Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon is set to offer some of the most enthralling sensory experiences in the world thanks to the perfect synergy between its magical location and sophisticated island design.
Created by Six Senses Architecture and Design team and Richard Hywel Evans of Studio RHE in London, the spa complements the natural features of this 652-acre (263-hectare) private island of towering rocks, boulders and its lush and verdant jungle, as well as the oceanfront.
Six Senses Spa Zil Pasyon is spread over 19,000 square feet (1,765 square meters) of the island’s natural rugged environment, while its facilities occupy 7,000 square feet (650 square meters). The spa will accentuate the island’s natural geography through its materiality, texture and form. Combined with the integration of sustainable processes and technologies, it is designed to become an integral part of the island’s eco-system and a symbiotic experience of the surrounding environmental and built features.
The guests’ sensory experience begins the moment they enter the spa reception. Located on the hill so to provide magnificent views of its surroundings, it is home to the latest Six Senses retail collection of natural skincare lines, resort wear, swimsuits, jewelry and accessories; as well as a nail bar with manicure and pedicure stations. The journey continues through a circular open-air oasis, leading to female and male changing areas. From here, the guests are taken on a curated tour of unique individual experiences and choreographed events through the island’s dramatic rocky outcrop, pools and waterfalls.
Five double treatment villas, made of refined timber, have been carefully inserted among the natural features and designed to reflect the island’s colors, textures and moods.
The Rock Villa, fully glassed and constructed between large granite boulders, is entered via an expansive platform and provides a dramatic setting for any spa treatment. It also features a rock shower on the cliff edge to allow guests fully appreciate its striking location. The Hanging Villa is built on a large rock and extended all the way out to create a suspended feeling. Its outdoor deck and a rock pool provide a perfect setting for post-treatment renewal and relaxation. Approached through a descending walkway set between dramatic boulders, The Ocean Villa is located right above the water offering 180-degree views of the ocean. Guests wishing to get even closer to the sea can relax in the suspended net outside the room.
The Nature Villa is surrounded by the local lush vegetation, all in line with the Six Senses philosophy of bringing guests closer to nature; while the Cave Villa is enveloped by high boulders that create a feeling of different intensity as if being protected from the world in a cave. A swinging daybed located outside this two-level villa timber structure will provide the perfect place to recharge batteries and admire the surroundings.
Spa experiences will be designed around the natural health-giving properties of the islands’ flora and fauna, and the natural rock shading and calming sounds of the sea. For minimal intrusion on the landscape, lightweight timber steps and rope bridges will link the different spa villas while fabric shading-sails create areas for rest and relaxation.
To further enhance the wellness journey, the spa also features an elevated open-air saltwater pool with a sundeck, and yoga and meditation pavilion. A viewing deck has been strategically positioned to offer some of the most spectacular views and will also be used to host a variety of wellness classes.
There will be a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and locally-inspired treatments together with an extensive menu of signature therapies and the recently launched Six Senses Integrated Wellness. This latest brand initiative allows the in-house wellness expert measure and analyze key physiological biomarkers to provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice, and design a personalized program of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities.
Six Senses Spa will also features the group’s popular Six Senses Yogic Program which includes Discover Yoga, Yogic Detox and Yogic Sleep.
The Organic Pharmacy and Terres d’Afrique have been confirmed as product partners, offering a range of result-driven face and body treatments.
Nearby the spa, a fitness center features inspiring 180-degree ocean views. Traditional cardio and weight machines are combined with functional training equipment to deliver more than just an ordinary workout. This is because exercise should be more about play than work, and guests will have the opportunity to experience different fitness methods, classes and programs. The resort is blessed with stunning spots and surroundings, so fitness sessions will also be offered outdoors to enhance the guest experience.
There is something for everyone, from multi-day wellness programs to rejuvenation therapies and restorative treatments, as well as a selection of group activities such as complimentary morning yoga and meditation.