No doubt drawn by its beauty, light and hedonistic lifestyle, Kate Moss, Fiona Leahy, and Yasmin Sewell have all holidayed in Ibiza this summer. Here are some haute hangouts …
Six Senses Ibiza
If you follow Yasmin Sewell or Fiona Leahy on Instagram you’ll know they have been some of the resort’s first guests – the hotel opened this summer and its USP is the first sustainable resort and residential community in the Balearics. Its secluded location on the (peaceful) northern tip of the island adds to its charm, while the resort is laid out like a village – there are 134 rooms and suites and a range of villas, five of which are available to buy. Cleverly, the resort has partnered with some “tastemakers” from around the world including acclaimed fashion director Daniela Agnelli, Israeli chef Eyal Shani, fashion designer Dodo Bar Or and storyteller Magnum Photography, to create an environment that embraces music, culture, art, spirituality, fashion, wellness and sustainability. Translated to décor the accommodation blends the island’s Spanish heritage with sophisticated contemporary design. As one of the most anticipated openings of 2021, it does not disappoint; www.sixsenses.com.
The lifestyle brand is all about laidback luxury, slower living and curating “enriching experiences for curious travellers”. Nowhere does this better than Oku Ibiza which opened at the end of May this year. The hotel’s décor takes its cue from the location – on the fringe of Cala Gració bay and nestled into the hillside – natural, earthy tones predominate in the rooms (as do Marshall sound systems, exquisite linens and rain showers). Reflecting the simplicity of beach life and endorsing barefoot living, there’s no need for stilettos here. There are 184 boho-chic guest rooms and suites, in addition to a huge Signature Suite, a standalone four-bedroom villa with private pool, plus ocean-view penthouses. As for facilities, there are two?hotel?pools (and a further semi-private pool serving the six swim-up rooms), two restaurants and an intimate spa. You’ll want to pack some yoga gear for the morning yoga sessions followed by an artisan coffee and a chance to create the perfect breakfast bowl. After lounging by the pool, the evenings are brought to life by the resident DJ as the sun goes down; www.okuhotels.com.
Ibiza Gran Hotel
This established resort is a sanctuary in the heart of the action. Ibiza Gran Hotel enjoys an enviable position in Ibiza’s Paseo Marítimo, adjacent to the island’s finest marinas. Many of the hotel’s 185 suites have their own private pools. For a special holiday with friends or family, the Ibiza Gran Suite can accommodate up to six guests across three bedrooms and it enjoys views of the Mediterranean and Bay of Ibiza from the heated pool on the terrace, with solarium and whirlpool bath.
There are four restaurants on site, the flagship being La Gaia led by executive chef Óscar Molina. Other facilities include its Open Spa, with hydrotherapy suite, and beauty salon offering treatments from brands such as Linda Meredith, Elemis and Ayuna. New experiences added this summer include wine tastings and a private tour of the island’s finest vineyard followed by a?tasting menu for a private?group of friends back at La Gaia. There’s also an introduction to the 400 pieces of contemporary artwork designed for the?hotel?with the?hotel’s curator and exclusive?access to the iconic Studio Micus. Guests can also opt to spend a day bobbing on a traditional?llaut, sipping cava or taking a picnic to a quiet cove. Other choices include diving with marine expert and National Geographic photographer, Manu San Félix, to learn about the sustainability programmes the?hotel?invests in around the island; www.ibizagranhotel.com.
7Pines Kempinski Ibiza
Located on the picturesque west coast of Ibiza, on a clifftop pine forest between the popular Cala Conta and the secluded Cala Codolar with incredible views of the ocean and the mythical Es Vedra island, the clifftop 7Pines is an all-suite resort. Whitewashed homes that reflect the island’s authentic design incorporate contemporary touches and there are 185 suites.
The surrounding nature reserves and secluded shorelines make 7Pines Kempinski the perfect place to reconnect with nature. Guests can enjoy scenic hikes and trail runs exploring Torre Rovida, Cala Comta, Cala Escondida and Sa Figuera Borda stopping along the way to swim and snorkel. Those looking for a spiritual end to their hike can enjoy a meditation session at the mystic Can Soleil. Water-based activities include paddle-boarding, kayaking and adrenaline-seekers can experience cliff diving with a local expert. 7Pines Kempinski is also home to an exclusive fleet of Pershing yachts, all available for guest charter. To explore further afield, a 20km mountain bike ride along the coast all the way to Torre Robira is recommended or exploring the natural beauty of Ibiza’s west coast on a quad or buggy tour. Back at the resort, Pure Seven spa hosts clifftop yoga and meditation sessions as well as outdoor personal training; www.7pines-ibiza.com.
If you are planning a Balearic break and want to treat yourself to a day at a beach club, try Beachouse Ibiza, located on the palm-tree lined Playa d’en Bossa. Guests can participate in complimentary yoga at the club, while gourmets will enjoy Beachouse’s open air restaurant where chef Gennaro Vitto and his team serve speciality dishes. These include dishes such as zucchini burrata with fresh mint, watermelon tomato salad with preserved lemon, charcoal grilled beetroot served with Greek yoghurt and toasted pistachios (which could be tried at home). There is also a weekly immersive “Moonlit Dinner” series which combines food, art and music starting at dusk and finishing at midnight; www.beachouseibiza.com.
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