09 March 2017
Sometimes, it can be hard to know whether to choose your next holiday based on an incredible hotel you’ve spotted or a destination, can’t it?
You’re dreaming of an indulgent escape, with pampering, fine dining and a breathtaking hotel room. Yet, spectacular surroundings often create a trip, don’t they? Those white sands fringed with palm trees. Glistening turquoise waters filled with tropical fish. And beautiful countryside framing your hotel.
This year, if you’re hoping for luxury in an unforgettable location, a stay at Six Senses might just be exactly what you have in mind.
Nestled in areas of stunning natural beauty, and with a commitment to the environments they occupy, Six Senses resorts, hotels and spas focus on connecting you with the incredible surroundings you’re staying in and revitalising your body and mind.
You’ll find dazzling beaches and sumptuous facilities but also experiences to create a lifetime of memories. One of the things you’re bound to remember from a trip to Six Senses Zighy Bay? Paragliding from the mountain into the hotel. And from your stay at Six Senses Yao Noi? Zooming through the bright blue waters of the Andaman Sea on your speedboat arrival.
Renowned for their exquisite spas, breathtaking locations and impeccable service, read on to discover more about luxury escapes with Six Senses.
Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
Step off the speedboat that whisked you here, and gaze up at the wonderful hillside spot that awaits. Villas are tucked amongst the brilliant green tropical forest. The mesmerising limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga seem to float in the incredible blue of the Andaman Sea, as the hilltop horizon pool and sea melt into one.
As well as the beautiful spa village, Six Senses Spa Yao Noi (modelled on a traditional village house from northern Thailand), expect an outdoor cinema, complimentary home-made ice cream, and dining options including a restaurant that looks over the incredible view of the bay. The varied excursion programme, with everything from Thai cooking classes to batik painting to rock climbing, ensures you can be as active as you like.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Always wanted to fly into your hotel by paraglider? Head to Six Senses Zighy Bay. Located on a stretch of sandy beach on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, this stunning Six Senses resort is surrounded by the twinkling Gulf of Oman and dramatic, rugged mountains.
Designed to reflect an Omani village, Six Senses Zighy Bay is ideal for anyone hoping for adventure alongside luxury. Once you’ve paraglided into the resort, there are plenty of options to keep you busy, including mountain trekking, flying a microlight aircraft and exploring the underwater world from the Dive Centre. And if you’re hoping to unwind? Aside from the private pools at the villas, the saltwater pool, and the glorious sea, the luxurious Six Senses Spa has nine treatment rooms, two Arabian Hammams, and a juice bar.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley is thought to be the oldest wine-producing region in the world and the serene setting of Six Senses Douro Valley is spectacular. Picture acres of rolling green, the River Douro meandering through, and a 2,200-square metre spa with 10 treatment rooms and treatments featuring organic ingredients grown in the on-site gardens. It’s a tranquil retreat that’s ideal for wine-lovers and anyone hoping to unwind amidst beautiful, quiet surroundings.
Nestled in 19 acres, this delightful hotel has a charming 19th century building alongside contemporary architecture and elegant interiors. As well as a Wine Library, there are many unique wine activities to enjoy here. Take a wine course, visit a nearby winery and meet the winemakers - and be a winemaker for the day.
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
Dazzling white sands? Check. Bright blue waters? Check. Emerald green vegetation? Check. Welcome to tropical island paradise in the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Laamu.
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort on the palm-fringed Laamu Atoll in the Maldives and it’s an oasis complete with an ice cream parlour, wine cellar and diving centre. And from candlelit diners on the beach to beach barbecues serving lobster to wine tastings, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, there are plenty of ways to delight your loved one here.
In need of a little pampering to help you soothe away the stresses of everyday? Six Senses Spa Laamu is an exquisite spa with a location that’s hard to beat – it’s on the beach overlooking the twinkling turquoise waters. The four treatment pavilions mean that couples can enjoy rejuvenating and relaxing treatments together, and there are health practitioners to help you unwind both body and mind.
Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam
Seeking the great outdoors with your luxurious escape? Indulge in the beautiful Six Senses Con Dao. It’s set in a breathtaking protected marine area and national park in the Con Dao Archipelago, tucked against the foothills of the Lo Voi Mountains.
There are lots of outdoor activities to try, from hiking to water sports, with scuba diving at depths from 5m to 20m to allow you to discover coral and Hawksbill turtles. Love golf? There’s no course here but you can practise your swing by hitting EcoBioBalls from the platform into the sea - part of the ingredients are fish food!
Six Senses Con Dao also organises excursions to watch turtles hatch at the sanctuary on Bay Canh Island, and other events include stargazing at the only privately owned observatory in Vietnam, and visits to the memorial at Hang Duong.
Six Senses Samui, Thailand
Dreaming of an infinity pool and tropical weather? Gaze out at the sparkling Gulf of Thailand from the stunning infinity pool at Six Senses Samui. This luxurious resort lies on Koh Samui island and you’ll find 20 acres of exotic plants and flowers surrounding Six Senses Samui, with the sea stretching out in front of you.
An idyllic retreat for anyone looking to unwind, the Six Senses Spa here is award-winning, while the exquisite restaurants will help to make sure you enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine Thailand is known for. Dining on the Rocks is an award-winning restaurant with an incredible view of the Gulf of Thailand, and you’ll find herbs and vegetables grown on-site in dishes served at Six Senses Samui.
Feeling active? Try scuba diving at Ang Thong National Marine Park, walk around and explore Koh Samui, or try a Thai cooking class.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
How will you arrive at Six Senses Zil Pasyon? By speedboat? Or by helicopter? Located to the northeast of Mahé, the luxurious Six Senses Zil Pasyon lies on the private island of Félicité. A picture-perfect tropical island, it’s a blend of beaches, enormous granite boulders and bright green vegetation, all making up the sprawling 652-acre site.
Activities you can indulge in? Bird watching, fishing, cycling, golf, water sports and cooking classes. And there are some incredible food options too, with wine tastings or private dining in The Wine Vault, live cooking and dinner at the Chef’s Kitchen, and the Ice Cream Bike, which meanders across the resort to bring you homemade ice cream…