Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the perfect place to relax at the end of your Bhutanese journey. Nestled in the steep and vibrantly green Neyphu Valley, the location is ideal to explore the region of Paro and appreciate the Himalayan country’s mesmerising culture. Build to look like a traditional Bhutanese fortress, the property is echoing monastic looks and meditative atmosphere. Their all-inclusive wellness programme includes unlimited food and beverage (excluding alcohol), and all wellness and activities.
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary at a glance
All 24 rooms are minimalist in design while nodding to the traditional Bhutanese style with decorative wall hangings, ornate woodwork and cushions dressed in colourful checks and stripes. Every room has vast, timber-framed windows with pacifying views of the mountains and the nearby temple, opening onto a terrace or balcony – both ideal for morning coffee and reading the copy of The Restful Mind let in the room. Organic bathroom toiletries are handmade by a local artisan and guests can choose from a selection of scents.
Relaxation and Fitness
Complimentary with your stay, you can enjoy all spa and wellness activities, including a consultation with one of their in-house traditional-medicine doctors. The beautiful lower level spa includes 6 treatment rooms, steam and sauna facilities for men and women, 2 traditional hot stone baths with individual treatment beds, yoga and meditation room as well as a gym and a 50-foot heated indoor pool with floor to ceiling windows. Treatments include hot-oil compressions, full-body massages and moxibustion treatments, in which warmed parcels of herbs are applied to the skin, or kunye massages (Tibetan massages) to name a few.
Dining is a full part of the experience at the Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary. There are no fixed menus; instead their food-inclusive concept includes a healthy breakfast, a 4 course lunches, and 6 course dinners, with each menu specifically designed to suit each guest, they’ll always adapt for dietary requirements and children. The food is prepared according to the farm-to-table concept with locally sourced produce, and fruit and vegetables grown in their own kitchen garden. The dishes are dictated by the seasons and the chefs’ inspiration that day.
Activities & Excursions
Here, guests are encouraged to stay put, soak up the local culture and connect with Bhutan as a destination. As part of the inclusions, guests can take part in cooking and pottery classes, traditional archery and darts games, as well as hiking to flag-ringed stupas and visiting nearby monasteries, where it is possible to join a student-monk for a mediation session.