The earthly paradise
Hidden on a remote island in the Andaman Sea in the heart of a lush mangrove forest filled with birds and butterflies, plants, rare flowers and blossoms giving the place the tranquil atmosphere of a secluded compound, I am deeply embraced by the resort’s beauty and simplicity. Amazed and impressed by its honest environmental engagments. Time seems to stand still. Changing lights throughout the day, spectacular sceneries, mesmerizing sunrises over lotus-filled ponds, warm and tropical monsoon rain falls, then thunderstorms to be followed by clear skies with a full moon. The property’s newly-launched venue “The Hilltop Reserve” a cool rooftop bar with its infinitive pool, situated at the highest point of the resort is overlooking the limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay. The Hilltop’ s innovative new look is inspired by the nest of the Oriental Pied Hornbill, a rare species of bird home on the island of Yao Noi. From wood and woven bamboo elements to egg-shaped cushions and lamps down to fine details such as the eggshell-textured finishing of the bar, design elements, color schemes and materials are combined to evoke a bird’s nest perched on a treetop. Six Senses being known for a resolute approach towards sustainability, being environmentally friendly and socially responsible, the brand also cares about a better way to eat, live, and connect with nature. Six Senses Yao Noi has its own organic chicken farm with around 400 chicken ladies, a few goats and a stunning organic garden, where the chefs champions natural, local and seasonal ingredients and harvests daily vegetables within a farm-to-table concept. A true garden Eden. The spacious, breezy villas with moss-covered wood walls are little sanctuaries on their own, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, all with a private infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean and a great outdoor shower among many other features. Love the roof which is woven out of bamboo, grass, palm and dried banana leaves. Thatch for the roof coverings interlocked with fibres made from vine, rattan or crushed young bamboo stems show neat craftsmanship. Smells good and is sustainable! We can all learn so much from embracing the unexpected.
Heart full of gratitude.