Six Senses Douro Valley
Photo by Six Senses
Portugal’s Douro Valley is famed for its port, but table wine craze has swept through its vines. Center-stage in this beautiful, hilly landscape is the meandering Douro River. Terrace upon terrace of sunbathing vines crawl up its banks, enriched by the river soil and temperate climate. It’s here that Six Senses’ first European outpost is located, just 90 minutes from Porto. The chic hotel was designed by New York-based Clodagh Design—so you know who thank for the river-view floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor pools, traditional homegrown Portuguese fare at Vale d’Abraão and the award-winning spa. And, of course for the oenophiles, the two on-site sommeliers are local winemakers, offering guests a real insight into the local scene.