Set in the unspoiled natural landscape of Portugal’s Douro River Valley, and chosen for the Six Senses group’s European debut, the Six Senses Douro is set in a 19th century manor, and houses an exceptional spa, reflecting the group’s deep commitment to wellness. The spa, a major pillar of the Six Senses concept, offers an enormous range of wellness possibilities. Apart from treatment rooms overlooking the garden where the organic pharmacy, Biologique Rechereche is located, there is also an indoor pool, a gym, and a yoga/pilates pavilion. There is also a physiotherapist on site and a range of Ayurvedic treatments. Smart technology is also available to do skin, wellness and sleep analyses.

Douro is one of the world’s oldest wine regions, and Six Senses offers local vineyard visits, mountain biking, and kayaking for the outdoor enthusiast. For the indoor enthusiast, there is tile painting, creating lotions from the herbs and fruit from the gardens, and discovering cooking tips from the chefs. There are also ‘relaxation pods’ in the nearby forest, providing unlimited tranquil time for the guest. Six Sense Douro Valley is offering the possibility of guests staying four consecutive nights in order to receive a EUR 100 resort credit or double the credit for stays of five nights or more.