Six Senses

Project location on Eco Estrela property

Investment opportunity in newest destination of the prestige Hotels, Resorts & Spas management company “Six Senses”

Six Senses
Formosa Bay

There’s always much excitement when Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas unveils plans for their newest destination. The latest project to be announced, with a setting that offers exceptional natural beauty and out-of-the-ordinary guest experiences, is Six Senses Formosa Bay in Brazil.


The first phase of the “Eco Estrela” concept is the “Six Senses Formosa Bay” project developed in direct cooperation with hotel, resort and spa management company Six Senses. Signing a contract with such a successful company for its first and biggest South American destination is a sign of the project’s quality.

The “Six Senses Formosa Bay” masterplan was designed as a resort of 66 Guest Villas and 119 Six Senses Residences available for private ownership. The interior and exterior of the Resort are expected to be completed in 2023.

Project Details

  • number of keys
  • Guest Villas
  • Six Senses Residences
Construction period

6 years

Architectural Concept

The project aims to take advantage of the natural conditions of the site: topography, the proximity of the sea, native vegetation, wind and solar orientation. The positioning of the architectural elements of the project intends to enhance the environment virtues (the "genius loci").


153 ha (378 acres) with access to
another 1,898 ha (4,690 acres) of Land

The proposed master plan at Six Senses Formosa Bay has been designed with 66 Guest and 119 Six Senses Residences to the south of the site, which will be made available for private ownership. The facilities will be conveniently located throughout the property, each with dining options, bars, and a swimming pool. The resort has earmarked an area to the south of the property to establish an organic farm, which together with local farmers and fishing community, will provide much of the produce used in the kitchens.

Six Senses Spa Formosa Bay will include single and double treatment rooms, steam, sauna and hammam. Several renowned Brazilian therapies will be offered together with Six Senses Integrated Wellness, which is based on the preventative principle of Eastern medicine and result-oriented Western influences. This innovative guest option to wellness allows in-house experts to measure and analyze key physiological biomarkers in order to provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice and design a personalized program of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities.

Construction materials will come from sustainable sources together with repurposed materials. Villa designs, will follow a contemporary line with minimum energy consumption wedded to guest comfort and furnishings will evoke a natural and neutral palate together with splashes of vibrancy that will reflect Brazil’s colorful culture. Main facility structures will take on individual design characters and themes to enhance guest experiences. The calm expansive waterway and lush mangrove forest is ideal for activities such as sailing, line fishing, paddling, kayaking, stand-up boarding and exploring the rich preservation of flora and fauna with some fascinating birdlife. Experienced surf aficionados can catch a big wave in the ocean and fans of kite-surf can find one of the best spots in the world. The local village of Baia Formosa is also a fascinating place to visit. In addition to its prime activity of fishing, visitors may also discover artisans utilizing regional raw materials. A little further afield is the largest reserve of Atlantic forest, which covers almost 2,000 hectares (5,000 acres). Visits to the forest will be arranged through the resort’s activity center.

Landscape Enclosures

  • Traffic Routes (Low Impact):
    - Native Species (“Restinga” and Atlantic Forest)
    - Marking and Integration with pre-architecture treatment

  • Mangrove (Permanent Preservation Area)
    Possible extension of the mangrove with intention to introduceinterpretation trails and culture of crabs

  • Pre-architecture Gardens:
    - Arboreal Stratum 
    - Native Species
    - Shrubby Stratum - Native Species and/or Adapted
    - Herbaceous Stratum 
    - Native Species

  • Park Treatment:
    - Native Species (“Restinga” and Atlantic Forest)

  • Arboreal Shrub Vegetation for dunes fixation
    - preservation area

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