Six Senses Bhutan
Where Wellness Wows
What it is
A health-oriented collection of five lodges high in the Himalayas, with a legendary Six Senses Spa.
What it isn't
Lacking luxuries. Sure, your location is remote, but expect truly topnotch service, down to the guided meditations and yoga classes.
What we think
You’ll have your work cut out for you in picking where to stay at Six Senses Bhutan, because each lodge option is equally—in a word—exquisite. Bumthang sits alongside a rushing stream, under towering pine trees; at an elevation of 7,710 feet, Thimphu has an infinity-edged pond that seems to meld into the sky. It’s difficult for man-made design to match scenery like this, but Six Senses was up to the task: each suite is enormous (starting at 721 square feet), with floor to ceiling timber-framed windows, blonde wood walls, and a private deck, plus streamlined furniture that’s the definition of tasteful and of-its-place (note the wood-burning bukhari stove and organic bed topped in Beaumont and Brown organic linens). Amenities would pamper any ardent citiphile, including Bose bluetooth speakers, rain showers, in-room espresso machines, and even a private wine fridge.
You're here because
It’s truly family friendly—they have babysitting services available, plus tween-tastic activities (archery, mushroom foraging) curated by their own area experts.
You’ve had treatments in the world’s top spas, but none so soulful as this. Today, after your hike through pine-scented air, you treat yourself to a bath with heated, mineral-rich stones and herbs, and a 24K gold leaf facial—and know for a fact you’re living your best life.
Restaurants & Bars
Namkha - Representing sky in Dzongkha, Namkha excels in healthy cuisine and Asian specialties plus authentic Bhutanese dishes such as momos dumplings with a fiery ezay sauce. Namkha offers indoor seating for 60 guests, outdoor seating for 16 guests and a private dining room for up to 10 guests.
Harvest Table - Enjoy a guided tour with the chef through the organic garden to pick your own favorite ingredients, while learning about our indigenous farming methods and the health benefits of each ingredient. This is followed by a four-course menu in the resort's farm.
Five separate locales within the carbon-negative kingdom of Bhutan, each incredibly close to cultural sights and natural wonders aplenty. While you’re here, be sure to take part in their tree planting ceremony at the 15th century Talakha Monastery.