From Ba­li­nese beaches to cock­tails in Ky­oto—here are some sump­tu­ous travel spots on your doorstep

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Sump­tu­ous get­aways on our doorstep, plus a right royal ski re­sort. 314 Just a year af­ter be­ing torn apart by a hur­ri­cane, one of Mex­ico’s top re­sorts is back—and bet­ter than ever. 318 When Me­lanie Dunea dis­cov­ered the Emilia-ro­magna re­gion, she was al­ready in love, but not with Italy. Oh how the ta­bles have turned

Sichuan Nes­tled at the foot of dra­matic Qing Cheng Moun­tain, Six Senses’ en­trée into China com­prises 113 suites and vil­las in a lay­out mod­elled on a tra­di­tional Chi­nese vil­lage. Arched moon bridges span gen­tly flow­ing wa­ter­ways, and round Chi­nese door­ways con­nect the var­i­ous build­ings. The lux­u­ri­ously ap­pointed two-bed­room pool vil­las pro­vide am­ple space to en­ter­tain or re­lax and en­joy a pri­vate dip. When it comes to fine food, the re­sort has a va­ri­ety of tan­ta­lis­ing op­tions. Se­cret Din­ing trans­ports guests back in time, tap­ping into the culi­nary tra­di­tions of lo­cal vil­lages to cre­ate its out­stand­ing dishes. Or head over to Farm 2 Fork, which uses pro­duce straight from its own on-site or­ganic gar­den, where chick­ens and ducks roam around the green beans, baby car­rots, plump aubergines and herbs. Over a bridge, the lux­u­ri­ous spa of­fers treat­ments in­spired by lo­cal tra­di­tion as well as sig­na­ture Six Senses ther­a­pies. There’s also plenty to see out­side eco-friendly Six Senses Qing Cheng, in­clud­ing the 2,000-year-old Du­jiangyan ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem, the birth­place of Dao­ism, and Panda Val­ley, which will chal­lenge the no­tion that the cud­dly bears do noth­ing but eat and sleep.

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