Free WiFi. In rooms: TV, Bose speaker, wine fridge, minibar with free snacks and bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine and tea.
Each Lodge Suite has a balcony with 180-degree views over Thimphu Valley, and a freestanding bath tub by the floor-to-ceiling windows. The two- and three-bedroom villas come with space for entertaining and private spa treatment rooms.
As tempting as those reflective ponds are, stick to swimming in the 25m heated indoor pool.
Six Senses spas are revered worldwide, and this one lives up to expectations and then some. Work your way down the treatment menu, starting with the signature Bhutanese hot-stone bath.
Bring some thick socks – they’ll be good for hiking, and for keeping your feet toasty on cold temple floors.
The lodge isn’t set up for wheelchair users.
All ages welcome. Cots can be added to all rooms. Babysitting is available for $25 an hour; the first two hours are free.
Children are very welcome here and your guest-experience manager will devise a unique activities programme for them.
All ages, but juniors, tweens and teens will probably get the most out of the experience.
There's little chance your children will be bored here; after all, the brilliant staff can arrange archery and khuru (darts) tournaments, sand-mandala making, kid's yoga and wellness activities and dressing up in traditional dress to keep them occupied. And, if your child has a specific interest let the staff know in advance so they can dream up an itinerary.
There's no lifeguard or shallow end at the pool, so best keep an eye on any wandering tots.
Here, the kids' menu is both healthy and a bit outside-the-box (no chicken nuggets – although staff will probably source some if that's what your small demands). Organic veggie platters, cheesy momo dumplings, Bhutanese red-rice balls and simple rice dishes feature, and for dessert, banana pancakes, ice-cream sandwiches or candied apples. For a lifelong memory of a meal try one of the destination-dinign experiences, where you'll dine with locals, watch Bhutanese dance performances or harvest your own vegetables to turn into a tasty dish.
The resort’s entire energy supply comes from hydropower, and staff work tirelessly to recycle products and protect the local environment. Water is bottled at the on-site reverse-osmosis facility, and there’s an organic garden where vegetables are grown for the restaurant.