Six Senses Ibiza may blend into its lush surroundings but it’s no wallflower – in fact, it’s breaking the mold in more ways than one. For starters, it’s received international recognition for its eco-friendly architecture and design, so a stay here is good for the soul in more ways than one. It’s also the first European outpost for celebrity chef Eyal Shani who’ll work his (mostly) plant-based magic in all four restaurants. Then, there’s the far-beyond-the-ordinary Six Senses spa with its raft of radical treatments. But don’t expect to be entirely virtuous – by night, you can take in the mesmerising sunset views with a cocktail in hand at the Beach Caves, the hotel’s hip-shaking live music venue.
A 30-minute foot massage or body scrub
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The public areas, the spa and a number of Deluxe bedrooms are suitable for wheelchair users. Curated by two former Vogue editors and stylists, the Agora boutique will reinforce the tenets of sustainable fashion: reduce, recycle, rent and restore.
An armload of activewear and sturdy swimmers (for cliff jumping).
Wear your breezy beach best during the day and slinky silks or light linens at night.
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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this White Isle wellness destination and unpacked their artisan finds from the Agora boutique, a full account of their holistic holiday will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Six Senses Ibiza…
For their next act, globetrotting hotel group Six Senses, known for their sustainable-luxe hideaways in tropical locales, are coming to Ibiza. Swerving the superclubs of the south, they’ve perched above an isolated bay on the island’s peaceful and rustic northern side, where artists and spiritual seekers have congregated since the Sixties. Drawing from this hippie history, the hotel is steeped in wellness, music and art (with a healthy dose of hedonism, for good measure) and respects the sanctity of the landscape with impeccable eco-credentials and dedicated sustainability team. They’ll look after you just as well, too – the jaw-dropping spa complex offers everything from hangover cures and sound baths to multi-day yoga retreats and shamanic healing. In terms of actual nourishment (not just the spiritual kind), they’ve tapped Eyal Shani, founding father of ‘New Israeli’ cuisine, to oversee the organic and locally-sourced menus across the four restaurants. The 20-acre site is also home to a photography gallery, concept boutique, kids club and cookery school… so you’ll probably need a disco nap (remember those?) before hitting the Beach Caves nightclub and cocktail lounge built into a glamorous grotto by the sea.
Cami Sa Torre 71, Portinatx, Ibiza, 07810
0.5 mi / 0.8 km from city centre
- Onsite laundry
- Valet parking
- Exercise gym
- On-Site parking
- Internet services
- Room service
Eyal Shani, better known as the founder of New Israeli cuisine (aka the ‘Cauliflower King’) will oversee all the vegetarian- and vegan-friendly menus, drawing deeply from the organic produce grown nearby at the hotel’s farm in Santa Gertrudis. Menus are still being finalised but expect wood-fired pizzas at the Farmer’s Market in the lobby, local and seasonal dishes served alfresco in the Orchard and tapas to share by the shore in the showstopping Beach Caves.
With all the lush landscaping, sparkling sea views and atmospheric lighting in the evenings, there’s not a single dud on the property.
Details are still being worked out but the Balearic islands aren’t known for early bedtimes.
The room service menu has options from each restaurant as well as a special menu for little Smiths.
The poolside Farmacy bar is open from 9am to 11pm, serving everything from fresh juices and smoothies to organic wine and sundowner cocktails, plus a small selection of snacks. As the sun sets, head to the Beach Caves for sundowners and live DJ sets.
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