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Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

Paro

Tucked away in the hills outside Paro, the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is a place of peace with a focus on cultural immersion and an all-inclusive approach to wellbeing. From the outside, the property is designed to resemble a traditional Bhutanese fortress, with a suitably grand entrance and breath-taking views across the Neyphu Valley. Guests are encouraged to disconnect from the stress of everyday life and focus on their wellbeing, with the help of a holistic wellness programme and the expertise of two in-house traditional medicine practitioners. 

The wellbeing focus extends to the hotel’s farm-to-fork dining approach, but it’s not all about raw food and denial! Yes – desserts and alcohol are available! A changing menu of international and Bhutanese cuisine is prepared using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients to delicious effect.

Location

Located in the scenic Neyphu Valley, the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is a 20-minute drive from Paro’s airport. The far-reaching views and sense of tranquility as you enter evoke a feeling of being welcomed into a true-blue haven. 

A little more detail

  • Mindful yoga & meditation 

  • Heated indoor swimming pool

  • Hot stone baths

  • Cookery classes 

From a client…

The hospitality here comes so naturally - just genuinely fantastic service.

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Restaurant overlooking the view at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Restaurant at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Double bed at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Double bedroom at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Spa treatment room at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Spa at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Outdoor terrace at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Outdoor terrace at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
View from Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
View from Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Swimming pool overlooking mountains at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Swimming pool at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Entrance to Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

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Dining indulgence

Although there are no age restrictions, the resort’s focus on wellness gives it an air of maturity perhaps more suited to adults and families with older teens. However, alongside the wellness focus, you wouldn’t be made to feel uncomfortable if you wanted to tuck into a burger or enjoy a cold beer. The dining-inclusive concept is designed to be tailored to you and your preferences. Whether you’re looking for a 6-course meal full of fruit and locally grown vegetables, or want to demolish a delectable apple pie and ice-cream, the choice is yours. 

Plate of colourful food at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

Wellness

The range of facilities on offer here is impressive - hot stone baths, jacuzzis, and free yoga classes to name a few - but Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary's focus on wellbeing goes one step further. Included in your stay, you’ll be offered a private consultation with the in-house traditional medicine practitioner. They will design a bespoke program to help you achieve a healthy balance in body, mind and soul during your stay, and teach you how to maintain this when you return home. They have several skillful therapists on hand and you’re entitled to at least one traditional treatment per day. We have no doubt you’ll come away from this stay feeling completely and utterly relaxed, and perhaps having discovered a thing or two about your own wellbeing.

Pool at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

What can you do there?

Daily yoga and meditation classes, as well as a variety of traditional Bhutanese treatments, are all included and there to take advantage of - it would be rude not to! Private hot-stone baths call out to soothe aching limbs, and the 50-foot, heated indoor pool boasts valley views that add a sense of space and serenity to your swim. Connecting with Bhutanese culture is another important aspect to the property. Interesting writers, singers and historians are regularly invited to inspire guests and offer an insight into Bhutanese life. For a truly special experience, guests can even participate in mediation with the resident monks.

Women doing yoga pose at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary

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We encourage more time than is necessary - not too much but certainly not too little - to give Bhutan all the time it needs to reach into your soul.

Price from: £3,190 US$3,790
Ideal length 11 days
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