If you’ve been adding new destinations to your bucket list since the start of the pandemic, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 epidemic has undoubtedly caused havoc on the travel industry but things are starting to look up. With wellness retreats and resorts across the globe finally opening their doors after months of delays, healthy holiday hunters are beginning to prepare for a hopeful future in travel. Many of us are seeking far-flung destinations and wellness-oriented concepts to recover from the stresses that came with the pandemic. One of the pioneers in luxury wellness, Six Senses, has announced its list of new openings to look forward to. From a fort retreat in India to a beach escape in Ibiza, these are the new Six Senses luxury wellness retreats to add to your bucket list.
Six Senses Fort Barwara, India
Located within a tranquil 14th century heritage fort in Barwara, Six Senses’ new property in India will be a sanctuary for wellbeing. The former home to the Rajasthani Royal Family sets the tone for the stunning interiors and views from the fort. Guests can reside at the incredible 30,000-square-foot Six Senses Spa and fitness centre and take a dip in one of the two swimming pools onsite. Paying tribute to the opulent and rich history of its surroundings, the resort will offer a truly fairytale experience while keeping a core focus on wellness. Look out for the dedicated meditation room which will offer peace and restoration during your retreat.
Opening: September 2021
Six Senses Shaharut, Israel
Escape city life and head to the vast Negev Desert, where Six Senses Shaharut awaits. The retreat, set to open in August this year, is nestled within the biblical heritage of the ancient dunes, offering a dramatic escape amid the boundless horizon of the desert. The spa will integrate traditional therapies, healing treatments and personalised programmes. Head to the Alchemy Bar to blend your own all-natural spa botanicals.
Opening: August 2021
Six Senses Botanique, Brazil
A secluded oasis in Brazil’s mid-tropical Atlantic forests, Six Senses Botanique is surrounded by three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains—also known as the “mountains that weep”. The location is blessed with seven water springs inside the property so that guests can collect fresh water and feel at one with nature. At the spa, guests can indulge in holistic treatments, experience salt flotation or soak in the rain forest mist at the steam room. Immerse yourself in nature where everything is green and even the chefs have an incredible view from the kitchen. This will be a place to reconnect with nature, yourself and others around you.
Opened: February 2021
Six Senses Ibiza
Six Senses’ Ibiza opening will be the first and only resort and spa in the region. Tucked away on the northern tip of Cala Xarraca Bay, the retreat will be a place for wellness, spirituality and life changing retreats, supported by the loving local community. The new addition to Six Senses’ portfolio will be an overall retreat experience like no other, combining fitness, nutrition, education, yoga, sleep, mindfulness and more, for guests to explore their full potential. Relax at the Six Senses Spa to try any of the international treatments and techniques.
Opening: July 2021