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Six Senses Koh Yao

Six Senses Koh Yao

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Guide Price £4,159 per person
Based on 10 December 19 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.
2063 Reviews 96% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1848
  • Very Good 143
  • Average 44
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 7

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 19, 2019

Overrated aging resort - UPDATE

Annapolis, Maryland

*** UPDATE: I stand by my previous comments below because that was our experience as it happened. But, I had the opportunity to chat with Six Senses about our experience. Housekeeping: they said they are working to address the cleanliness of the rooms and trying to be pro-active in understanding guests' needs. Dining: They are looking into lighting solutions at restaurants so guests can enjoy their meals. Amenities: She said the pool and Hilltop Reserve are being refurbished. But, what was not addressed was that the pool would still be closed until 11am which is disappointing as a paying guest. Excursions: they said they will look into being flexible with excursion pricing if a share excursion is not able to be conducted due to a lack of people. OVERALL: it sounds like some progress is being made, but prior to booking I'd recommend you check with Six Senses to see how these items have been implemented and whether this is the right resort for you. Original post: Let me premise by saying that we have stayed at Six Senses in the Maldives which was lovely and well worth the expense, but unfortunately I can't say the same for Six Senses Yao Noi. Room - We were room 47, an ocean pool villa. The room had a great view of the karsts. However, the amount of gecko and animal feces and dead bugs detracted from the view because you weren't able to sit in any of the outdoor areas. We understand this is outdoor eco-friendly resort, but the simple solution is for the cleaning staff to clean up when we go down for meals or are out of the room. We felt the cleaning staff was very poor and not attentive. Another example of the lack of attention, and this may seem petty, but we'd expect the room attendant to figure out that we only wanted cold still water. However, they kept bringing sparking and did not keep it chilled in the refrigerator. There were other little things that you would expect especially paying $1000 a night, something that would set you apart from a Holiday Inn. Dining - we got the full board meal plan and would not recommend it. If anything do the half board. If you are looking for 5-star food, Six Senses underperforms. One issue we had was a bug and gecko infested dinner at the Living Room. This was due to the table-top light which attracted bugs, which attracted geckos. Again, this is an outdoor eco-friendly resort, but this is a little more than distracting when trying to enjoy your meal. A simple solution is to use more over-head lights, rather than table-top to reduce unwanted dinner guests. Amenities - one big disappointing item is the fact that the pool does not open until 11am. The common pool has the best views, especially for sunrises, but you'd never know because it is closed. Again, at this price, you'd expect to be able to use these amenities during reasonable hours. Despite the view, the pool, itself, is aging and could use a refresh. Excursions: We tried to book a shared excursion to Phi Phi Islands, but we were told this was not a possibility because not enough people had signed up and they wanted to force us into their private charter. This is disappointing because you'd expect better customer service, for example possibly a discounted private charter. Instead, we left the resort disappointed because we never saw the Phi Phi Islands and all it needed was some flexibility by Six Senses, which was never offered. Overall - the views are extraordinary, but that's all this resort has to offer. To put things in perspective, the Princess of Thailand visited Yao Noi while we were there, but she stayed at an adjacent property.
Jul 16, 2019

Excellent experience

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Beautiful location and wonderful resort with stunning views. Staffs are extremely professional and go above and beyond expectation. The resort provided such 5 star delicious food together with spacious villas and facilities, stunning views. Highly recommended
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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.

Koh Samui

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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