If there is a secret hideaway in the Serra da Mantiqueira perfect for you to relax and enjoy nature with all the respect it deserves, it is the brand new Six Senses Botanique. Born in 2012, Botanique was already an oasis of peace on the outskirts of Campos do Jordão, but this week it gained several extra points by incorporating the Six Senses brand in its DNA. Brazil appreciates the gift! It is a privilege to see the emergence of the first Six Senses in the Americas, in the state of São Paulo.
Botanique has been a classic of post-luxury hospitality for almost a decade. It reveres simplicity, Brazilianness, good cuisine and nature. Its glassed-in facilities connect guests with the strength of the Atlantic Forest in an area that has earned the nickname “crying mountains” because it has many springs and rivers. Six Senses aims at sustainability, well-being and hospitality. The junction Six Senses + Botanique has everything to bear fruit.
There are seven super cozy suites in the body of the hotel, with a mountain feel and contemporary design; and eleven villas in the hills. The idea is that there will soon be sixteen new villas and a residential wing. All done in harmony and respect for the environment.
Two very strong points of the hotel are the spa and the kitchen. Six Senses Spa is renowned worldwide. At the moment it has four rooms and a menu of treatments difficult to choose from! All of them are incredible. The cuisine is Brazilian, contemporary and very fresh. Many of the products used are harvested from the hotel’s own vegetable garden or supplied by the local community. The drinks served in the Fire Side Lounge are also special. Some are prepared with probiotics and freshly picked herbs. Oh, and if you want to have a picnic, know that you can order a basket with sandwiches, fruits, salads and wine. Isn’t that great?
To get there it takes only two and a half hours by car from São Paulo and just under four hours from Rio de Janeiro. Now it is easier than ever to live a Six Senses experience in the Botanique universe. Hooray!
Write down this tip to enjoy a moment of ecological retreat and immersion in nature in great style. You deserve it.
I wish you a week of much harmony, love, and peace.
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.