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The Happiest Place on Earth, otherwise known as Bhutan’s colourful Kingdom, is soon to be playing host to Six Senses latest venture. Under the umbrella title of Six Senses Bhutan five separate and equally luxurious resorts are being created in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro – all set to open throughout 2019.
With just 82 suites and villas across Six Senses Bhutan the individual resorts will have exclusive and intimate atmospheres, each relevant to its unique location. The idea is that guests will travel between the various resorts in order to see and experience the varying landscapes, cultures and wonders of Bhutan.
Start in the cultural capital of Thimphu, move onto rural farmland in Punakha, then wildlife in Gangtey, lush forests in Bumthang and finally stone ruins at Paro. At each resort expect the natural landscape to dictate the design and décor in the hotel, with large windows and natural materials used throughout. For example, in the farming region of Punakha woven bamboo walls and mud brick in the bathrooms pays homage to the fertile landscapes surrounding the resort, which is set into and overlooking the terraces below. In Bumthang the resort is made up of wooden cabins set into the forest, all which feature timber walls and floors and use recycled wood to make lamp bases and tables.
Combine the ease of staying in a series of luxurious hotels from one of our favourite hotel brands with the diversity and off-the-beaten track nature of Bhutan.
Frances, Original Traveller