TEL AVIV - THE JAFFA
"If you are a beach lover you'll find Tel Aviv's city beach to a surprising joy with sparkling clear water and fine sand."
Welcome to a richly layered city, which has emerged from its chrysalis with a burgeoning dining scene amid Bauhaus-inspired buildings. Tel Aviv is enjoying a revival with several new stylish hotel openings.
Notably, The Jaffa – located in the hip Jaffa neighbourhood. A former hospital, the hotel has gloriously high, vaulted ceilings and retains a sense of its medieval history among modern, stylish furnishings, lit by the colour of its original stained-glass windows. British designer John Pawson has used his minimalist touch and you will also find Damien Hirst artwork in the lobby.
NEGEV DESERT - SIX SENSES SHARARUT
We’re citing the Negev Desert as one of the most dramatic destinations yet for a Six Senses hotel – and that’s really saying something for a brand that’s found from Bhutan to Bali. Getting there adds to the experience: travel by road or helicopter through a rugged, biblical landscape where seemingly endless horizons are rippled by ochre sand dunes.
Hidden in the Arava Valley is Six Senses Shararut, where suites with pools and a sensational spa are camouflaged into the cliffs. Views here are startling, especially the declining sun as it sets the boundless, honeycomb sands aflame. Get closer to the landscape with Six Senses’ sensitive introduction to desert experiences, walk the dunes, with a story-telling Bedouin, camp under pristine starry skies or take a twilight camel safari.
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