OverviewTucked away on 700 acres in Brazil’s Mantiqueira region amid towering Araucaria pine forests, Six Senses Botanique is a lush tropical oasis boasting 18 uniquely designed suites and villas. This secluded eco-resort, just a 2.5-hour drive from São Paulo, rests at the convergence of three river valleys in the heart of the Mantiqueira Mountains. Every detail has been thoughtfully chosen from the indigenous materials such as jacaranda wood, natural stone and chocolate slate to evoke an outdoors inside ethos celebrating a Brazilian spirit. Formerly known as Botanique Hotel & Spa, the hotel was born out of Fernanda Ralston Semler’s vision to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality that was completely home-grown, recognizing local traditions and culture as well as its natural setting.
Savor farm-to-table cuisine at the main restaurant which offers stunning views of Mantiqueira’s sweeping valleys and mountains, or unwind at their signature bar which serves a range of ‘living drinks’ from homemade probiotics to tonics made from local ingredients. As natural water springs flow throughout their grounds, crisp mineral water, known as the best drink in house, is bottled on-property.
Six Senses sets foot in the Americas for the first time with the opening of Six Senses Botanique in February 2021, and this Brazilian hideaway truly evokes a commitment for wellness and a place for guests to reawaken their senses. Its spa currently features eight treatment rooms, relaxation suites, a floatation pool, CO2 bath and a tropical rain humid sauna for a host of water-based therapies. In addition to treatments, the spa will offer a holistic haven of wellness programming such as yoga, detox and anti-aging. New treatment rooms, relaxation and wellness areas, as well as a fitness center where guests can learn capoeira to Afro-Brazilian martial arts will be added next year.
In the true spirit of Six Senses, an Experience Centre, Alchemy Bar and out-of-the-ordinary dining spots will be added next year. Outside, a main pool, Grow with Six Senses Kids’ Club and Earth Lab are also in the works. Venture outdoors and explore the surroundings by hiking or head on horseback to tour the local creamery. Guests can also visit nearby artisan ateliers, local farmers, olive oil farms and wineries. Enjoy the beauty of Mantiqueira’s seasons year-round by nestling around a crackling fireplace in winter, waking up to birds humming in spring, taking in endless sun-drenched days in summer, and marveling at the breathtaking foliage in autumn.
AccommodationsSix Senses Botanique offers 18 uniquely designed villas and suites. The main building houses seven suites, ranging from 645 to 970 square feet, with breathtaking views of the lush valleys or Mantiqueira mountains. For those seeking more privacy and room to roam, 11 private villas, ranging from 1,184 to 3,230 square feet, are dotted around the property. Each accommodation thoughtfully brings nature indoors with the buildings’ glass walls accented with local materials such as rich wood floors, natural stone and a chocolate slate. The ceilings incorporate massive 120-year-old wooden beams which are reclaimed from farms in nearby Minas Gerais. When the weather is brisk, suspended fireplaces add warmth and provide peaceful moments integrated with nature. The property plans to expand and add two additional villas completed in the of Spring 2021.
Six Senses Botanique plans to expand its footprint by offering 14 additional villas to be constructed next year.
Amenities• Complimentary Bikes
• Earth Lab
• Golf Carts
• Helipad/Helicopter Access (additional charge)
• Horse Staples
• Fitness Center
• Outdoor Pool
• Six Senses Botanique Spring Water
• Spa with flotation pool, CO2 bath and tropical rain humid sauna
• Complimentary WiFi
• Clay tennis courts
• Mountain Bikes
• Horseback riding
• Outdoor mineral swimming pool
• Fitness Center
• Visits to local artisan workshops, creameries, farms, olive oil farms and wineries
Six Senses Hotels and Resorts
Six Senses leads travelers to places where they can reconnect themselves in exotic destinations that breathe harmony and nature. The brand’s simple motto: “We treat each other with respect and our guests with empathy because life is for living, love is for sharing and a smile is for everyone.” The environment and wellness play a major role in the distinctive guest experiences. Guests are discovered stepping into a sapphire lagoon from an overwater bungalow, onto an island where only sea turtles have trod before, or saluting the sunrise in yoga and meditation cabanas looking out to the universe. Intrepid travelers choose to launch off a mountain for a cinematic arrival via paraglide that is straight out of a movie set. The brand is focused on making guests feel their best selves so they can achieve the ultimate aim of a holiday: rejuvenation and relaxation. The groundbreaking Sleep With Six Senses program enhances sleep quality as a key component to wellness. The Eat With Six Senses stars food as a tool to boost health, vitality and mood. Six Sense guests are invited to stay, play and create those perfect, positive moments that live in memory long after their visit.Visit Website
São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (GIG)
Six Senses Botanique is set on 700 acres in Brazil’s Mantiqueira region surrounded by towering Araucaria pine forests and the Mantiqueira mountains in the distance. The property is located 2.5-hour drive from São Paolo or a 3.5-hour drive from Rio de Janeirio. A helicopter transfers is available upon request.