Six Senses Yao Noi
PRICE: Worth maxing out for
Put simply, the Six Senses Yao Noi is in a league of its own, perfectly positioned in one of the most spectacular settings on earth. It’s a luxurious rustic resort set into a limestone cliff with jaw-dropping views towards Phan Nga’s iconic islets. No wonder James Bond was impressed.
The laid-back and intimate atmosphere is evident from the moment you take in the chic eco structures, built from local teak with palm thatched roofs, that will become home. All 56 rooms have private pools so the main variables are space and view. You’ll get all of the Six Senses superlative touches, from the sumptuous bed to the brightly coloured textiles, wine fridge and al fresco shower.
Service and cuisine is as much a talking point as the spectacular view. Your personal butler will be on hand 24/7 and an army of other staff, clad in white and lavender cottons, float around effortlessly to ensure everything is just so. The dining options are sublime, with much of the produce coming from the hotel’s own organic gardens, and with over 20 flavours of homemade ice cream to choose from, you can have a different one each day!
If you want the best seat in the house, the Hilltop Reserve infinity pool has views that will blow your mind, whilst the golden beach will leave you feeling in castaway heaven.You’ll be levitating within a few minutes of arriving at Six Senses Yao Noi. So imagine what will happen after you’ve discovered the world-famous spa village.
We love the ocean panorama pool villas with their 180-degree views beyond the private infinity pools.
On your doorstep
Some of the best scuba diving sites in the world are within reach. The diving in Phan Nga bay and off the Phi Phi Islands is superb, with a staggering array of marine life.