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From Ibiza to the Seychelles: 11 Six Senses properties you can book with IHG points

May 23, 2022
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Editor's Note

This post has been updated with additional information.

In early 2019, InterContinental Hotels Group acquired Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. On March 31, 2021, the following six hotels joined IHG Rewards as part of a phased integration of selected Six Senses properties:

  • Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand.
  • Six Senses Laamu, Maldives.
  • Six Senses Botanique, Brazil.
  • Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam.
  • Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Six Senses Fiji.

IHG still hasn't integrated every Six Senses property into the IHG One Rewards program. And even as new Six Senses properties open, only some participate in IHG One Rewards. For example, Six Senses Rome, Six Senses Crans-Montana and Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, will open later this year, but an IHG spokesperson told TPG that it is not yet confirmed whether they will be bookable with IHG points.

In addition to the six properties listed above, IHG One Rewards members can earn and redeem points and get elite benefits at the following Six Senses properties:

  • Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles.
  • Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey.
  • Six Senses Ibiza, Spain.
  • Six Senses Shaharut, Israel.
  • Six Senses Residences Courchevel, France (bookable now for the next season).
  • Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives (once it opens later this year).

Of course, you're likely wondering what redemption rates look like at these Six Senses properties. Let's take a look at several redemption examples and the benefits IHG One Rewards members can get when staying at select Six Senses properties.

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Redeeming IHG points for Six Senses stays

You can redeem IHG points for stays at select Six Senses properties. Like other IHG One Rewards properties, award nights at these Six Senses hotels utilize dynamic pricing. So, the number of points required changes as cash rates do.

Some Six Senses properties have minimum stay requirements that vary based on your stay dates. But, members with the IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card, IHG Rewards Traveler Credit Card or IHG Rewards Premier Business Credit Card can get a fourth night reward at Six Senses properties when redeeming IHG points for stays of four nights or longer.

You can search for cash stays and award stays at the above Six Senses resorts through IHG One Rewards or Six Senses. Here's what I found when searching each of the 11 properties currently accepting bookings for stays on July 22-24 and Dec. 10-12 (or similar dates for properties with more than a two-night minimum stay). I list the lowest cash rate currently bookable in the following sections, even if the rate isn't flexible.

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Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand

Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

In Thailand, you can book a Hideaway Pool Villa using IHG points at Six Senses Yao Noi. This one-bedroom villa is 1,658 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $1,155 or 202,000 points (0.57 cents per point).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,973 or 326,000 points (0.61 cents per point).

Related: Second Cities: Destinations to add onto a trip to Bangkok

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Spa at Six Senses Laamu, Maldives. (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

You can book a Lagoon Water Villa using IHG points at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives. This villa is 1,160 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $2,608 (no award nights).
  • Dec. 10-12: $2,319 or 200,000 points (1.16 cents per point).

Related: The best ways to get to the Maldives on points and miles

Six Senses Botanique, Brazil

Six Senses Botanique, Brazil. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

You can theoretically book a 645-square-foot mountain-view suite using IHG points at Six Senses Botanique in Brazil. But, despite searching many dates while updating this article, I couldn't find any dates that I could book with points (even when paid rates were bookable for the mountain-view suite). Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $2,191 (no award nights).
  • Dec. 9-11 (no arrivals are allowed on Dec. 10): $1,315 (no award nights).

Related: These are the best times to visit Brazil

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

In Vietnam, you can book a Hill Top Pool Villa using IHG points at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. This villa is 1,700 square feet and has an ocean view. However, your reservation is only refundable until seven days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $1,939 or 150,000 points (1.29 cents per point).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,792 or 150,000 points (1.19 cents per point).

Related: The best ways to use airline miles to fly to Vietnam

Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

You can book a Sky Suite using IHG points at Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia. This suite is 1,160 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until seven days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $1,105 or 120,000 points (0.92 cents per point).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,237 or 120,000 points (1.03 cents per point).

Related: Off the beaten path in Bali: 10 ways to see the island beyond the beach

Six Senses Fiji

Six Senses Fiji. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

You can book a Hideaway Pool Villa using IHG points at Six Senses Fiji. This villa is 1,200 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 30 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $2,182.45 (no award nights).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,711 or 200,000 points (0.86 cents per point).

