Sustainability is embedded in the soul of the Six Senses brand, with social responsibility and eco-conscious efforts shining bright throughout their worldwide hotels, resorts and spas. Comprised of meaningful and measurable actions, their forward-thinking plan incorporates everything from sourcing local produce and bottling their own water, to utilising indigenous designs for hotels, inspired by local architects and artisans. The brand also has an ongoing mission to reduce single-use plastic which began back in the 1990s. Having eliminated plastic straws and disposable food containers in 2016, they're now striving towards their audacious goal to be totally plastic-free by the 2022 - and incredibly, they're already over 80% of the way there. When it comes to their social standpoint, the brand is equally admirable. By establishing tight-knit relationships with local communities, Six Senses have been able to play their part in ensuring future generations comprehend the importance of protecting our planet; schools are regularly invited to visit the brand's educational Earth Labs, while guests can also choose to immerse themselves in sustainable projects, including coral restoration and beach clean-ups. With the future looking (ever)green for Six Senses, make your mark by travelling with a purpose, and experience their powerful eco ethos for yourself in beautiful Bali...
Basking in the Balinese sun while teetering on a cliff edge, overlooking some of the island's best surf breaks, Six Senses Uluwatu opened in late 2018. Sharing the Bukit Peninsula with timeless temples and verdant greenery, this elevated residence breaks away from the norms of bustling Bali to reinvent your interpretation of the Indonesian isle. From sunrise yoga and traditional blessings, to picnics in the paddy fields and off-the-beaten-track bicycle rides, slow down and soak up the overwhelming beauty of Bali.
Every suite and villa of this ethereal resort interpret Bali's overwhelming sense of calm into a refuge of tranquillity, where sweeping ocean vistas can be relished from the comfort of your outdoor deck. Furniture is sustainably crafted on the island utilising local timber, while every roof is designed to limit the requirement for air conditioning - after all, who doesn't want to luxuriate in Bali's sea breeze? For families, groups, or those seeking privacy, The Retreat is a four-bedroom private estate that exists as a world of its own, comprising three swimming pools, four bedrooms, a gym, meeting rooms and even a private wine cellar. Serviced by 24-hour security and an attentive Guest Experience Maker, you're free to unwind without worry, while your every whim is catered to.
Tear yourself away from the poolside each mealtime and you'll be indulged in menus of sense-stirring dishes, featuring enviably fresh ingredients picked straight from the resort's organic garden. Sample the catch of the day served at the Chef's Table at Rocka Edge, or try the Latin American and Japanese fusions of the resort's culinary heart, Crudo. If a taste of Bali simply isn't enough, join mixologists, sommeliers, local producers and award-winning chefs at the Cooking Studio at Crudo, where you can soon turn an experiment into an edible masterpiece.
Unsurprisingly for a Six Senses property, sustainability is king. Behind the luxurious façade of this clifftop hideaway, tireless work goes into supporting the island and the communities who reside here. Providing secure and meaningful jobs for local people, many of the staff working at Six Senses Uluwatu originate from Bali, while the resort also supports the Yayasan Kasih Peduli Anak orphanage programme by selling beautifully crafted dolls, which helps to provide food and education to children living on the streets.