Living inside a cloud – Six Senses Shaharut

Snow-white are the bed, pillows and blankets, walls and floors are kept in light cream colours. It is as if one were sleeping inside a cloud. Outside the panorama window, which is as high and as wide as the room, the stars shine out of the black of the night. By day, a light blue sky stretches across the rugged vastness of the Negev desert in Israel. The area is biblical – and that is how it feels.

The new Six Senses Shaharut has emerged right in its midst – on 18 hectares, built from the desert’s stones, with private pools, green cacti – a retreat in mystical silence and expanse. The final touches are currently being applied, with the resort and its 58 villas and suites opening in April as the newest highlight in the Six Senses portfolio. What can you do here? Take time to find yourself, recharge the batteries. Most of all. And some slightly different things as well: climbing, hiking, mountain biking for example, or participating in camel and jeep safaris. Or just stay in the spa all day, that is another option.

The new resort is 45 minutes by car from Eilat airport, and three and a half hours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. All that quickly feels like a world apart.

Photo: © ASSAF PINVHUK – Six Senses Shaharut Israel