Located on a 45-acre estate at the southern edge of the biblical Negev desert in Israel, three and a half hours by road from either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the new Six Senses Shaharut comprises 60 suites and villas, all with private pools. Devotees of the brand are drawn to its exceptional spas. Here, the Six Senses Spa Shaharut includes six treatment rooms, one spa suite, a 62-foot indoor pool, an 80-foot outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym and a yoga studio with timeless desert views. The resort also offers a lengthy menu of activities — best enjoyed from April to November — which include Jeep safaris, overnight “camel camping” trips, stargazing and dune walks with the local Bedouins.
The ancient city of Petra, in neighboring Jordan (three hours away by road), can be visited on a day trip. Dining options at the resort include Midian, with a traditional “taboon” adobe oven for classic and reinterpreted Israeli cuisine. (Ingredients are sourced from the resort’s organic gardens, as well as farmers at nearby kibbutzim.) Alternatively, Edom View provides an outdoor space overlooking nearby mountains in which to enjoy mezze and tagine dishes served at a communal table.