“Finishing touches” being applied to Six Senses Southern Dunes, Red Sea’s first resort

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Six Senses Southern Dunes The Red Sea will be opening very soon, as developers say they are now only applying the “finishing touches.”

Inside The Red Sea hotels

The room promises to be a “hidden treasure, providing a comfortable space with a private terrace arranged with a daybed facing towards the view of the infinite desert of Southern Dunes. This room offers a king bed fit for royalty with a cloud-comfy organic mattress, a large bathroom featuring a bathtub, and double vanities and a walk-in closet”.

Wadi Suite

A Wadi Twin Room is priced the same. Next is the Wadi Suite, the suite has its own terrace and hxanging daybeds, spread over 969 sqft.

Bedroom Villas

A One Bedroom Villa has its own pool, outdoor shower and day bed.

Sunset Pool Villas

The Retreat
The Sunset Retreat and The Sunset Reserve are even larger but do not mention prices.

Dining

The Six Senses Southern Dunes has five dining outlets, in-villa dining, and a cooking school.

Bariya

The all-day dining restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating with ample natural light. The furniture features sandy hues resembling the dunes, while green plants contribute to a soothing ambience. During breakfast, a variety of cold items, fresh fruit, and hot culinary specialities are available from live stations. The restaurant also offers an a-la-carte menu for breakfast.

Merkaz

For lunch, the restaurant serves regional and international cuisine from live stations, accompanied by a salad bar and a selection of desserts. The dinner menus change daily and align with the Eat With Six Senses health and well-being concept. Additionally, the restaurant offers house-made fermented drinks, fresh hot and cold non-alcoholic cocktails, fresh juices, and a coffee and tea experience.

The restaurant offers a menu focused on plant-based Arabic tapas, with a bar counter showcasing various snacks. For a light continental breakfast, a selection of pastries is available, and throughout the day, small bites are served alongside a diverse range of hot and cold coffee and tea options.

Merkaz also presents distinctive themed dinner menus, staples from Japanese cuisine and house-made cheese. These dinner menus are complemented by non-alcoholic creations crafted by the brew bar team.

Pool bar

The outdoor setting offers a charcoal barbecue at night to grill local fish and seafood skewers or burgers and prime beef. There is also a pizza oven.

Al Sarab

Al Sarab serves dishes from the wider Arab region as part of an a-la-carte fine dining menu. Sarab’s bar features Arabic tapas, and a huge selection of non-alcoholic cocktails, shaken and stirred by bartenders.

Gelato Pod

Gelato Pod will be an ice cream parlour using regional ingredients

The Six Senses spa

The Six Senses Spa spans across 3,974 square meters and is designed to reflect the surrounding landscape, incorporating elements of the sweeping dunes and sandy tones. The spa is spread over two floors.

The upper floor houses a modern gym and fitness suite with panoramic views of the desert, providing a serene environment for workouts.

The lower floor accommodates the treatment rooms and wet area. The wet area includes water surfaces with self-shading, deep cold pools, offering a contrast to the hot climate. Notable features of the spa include a Holistic Anti-Aging Center, beauty treatments for both males and females, a sensory suite with a meditation dome, outdoor treatment cabanas with a relaxation area, and a pool bar.

Separate changing areas are provided for males and females. Each changing area is equipped with an infrared salt sauna, sauna, cold plunge pool, steam room, and relaxation area.

The spa also features a vitality pool, a hair and nail salon, a male barber, a fitness suite with dedicated space for personal training and various classes such as spin, aerial yoga, and traditional yoga.

Other amenities include an Alchemy Bar, Juice Bar, herb garden, biohacking area, and a meditation dome located in the sensory suite.

Sustainability at Six Senses Southern Dunes

Six Senses Southern Dunes is the first LEED Platinum resort in Saudi Arabia, operating entirely on solar energy. The architecture of the resort is designed to optimise natural light and reduce energy consumption. Smart filtration systems are in place to ensure excellent indoor air quality, and the pools are treated with copper-silver ionization, eliminating the need for chemicals.

Additionally, the resort has its own water plant to produce bottled still and sparkling water, and follows a plastic-free policy. Fresh food sourced from local farms is served daily, and guests are provided with reusable water bottles.

Every aspect of the resort reflects a dedication to the preservation of the planet and its resources, including a thermal energy storage system, electric buggies for transportation, and intelligent control and automation systems.

There will also be a sustainability workshop called the Earth Lab.

All the hotels at Saudi Arabia’s The Red Sea

In its first phase, the destination will see 16 hotels and 3,000 keys this year and 2024. The Red Sea will house its own water bottling facility, as well as a renewable energy plant, with plans to have the entire resort powered by sustainable energy. The multi-billion-dollar site is one of the key projects of the Saudi Vision 2030 – a country-wide economic diversification project to move the Kingdom away from just oil revenues.

The hotels are:

  • Nujama, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Faena, The Red Sea
  • Miraval The Red Sea
  • Rosewood Red Sea
  • SLS Red Sea
  • The Red Sea EDITION
  • St. Regis The Red Sea
  • Jumeirah The Red Sea
  • Grand Hyatt The Red Sea
  • InterContinental Resort Red Sea
  • Raffles Red Sea
  • Fairmont Red Sea
  • Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea
  • Sheybarah Resort
  • Desert Rock Resort
  • Four Seasons Resort The Red Sea