Parties aside, the Spanish island of Ibiza is above all an island of immense natural beauty. Famous for its calas, or coves, these stunning small bays provide the perfect setting for a romantic Ibiza holiday. You can wake up to one of the spectacular loveliest cove by staying at the beautiful Hotel Las Brisas. I recently had the chance to stay at this special boutique hotel and I couldn’t have been more enchanted. Be swept up by its charm below.
Located a twenty minute drive from Ibiza Town and the airport, Hotel Las Brisas clinging to the dramatic cliffs of Es Porroig Point, the hotel and its grounds have sweeping views of gorgeous bay of Es Cubells. It’s an ideal base for exploring the southwest and west of the island, considered by many as its prettiest area. Plus here you are close enough to the action and attractions of the island while having an intimate lover’s retreat far removed from the noisy party beaches.
An Exquisite and Exotic Lover’s Retreat
As soon as you enter through the doorway, you feel like you’ve just stepped into a peaceful oasis. With arabesque courtyards, gurgling fountains, wooden beamed ceilings and airy open lounges, the design of the hotel gives you the sensation of almost being a guest of the “Sultan of Ibiza.”
This spirit is carried over in the decor highlighting carefully selected exotic artifacts like wooden sculptures, Chinese vases, oriental lamps, thick woven tapestries and massive treasure chests, beckoning the curious eye. Each of the several lounges has a slightly different ambiance, which you can absorb reclined in one of the plush sofas and inviting armchairs. Fitness-minded holidayers can even keep up their routine in the outdoor gym, located under the alcoves of one of the courtyards.
A Room with More Than an Average View
The hotel has three suites and six rooms, all with private terraces and sea views. Each room is decorated in a different style, though with the same exotic flare found in the common areas. They are all air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. We were lucky to stay in one of the two spacious junior suites. Found on the second floor, it had a comfortable king-sized bed, sitting area, bathroom with a shower and tub… but it was the 50 m2 terrace that we fell completely in love with. Featuring both a covered pergola lounge and and sun exposed front section facing the garden and sea, we almost didn’t want to leave it! There is also a VIP suite which has a living room, 2 bedrooms, special amenities and a 150 m2 terrace with shaded lounge areas.
While we could have stayed on our private terrace our whole stay, the other outdoor spaces of the hotel enticed us to explore further. The pool area extends between the hotel and the cliff’s edge, offering jaw-dropping vistas of the bay. This is particularly spectacular either at the end of the afternoon or in the morning, when the golden sunlight turns the waters a deep aquamarine. There are unique lounge areas designed for couples like the comfortable daybeds next to the pool and shaded areas overlooking the sea, perfect for taking in a late afternoon cocktail.
Arabian Nights Dinner Under the Stars
The hotel also has an excellent restaurant (open to outside guests). Chef Xavi Petit uses mainly local, organic ingredients for his creative modern Mediterranean dishes. The menu might include the likes of quinoa and feta falafels drizzled in macadamia nut juice and spinach emulsion, grilled octopus with purple potatoes or sirloin steak from the Valley of Elsa with sauteed cepe mushrooms and truffle oil.
The hotel’s manager Sabrina and her attentive staff can also assist with boat/car rentals and other concierge services during your stay. Hotel Las Brisas is an idyllic Ibizan lover’s nest for couples looking for some relaxation and time to themselves whilst exploring the other romantic aspects of island. It’s open from April to mid-October and reservations can be made directly via their website here.
Get further inspiration for a romantic getaway to Ibiza in my Romantic Ibiza miniguide!
I was a guest of Hotel Las Brisas, however, all of the opinions above are entirely my own.