The organic garden, mushroom cultivation huts, and rice fields that supply the Farm2Fork restaurant—even the water is bottled on site
Locally inspired treatments, like cupping, at the holistic spa
Airport pickup in a Tesla Model S, a sign of the resort’s dedication to sustainability
The resort is big enough to bike around (on a complimentary bicycle)
What To Know
Most guests come on weekends, so mid-week stays are significantly cheaper
Communication with staff and the concierge is through a message tube
There’s an on-site movie theater showing kid-friendly movies all day
The TV, air-conditioning, and lights are all controlled with a single cellphone
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The first Six Senses in China, on the outskirts of Chengdu, with plenty of access to nature and historic sites and a strong commitment to local tradition
Nestled under Qing Cheng Mountain near the Chinese city of Chengdu, this Six Senses could pass for a serene, verdant, and luxurious village. Its 62 lush hectares house 113 villas and suites that are interspersed with courtyards, carefully tended gardens, ponds and pagodas, as well as the spectacular background of Qing Cheng Mountain. The design, by Thai architecture firm Habita, is Asian minimalist, where airy suites are furnished with wood furniture, oversized beds, and not much more (though each benefits from either courtyard access or a private balcony). There are three full-service restaurants, plus the romantically lit Moon Bar, which serves creative cocktails, and several snack bars where guests can sample dim sum, dumplings, egg tarts, and ice cream throughout the day. The hotel’s proximity to breathtaking sights is unbeatable, but the peaceful atmosphere of the resort (plus the world-class treatments at the enormous spa and the swimming pool) encourages a delightful inertia.
In the Area
Many visitors come to this area for the giant panda reserves. Panda Valley, a verdant valley where 100 giant pandas (5% of the entire world population) roam around in their natural habitat, is just a ten-minute drive from the resort. Also within a few minutes is the entrance to Qing Cheng Mountain, a UNESCO heritage site that’s dotted with Taoist temples. The hotel runs guided tours to the main temple on top of the mountain, where guests can take a Tai Chi class in front of the panoramic scenery—a unique experience. Two ancient towns, Dujiangyan and Jiezi, are nearby; Dujiangyan is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts stunning traditional architecture. More modern offerings can be found in Chengdu City, a 30-minute drive.