All posts tagged: Portugal

Review: Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley is the new-ish 57-room spa resort in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. It’s a world-class spa combining wine and wellness. Situated in picturesque vineyards overlooking the majestic River Douro, the property dates back to the late 19th century and is located around an hour from Porto in northern Portugal. The resort is the first venture of its kind for Six Senses in Europe and marks a period of rapid expansion for the company. Most of the guest rooms have impressive river views and the wine library and restaurants fully embrace the viticulture of the region. As well as the organic garden the 19-acre property offers a large outdoor pool, walking tracks through the vineyards to the river, and its own forest. The spa at Six Senses Douro Valley is vast and was the European launch pad for the brand’s new Integrated Wellness Programme. The spa reception area is a fresh, open space with minimalist surfaces, grey wooden floors and polished concrete walls, complemented by the light grey and sandy tones of the upholstered …

World Spa Awards

Looking for inspiration for your next spa trip? The winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards were recently announced at the London Hilton on Park Lane. If you’re looking for the very best spa locations around the world – here’s a good place to start. Pictured above, Como Shambala Estate, Bali. The winners: Destination Spa of the Year – Middle East Winner: Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Hotel Spa of the Year – Middle East Winner: Shuiqi Spa and Fitness at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai Spa of the Year – Africa Winner: One & Only Spa Cape Town, South Africa Destination Spa of the Year – Asia and Australasia Winner: Como Shambhala Estate, Bali Hotel Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia Winner: The Oriental Spa at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Destination Spa of the Year – North & South America Winner: Lapinha Spa, Brazil Hotel Spa of the Year – North & South America Winner: Spa Montage Laguna Beach, USA Day Spa of the Year – Europe Winner: Urban …