/travel Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021 Residing at the upmost northern tip of Ibiza, nestled between crystalline waters and lush green pine trees lies Xarraca Bay, the birthplace of Six Senses Resort Ibiza. At this resort find a new mantra of transformative wellness and 'living awesome'.
by Abbie Hutchinson

Scheduled to open in 2021, Six Senses Ibiza comprises 134 unique guest accommodations, bound to the contours of 20-acres of Balearic terrain. Identified as the first sustainable resort and residential community within the Balearics, just thirty minutes from the airport Six Senses have absorbed the magic of authentic Ibiza, with their edge of delivering destinations with purpose.

A passion for wellness, community, sustainable design and smiles perpetuates all aspects of the project. This holistic approach sees the residences capture the natural light and spirit of the sought-after, peaceful paradise of the more remote, hidden Ibiza. Open ocean and awe-inspiring views of peninsulas from residences are framed by tactile, finca aesthetics which whisper to the islands Spanish Heritage with sophisticated, contemporary design and finish.

According to the resort visionary Jonathan Leiterdorf, Six Senses Ibiza offers rich amenities yet to be found anywhere else on the island. Located on the shorefront, The Beach Caves are an exclusive venue and artistic space where guests will spend evenings playfully dancing to the latest music recorded at the in-house studio, alongside the beat of nature’s gentle waves. Composed of six suites, The Beach Caves are the pulse of the resorts effortless free-spirited, Ibizan festival vibe, paying homage to the vibrant bohemian music and art scene associated with the island.

Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Courtesy of Six Senses

At Six Senses Ibiza, the residential community will dance to the rhythm of the mantra of ‘living awesome’ experiencing a travel enriched with a transformative wellness, to nourish their physical, emotional, and spiritual self. Wellness offerings include global guest and onsite practitioners and expert yogic masters, who prepare leading-edge, individualistic pathways to wellbeing. Guests are encouraged to stay curious, as the resort will feature a one-of-a-kind spiritual enrichment centre which offers programs ranging from Crystal Healing to Shamanic Journeys.

Meanwhile the tranquil design of the spa is one of artistry, where ancient wisdom meets high-tech therapies. It is inclusive of a Tanit beauty lounge, sitar den, Russian banya, an oxygen bar, hammam and holistic anti-aging clinic. Beyond treatment rooms, delve into the Watsu pool and inhale the surrounding organic gardens where the spa botanicals are sourced.

Lazy days can be spent soaking poolside, entertaining on your private deck, or navigating the natural beauty of the clear seas, soft sandy beaches and remote rocky coves by riding, walking or sailing the shores. Explore dozy, provincial villages renowned for being the last absent of conventional tourism. From these and the resorts farm in Santa Getrudis, the freshest produce is prepared and served in over six eateries within resort.

Indulgent evenings can be spent merging amongst your community at the exquisite, long tables of The Farmers Market, sampling cuisine and novel organic beverages. Or you can explore new culinary frontiers with pop-up cooking lessons at The Farm, simply request the ingredients using the 24/7 resort application and host from the pleasure of your own residence.

Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Six Senses Ibiza: A hidden paradise with purpose, opening 2021
Courtesy of Six Senses

For younger guests, playtime sees them immerse themselves into the Kid’s club. Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs defines hospitality for Six Sense Guests as never just a place to stay. Here, travel comes with design for wellbeing and smiles indiscriminate of age. From active water sports, to hands-on cooking classes, making spa products, learning local dances and engaging with nature, activities are created to awaken the senses within the body, mind and soul – to nurture the fun and personal growth which comes uniquely from the beauty of travel experiences.

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Abbie Hutchinson
Graduating a Bachelor of History from Newcastle University, Abbie has followed her degree with extensive working travels. From residing for six months in the French Alps, to a Cyclone Reconstruction project on a remote Fijian Island, her past year has been full of celebrating Global Citizenship. A creative and literary background, paired with a curiosity to find the deepest most meaningful answer to a given question sees her pursue her career in writing from her home county of Suffolk, England.
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