Six Senses Kaplankaya to open in Turkey on May 1

The Six Senses group has announced the opening of Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey on May 1.

The 141 room, suite and villa resort is located near Bodrum in the southwest of the country and will comprise a 10,00sq m spa spanning two floors. The wellness offering at Six Senses Kaplankaya will be one of the most extensive in the Six Senses portfolio, with the spa featuring 20 treatment rooms.

Other features at the spa will include a seven-metre meditation walk and a thermal area with a Tukish hammam. The thermal area will also have a Finnish sauna, several steam rooms – including a crystal steam room – an ice room, hydrotherapy pool and private watsu pool.

There will also be a nail and hair salon and a Six Senses Alchemy Bar, where guests can blend natural and organic ingredients to create their own creams and lotions. Among other wellness facilities are a fitness centre and yoga and movement studios.

The Kaplankaya property will also be the first in the Six Senses portfolio to feature a Six Senses Holistic Anti-Ageing Clinic, led by renowned neuroscientist Dr Claudia Aguirre. The clinic will put together personalised programmes centred on the pillars of Sleep and Detox and Restore and Nourish.

Combined with the existing Sleep with Six Senses and Eat with Six Senses programmes and with principles of mindfulness and movement, the clinic will work to counteract the lifestyle factors that can lead to premature ageing.

Wellness practitioners at the resort will range from fitness instructors and exercise physiologists to nutritionists. Among the wellbeing packages on offer will be Yoga Gateway, Healthy Weight and De-Stress & Reconnect options.

Six Senses Kaplankaya, which is surrounded by three beaches, was designed by New York-based firm Clodagh Design, which also worked on Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal.

The property will fuse design elements drawn from traditional Turkish culture with sleek, contemporary lines. Carved into giant rock formations, it has been designed to blend in with the surroundings landscape.