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Dhensa Boutique Resort
Punakha’s uniquely high-end Dhensa Boutique Resort is comprised of 24 separate suites built into six freestanding cottages. Each suite has its own private balcony with great views over the terraced fields of the Punakha Valley. You can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi internet or do some good old-fashioned reading at the Dhensa Library. The resort also features a yoga room, steam room, and sauna. Consider a restorative treatment with essential oils or a four-handed massage at the Dhensa Spa if you really want to relax. Dhensa’s fire-warmed hot tub is another great way to unwind, but you can also take a bath in your own suite at dusk while looking out at the night lights of Punakha through your French window.
The resort’s location makes it easy to explore the surrounding area on foot. One short hike will take you to the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery in less than 10 minutes; this monastic school is home to about 120 nuns and offers great hilltop views. You can also hike to the local temple of Chimi Lhakhang or join a traditional game of darts. If you prefer to travel on two wheels, there’s a great countryside trail for cyclists to check out nearby Sonagasa Village. When you’ve worked up an appetite, return to the resort to devour a Western or Asian meal made from seasonal, local ingredients.