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July 21, 2021 - Located in the lunar-like Arava Valley in the south of the Negev Desert, Six Senses Shaharut, Israel will celebrate its opening on August 5 with adventure, amphitheater, alchemy, and Ayurveda. L'chaim!
With all the final touches in place, Six Senses Shaharut is already proving a popular destination, with reservations accepted for stays from August 5. It will be welcoming international guests as soon as travel restrictions allow.
Kick back and enjoy traditional desert hospitality and rich Nabataean history delivered with uncompromising eco-conscious care and attention in the otherworldly, secluded setting of Six Senses Shaharut.
One of the biggest assets is the abundant space, essential for meeting today’s highest safety and hospitality standards. There are just 60 suites and villas spread across the expansive desert landscape along with a signature spa that offers timely respite. Guests can also look forward to breathtaking natural beauty, attentive service and truly authentic desert adventures.
From immersive Kibbutz experiences to stargazing sessions, camel treks through the luminous Negev desert or floating in the Dead Sea, the aim is for you to arrive when travel restrictions allow and leave enriched and reconnected.
“Six Senses Shaharut marks a new milestone for the brand as it enters another magical destination. After months of anticipation during these unprecedented times, I am very excited about this new opening. It brings the Six Senses ethos of sustainability, local sensitivity and wellness together with our unique desert culture and traditions," said General Manager Thomas Fehlbier. "With a passionate team, we’ll work to create out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences in a setting of biblical proportions.”
The most awe-inspiring way to arrive is to drive to the resort through a timeless landscape steeped in history. This short yet unique expedition through the heart of the Arava Valley showcases the incredible diversity of Israel's landscape and one of the most geologically dramatic places on earth. The drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem takes around three-and-a-half hours, or three hours from Petra in neighboring Jordan.
Alternatively, opt for a private helicopter transfer from Tel Aviv, or a 45-minute car transfer from the new Ramon International Airport (ETM) near Eilat. Your GEM (Guest Experience Maker) will meet you on arrival and remain on hand throughout the stay to share insights into the region and local life.
On site, the Earth Lab showcases the resort’s approach to sustainability and the circular economy, camel stables, surprisingly lush gardens, and open-air amphitheater. The Six Senses Spa offers six treatment rooms, a variety of wellness programs, and Alchemy Bar for mixing botanicals. There are also two pools including a freshwater infinity pool with desert views and a bar serving refreshing juices.
Dr. Sujeet Kumar Gupta brings his vast knowledge and experience of Ayurveda to the resort during his residency from August, overseeing our Ayurvedic Rejuvenation multi-day programs as well as personal consultations, massages, cleanses, and medicated oil treatments.
While there is every reason to stay within the enclave for the entire stay, the desert setting presents a host of unique activities from camel treks and overnight camping to extreme sports, e-mountain bike tours, hiking, jeep excursions, and Shabbat dinner in a nearby community. There are also opportunities to explore further afield, to the Dead Sea and Masada and Petra.
Staying active in Israel is highly recommended since the nation’s agricultural ingenuity, Mediterranean climate and varied landscape provide fresh food that is so mouthwatering it is worth the trip. Very little needs to be imported and most comes straight from the garden to the table.
From fresh Mediterranean fish, roasted beetroot, almonds, raw tahini, Samar date honey, and olive oil to Tabun smoked lamb ribs, freekeh, and garden kale, every meal is a celebration, whether served at the main Midian restaurant, the Edom View mezze and tapas venue, Jamillah lounge, or poolside grill. You can also choose a private chef for in-villa dining or venture out to enjoy a Bedouin-style desert picnic by Chef Amir Kalfon, paired with the region's best wines and maybe catch a glimpse of a Nubian ibex.
For more details, reservations and travel arrangements, or to book a consultation with Dr. Sujeet Kumar Gupta, please contact the resort’s reservation team at email@example.com.