Sweeping views across the dramatic geological terrain, glittering infinity pools, and luxury villas built from the biblical land, Six Senses Shaharut is the newest sensation of the Negev and a complete game-changer in Israel. As the resort gears up to welcome their first guests, Israel Seminar’s team were privileged to get an exclusive tour and insider’s look into this blissful escape.
The Six Senses group is renowned for its five-star, unique hotels, authentic to each region and combining luxury living with sustainability, making the enchanting Negev the perfect addition to their out-of-the-ordinary retreats. Nestled into a striking cliff, Six Senses Shaharut boasts unobstructed, panoramic views of the sprawling terrain, rich with ancient history and home to nomadic tribes whose heritage dates back to the traders on the ancient Spice Route.
The resort itself is nothing less than magnificent. Six Senses have embraced the Arava communities’ commitment to hospitality and ensured that guests are provided with exceptional service and an unforgettable experience that leaves them in complete awe.
60 suites and villas, built from the land’s raw materials, rest upon 46 acres, each blending harmoniously into the natural hues of the Negev. The modern interiors are a magical mix of soothing cream and white tones injected with Bedouin-inspired crafts and desert blooms. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Edom Mountains, Arava Valley, and the Desert landscape, and fall into a peaceful sleep watching the night sky illuminated with sparkling star constellations.
Spend your days reclining by the tranquil infinity pool, basking in the sun rays reflecting off the glassy waters, or head to the spa for some holistic healing where in-house experts are on hand to analyze key physiological biomarkers to tailor a personalized program of treatments for each guest. In true Six Senses style, the resort delivers on its promise to provide exclusive and diverse experiences, including the Earth Lab, where guests can learn and partake in activities to uphold the resort’s sustainability efforts and commitment to protecting the ecosystem. Appreciate the splendor of the night sky by stargazing in the open-air amphitheater, and gain a rare glimpse into the authentic Bedouin culture and way of life by indulging in a lavish feast using centuries-old cooking techniques. Those seeking adrenaline-filled adventures, off-road driving, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and rappelling activities are all located nearby.
Six Senses Shaharut offers cutting-edge culinary experiences, injecting a sophisticated touch into local and seasonal produce. Drawing inspiration from Meditteranean and Israeli cuisine, watch the chefs in action at Midian, pulling hot, fresh pitta from the taboon clay-ovens. For a more relaxed setting, take in the kaleidoscope sunsets at Edom View while sipping on anis-based cocktails and palate-pleasing Mediterranean mezze dishes. Finally, enjoy fantastic desert vibes, head to the Jamillah bar, and listen to melodic tracks while sampling homemade infused liquors and crafted cocktails.