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Sensational Stays with Six Senses

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Amy Henderson

Adventure and relaxation in equal measure...

Stunning locations, seamless service, sustainability and serious luxury - that's Six Senses. Whether a last-minute Indian Ocean escape for two or a meticulously planned family reunion for next year, learn more about why we adore these gorgeous tropical hideaways...

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

We're delighted that the Maldives is now on the government's travel corridor list, meaning no quarantine on your return to the UK - yay! The mindbogglingly beautiful and remote island of Laamu is a true tropical playground, boasting powder white sand, turquoise water and some of the most spectacular aquatic life on the planet. This is the perfect place to kick off your shoes, turn off your phone and relax. particularly necessary after this crazy year! A real highlight of any stay here is snorkelling off the Chill Lounge & Bar to discover the seriously spectacular house reef, home to many parrot fish and green turtles, before slowing the pace with one of the award-winning signature treatments at the superb Six Senses Spa. Discover your dosha (body type) with Ayurveda, enjoy nourishing local Maldives spa treatments and restorative facials, and nurture your soul with meditation or yoga in an open-air rooftop studio.
Aiming to keep the island as pristine as it is today for many years to come, responsible energy and water consumption, reducing the carbon footprint and working on marine conservation projects are all part of the hotel's glorious green policy. The gorgeous luxury villas are made of sustainably sourced materials yet boast every creature comfort, while over 40 different types of herbs, vegetables, salad leaves and micro-herbs are grown in the organic garden. A flock of chickens have also been introduced to the island, producing organic free-range eggs. As the resort promotes responsible tourism, you can ponder over a selection of enlightening activities - from visiting local villages on neighbouring islands, to observing pioneering conservation work, including turtle breeding and identification, coral health and recovery.
Six Senses Laamu: Spa exterior
Six Senses Laamu: Organic garden
Six Senses Laamu: Beach picnic
Six Senses Laamu: Snorkeling

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Favoured by those looking for the ultimate luxury holiday in the Seychelles (which you can travel to right now thanks to the government's air corridors!) Six Senses Zil Pasyon seamlessly fuses land and sea to create an escape with boundless beauty. The stunning 652-acre expanse of tropical vegetation comprises only 28 spacious pool villas nestled in the hillside, while two ultra-luxe private residences offer plenty of privacy and perch in prime position overlooking endless crystal-clear waters. Although it may be secluded, this island isn't short of experiences and adventures, from kayaking and snorkelling along the rippling shore, to island-hopping and helicopter tours.
Of course, as expected of Six Senses, the spa here is also sensational, offering a mind-blowing variety of holistic, local and African inspired therapies using the natural healing properties of the plants found right here on the island. Beyond the spa treatments, there are various multi-night wellness programmes aimed to rejuvenate and revive - whether through yoga, sleep improvement or fitness building. In keeping with this focus on wellness and taking care of your body, the resort's culinary creations focus a lot on produce from local fishermen and farmers, as well as fruit, veg and herbs grown in the onsite organic garden. Calling all vegetarians and vegans: you'll be spoilt for choice here, with plenty of meat-free and plant-based delights to feast on. The Ocean Kitchen is completely meat free, instead serving up super-fresh and sustainable seafood, as well as loads of delicious veggie dishes.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon: Infinity pool
Six Senses Zil Pasyon: Koko Bar
Six Senses Zil Pasyon: Hammock on the beach
Six Senses Zil Pasyon: Ocean Kitchen cuisine

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Spend 2021 the right way and jet off to Six Senses Zighy Bay. Enveloped by the mighty Musandam Mountains washed with a palette of dusty ochre - which dramatically rise up 2,000 metres above the coast - this intimate enclave offers spellbinding surroundings, utter relaxation and a Bedouin sense of adventure that makes Zighy quite unlike anywhere else. Start as you mean to go on - with unforgettable experiences - as you paraglide into the resort for check-in, getting your adrenaline pumping and soaking up sensational sea views on a completely unique transfer. The bucket-list-ticking continues at Zighy Bay's elevated eatery, Sense on the Edge, nestled at nearly 300-metres above the Gulf of Oman. The unique collection of tasting menus have been envisioned by the Andalusian Executive Chef, whose unique and ultra-fresh dishes combine Omani and Spanish influences, with all menus offered with meticulously selected wine pairings and sensational sea views.
This is a resort truly pushes the boat out with its wellness offering. The Six Senses Integrated Wellness programme offers a top-to-toe technological run-down of your personal fitness needs. With in-house experts to advise on lifestyle and nutritional guidance, this is essential if you want to learn more about wellbeing, while masters in alternative therapies, such as reiki, Thai massage and yoga often visit. This inspiring Omani resort is also adored for its powerful stance on sustainability. An immersive experience, the Earth Lab encourages you to learn and engage in all things natural, while the zero waste philosophy sees empty glass bottles transformed into ornaments and jewellery, while food waste is composted and utilised in the organic garden. The resort is also working to reduce the intake of plastic products, with straws and bottles already replaced with sustainable alternatives.
Six Senses Zighy Bay: Sense on the Edge
Six Senses Zighy Bay: Organic Garden
Six Senses Zighy Bay: Paragliding arrival
Six Senses Zighy Bay: Yoga

Six Senses Fiji, Fiji

Set on one of Fiji's most dramatically beautiful isles, combining a gorgeous bay with a white-sand beach and lush vegetation, Six Senses Fiji's picturesque pool villas and impressive residences have each been built to create minimum impact on its fragile surroundings. While lounging on a Fijian beach is probably as close to paradise as you can get, there is much more to do here than just that. Take to Fiji's world-renowned waves with an expert from the Surf Academy by Tropic Surf, or snorkel over the beautiful house reef, removing any waste or plastic to keep it perfectly pristine. The resort is also home to a dedicated Experiences Centre, from which you can enjoy Fijian speaking classes, cookery workshops and guided walks to spot the island's population of endangered iguanas.
It also wouldn't be a Six Senses resort without, you guessed it, an incredible spa. Designed in the style of a traditional Fijian village and cocooned within lush greenery, the treatment menu combines cutting-edge modern science with a wonderfully local flair - including lava shell massages and banana leaf body wraps. Dining is dreamy, again focusing on the natural delights of the island, with many of the ingredients sourced from the onsite garden and farm. Feast on Pacific-infused tasting menus that showcase sensational seafood, local herbs and other glorious ingredients, or head to the alfresco pizzeria to grab an authentic pizza made fresh in front of you, taking it back to the pool if you so wish. For the ultimate local experience, take part in the cultural evening, gathering for Fijian drinks, food and performances, while hearing more about the laid-back way of life here. After all, it is ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world!
Six Senses Fiji: Aerial
Six Senses Fiji: Six Senses Spa
Six Senses Fiji: Beachfront Pool Villa
Six Senses Fiji: Cultural evening

Amy Henderson

Content Team Leader

From driving along the sun-kissed California coast and whale watching in Canada, to swimming with turtles in Barbados, cookery classes in Oman and touring temples in Thailand, I've enjoyed some amazing experiences around the world. With a genuine love for all things travel, I can't think of anything I'd rather do than research, experience and share incredible destinations, luxury hotels and bespoke adventures.