Earlier than Ibiza was a world digital music magnet, there was Hacienda Na Xamena, a shocking, clifftop property on Ibiza’s rugged north coast. This whitewashed, architectural gem celebrates its 50thanniversary this 12 months and offers a glimpse into the island’s early days earlier than resort chains and mega golf equipment arrived. Overlooking the ocean surrounded by jutting rockfaces and pine forests, Hacienda Na Xamena is the proper place for vacationers looking for serenity, romance and luxurious.
The primary five-star resort in Ibiza (it earned that accolade in 1988) Hacienda Na Xamena was delivered to life by Belgian architect Daniel Lipszyc, who’d fallen with the island and wished to construct a property that naturally match into the encompassing panorama. As a visitor, strolling across the property you’ll be intrigued by the resort’s carvernous and secluded construction, the place you’ll often flip and discover one thing new you didn’t see earlier than, for instance the resort’s indoor pool or two couches constructed from stuffed animals.
Whenever you enter one of many 77 rooms at Hacienda Na Xamena the very first thing you’ll discover is the unobstructed view of the Mediterranean. No must go wherever to get pleasure from a panoramic sundown — your room has entrance row seats, as every room has a balcony or out of doors house. A few of the larger classes function mini swimming pools and sunbeds good for absorbing the considerable Ibizan solar.
The Cascading Swimming pools and Spa
The property is legendary for its cascading swimming pools which overlook the ocean and are the proper wellness expertise to unwind. E-book a timeslot (sundown really useful) and arrive in your bathing go well with to get pleasure from a collection of water jets to therapeutic massage varied components of your physique. There’s additionally an on-site spa with an array of remedies so that you can bask in, notably at varied worth factors which makes it straightforward for anybody to seek out one thing they like. The small pleasures part options 30-minute remedies like hair and scalp massages, eye remedies or ft reflexology for 65 euros. Should you’re on the lookout for one thing slightly longer, the lymphatic drainage therapeutic massage using the RENATA FRANÇA Methodology creates an total sense of wellbeing for 150 euros. It additionally lessens physique swelling and helps activate your circulation, superb for somebody who simply received off a protracted flight.
Hacienda Na Xamena is a really couples-friendly restaurant and Eden is the proper date spot to take your vital different. The restaurant is on a terrace overlooking the resort pool and ocean, formed in a approach have little personal enclaves for intimate conversations. Dinner begins with a serving of bread alongside not one, not two, however 5 totally different sorts of butter in an array of colours. The menu makes use of native and seasonal substances, and the restaurant has an everyday and vegetarian tasting menu. The standout merchandise on the menu was the risotto which had an unequalled wealthy taste served alongside tender squab.
Breakfast is served poolside with a plate of fruit and your alternative of breakfast dish which will be eggs, oatmeal, salmon or meats. Lunch can also be alfresco and apart from the same old salad choices, there are additionally some extra worldwide menu gadgets like dumplings and gyoza. You’re prone to get pleasure from all your meals at Hacienda Na Xamena because the secluded location means there’s nothing inside strolling distance. Nonetheless, let’s be sincere, why would you need to depart anyway?