July | Travel
Six Senses Ibiza
The Balearic resort with serious eco credentialsSusan Ward Davies
Ah, Ibiza… did your heart soar when our favourite party island made the Green list? It’s perfect timing for this month’s opening of Six Senses Ibiza, the first Balearic hotel to be BREEAM certified – the ultimate benchmark of sustainability.
They have drafted in some big names to ensure this is no ordinary resort: seasoned journalist and editor, Tiffanie Dark and fashion editor and consultant Daniela Agnelli bring their concept of ‘Reduce, Recycle, Renew and Rent’ to the hotel’s store, Agora, with frocks to hire and live magazine experiences. Global brands such as Temperley and Orlebar Brown hang alongside newer sustainability champions SMR Days and Makal, and local favourites, Annie’s Ibiza and Aho Ibiza.
Add to that curator Elaine Groenestein’s edit of Magnum photography on the walls, wellness and yoga masters running immersive retreats, and New Israeli Cuisine founder, chef Eyal Shani, working his magic with the hotel farm’s organic produce, and you have enough talent to make this a hit.
Set on pretty Xarraca Bay, the resort was the vision of architect Jonathan Leitersdorfe. His aim was to make it all about ‘community, spirituality and celebration’, with 28 residential villas, 120 hotel rooms, three restaurants, a gym and a pool, plus a rooftop boxing ring, recording studio, live music venue The Beach Cave, and plenty of spaces for ‘ mind, body and soul development’.
Of course, if you just fancy a fly-and-flop holiday, you can do that too, but who wants to miss out on that whole music, culture, art, spirituality, fashion ethos which is so Ibiza? Not us.
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