ROOM KEY: Sense of Place

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas uniquely connects guests to untrammeled land and local communities.

BY JIMMY IM

Debuted in 1995, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is taking over the globe—one remote location at a time. Each property is rooted in place, immersed in nature (known for indelible views) and merges luxury, culture, and wellness to create unforgettable experiences. With a growing portfolio, Six Senses features rustic-elegant rooms, elevated dining, holistic spa programs, and authentic vacations connected to the land. Here are five top resorts for a luxury escape.

SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY

Lamego, Portugal

SUITE GPS: While the wine-region property will debut 10 new rooms and suites this year, book One Courtyard and enjoy a $100 resort credit (per room, per stay). The 1,100-square-foot suite features a veranda overlooking the courtyard with granite fountain.

DISCOVER: The tile painting workshop immerses guests in the famous Portuguese pastime painting azulejo (ceramic tile).

EAT: Take a seasonally inspired cooking class at a Josper Grill. Join a small group for a meal prepared and hosted by the chef, with decadent wine pairings.

SIX SENSES FIJI

Malolo Island, Fiji

SUITE GPS: The Two-Bedroom Beachfront Residence includes a private pool, direct beach access, seamless indoor/outdoor design, and in-villa chef. Experience a $100 FJD spa credit (per person, per stay).

DISCOVER: Fijian Cultural Night celebrates local culture with traditional dances, songs, food, and stories about Fiji right on property.

EAT: Don’t miss Tovolea, designed to encourage dining interaction with international cuisine and commanding sunset views.

SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON

Félicité Island, Seychelles

SUITE GPS: The 2,150-square-foot Pasyon Pool Villa boasts an outdoor shower built into a garden, private infinity pool, and an elevated, ocean-facing location. Included in the stay is a $100 resort credit (per room, per stay).

DISCOVER: Hike through the tropical jungles of Felicite Island with the Island Conservation manager. The nature trails take guests to the hilltop with magical views.

EAT: Escape to Lakanbiz, an elegant, hidden rum bar with ocean vistas, housemade infused rums and cigars.

SIX SENSES LAAMU

Laamu Atoll, Maldives

SUITE GPS: The ultimate overwater retreat, the Laamu Water Villa features an infinity pool over the lagoon, expansive treetop deck, and an overwater glass bathtub.

DISCOVER: The beachfront spa offers four uniquely designed treatment “nests” right on the powdery white sand, with Ayurvedic treatments and aerial yoga. Guests are pampered with a 50-minute massage for two (per room, per stay).

EAT: The signature restaurant Leaf is perched above the resort’s organic garden. Local ingredients are sourced from Maldivian fishermen and farmers, including a fresh catch of the day. Enjoy a $100 food and beverage credit (per room, per stay).

SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY

Musandam, Oman

SUITE GPS: The 12,000-square-foot Two-Bedroom Beachfront Retreat (with direct beach access) features its own personal spa suite, a wine cellar, and infinity pool with outdoor space within the privacy of rustic, cobblestone walls.

DISCOVER: The Paragliding Arrival, where guests can sail from a 960-foot jump and land on the white sandy beaches for check-in. At the spa, be pampered with a 60-minute Six Senses Signature Spa treatment for two (per room, per stay).

EAT: The views go for miles at Sense on the Edge, the signature restaurant located on the mountaintop. French-inspired dishes like quail and scallops are elegantly paired with fine wines.

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Photo: SIX SENSES LAAMU / Image by Björn Hermansson from Pixabay


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