Fragrant and family-friendly, Seven Pines Resort in Ibiza takes its name from the sweet-scented evergreen conifers that surround it. It should probably work the word ‘cliff’ into its moniker too, given its impressive secluded setting right on the island’s Es Vedra-facing, easterly edge. Kids will love the pool in the centre of the resort, but there’s plenty here for grown-up Smiths, too: the Pure Seven spa will have you relaxed and rejuvenated before you can say ‘om’. And the infinity pool is the best place to appreciate the cliff-side setting, especially through the gleaming glass wall that showcases the sea.
Es Vedrà vistas
A bottle of wine on arrival
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Six of the suites are suitable for wheelchair users. Personal trainers can be booked and hiking trails can be mapped out on request.The minibars are actually ‘House Bars’: an in-room cocktail corner with an ice machine, mixers and a garnish-filled fridge (mint, lime, sugar cane, salt and soft drinks).
Balearic bronze needs bright white kaftans and fluorescent flourishes to offset it.
Fabulous florals and fluoros to break up the whitewashed decor.
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The pine-scented (and -surrounded) Seven Pines Resort is a fragrant alternative to the showier side of Ibiza, away from the big towns and sprawling across its own peaceful, cliff-edge patch. Es Vedra is watching you – the island’s iconic offshore rocky landmass is visible from various vantage points throughout the hotel. The rooms cater to every kind of traveller, whether you’ve got mini Smiths in tow and need somewhere happy to host raucous, rowdy behaviour (try the Laguna Suites, set around the family-friendly pool). If it’s the adults in your party most likely to be causing a disturbance, go for one of the Cliff Suites, so you’re suitably sequestered from other guests – it’s just you and the sea, and she’s not going to be complaining. The eating options are varied should you want to stay put; otherwise, it’s a short drive across the island to a breezy beach club or slick restaurant. Fun fact: the bar is the first one ever on dry land designed by luxury boat builders Pershing
Calle Puig Delfin s/n, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza, E-07830
Sant Josep de sa Talaia
11.6 mi / 18.8 km from city centre
- Valet parking
- Exercise gym
- Internet services
- On-Site parking
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
The View is where breakfast is served in a clifftop setting with a side of panoramic views. Be sure to sample the outputs of the bread oven – you have until midday to make it out of bed. By night, this restaurant transforms into a fine-dining, Med-facing affair, offering European food with a Korean twist (eg: poached and robata-grilled beef tenderloin with barbecued mushroom and charred spring onion). Chilled-out Cone Club dishes up Mediterranean sharing plates with Arabic and Asian influences either indoors or under a covered sunset-showcasing, cabana-toting terrace; we loved the local mackerel with steamed aubergine, split chickpeas and dashi vinaigrette.
Close to the edge or around the open kitchen up at the chef’s table at the View; and join the party at one of the long sharing tables at Cone Club.
In the View, breakfast is from 8am until noon, and dinner from 8pm until 12.30am. Cone Club is open from noon until 12.30am.
There are various imbibing opportunities throughout the resort, but the most spectacular is the Pershing Yacht Terrace, designed by the famous boat builders and with the sleek lines and glossy curves to match. Torches and fire pits surround the outdoor seating area. There’s a bar by both pools – the one at the lagoon pool is open until 7pm, the adults-only infinity pool is open until 8pm – and another by the lobby, which serves drinks from 9am to 5pm.
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