Six Senses Shaharut


Overview

There's an alluring spiritual energy found in Israel's vast Negev Desert, which spans across more than half of the country. With a storied biblical heritage and preserved archeological sites, you can sense that you are in a special place once home to ancient tribes such as the Midianites. Today the Arava Valley, the country's most sublime desert landscape, allures adventurous and soul-searching travelers with its enchanting mountainous landscape, endless horizon and storied Bedouin culture. Perched on a dramatic cliff with breathtaking panoramic desert views, Six Senses Shaharut offers guests a place to connect with this spiritual arid setting and rich culture while elevating the human spirit through wellness and sustainability. Translating to "the moment just before dawn," every moment is precious from catching the majestic sunrise over the Edom Mountains to its brilliant setting along the horizon. In true Six Senses spirit, guests can connect with the soil with Six Senses Earth Lab where the property showcases sustainability initiatives or head to the Spa to experience traditional Six Senses signature treatments, hammam, or a personalized wellness program. For those interested in creating their own beauty creams or scrubs, there is an Alchemy Bar. Plus an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center for those looking to maintain their fitness routine. Activities are boundless. Head on a cultural journey trekking the desert on camel or experience an authentic bedouin desert camp to immerse in fascinating storytelling and desert lore. Marine enthusiasts and families can find the world's best snorkeling or diving in Eilat, just a 60-minute drive from the property. Farther afield, guests can explore sought-out sites from Dead Sea, hiking Masada and Mount Karkom and Jordan's archeological wonder at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra. Combining the best of Israeli and Mediterranean flavors, Six Senses Shaharut offers a creative approach Middle Eastern and Mediterranean culinary journey with produce sourced from nearby kibbutzim. Connect with the sacred land and find your inner harmony at Six Senses Shaharut, opening June 2020.

Accommodations

Nestled in the foothills of Arava Valley in Israel's vast and mystical Negev desert, Six Senses Shaharut infuses traditional desert hospitality with the Six Senses ethos celebrating a sense of place, community, wellness and sustainability. Boasting 60 suites and pool villas which span approximately 46 acres, each are designed with respect to its spiritual and cultural setting. Guests will be in awe with the views which face out to the Negev Desert and Arava Valley where one can witness brilliant sunrises and sunsets over the ever-changing colors of the Edom Mountains. A restful night is ensured by incorporating with its groundbreaking Sleep with Six Senses program, which features handmade mattresses and cotton bedding. For those looking for more privacy, the Private Reserve is a three-bedroom retreat with an outdoor living area and spa treatment room, steam room, fitness room plus a fully-equipped and semi-outdoor Boffi kitchen.

Amenities

• 24-hour GEM (Guest Experience Maker)
• Multilingual hosts
• Dining at Midian, Zula, Pool Grill, Elbiel, Water Bar plus Destination Dining & In-Villa Service
• Minibar and complimentary snacks
• In-room coffee maker
• Laundry and pressing services
• Babysitting upon request
• Transfers upon request
• Yoga mat, bag and flip flops
• Walking sticks and hats
• Six Senses Spa with male and female saunas, hammams, Alchemy Bar and Juice Bar
• 18 meter (262 foot) indoor pool and 25 meter (80 foot0 outdoor lap pool
• Fully equipped-gym
• Yoga Studio
• Walking sticks and hats
• Complimentary WiFi

Activities

• Camel trekking
• Camel camping overnights
• Dune walking with Bedouins including fascinating story telling and desert lore
• Grow with Six Senses, children's program
• Hiking
• Historical and archeological treks
• Mountain climbing, off-road driving, and rappelling
• Jeep safaris
• Six Senses Spa
• Six Senses Earth Lab
• Snorkeling and diving in the Red Sea in Eilat
• Trips further afield can be arranged to Petra, Masada, Mount Karkom and the Dead Sea

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.

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Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Ramon International Airport (ETM) or Tel Aviv International Airport (TLV)

The journey to Shaharut is part of the story, traveling through the timeless landscape steeped in history. Guests can arrive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem for approximately three-and-a-half hour drive or a three-hour drive from neighboring Petra, Jordan. Alternatively, guests can take a 50-minute flight from Tel Aviv to the new Ramon International Airport (ETM) near Eilat, which is a 45-minute drive to the resort. Helicopter flights from Tel Aviv to Shaharut can be arranged.

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