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Six Senses Yao Noi

Like Moken dwellings, the resort's 54 thatched-roof villas are perched on stilts, affording them incredible views of the sea.
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56 Moo 5, Ko Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand

Overview

Unveiled on Ko Yao Noi, just an hour's boat ride from Phuket, this latest addition to Six Senses Resorts & Spas pays homage to the indigenous Moken people, or sea gypsies. Like Moken dwellings, the resort's 54 thatched-roof villas are perched on stilts, affording them incredible views of the sea. Of course, the real nomads lack air-conditioning, butler service and private pools. True to the company's ecological ethos, form does not trump substance at the property. Nothing is wasted here. Even broken dishes are used as filtration in their sewage treatment plant. Thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass on all sides, natural light floods the bungalows, minimizing the need for electricity.


Six Senses Yao Noi properties are known for their splendid spas. This one rambles over a creek, and up a landscaped hillside. The spa longhouse and satellite treatment salas are essentially luxurious huts with bamboo floors and sliding doors, and woven window treatments. Everything in the spa, including the in-house line of spa products, is 100 percent natural, adding to the property's back-to-the-land aura.

Tel: +66 76 418 500

Website: sixsenses.com/resorts/yao-noi/destination
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Published on Aug 18, 2009

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