Ibiza may be known for its long hot summers and raucous nightlife but here at H&L we know that there is more to this popular travel destination than meets the eye. We know of an alternative Ibiza away from all of the headache inducing clubbing; an Ibiza home to quiet villages, sandy beaches and luxurious accommodation perfect for an unforgettable romance in Ibiza.
Aguas de Ibiza
Located in the Santa Eulalia Bay marina, boasting breath-taking views of crystal clear waters and colourful streets lined, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is an idyllic five star resort for couples who want to have fun, relax and escape in an atmosphere of understated luxury. Every self-respecting Ibizan hotel has to have a chill-out space, but Aguas de Ibiza presents something truly one-of-a-kind. The Vi Cool cocktail bar is situated on the vast, adults-only rooftop space, which also features a magnificent swimming pool with underwater sound system. Here couples can sample a signature cocktail, such as the Ibiza Sling, or choose from the wine list compiled by sommelier Daniel Poveda, all whilst enjoying front row seats for the spectacular Balearic sunset. The rooftop is also home to Aguas de Ibiza’s celebrated restaurant Vi Cool by Sergi Arola. Here the globally renowned Michelin-starred chef has created an innovative, modern and informal take on the traditional tapas.
The hotel is open from April until October. Room rates start from just £250 per night. For more information please visit www.aguasdeibiza.com
Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza
Originally established in 1933, Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza is steeped in history as it was the first purpose-built hotel on the island and has been declared an asset of cultural interest by UNESCO. The rooms have been recently refurbished and are now stylish and elegant. (Tip: For added romance we recommend requesting a room with a private balcony facing the Ibiza Port). Take a romantic walk along the cobbled streets to local shops and restaurants, or take in the gorgeous sugary beaches and rustic natural beauty of this vibrant port town. The ancient bastions and modern markets of Dalt Vila, or ‘Upper Town,’ a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are just steps away adding a dash of culture to your romantic getaway.
Prices start from £344 per night based on one person staying in a King Classic Room when booking direct at www.curiocollection.com. For the best rates at any Hilton properties join Hilton Honors, the loyalty scheme with over 60 million members worldwide.
Hacienda Na Xamena Ibiza
As if it was sent down from heaven and elegantly placed 180 meters on top of a cliff surrounded by unspoiled nature, The Hacienda Na Xamena Ibiza is unbelievably located for the most romantic vista views. The hotel has an extraordinary and delicate balance between nature, wellness, beauty and life. Playing within the subtle boundary between the outdoors and the indoors, it offers numerous 5 star packages and activities suitable to fit every need. Each of the 77 rooms and suites in the hotel has its own Jacuzzi facing the window with views to the glistening Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the Edén Room, Suite Junior Edén, and Na Xamena Suite offer guests a pleasant moment of exclusivity from their private mini pool. Romance in alive at Hacienda Na Xamena Ibiza and here at H&L we think it is pretty hard to beat.
For more information please visit www.haciendanaxamena-ibiza.com
Ibiza Gran Hotel
With penthouse suites, luxury sports cars, a 24 carat gold spa treatment, chartered yachts as well as Japeruvian fine dining, Ibiza Gran Hotel is the only five star grand luxe hotel on the island and, therefore, perfect place to stay for couples who wish to experience Ibiza in unparalleled luxury. Couples and honeymooners can retreat to the hotel’s penthouse suite offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea complete with their own private swimming pool, hot tub and solarium to ensure complete privacy. The Gran Suites also provides private outdoor dining as well as cosy seating areas lit by candles and lamps to create a truly romantic home away from home.
For more information please visit www.ibizagranhotel.com/en/
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
Having only opened back in June, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is set to be one of the summers hottest new openings. Located in Talamanca Bay, a short drive from Ibiza Town and Marina Botafoch, this luxury hotel is the only luxury hotel directly on the beachfront in Ibiza. It offers a laidback refuge from the island’s classic hot-bodied club scene, with hammocks, hot tubs and soft Balearic beats. Couples can laze by the pool, explore the island on a variety of excursions or visit the island’s first Six Senses spa for yoga lessons, relaxing detox massages and holistic treatments inspired by the healing benefits of the surrounding sea. Couples can dine at a number of restaurants including the hotel’s signature Nobu or health-centric café Celicioso. They can even book a mixologist to make drinks in their rooms afterwards.
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Book 21 days in advance to receive 15% off stays on/after 28 August 2017- 7 nights (based on September travel) now available from £1,399pp (was £1,610pp) based on 2 sharing a Cool Sea View Room on a B&B basis, including return EasyJet flights from London Gatwick. For more information on booking please visit www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/trips/nobu-hotel-ibiza-bay
Beautifully boutique, Ses Pitreras only consists of seven rooms making it exclusive and the service is completely personalised; ideal for couples looking for privacy and something extra special. All rooms are uniquely decorated in an Ibizan style but all have a warm terrace to soak up the summer sun. Situated next to the swimming pool and surrounded by a beautiful garden of palm trees and yucca plants sits the restaurant at Ses Pitreras- an oasis of tranquillity and an ideal spot to grab a cheeky cocktail or two. The hotel is located in the municipality of San Josef and within a short distance from some of the most wonderful coves and beaches in Ibiza.
For more information please visit www.sespitreras.com/en/
The Giri Residence
The Giri Residence is an intimate and spectacular boutique hotel, set in the immense countryside of San Juan. A private entrance at the back of this 150 year old finca gives you immediate access to the lively village through a small, secret alley. Composed of five seductive suites, an award-winning restaurant and spa, all set within a stunning outdoor space, The Giri has been beautifully restored to create a romantic haven, perfect for couples who take pleasure in delicious cuisine and charming rustic surroundings. Experience is at the heart of The Giri Residence and the customer service is impeccable, catering to every whim.
For more information please visit thegiri.com/
Villa Ana Clara
As fabulous as staying in a hotel can be, sometimes you require that extra level of privacy and nothing is more private than staying in a villa. After searching extensively we soon came across the stunning Villa Ana Clara. On the coast, just as few minutes from an old village perched on the rugged heights that overlook the Med, villa Ana Clara majestically awaits its arrivals. Contemporary, white with floor to ceiling windows and the most fabulous infinity salt water swimming pool, Villa Ana Clara looks like something out of a James Bond movie. Complete with a gym, wine cellar, obscene sea views and best of all, no neighbours, Villa Ana Clara is the perfect romantic hideaway in Ibiza. Although it would be wonderful for 2, the villa sleeps 10, so grouping up with other couples may make for a fun trip.
Why go clubbing when you can spend your time relaxing at a century old farm? Atzaró is far more appealing and unequivocally more romantic. Situated in the heart of the island of Ibiza and built on an orange farm, Atzaró is an oasis ripe with the scents of orange blossom, rosemary and lavender. Complete with whitewashed walls, Ibicencan architecture, rugged countryside views and family run hospitality, the Atzaró is unlike any Ibiza stay you will have ever had. Lose yourself in the immense and extravagant gardens, relaxation areas and hidden corners. Taste the wonderful gastronomic cuisine, relax on the sunbeds and make the most of your Mediterranean journey. Atzaró defines rustic luxury.
For more information please visit www.atzaro.com