On our weekly Saturday night date, Steve and I decided to live it up by splurging on drinks at the ritziest resort on Yao Noi–the Six Senses. Rooms at this posh palace start at $500 per night in the low season, so we knew we were in for a swanky affair (and probably for $10 beers).
Perched on a cliff overlooking the spectacularly jagged limestone karsts of the Andaman Sea, the Six Senses did not disappoint. In a place where each guest room is a private bungalow with it’s own swimming pool and guests nosh on meals created with ingredients from the on-site organic garden, it was no surprise that we spotted what I now consider to be the chicest cinema I’ve seen.
On a private stretch of sand, waves lap gently in the background as guests lounge under the bright tropical stars. The cinema’s beach bar serves up a mean umbrella drink to guests who choose to leave the luxury of their bungalows to watch the nightly movie. Not one for alcoholic beverages? Grab a dish of the resort’s handmade ice cream for kicks. Fancy popcorn? No problem–this is a “your-wish-is-our-command” type of place.
We were there just for drinks–a process that required the front gate to call ahead to the bar and ask permission because we were not guests–but we pondered whether the staff would notice if we snuck into the cinema for the movie. We decided to stick to the bar and swig the overpriced cocktails (could it be because the film was “Mona Lisa Smile” that Steve was not interested?), but the latest item on my bucket list has definitely become to catch a flick at this most marvelous of cinemas–even if the cost of admission is $500.
What is your pick for chicest cinema?