely seeing the sights and hearing the sounds of nature. The staff The staff were definitely one of the highlights of the trip! They were all so friendly and eager to make your stay extra special! They always had a smile and nothing was too much effort. A special call out to the people who serviced our villa which was always left immaculate and with plenty of water and towels. The pool was also regularly cleaned and serviced. A big call out also to Pla and Sammy who were awesome and always went over and above – they really made our trip extra special! Pla was super-efficient at breakfast – always greeted us with a smile and remembered our smoothie, egg and coffee order! She was lovely to talk to, knowledgeable, and always provided great service! Sammy was our fantastic waiter at the Dining Room restaurant which serves amazing western food for dinner. He always delivered exceptional service and recommended amazing Thai wines for dinner. We tried the GranMonte Thai wines – the entry level Chenin Blanc was a great wine with dinner but the Verdelho was extra special and the Cremant was stunning! Sammy was always really friendly and spent time with us even when the restaurant was really busy and made our last dinner there extra special – he was also a complete star along with Pla! Our GEM Tabtim was also really sweet and arranged a lovely private table for us for dinner at the Dining Room, arranged our in-Villa BBQ, sorted out veggie menus for me and delivered our ice every day! The Beach The beach is small and we did not swim but was pleasant and clean with loungers set up close by. Dining There are several options available and we dined at the following: The Living Room Which is open for breakfast with an extensive buffet, a la carte options as well as a deli and bakery. We also had dinner there one night and it has a large selection of Thai (and Indian) dishes and lots of vegetarian options. The food was lovely but we felt the restaurant lacked a bit of atmosphere when we were there. The Dining Room This was our favourite restaurant serving western cuisine and a good vegetarian selection and great atmosphere and service (see above regarding our waiter Sammy). The Hilltop Reserve Is an amazing restaurant serving a set 5-course set menu for dinner with different themes every night – we dined when they had the Southern Thai & Modern Thai menu which were both fantastic and mouth-wateringly tasty. They also prepared vegetarian versions of the dishes for me which were fabulous. The cocktails and wines were also great. In-Villa BBQ We splashed out and opted for a private BBQ and were very lucky with the weather. I was really impressed at the organisation as the staff set up an hour before on the decking outside with lighting, candles, BBQ, plates etc…Our personal chef and waiter then arrived and we had a 5 course BBQ served – my husband went for seafood and I had veggie and was impressed at how the chef kept the veggie food completely separate from the seafood (which I was initially concerned about). The food was outstanding – I had a freshly prepared salad, a spicey noodle salad, Veggie sushi and a selection of BBQ paneer & tofu kebabs, sweetcorn and spicy vegetarian potato cakes & much much more, followed by dessert! I would highly recommend this – it is a real treat and very special! Room service We had room service on our first and last nights and there is a great selection available and really good food & huge portions delivered with a smile! Congratulations to the management, chefs and waiters at all the restaurants for such tasty food and brilliant service! Spa The spa is fantastic and we had 4 massages during our stay! All the masseuses we had were highly trained and gave fantastic massages – I tried the Oriental/Thai, Holistic, and Thai Herbal – twice – it was my fav! Minor Niggles Children – I was surprised at the number of children at the resort as I was hoping it would be geared more to adults as we wanted a quiet holiday. On the whole, the children were very well behaved but we did experience a lot of noise when we had dinner at the Hilltop Reserve. We arrived at 6.30pm for sunset cocktails and were surprised at the level of noise in such a peaceful setting – it is the only place with an infinity pool which is supposed to close at 6pm but there were children still around making noise when we started our dinner at 7pm. We felt we had to mention this to the staff as I am sure it was spoiling the peace for other diners hoping to have a romantic meal over the stunning views and I felt it was managed very well and very discretely and we had a lovely dinner experience. I do feel Six Senses should consider having some weeks during the year which are adults only as this is one factor which may put me (and other guests without children) from returning, or advise parents to ensure noise level is maintained to a minimum during dinner. Ice – I am surprised ice has to be requested via the GEM and not automatically provided during morning & evening villa servicing as it is so hot and humid throughout the day. Gym – the gym has good equipment, but only 1 bike, and is west facing so gets really hot during the day + the air conditioning seemed ineffective so it would be good to get blinds installed to keep out the heat from the sun and ensure the air conditioning is working effectively. Breakfast – the service at breakfast was disappointing when Pla was not there (and also the waiter who serves the outside area who was also really good) – we were not given menus or our smoothies and our coffee orders were often wrong. GEM – I am not convinced about the role of a GEM – I know they are there to be our single point of contact but as we are quite independent and good at making our own reservations/bookings and were not sure if we were undermining the role of our GEM by making our own bookings, but we discussed this with our GEM and she seemed quite happy for us to this as she had some challenging guests who demanded more of her time and just to reiterate our GEM was really lovely. Expense – food and drink is very expensive! In conclusion, we had an amazing stay at the Six Senses Yao Noi with the amazing food and fantastic staff being the highlight! I would highly recommend staying here! Thank you so much to everyone making it so special for us!
Apr 29, 2018

Fantastic Hotel

The location, the food and the service is great. This hotel is perfect to relax also with the family. We would like to thank Graham Grant as the general manager, who is doing a great job. All employees are very friendly and helpful. The guest experience manager (GEM) did also everything to feel comfortable. I will come again.
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Six Senses Koh Yao

Facilities

Swimming Pool

The resorts main infinity pool comes with the most stunning of views over Phang Nga Bay’s magical limestone karsts.

