Six Senses Douro Valley, Douro Valley, Portugal & Madeira
Located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley Six Senses Douro Valley is a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills and river below.
Open in July 2015, touched with the romance of 19th-century architecture, fused with the inimitable contemporary style of Six Senses, and serenely-set in the world's oldest wine-producing region, the resort's 19 acres incorporates 57 rooms, suites and one- to three-bedroom villas; a wine library, organic garden, swimming pools, and of course dining that celebrates the Douro Valley region, with much of the produce coming from the verdant valley and surrounding countryside.
The fabulous Six Senses Spa offers a range of locally-inspired therapies including some grape- and wine-based treatments; there's a Nail Bar where you can enjoy wine and cheese tastings during your treatment and a unique Alchemy Bar, where potions of herbs, salt, grapes and a range of exotic ingredients are individually blended for scrubs and masks.
There's some smashing activities that the Six Senses team can arrange too, including a trip to the prehistoric rock art sites in Côa Valley and the Douro International and Alvão parks; visits to some of the oldest wineries in the world; excursions on foot or by vehicle to picturesque villages, historic churches and castles plus cruises and water activities on the river itself.