Andrew Wasserstein

Six Senses Shaharut

  • Where:
  • Why:Staycation from Tel Aviv
  • When:August 2021
  • Who:Golan and I
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Six Senses Shaharut Arrival, greetings and property tour at Six Senses Shaharut

Arrival, greetings and property tour at Six Senses Shaharut

Six Senses Shaharut Welcome to Mars 2112

Welcome to Mars 2112

Six Senses Shaharut The breathtaking view that never gets old

The breathtaking view that never gets old

Six Senses Shaharut Modern design and antiquities around each corner

Modern design and antiquities around each corner

Six Senses Shaharut Intricate stonemasonry, crafted over 10 years from materials found on-site

Intricate stonemasonry, crafted over 10 years from materials found on-site

Six Senses Shaharut Zula Upper Deck over the pool

Zula Upper Deck over the pool

Six Senses Shaharut Apply sunscreen, take a dip, sip a cocktail and cozy up with a book

Apply sunscreen, take a dip, sip a cocktail and cozy up with a book

Six Senses Shaharut Palm leaf weaving workshop with the friendly and fun hosts of Six Senses

Palm leaf weaving workshop with the friendly and fun hosts of Six Senses

Six Senses Shaharut Pure pool bliss

Pure pool bliss

Six Senses Shaharut Meals at Midian Restaurant

Meals at Midian Restaurant

Six Senses Shaharut Our private terrace overlooking the desert landscape

Our private terrace overlooking the desert landscape

Six Senses Shaharut The Panorama Suite

The Panorama Suite

Six Senses Shaharut Camel Farm and herbal gathering for the tea workshop

Camel Farm and herbal gathering for the tea workshop

Six Senses Shaharut The enchanting Six Senses Spa

The enchanting Six Senses Spa

Six Senses Shaharut The inner realm and treatment rooms

The inner realm and treatment rooms

Six Senses Shaharut Who knew heaven was a place on Earth?

Who knew heaven was a place on Earth?

Six Senses Shaharut Yet another incredible vantage point of Shaharut

Yet another incredible vantage point of Shaharut

Six Senses Shaharut Evening at Jamillah Bar, a love letter to the Middle East

Evening at Jamillah Bar, a love letter to the Middle East

Six Senses Shaharut Boker Tov (Good Morning) Negev Desert!

Boker Tov (Good Morning) Negev Desert!

Six Senses Shaharut Sun salutations to start your morning

Sun salutations to start your morning

Six Senses Shaharut The Gallery boutique, for beautiful local design finds

The Gallery boutique, for beautiful local design finds

Six Senses Shaharut Let’s fly, let’s fly away at Ramon International Airport

Let’s fly, let’s fly away at Ramon International Airport

Highs & Lows

  • Incredible architecture and stonework that blends into the desert and reveals an inner paradise upon arrival.

  • Amazing staff (hosts) who make you feel at home during your stay and lead incredible on-property experiences.

  • Six Senses Shaharut is all about exploring the property and enjoying the design, gardens, artworks, spa, pool and vantage points of the Negev Desert.

  • Lounging by the pool is a dream come true.

  • The Six Senses Spa & Wellness Center were magical.

  • I had to leave and now contemplating a move to the desert.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 50/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Desert Retreat

  • Vibe

    A five-star, 46-acre compound to disconnect and unwind in nature

  • Location

    The nexus of heaven and earth, purposefully isolated in harmony with Southern Israel

  • Rooms

    60 suites and pool villas

  • Arrival Experience

    Six Senses Shaharut blends into its surroundings and reveals a stunning architectural paradise upon arrival within. We caught a quick flight from Tel Aviv to the new and sleek Eilat Ramon International Airport (50 minutes) and were picked up by the hotel. For an ultra-luxe arrival, guests can arrange a helicopter ride from Tel Aviv to the property’s on-site private helipad

  • Future Forward

    The Six Senses brand has always been sustainable before it was a trend. Shaharut is no exception, with architecture that blends into the environment, intricate stonework carved from materials on-site, zero plastic on property, on-site water purification, date orchard and organic herbal gardens that make the desert bloom and are featured in each glass poured and dish consumed

  • Music

    An expertly curated soundtrack radiates from Jamillah Bar, courtesy of Tel Aviv’s Teder.fm radio station. Tunes bring Southern Israel’s vistas to life, with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern classics spanning the region’s musical history, from Umm Kulthum to Aris San and Dalida. The room also features a similar soundtrack that makes lounging on one's private desert terrace feel like a movie

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    Plesner Architects

  • Health & Wellness

    Six Senses Spa & Wellness Center, Outdoor Pool overlooking the Arava Valley and Edom Mountains, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Hammam, Grow with Six Senses, Alchemy Bar to concoct homemade skincare products and Fitness Center

  • Food

    Every meal was more delicious than the next and we looked forward to the breakfast buffet of our dreams each morning. Meals can be had at the main Mediterranean and Israeli-influenced Midian Restaurant, the bar menu at Jamillah Bar and the Edom Pool Grill

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Grab a cocktail at the poolside bar and after dinner wander to Jamillah Bar, a love letter to the Middle East. Enjoy libations from the Camel's Hump to the Triple Shiba, and have your very own Casablanca-esque evening. The interior features a library, antique art, design and textiles and a stellar record collection archiving the region’s musical icons. Download the Six Senses app to access the playlist and request the evening’s soundtrack. Twice weekly enjoy late stargazing at the outdoor Amphitheater and this fall, Six Senses will unveil Cinema Paradiso, for outdoor film screenings under the stars

  • Minibar & Retail

    The Gallery gift shop, located next to reception, is a high-end boutique featuring local Israeli designers, Six Senses merchandise, artworks and textiles from neighboring Kibbutz Shaharut and swimsuits from high-end French label, Apnée Swimwear. Each suite's minibar features natural snack bars and juices from desert Kibbutz Neot Smadar. For late-night drinks in your room (or an apéritif pre-dinner), Six Senses curated a local alcohol selection of staples such as M&H Distillery (Israel's first Whisky distillery), Elite Arak (Anise) and Negronis from Jamillah Bar. They also have classics Hennessy and Belvedere Vodka

  • Accessibility

    Staff have electric Hummer vehicles to transport guests around the property. Accessible rooms are available with pools designed to accommodate disabled persons

  • Pet Friendly

    Service animals only

  • Children

    Leave them at home

  • Price

    Pricey, but the experience is worth it

  • Tel.

    +972 8 615 0050

  • Website

    Visit website

Six Senses Shaharut

Six Senses Shaharut

Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel

Six Senses Spa

Six Senses Spa

Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel

Alchemy Bar

Alchemy Bar

Six Senses Shaharut, Shaharut, Israel

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