Bliss out in the Balearics
The sun-baked islands of Ibiza and Mallorca are home to some of the world’s finest hotels, and now two new entrants are adding yet more glamour to the gang. Zoëtry Mallorca and Siau Ibiza are superlative picks for a post-pandemic getaway
It’s time for a holiday to top all those that came before, preferably in a destination with guaranteed heat, sparkling seas and rustic, understated luxury. This coveted triumvirate is achieved in the otherworldly landscape and polished beaches of Ibiza and Mallorca, where a suite of new hotels have flung open their doors to reveal visionary interiors, world-class service and superior VIP privileges.
The Zoëtry Mallorca is one such establishment. Having recently undergone a renovation of its 90 rooms, this Iberian retreat (above) combines classic Mallorquin design with future-facing facilities, all housed within a historic 14th-century manor. Restored using traditional design notes of the region, the hotel has retained original period features, including a 15th-century windmill and 19th-century neogothic chapel (both of which make spectacular backdrops for weddings) alongside the hotel’s breathtaking library and wine cellar.
A true Spanish escape means unbridled relaxation, where days are spent gazing at sun-dappled landscapes while indulging in the country’s incredible cuisine. For food lovers, Zoëtry’s world-class restaurants dish up mouth-watering Mediterranean classics with unrivalled culinary creativity from ingredients sourced from local markets each day. Spend mornings wandering the estate’s brick farmhouses, regal gardens and organic vegetable allotment, revive heavy limbs with a yoga class, have a kick-about on the hotel’s FIFA-accredited pitch or tee off at one of two golf courses only ten minutes away before decamping to the pool with a mojito in hand.
The hotel’s Endless Privileges experience is made for guests seeking luxury on demand. All-Inclusive dining options mean you eat what and when you want to. And you’ll also enjoy early check-in and late check-out, access to the most premium suites, private meals served in rooms, replenished minibars daily, afternoon tea services, a complimentary wellbeing experience and a welcome gift, plus a concierge on hand to provide personalised service at the drop of a hat – and lots more.
A hop and skip away on Ibiza’s northern coast, Siau Ibiza offers boutique beachfront splendour overlooking crystalline waters and pristine, gold-tinged sands. Secreted away on the site of a former fishing village, the adults-only retreat offers plentiful activities, from cocktail-making masterclasses to nightly entertainment featuring DJ sets, live music and acrobatic shows, plus a food truck exclusively for My Favourite Club Lounge guests serving snacks from around the world.
Rooms ooze chic, bohemian vibes, each decked out in warm, earthy tones that use natural materials – with the option for sea vistas or views across the hotel’s lush gardens. Guests who book Siau’s My Favourite Club service will be offered the hotel’s very best accommodation, with premium amenities on offer, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, a mini-bar replenished daily with water, refreshments and beer, private check-in and check-out, access to drinks, coffee, tea and snacks in a My Favourite Club Lounge, reserved areas in the restaurants and exclusive use of one pool and a food truck.
If you’re after unfettered access to peerless hospitality, Siau’s Unlimited Experience offers guests carte blanche to indulge in every activity and service available at the resort, from all-inclusive dining and poolside waiter service to a daily replenished mini-bar, unlimited drinks and a variety of daytime and live nightly entertainment. On the topic of dining, Iachimo is the hotel’s unmissable sushi bar, providing freshly prepared morsels using ethically sourced seafood, while the Na Joaneta restaurant and La Savina gastro bar serve up traditional Ibizan cuisine inspired by local tradition and prioritising locally sourced ingredients. Bars are in no short supply, either, from the Cálido pool bar and Sargantana pool club for snacks while sunbathing, to the spacious Ibossim lobby bar’s artisanal cocktails and flavour-packed light bites.
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