Spa

Set amongst the forested hillside, the Six Senses Spa promises holistic wellness through a range of therapeutic treatments designed to rejuvenate and revitalise your senses. Six Senses are renowned for their intuitive therapists who are trained to advise you on wellness techniques to take away with you back into the “real world”. Natural, ethically produced products are used – and we would recommend trying one of their signature treatments, sensory therapies or Asian therapies, including a variety of massages such as the bamboo massage.

Watersports

Being on a bijou island, brings with it many opportunities to explore the surrounding waters. World class scuba diving and snorkelling are both available, as are mangrove kayak tours, sailing and island hopping. The waters are warm and crystal clear – enjoy.

Activities

For a place that feels so secluded, there is a remarkable number of activities available to you. In addition to the fabulous water sports, you can explore the island more with the complimentary bicycles available to guests – perfect for a visit to a local village or for finding a secret picnic spot. Try a new skill such as Muay Thai Boxing, Thai Cooking or some wine tasting. Yoga, fishing trips, rock climbing and fascinating cultural excursions can all be arranged – or not, as you please.

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso keeps all the family entertained with movies on the beach under a blanket of stars while ushers serve popcorn and drinks.

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Sustainability

This resort is indulgent and luxurious – but not at the expense of being sustainable. Six Sense resorts are world renowned for their pioneering sustainable practices and minimising any ecological impact. Food and beverages served at the resort are locally sourced (where possible), recycling programs are in place as are focuses on water and waste management. Social commitment is high on their priorities as well as taking steps to ensure that the glorious environment stays glorious. Protecting natural surroundings goes one step further with policies on air quality and noise control being enforced.

Six Senses Koh Yao

Room Types

Hideaway Pool Villa

These vast villas feature a private infinity-edge pool with a furnished pool deck and a spacious sundeck. Ideal for outside dining or enjoying a spa treatment.  The opulent bedroom have dreamy nets suspended above oversized beds, and a luxurious bathroom with a deep bathtub and outdoor shower.

Other creature comforts of the villa include a specialized wine fridge, IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, and Bose hifi system with docking station for a personal iPod.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Ocean Pool Villa

As with the Pool Villas, the ocean Pool Villas feature all the same luxuries,  but also come with glorious views over Phang Nga Bay. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Two bedroom Hideaway Pool Villa

The Hideaway Two-Bedroom Pool Villa has lovely plantation views. It is ideal for families travelling together – with plenty of room and privacy. It is a duplex villa, with the main bedroom on the top floor with its own luxurious bathroom featuring a deep bathtub and outdoor shower. The second bedroom is downstairs – also with en-suite shower room.

The outdoor terrace is generously sized, as is your private swimming pool. Other creature comforts of the villa include a specialized wine fridge, IDD telephone, espresso machine, tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, DVD player, and Bose hifi system with docking station for a personal iPod.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Six Senses Koh Yao

Food & Drink

The Living Room

Close to the beach, this all-day dining restaurant offers alfresco and undercover seating. Start the day with the extensive and delicious breakfast buffet, tempting snacks throughout the day – and Thai specialities in the evening. There is also a deli and patisserie nearby where you are welcome to indulge in free scoops of gelato.

The Dining Room & Chefs Table

The main dining room area is on the lower floor of this central split level restaurant. Here you will find several private dining pavilions and a cute creek meandering beneath a glass floor. Upstairs is the Chefs table, where you can sit up close and watch the expertise of the chef with no more than 8 people. This is a terrific and fun way to experience a personal dinner. The resorts organic vegetable and herb gardens are close by, and the menu will reflect the huge number of products used in the dishes which are home grown or from the Phang Nga region.

The Hilltop Reserve

The Hilltop Reserve is best experienced during the day – where beautiful lunches, creative cocktails and a long and varied wine list is available to be served on the terrace next to the huge infinity pool. This is the highest dining spot in the resort, and the view is simply spectacular.

The Den

Sit back, relax and enjoy the music. The menu at The Den is varied and the cocktails creative.

The Main House

The main house is the hub of the resort and a tranquil dining choice. As you arrive you are directed across two soothing pools towards a selection of intimate seating nooks and two sunken bars.

In-villa dining

The Villas are so luxurious and welcoming – that there could be the occasion where you simply don’t want to leave it. In-villa dining and room service is available 24 hours a day, and include champagne breakfasts, private picnics and evening barbeques.

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