When it comes to superlative tropical resorts, it is hard to surpass those found in Asia. From al fresco baths and private plunge pools one can easily imagine that such indulgences were conceived while reposed to the midst of cloudless blue skies and unspoilt beaches. A well-respected name in the luxury travel market, Six Senses Group has effortlessly incorporated these aspects into the Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi.
Conde Nast’s Hot List Hotels
Similar to Ninh Van Bay – Six Senses Yao Noi is isolated from the city lights and city life. The beachfront retreat exemplifies how luxury can be multifarious and splendidly redefined in many new ways. Listed on Conde Nast’s ‘Hot List Hotels’ and Travel + Leisure’s ‘The It List ‘for 2008, Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi possesses all the qualities that put the sparkle in its five star rating- arrival by speedboat, sprawling pool villas, designer amenities, personal butler service and opulent spa suites.
All 56 villas are designed with an open-plan layout boasting magnificent views of the sparkling bay and surrounding tropical foliage. Clean architectural lines of the interiors are accentuated by local wood flooring and sago palm leaf thatched roofs, creating a room that tastefully blends past and present Thai heritage together. An infinity-edge pool, Bose sound system, satellite TV and personal espresso machine complete this portrait of extravagance, creating a self- contained haven where guests can chill out in absolute privacy.
Dining at Yao Noi
The resort’s three dining establishments take full advantage of the sultry weather, excellent vantage points and intriguing limestone formations. Feast on flavourful Thai cuisine at The Living Room & Terrace while admiring unhindered views of Phang Nga Bay. Offering authentic Italian creations in an intimate atmosphere, The Dining Room also proffers private dining options nestled among wil mangrove trees and plantation palms. Not to be outdone by its neighbours The Main House invited guests to dine on fragrant regional species amid lotus ponds while a glass duplex wine cellar will surely keep wine aficionados engrossed for the rest of the evening.
Yao Noi’s Eco Credentials
As new standards of luxury are constantly established by the resort’s accomplished management, eco-conscious guests will be heartened to know that the Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi is also setting the benchmark for and environmentally-friendly designer lifestyle. The villa’s rustic character is emphasised by indigenous methods of natural ventilation adopted to keep its guests cool. Wastewater is recycled for irrigation purposes while ‘push’ valves on showers help reduce unnecessary water wastage. All chemicals and detergents used are biodegradable, while organic herb and vegetable gardens serve the dual purpose of landscaping and supplying produce to the resort’s restaurants.
Such dedication towards maintaining a pristine environment ensures that each day spent on this equatorial paradise is nothing short of a sensational experience. Breather in the pure air and relax as therapists eradicate any traces of fatigue any traces of fatigue at the Six Senses Spa; observe the unblemished marinescape while scuba diving, savour the organic fruits of one’s labour at the Thai culinary workshop; luxuriate in the adrenaline rush while mountain biking down winding forest trails. The options are endless, and guests will leave Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi refreshed, recharged and reborn.