Dhensa Punakha

Location: Punakha | Bhutan

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Amidst the pine forests and paddy fields of a stunning river valley, the Dhensa, Punakha invites guests to appreciate the purest form of luxury at their spiritual retreat. Promoting health and happiness, the hotel is the ideal place to nourish the soul, with quality Asian cuisine, a rejuvenating spa, beautifully-appointed rooms, and the peace of Mother Nature in the surrounding hills.
Perfect forFamilies and couples looking for relaxation in a spiritual retreat; appreciating Bhutan’s stunning wilderness.
In the knowIn spring, the Punakha Dzong blossoms – literally. The beautiful lilac flowers of jacaranda trees make the architectural masterpiece even more awe-inspiring.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon

Hotel Overview


Set in the stunning countryside just outside the town of Punakha, the hotel is enviably located on the Mo Chhu River and reached in less than two hours from the capital of Thimphu.

Rooms at Dhensa Punakha

The hotel’s 24 suites are located in six separate cottages, and achieve a sense of space and luxury through sleek wood furnishings and a minimalist yet elegant design. All of the suites offer private balconies with gorgeous views of the countryside.

Food and Facilities

In keeping with the hotel’s harmonious connection to nature, the hotel prides itself on high-quality, nurturing food. With many ingredients sourced from local farms, the menu features a diverse combination of Asian, Western and traditional Bhutanese dishes to suit every taste.

Activities at Dhensa Punakha

The hotel offers a range of seasonal activities, from barbecues and picnics, to river-rafting and rice-threshing. Five minutes’ trek up the valley will bring you to the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery – for an unforgettable experience, visit early morning to hear the mesmerising chants of nuns meditating. Walk Punakha’s rope suspension bridge as your marvel at the rolling pine forests of the area, and admire the red, gold and black ornate features of the Punakha Dzong. At the end of the day, the charming cottage of the Dhensa Spa offers yoga and a range of treatments using hand-blended oils. Try the outdoor wood-fired bath for a unique experience.

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