Set amidst the forested mountains of Bhutan’s Paro Valley, the exclusive Six Senses Paro puts you in touch with some of the country’s most breathtaking natural scenery.
The property is housed within some 12th-century ruins just above the Paro National Museum, an enviable spot that affords some incredible views across the valley and mountains beyond. Each of the 20 open-plan suites are generously sized with timber furnishings, Himalayan rugs and traditional wood-burning stoves, whilst large picture windows make the most of the landscape. The food is organic and served banquet-style, but you can also enjoy an authentic Bhutanese meal at a local farmhouse.
Days are dedicated to exploring the treasures of the valley, from guided mushroom foraging to sunrise hikes to the revered Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The lodge also serves as a great jumping-off point for various treks, including leisurely valley floor walks and more intense day-long treks into the surrounding mountains. When not outdoors, guests can enjoy a few laps in the indoor pool or quiet contemplation in the meditation area. Alternatively, retreat to the sublime Six Senses Spa.
Six Senses Paro, at a glance
• Ultra-luxurious lodge on the site of old stone ruins in Bhutan’s Paro Valley
• Perched on a ridge above Paro National Museum
• 20 spacious villas and suites, starting from 646 square feet
• Local touches included Himalayan rugs and traditional wood-burning stoves
• Neutral colour palette, stone walls and wood panelling
• Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto glorious valley views
• Tasty and wholesome dishes created from organic local produce
• Banquet facilities and in-suite dining available
For leisure and pleasure
• Six Senses Spa and Wellness Centre with four single rooms
• Well-equipped gym, outdoor sauna and cool dip
• Yoga room, relaxation and meditation area
• Indoor swimming pool
• Discover the intriguing artefacts of the Paro National Museum
• Good base for various treks ranging from one-hour valley floor walks to overnight hikes
• Guided mushroom foraging
• Visit the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery
• Light lamps at the Samtenling Monastery