One reason to visit Bhutan is to experience the brand new Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, that just opened this month. Nestled in the Shaba Valley in the capital city of Paro, Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary features 24 luxury rooms designed to inspire ultimate comfort, reflect the restful mind and accentuate the true relaxation of the spirit of Bhutan.
A great deal of thought has gone into the positioning of Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary within the valley. It affords exceptional views, but this is not the only reason for its location. It is widely believed by the people of this valley that the bottom of the bare, rock-covered hillside is a hidden gateway to Shangri-La, an earthly paradise. Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary
Farm to Table Dining
A stay at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary includes all meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, minibar and drinks (excluding alcohol). Guests can meet with the chefs to design a customized menu. With Bhutan’s goal of becoming 100% organic by 2020, the farm to table culinary team sources local organic ingredients, with seasonal fruits and vegetables from around the environmentally diverse nation. Herbs and vegetables come from the chef’s own organic sanctuary garden and features some of the country’s local produce including semi-milled japonica red rice and Fiddlehead fern fronds that inspire this unique style of cuisine.
Vegetarian cuisine is also featured during the first and fourth Buddhist holy months each year when the consumption of meat is discouraged.
Mind and Body
Bespoke well-being programs are individually designed for every guest including a consultation with a Bhutanese traditional medicine doctor to develop a personal in-house treatment journey towards a restful mind, body and soul.
The program incorporates a range of rejuvenating international and local spa treatments, yoga, and meditation alongside local monks, traditional Bhutanese hot stone baths, steam, and sauna as well as a food & beverage menu that is centered on food that is rich in nutrition, rich in flavor and rich in the culture of Bhutan.
Contributors: Debra Kelman Loew from Robertson Solutions