With a passionate commitment to supporting and protecting the environment, SS Yao Noi has been built as an all natural resort with a very light ecological footprint. They expect to be zero emmssion by 2012. A holistic resort that aims to change your outlook about your health and the environment. They even grow their own mushrooms! All food – except the goat cheese-comes from no farther than 10 miles from the resort, and spanking fresh. They are striving to make your life healthier as well as making you more aware of your environment. World famous for their Spa, treatments are certainly as good as I have experienced anywhere.
Six Senses Yao Noi is situated on a small island in Phang Nga Bay, an area famed for its natural beauty, especially its limestone island mountains in the sea which provide idyllic views from the resort. Built in an eco-friendly manner on and around almost 24 acres of natural tropical vegetation the resort exemplifies the Six Senses philosophy of Redefining Experiences from arrival to departure. Oversized daybeds, soft organic cotton linen, architectural tree-house and rustic timber furnishings, endless culinary options and all day butler service is your invitation to the Six Senses Slow Life* – at this pace, you may never want to leave. This paragraph is courtesy of thei website, but I could not have said it better.
A little slice of heaven, I think this is one of the most beautiful hotels and settings I have ever experienced. It was filmed in the movie Hangover 2 as the destination for the “wedding”. Service is far beyond anything I have encountered, and Asian service is legendary!
Our butler is Kun Annie( Kun is a reference of respect), and I would REALLY like to take her home. She sees after our every wish, from laundry to boat tours of the islands, arranging transfers to our next destination, trips into the village, and as insignificant as how to to how to operate the TV. She appears at our poolside sala with pen in hand to take notes for our latest wishes. Oh my gosh.
The resort has three restaurants, a Thai, an International, and a Seafood restaurant.
We dinedin the Thai restaurant last night, and the Chicken soup in Coconut milk was the best I have ever tasted. Tonight will be the Seafood restaurant.
One other observation: the music at the pool is outstanding sort of Buddha Bar- Cafe Costes compilations. Recipes are coming from Phulay Bay’s French chef and I will post them soon.