I am a huge fan of the Balearic Islands, with each island having its unique personality and vibe. In past blogs, I have raved about Mallorca and Menorca, two islands with differing propositions of nature, topography, history, food, wine, art, beaches, and towns. Conversely, Ibiza is world-renown to party-goers and music lovers due to its vibrant nightlife and iconic nightclubs that attract top DJs and electronic music artists and host party enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
The North of the Island, however, has a history of a more free-spirited, artsy, and hippy vibe and offers peace, tranquility, and secluded coves and bays. This is where the Six Senses Ibiza has opened in recent years and is attracting a whole new clientele to the island.
Six Senses Hotels are located in remote and picturesque destinations from Vietnam, to the Swiss Alps, to the Maldives, and Israel. The brand places a strong emphasis on sustainability and responsible practices. One of the brand’s core values is promoting wellness and providing guests with experiences that rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul and take a holistic approach to the guest experience when considering hospitality and design. Their properties offer spa facilities, yoga classes, wellness programs, and healthy dining options, and they work hard to create an authentic and culturally immersive experience in all their destinations.
SIX SENSES IBIZA
The north of Ibiza has always attracted free spirits, drawn by the beauty, the light, and the natural rhythm. The vision of Six Senses Ibiza destination is to capture this authentic experience of community, spirituality, and celebration. Located just 35 minutes from the airport, the resort is tucked away on the island’s peaceful and private northern tip.
Pool and Beach
The Main infinity pool overlooks Xarraca Bay and is the heart-beat of the resort.
The Beach experience at Six Senses Ibiza is a boho-chic set up on the rocks with direct access into the crystal clear, exhilarating waters of the Mediterranean at Xarraca Bay.
Wellness at Sixth Senses
Wellness at Six Senses is not just an offering but part of its soul and ethos.
The spa expands over 3,000 sf and houses a steam room, hammam, and multiple wellness programs with nutrition guidance, modern healing methods, and a state-of-the-art fitness area. Outdoors there are massage catacombs with direct access to the organic gardens, where ingredients for the spa botanicals and Alchemy Bar are grown.
Fitness classes, personal training, a state-of-the-art fitness center and boxing ring.
Blend your own medicinal herbs from the Ibizan countryside, salt from our salt flats, and local fruits and spices to create your own natural cosmetics and organic remedies for you and your loved ones. Many of these fresh, seasonal, and 100 percent organic ingredients come from our organic garden. Would you like to design your own custom workshop? You can choose your perfect recipe for a 45-minute session to make exfoliating scrubs, wraps, remedy balms, sleep balms, essential oils, home sprays, healing bath salts, roll-ons, solid perfumes, and more to take away with you.
Local artisans showcase their wares at Six Senses a few times per week
Dining at Six Senses Ibiza
The Balearics are known for their fresh local produce and seafood; Ibiza is no exception.
Six Senses Ibiza operates a farm-to-table ethos in each signature restaurant by tending and nurturing an organic farm in neighboring Santa Gertrudis and championing the best local farmers and fishermen. This exceptional, fresh produce feeds the kitchen. It allows the chefs to create and prepare a mouthwatering offering of snacks, light bites, feasting menus, and sharing platters inspired by Spain, Italy, and Latin America.
Breakfast at The Farmers Market
The setup and vibe at The Farmers Market at breakfast time is a feast for all the senses and definitely worth getting up for, even if you partied like a rock star the night prior.
Daily fresh power juices and organic teas….
… and a dizzying choice of honeys, nuts, and fruits
The Ham and Cheese room in and of itself is a dangerous way to start the day.
Guests love the communal table for mingling and people-watching over lunch or dinner at North.
The Fresh Lobster with local tomatoes and egg plant may have been my most satisfying lunch ever.
Six Senses Ibiza offers 137 guest accommodations across a 20-acre (8-hectare) site including fully appointed Suites, Cave Suites, three to seven-bedroom residences, and two stunning five and ten-bedroom mansions, all blending into the contours of the pristine Xarraca Bay on the Ibiza’s northern tip.
What a beautiful welcome amenity of all house-made local treats…
I loved our Seaview Junior Suite – plenty of space in the room, enormous bathroom, and expansive covered deck.
A beautiful spot for morning coffee with a view of the resort and bay below…
From pool side suites where guests can see-and-be-seen to secluded ocean front hide-a-ways, there is an accommodation for every taste.
Residences and Mansions from 3 to 10 bedrooms
Cliffhanger is the resort’s top accommodation and one of their two so-called “Mansion.” This 5-bedroom ocean view accommodation offers more than 11,000 sf of living space and has the option to link to another 3-bedroom residence for a larger party.
Exploring the North of Ibiza
Strip off, dive in, and venture out to explore the beauty of Ibiza’s North.
Start your day by saluting the sun with yoga on your private deck and relaxing over a leisurely breakfast before heading out into the sparkling bay on a SUP or rolling back the years in the RoseBar. Enjoy a farm-fresh cooking experience with our chefs at Six Senses Ibiza, potter around sleepy artisan villages, or ride the glorious trails through the pine forest on an e-mountain bike as we did below.
Our fabulous biking guide, Stani really made our day exploring the North of the island on bikes special!
Artistic expression is embraced at this abandoned hotel we came upon…
Lunch at Xiringuita Xuclar
This fabulous little find of a beach restaurant just a cove over from Six Senses was my favorite meal. of the trip!! Make sure you have a reservation at Xiringuita Xuclar, by 1pm the dozen tables will be full!
Every bite was mouthwatering, fresh, and satisfying….
A day well-spent!
The playful feel of the property is evident from the moment one arrives. Yes, you can enjoy the nightlife and beach clubs in Ibiza city, but it may be hard to leave the island’s peaceful and more bohemian side once you settle in at the Six Senses. Day trips from Ibiza to the tiny sleepy sister island -Formentera – that make up the Balearics are possible. Please check out my blogs on Menorca and Mallorca too. Talk to me about an extended holiday in the Balearics and the best way to experience all the islands – each with its own disposition.