Although wine runs through its veins, there are myriad enticing qualities to the recently refurbished Six Senses Douro Valley hotel. Set within 20 acres, exploring the heavenly organic gardens to absorb every sound, scent and colour is essential, but is also only scratching the surface of what this vast outdoor playground, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, has to offer. After an active day, the exceptional and award-winning spa - offering Rose crystal facials, a Citrus energizer and a Complete grape rejuvenation amongst many others - is guaranteed to revive even the weariest of souls.
Wine is at the very core of Six Senses Douro Valley hotel - with daily wine tastings led by the hotel's sommeliers, a cellar and wine list equipped to stir even the most respected of connoisseurs and many a cherished affiliation with the surrounding leading vineyards. The contemporary and elegant bedrooms have been cleverly designed in true Six Senses style - white-washed walls make a refreshing and uplifting back drop to the gentle taupe colour scheme and soft homely furnishings. Culinary delights are a pillar of the Six Senses ethos, with chef Paulo seamlessly producing fresh and local menus from field to plate. Before dinner be sure to enjoy a bottle of something crisp and chilled with the blissful sound of dancing water on the terrace - a beautiful stone paved courtyard, with immense views over the valley.
Wine and port enthusiasts
Busy people requiring a rejuvenating holiday
Nature and wildlife lovers
Great in combination with The Yeatman in Porto
Things to do at the hotel:
Wine tasting - held every evening with the resort's sommelier
Explore the organic gardens - from the vegetable crops to vertical walls of herbs
Tree climbing with experts - involving all the family
Book a revitalizing treatment in the sublime Six Senses Spa
Nestrest - a suspended seat for meditation and relaxation
Things to do nearby:
Harvest the grapes - Between September and October its harvest time. Remove your shoes and join the locals as they stomp away
Join a leisurely walking trip with a private guide around the Douro Valley
Sightseeing of the 21st century - by helicopter or electric bicycle
Bird watching - look out for Egyptian Vulture, Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Red Kite, Scops Owl and Stone Curlew
Douro river cruise - Meander through the world's oldest wine-producing region, while enjoying lunch or dinner with a bottle of something delicious
Descend the canyon into the River Cabrum Falls. An exhilarating challenge, not for the faint hearted and be prepared to get wet
Mountain biking - There are numerous trails in the Douro Valley to either discover your own or on a guided tour
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.