Indeed, the one word to sum it all up is “paradise”. That’s where we had just been. Before the dreaded holiday blues started to kick in hard, I thought to remind myself once again: the paradise. It’s where the only thing that is blue… is the sky.
Deciding upon where to visit on holiday was quite hard for us because there are so many places we have yet to discover. While there are a lot of destinations to consider, our priorities include Hayden’s comfort. As he is almost 3 years old, we feel that he is still too young for many vacations that are more designed for older kids. We took him to Hong Kong Disney Land once and he didn’t really enjoy it as much since he couldn’t go on any rides and the weather was hot and humid. One thing we do know for sure is how much he enjoys being in the pool.

We also wanted somewhere with good food since we always travel with our belly in mind, a spa for us, and a suitable pool for Hayden, all of which being necessities. Overall, we just wanted somewhere that we can truly relax and be a hide away!  We have had such a busy time of late and, not having a proper holiday last year, we were aching for some luxury of quietness and especially family quality time. In the end, we chose Six Senses, Yao Noi in Thailand and opted for the Hideaway Pool Villa experience.
“The Villa” was exactly that: a hideaway, with lush tropical greens surrounding us. In the morning you can hear all of the birds chirping away. It was lovely to sit outside with my coffee listening to them sing to me. I felt like I was in the jungle.

We have been to Thailand before and had stayed on the sister island of Koh Yao Yai so we were familiar with the travel that’s involved (we are very lucky that Hayden travels well over long distances) and what is usually on offer from their island resorts. The minute we had arrived at our destination this particular time, we felt the welcome like no other. From the airport pick-up to the boat transfer and finally to setting foot on the private jetty of Six Senses, we were transported to a land of pure bliss.  I’d like to credit Tanya, our lovely GEM (Guest Experience Manager) for this as well as for being a sort of personal butler. If you do happen to go there and meet her, please say hello for me, give her a big hug, and tell her that Hayden misses her!

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