Related: Financially feasible Fiji: How to plan a trip to Fiji without breaking the bank

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

You can book a Panorama Pool Villa using IHG points at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles. This villa is 2,150 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $3,750 or 400,000 points (0.94 cents per point).
  • Dec. 10-12: $4,167 or 400,000 points (1.04 cents per point).

Related: From family resorts to private islands: Where to stay in the Seychelles on points

Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

In Turkey, you can book a superior twin sea-view room using IHG points at Six Senses Kaplankaya. This sea-view room is 586 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until seven days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $1,955 or 346,000 points (0.57 cents per point).
  • Oct 22-24 (there's very little availability in November and onward): $676 or 150,000 points (0.45 cents per point).

Related: Turkey is open to tourists – here's how to get there on points and miles

Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

Six Senses Ibiza, Spain. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

You can book a deluxe room using IHG points at Six Senses Ibiza in Spain. This room is 474 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-25 (three-night minimum stay during this season): $7,078.71 (no award nights).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,024 or 300,000 points (0.34 cents per point).

Related: Ibiza, Mallorca or Menorca: How to choose the right Balearic Island for your vacation

Six Senses Shaharut, Israel

Six Senses Shaharut, Israel. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

In Israel, you can book a Six Senses Suite using IHG points at Six Senses Shaharut. This suite is 645 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 14 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • July 22-24: $2,000 or 300,000 points (0.67 cents per point).
  • Dec. 10-12: $1,700 or 300,000 points (0.57 cents per point).

Related: Your points and miles guide to Tel Aviv

Six Senses Residences Courchevel, France

Six Senses Residences Courchevel in France. (Photo courtesy of IHG One Rewards)

For the next season, you can book a two-bedroom apartment with a courtyard view using IHG points at Six Senses Residences Courchevel in France (the first availability I found was Dec. 10). This apartment is between 700 and 893 square feet. However, your reservation is only refundable until 30 days before arrival when booking with points. Here's the current pricing for two sample stays:

  • Dec. 10-13 (three-night minimum stay): $4,295 or 1,050,000 points (0.41 cents per point).
  • April 28-30, 2023: $4,860 or 700,000 points (0.69 cents per point).

Related: 10 of the best points hotels in France

Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives

Six Senses Kanuhura in the Maldives is currently closed, but stays at this property will be bookable with IHG points once the property opens later this year.

IHG perks at Six Senses properties

Breakfast at Six Senses Laamu. (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

Six Senses properties are often relatively small. And many offer nontraditional service delivery methods. As such, some IHG One Rewards benefits may differ or not be available at select Six Senses properties. For example, the welcome amenity for IHG One Rewards elite members at Six Senses properties is an in-room wellness platter.

Additionally, InterContinental Ambassador, Royal Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle members get extra benefits when staying at Six Senses properties. In particular, these members can expect:

  • Daily complimentary breakfast for two in the main restaurant (not applicable at Six Senses Residences).
  • Signature amenity of a complimentary 50-minute Six Senses Spa massage for two or a local experience once per stay (varies by resort; subject to availability and confirmed on arrival).
  • Complimentary one-category room upgrade (subject to availability; excludes residences and two-bedroom or greater suites and villas).
  • Extended checkout of 4 p.m. (subject to availability for Ambassador members and for all members at Six Senses Residences).
  • 10 a.m. early check-in (subject to availability for Ambassador members and for all members at Six Senses Residences).
  • Complimentary internet access.
  • Wellness platter welcome amenity on day of arrival (subject to availability at Six Senses Residences).

Finally, IHG confirmed that all of the above benefits are available regardless of whether you book a paid stay through eligible methods or redeem IHG points.

Related: What is IHG One Rewards elite status worth in 2022?

Bottom line

IHG One Rewards has been working to improve the luxury end of its portfolio. After all, you can now book more than 300 Mr & Mrs Smith properties through IHG One Rewards. And IHG is rapidly expanding its Voco footprint.

It's great that IHG One Rewards is slowly adding more Six Senses properties to its program. But there are still many Six Senses properties that don't participate in IHG One Rewards.

For the sample Six Senses stays I searched, I found redemption rates that ranged from an excellent 1.29 cents per point to a relatively poor 0.34 cents per point. So, check your redemption rate before deciding to book with IHG points instead of cash. But, especially if you're able to buy IHG points for 0.5 cents each during a sale and then get a fourth night reward when redeeming, you may be able to snag a good deal when redeeming IHG points for Six Senses stays.

Featured image by Villa at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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