The best things come to those who wait, and wait. Located in the lunar-like Arava Valley in the south of the Negev Desert, Six Senses Shaharut will celebrate its highly anticipated arrival this August. With all the final touches in place, the resort is already proving popular with national guests and is looking forward to welcoming international travelers as soon as border restrictions allow.
With its secluded setting, Six Senses Shaharut has the obvious advantage of complete privacy. It aims to bring guests in balance with nature and its elements so they can kick back and enjoy traditional desert hospitality and rich Nabataean history delivered with uncompromising eco-conscious care and attention.
One of the biggest assets is the abundant space, essential for meeting today's highest safety and hospitality standards. There are just 60 suites and villas spread across the expansive desert landscape along with a signature spa that offers guests a much-needed place for respite. The breathtaking natural beauty and truly authentic desert adventure will satisfy this year's pent-up wanderlust as soon as border restrictions ease up. From immersive Kibbutz experiences to stargazing sessions, camel treks through the luminous Negev desert or floating in the Dead Sea, the aim is to leave enriched and reconnected.
The most awe-inspiring way to arrive is to drive to the resort through a timeless landscape steeped in history. This short yet unique expedition through the heart of the Arava Valley showcases the incredible diversity of Israel's landscape and one of the most geologically dramatic places on earth. The drive from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem takes around three-and-a-half hours, or three hours from Petra in neighboring Jordan.
Alternatively, guests can opt for a private helicopter transfer from Tel Aviv, or a 45-minute car transfer via the new Ramon International Airport (ETM) near Eilat, which also directly serves key European markets. A Six Senses GEM (Guest Experience Maker) will meet guests on arrival and remain on hand throughout the stay to share insights into the region and local life.