When Six Senses announced its newest property would open on the Spanish island of Ibiza, the news was met with some confusion. Why was this pioneering global wellness brand — adored by the barefoot luxury travel crowd — popping up in a destination best-known for its high-octane party scene? Less than a year in, its arrival is proving to be a masterstroke. After all, when you’re on an island where hedonism is a common currency, an opportunity to rest, refuel and reset in the most glorious of environments is necessary.
Six Senses resorts are known for their self-care focus, but this being Ibiza — an island beloved by the hippie crowds since the 1960s — the property offers many opportunities to enrich your soul, as well as your body. Try sound healing at sunset, sunrise yoga on the roof of the gym, or a breathwork session. Even the very architecture of the hotel has been designed to help guests connect with Ibiza’s unique natural energy — the area around the infinity pool points directly out to sea, with the sun offering a dramatic focal point as you lay on a lounger or get ready for a night out.
Even by Six Senses’ own standards — and the brand is one of the global leaders in jaw-dropping, site-specific hotel spas — the wellness facilities here are something special. Corkscrewing down into the hillside on three subterranean levels is a series of treatment and relaxation rooms, each a perfectly lit vision of white minimalism that also smells fantastic. Indulge in treatments including the infrared sauna, a caldarium bath, or even cryotherapy, alongside more conventional options.
Much of the produce served at Six Senses’ four signature restaurants — HaSalon Ibiza, The Orchard, Live Cave, and Bondst Sushi — is grown on the property’s farm. Under the direction of Israeli celebrity chef Eyal Shani, healthy plant-based cuisine takes center stage. Try Shani’s world-famous grilled cauliflower at HaSalon, an offshoot of his Tel Aviv restaurant, which has taken up residency in the Six Senses piazza. If you’re craving meat or fish, you’ll find it at The Orchard, where you can watch your protein of choice cooked to perfection on the outdoor grill.
To reach Six Senses Ibiza, you must drive away from the urban sprawl in the south of the island — where most of the tourism infrastructure and nightlife is located — to its northernmost tip. This is the island’s wilder, more untamed, and far more scenic side — the perfect setting for a luxury wellness retreat. The resort itself is spread across twenty acres of hillside overlooking one of Ibiza’s most beautiful bays, providing an incredible backdrop for days spent lounging by the pool, golden-hour cocktails, or something more active such as paddle-boarding or a sunset cliffside walk.
Most guests will opt to stay in one of the regular rooms or suites, and they won’t be disappointed. However, you could also opt for one of the other lodging options, which include a multi-level townhouse or even a beachfront cave (which boasts access to a secret recording studio). For a resort of this size, the fact that there are only 116 guest accommodations may sound slightly on the low side, but this ensures the property is never overcrowded.