Six Senses will open its first resort in the Galápagos Islands in 2021.
Six Senses Galapagos will be located on San Cristobal Island, in the town of Cerro Verde on the north-eastern coast.
This is the quietest of the main islands with a relaxed and tranquil vibe.
The Galápagos Islands were named by 16th century Spanish sailors after the saddle-shaped shells (“galápago”) of their most famous resident, the giant tortoise.
UNESCO recognised the Galápagos Islands as a World Heritage Site in 1978 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1985, development is only permitted on three per cent of the total area.
Permission has been granted to develop the resort on a verdant hill with unspoiled views of the ocean and other topographical landmarks.
All building work is in accordance with local laws and with strong involvement from the local community.
The development of this project is being led by Hitesh Mehta of HM Design and will focus on a distinctive planning philosophy which balances economic, environmental, and social impact.
Neil Jacobs, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas chief executive, said: “Sustainability is at the core of our brand, influencing everything from ongoing community engagement and conservation efforts to the local, repurposed…