Six Senses Bumthang
Six Senses Bumthang’s remote location within an evergreen pine grove has won it its nickname ‘Forest within a Forest’, and effort has been made to ensure that the natural surroundings can be seen from practically every angle throughout the property, meaning you feel truly immersed.
Uninterrupted views of the towering trees and gardens are let in through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and the natural timber walls help blur the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, too. Other striking yet subtle architectural features have also been sensitively designed to guarantee the luxury property blends into its natural landscape, from the wooden balconies to an on-site ‘treehouse’!
The eco-luxury lodge is relatively small in size, with just eight suites and one two-bedroom villa (ideal for families), so you expect an intimate atmosphere here as well as personalised service. All the spacious rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and the interiors are best described as understated chic, with a focus on minimalist furniture and neutral colours, which highlight the greenery outside.
Wonderful Bhutanese cuisine is served in the open-plan restaurant here, and there is even the option to dine up in the ‘treehouse’ for those after a more exclusive experience. There are plenty of other facilities and amenities to indulge in at this resort; when in need of a rest, take your pick between sitting in the cosy library with a good book, relaxing in the living room with more of an atmosphere, or even treat yourself to a special hot stone bath in the spa and wellness centre.
Thanks to its central location in Bhutan, a stay here guarantees that you will learn about the country’s rich history and culture, as Six Senses offers insightful excursions to local sites and sacred monasteries daily - all of which are in easy driving distance. Bumthang is especially worth visiting during the winter festivals, during which you will get a real taste of local life.
Following Six Senses’ recommended journey exploring the Himalayan kingdom, we suggest staying at this lodge in conjunction with the brand’s other beautiful lodges in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Paro.
*This lodge is set to open later this year in Autumn 2019*
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India