Some impressions before starting my tour. Six Senses Punakha enjoys one of the most extraordinary settings in Bhutan. The post also includes some sightseeing in the area Punakha Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most iconic and majestic structures. Six Senses Punakha enjoys a delightfully remote setting. The lodge is 3 hours by road from Bhutan’s capital Thimphu. Six Senses Punakha enjoys a delightfully remote setting. The lodge is perched on a steep mountainside.
It overlooks the lush Punakha valley and the spectacular Himalayan landscape. Punakha enjoys a mild and warm climate. The valley is set at a lower altitude (4265 ft or 1300 m) compared to the rest of Bhutan. The beautiful valley is filled with rice paddy fields and dotted with traditional farm houses. Punakha is a preferred destination for many Bhutanese The beautiful valley is filled with rice paddy fields and dotted with traditional farm holies. Let’s explore the hotel’s public areas. The central area comprises three pavilions, arranged around a large poolside terrace. The lodge calls itself a ‘flying farmhouse’.
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One of the pavilions is a cantilevered wooden structure that seems to fly over the pool. Have you ever stayed at Six Senses Punakha?. If so, what was your experience? Leave a comment. This is the lodge’s light-filled ‘flying1 pavilion. Enjoying spectacular views, it serves as a relaxation lounge and library. The lodge is part of Six Senses Bhutan. Six Senses Bhutan comprises five lodges located in five separate valleys. They showcase the diversity and special character of each valley. The five lodges vary in style and design. Most guests visit several lodges during a Bhutan holiday Six Senses offers its guests a wide range of possible itineraries and lodge combinations. The fabulous mountain views are mesmerizing.
I’ll explore the stunningly beautiful Punakha valley at the end of this post. The rustic decor fuses rural touches with eco-chic design. Abundant use of wood paneling results in a lovely mountain chalet feeling sunrise around (as I don’t want to disturb them). This is the lodge’s smallest pavilion. It houses another relaxation lounge with a game room. Six Senses Punakha opened early 2019. Despite being new, the lodge provides impeccable, world-class service. Guests are introduced to a ‘GEM’ at check-in. A GEM or Guest Experience Maker is Six Senses’ smart terminology for a butler. The GEM accompanies guests on their Bhutan holiday. He or she coordinates guests’ needs and requirements with the other Six Senses lodges from the ceiling. Ari has a rustic farmhouse-themed decor. This includes traditional bamboo woven picnic baskets suspended from the ceiling.
Food at the resort is delicious. The lodge’s chefs prepare healthy cuisine, always made with organic.. The lodge is managed by Six Senses. Six Senses is one of the world’s most exclusive and celebrated hotel brands. Six Senses is also one of my favorite hotel brands. Which one is your favorite hotel brand? Leave a comment. The brand was launched by Sonu Shivdasani, CEO of the Soneva Company. Six Senses was established in 1988. Sonu turned Six Senses into a world-famous brand. It became a luxury hotel chain with dozens of resorts and spas. Sonu sood Six Senses in 2012. Since then, Soneva and Six Senses have flourished independently. The company operates resorts in the Seychelles, Oman, Thailand, and Fiji.
Since 2012, Six Senses has expanded its portfolio. The company operates resorts in the Seychelles, Oman, Thailand, and Fiji to name.a.few. I have previously uploaded several Six Senses posts. You can watch them in my Youtube folder ‘Six Senses’. I have previously uploaded several Six Senses posts. You can watch them in my Youtube folder ‘Six Senses’. The infinity pool offers majestic views of the mountains. Its crescent shape mimics the terraced rice fields below. I publish 3 newsletters per week about luxury travel:. Top 10 travel lists, reviews of hotels & flights, contests, news and tips. Each Saturday, I publish a new Youtube post. It features either a hotel review or a flight trip report in Business or First Class.
Six Senses Punakha features 16 spacious suites. This includes three villas which are equipped with their own private pools. The suites are located at short distance from the lobby Golf cart service is provided when needed. The suite features a large wrap-around. It offers beautiful views of the valley and its lush flora. Tip: get free VIP perks when booking via Virtuoso. This includes an upgrade, daily breakfast, and a 60 min massage for two (link below post). The sitting area features a bukhari (traditional wood-burning stove). The suite is designed in soft tones and simple lines. There are several design references to Bhuta. For example, light fittings are cleverly crafted from mason jars. The two single beds are handmade from natural fiber.
Guests can also request a suite with a king size bed configuration. The lovely bathroom is equipped with:. Double vanity, deep soaking bathtub, and separate shower and toilet cubicles. This allows Six Senses to reduce its waste footprint and environmental impact. Bulk-size toiletries are provided. Sustainability is at the core of Six Senses Punakha. The lodges manage their own energy, water, waste, purchasing and chemical usage. Bhutan is the world’s only carbon-negative country. It keeps 60 percent of its land under forest cover, as mandated by its constitution. Bhutan’s National Happiness philosophy is. Sustainability, environmental protection, cultural preservation, and good governance. This is the suite’s minibar. All minibar items (non-alcoholic) are complimentary.
This is the suite’s minibar. I paid $720 USD per night at Six Senses Bhutan. This included breakfast and dinner. This excluded government charges. A sustainable development fee ($65 USD) & FIT surcharge ($30 USD) per person per. All tourists must book a package and pay a minimum of $200 USD per person per day. The spa is built in the style of a rural Bhutanese village. Guests can cultivate mindfulness in an outdoor meditation sal. Entrance to the spa is via an intimate pavilion. Here, guests can select nurturing essential oils from an Alchemy Bar. Entrance to the spa is via an intimate pavilion Here, guests can select nurturing essential oils from an Alchemy Bar. The spa reception features a simple decor.
It is designed in Six Senses’ signature eco-chic style. The spa reception features a simple decor It is designed in Six Senses’ signature eco-chic style. The spa features three treatment rooms Each spa treatment starts with a foot cleansing ritual. Night falls Six Senses Punakha exudes a serene and tranquil ambiance day and night. Food at the lodge is delicious, innovative, and healthy. The area around the lodge offers great hiking. This includes a two hour trek to the beautiful Choten Nyingpo Monastery. The hike goes through quaint villages and rice fields The panoramic views along the way are incredible. Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan. Buddhists comprise 75% and Hinduism 25% of its population.
Buddhism practiced in Bhutan originated in. However, it differs significantly in its rituals, liturgy, and monastic organization. Punakha’s most impressive structure is its Dzong. It’s an easy bike ride from the lodge to the river and the Punakha Dzong. Punakha’s most impressive structure is its Dzong It’s an easy bike ride from the lodge to the river and the Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most famous ig. It’s the second oldest and second largest dzong in the country. Punakha Dzong is one of Bhutan’s best. The complex was constructed in 1637-38. Punakha Dzong is often referred to as “The Palace of Great Happiness.
The Dzong was the site of a royal wedding in 2011. The current King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, married Jdtsun Pema. The Dzong is a six-storied structure with a central tower. It was built with compacted earth, stones, and timber in doors and windows. It was the seat of Bhutan’s government. The complex is listed as a site in Bhutan’s tentative list for UNESCO inclusion. It was the seat of Bhutan’s government until 1955 The complex is listed as a site in Bhutan’s tentative list for UNESCO inclusion. Six Senses can arrange a picnic with a view of the dzong. The setting is idyllic, besides the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. The lodge also offers riverside cocktails. Enjoying pomegranate martinis with views of the dzong … Does it get any better?
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