Five openings attracting travelers to the Spanish Balearic Islands

A ROKA pop-up, a new Hauser & Wirth website and several highly anticipated hotels add to the many reasons travelers make the trip to Spain’s picturesque Balearic Islands.

An easy getaway from mainland Spain – a country that now welcomes American travelers who have the full COVID-19 vaccination – flights take travelers from Barcelona to Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca every day, with boats then carrying passengers. people through the water from Ibiza to Formentera. This archipelago off the east coast of mainland Spain is a major draw for its rugged landscape and sandy shores, laid-back lifestyle, historic towns, and Ibiza’s famous party scene.

Several new openings now add to the islands long-standing appeal, from the latest offshoot of the Hauser & Wirth empire to Six Senses’ new Ibiza resort, which combines a celebration of the spirit of Ibiza with ultimate sustainability.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca

Opening July 19, Hauser & Wirth Menorca takes over a collection of historic buildings following a two-year conservation project. This scenic coastal site is just a 10-minute boat ride from Mahón Harbor on Isla del Rey, Menorca’s historic ‘hospitable island’ home to 18e– structures of the century. The group of galleries now representing more than 75 artists and fields around the world transformed an area of ​​1,500 m² into an arts center designed to host exhibitions, as well as an educational program of lectures and workshops engaging both visitors and the local community. The site opens with an exhibition titled “Masses and Movements”, showcasing new paintings and sculptures by contemporary artist Mark Bradford.

ROKA Mallorca at Cap Vermell Grand Hotel

The first pop-up restaurant of the contemporary Japanese restaurant brand ROKA is now open at the luxurious Cap Vermell Grand Hotel on the east coast of Mallorca. By September 12, ROKA Mallorca will offer its signature robatayaki cuisine in an outdoor space decorated in earth tones designed to reflect the bucolic setting. Dark wood tables, charcoal and clay colored textiles, and brushed copper elements fill the 585 m² lawn terrace. Diners can expect robatayaki dishes, such as yuzu miso marinated black cod, showcasing local flavors of land and sea, alongside the brand’s signature cocktails. The hotel to which this restaurant is a part is designed in the style of a traditional Mallorcan village and located in a green setting overlooking the lush landscape of the island.

Six Sens Ibiza

Six Senses opened on July 10 as the Balearic Islands‘ first sustainable BREEAM certified residential complex and community. The retirement all year merges this sustainable approach with an appreciation of the local culture, community and way of life of Ibiza. Spanning 20 acres of land at the northern tip of the island, this brand new resort features a range of luxurious accommodations, including private residences and Cave suites built into the coastal bluffs, as well as four organic restaurants from the master. of New Israeli Cuisine, Chef Eyal Shani. These restaurants are joined by an on-site farmer’s market, a 1,200 m² Six Senses spa housing the Rose Bar Longevity Lounge and the Agora retail experience. Other highlights include the live cave and recording studio. Guest experiences range from immersive wellness retreats to solar catamaran tours and scuba diving.

Casa Pacha Formentera

Signifying the expansion of the Pacha Group in luxury boutique hotels, Casa Pacha now welcomes guests to the laid back island of Formentera. The brand behind one of Ibiza’s most legendary nightclubs has created a luxury barefoot retreat on the island’s longest beach, Migjorn. This hotel combines the clean yet elegant interiors of the Patricia Golden Studio with a relaxed style of service and a Balearic-inspired lifestyle offering. Dine in Pacha’s very first beach restaurant, which features Mediterranean-style fare and a sunset tapas menu around wooden tables, and relax with a wellness offer including rooftop yoga and massages under the pines beside the dunes of the coast. The hotel aims to be plastic-free and will support local initiatives for sustainable development through the Foundation for the Preservation of Ibiza and Formentera.

Can Ferrereta, Mallorca

This design hotel resulting from the restoration of a 17eThis building from the last century offers a serene new place to stay in the town of Santanyí, on the south-eastern coast of the island. The Soldevila-Ferrer family, who also own the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in Palma, have transformed this historic site into a 32-room retreat home to the Mediterranean restaurant OCRE, the all-day poolside restaurant and the LA FRESCA bar. , the quiet SA CALMA spa with hammam, indoor swimming pool and gym, and a library organized by Maison Assouline. This site, reminiscent of a large summer house, is surrounded by lush gardens which also have an outdoor swimming pool. Mallorca-based Spanish design house BASTIDAS Architecture and WIT completed the hotel and the property is filled with works by local and Spanish artists. From here, guests can explore the natural environment and historical sites that characterize this part of the island.