Sat­is­fy­ing the Senses Through Travel with Six Senses

With so many amaz­ing lo­ca­tions around the globe, we have only started to ex­plore the many op­por­tu­ni­ties with Six Senses Ho­tels, Re­sorts and Spas…

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Six Senses Ho­tels, Re­sorts and Spas spe­cial­ize in height­en­ing senses through re­lax­ation, well­ness, and ex­plo­ration in lo­ca­tions that pro­mote a feel­ing of har­mony with host cul­tures. The brand is com­mit­ted to the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ments (pro­tect­ing nat­u­ral re­sources) and so­cial sus­tain­abil­ity (hir­ing as many lo­cals as pos­si­ble).

For some, a voy­age to a Six Senses des­ti­na­tion is an ini­ti­a­tion into well­be­ing. For oth­ers, it is an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove their fit­ness, or try new things. The in­te­gra­tive pro­grams com­mence with Fu­sio­net­ics Screen­ings de­signed to pro­vide feed­back on per­sonal fit­ness lev­els. Based upon the re­sults, nu­tri­tion, sleep, and health suggestions are of­fered to guests. For in­stance, Six Senses Sa­mui is on the lush Thai is­land that of­fers Yo­gic Sleep lessons with the goal of im­proved slum­ber, and a deep level of re­lax­ation for those whose tests re­veal a poor level of rest.

For the many work­ers who spend most of their days be­hind a desk yearn­ing for more ac­tion while on va­ca­tion, the atoll set­ting of Six Senses Laamu in the south­ern Mal­dives pro­vides am­ple op­por­tu­nity to de­light adren­a­line junkies. Surf the fa­mous Yin Yang wave that breaks off­shore of the re­sort, or take a night dive to watch the fish hunt. Ur­ban dwellers itch­ing to es­cape to far­away lands, but can­not af­ford the time (or ex­pense) to fly half­way around the world might pre­fer to take “stay­ca­tions” in their re­gion, or nearby cities while en­joy­ing a day spa. Six Senses rue de Castiglione in Paris trans­ports spa go­ers to Ja­pan via their Hanaka­sumi rit­ual us­ing rice powder and cherry blos­soms to ex­fo­li­ate the skin fol­lowed by foot acu­pres­sure and a heated Shea but­ter nour­ish­ing fi­nale. North Amer­i­cans will soon re­joice as Six Senses has an­nounced they are open­ing a des­ti­na­tion ho­tel and spa in New York City in 2019.

It is true that Six Senses is about well­ness and re­lax­ation, but bal­ance and plea­sure are also parts of liv­ing an au­then­tic life too. Wine and foodie en­thu­si­asts flock to Six Senses Douro Val­ley in Por­tu­gal – lured by the breath­tak­ing vine-cov­ered rolling hills, and the prox­im­ity to some of the best and old­est winer­ies in the world. The or­ganic gar­dens pro­duce ex­cep­tional pro­duce adding a truly farm-totable ex­pe­ri­ence like no other.

Whichever sense is strong­est (or most im­por­tant to you) can help de­ter­mine the di­rec­tion that you should take for va­ca­tion. We have a “sixth sense” that any of the lo­ca­tions and des­ti­na­tions un­der the Six Senses Ho­tels, Re­sorts and Spas um­brella will sat­isfy them all.

Memorable jour­neys are the ones where ex­pe­ri­ences leave un­for­get­table marks upon the senses. As trav­el­ers, it is life en­rich­ing to see some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary with our own eyes; hear un­told sto­ries from lo­cal char­ac­ters; feel warm sand be­tween our toes or catch a cold snowflake on our tongues; smell freshly baked bread or a heav­enly scented flower; and to taste the fresh­ness of lo­cal ripened fruits and veg­gies. Our sixth sense yearns for ad­ven­ture, phys­i­cal­ity, ex­cite­ment and bal­ance. Six Senses Douro Val­ley – Por­tu­gal lux­eget­ Senses Samurai – Thai­land lux­eget­ Senses Laamu – Mal­dives lux­eget­ Senses rue de Castiglione – Paris, France lux­eget­

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