Reconnect with nature at the Balearic outpost of the hip Experimental group, created by childhood friends Olivier Bon, Pierre-Charles Cros and Romée De Goriainoff. The interiors are decadent yet not opulent or overpowering. Reimagined as an artist’s summer house by Dorothee Meilichzon, the use of natural materials such as rattan and stone are coupled with splashes of terracotta, black and blue, taking inspiration from Miro and Picasso, and reflecting the UNESCO biosphere reserve that is the island of Menorca.
The 43 guest rooms and 9 private villas offer access to the verdant gardens or private terraces overlooking the pool. The majority of rooms are set in the main building, with a handful dotted around the grounds, accompanying the private villas and featuring plunge pools. The added touches make this a new breed of farmhouse hotels a group to watch – baskets to take to the beach, hand-held lamps for sunset jaunts.
Relax in the wellness space with a Skin Instant analysis followed by a facial by Biologique Recherche, or simply relax by the pool and absorb the tranquility of your surroundings. A strong emphasis is placed upon dining, with small producer and seasonal sourcing at the core. Menus are created from the hotel’s kitchen garden and are utterly Mediterranean in their design. Dine on the terrace, poolside or at the communal table if you are feeling sociable. The cocktails are also sublime with herbs and aromatics drawn straight from the organic gardens.
- Couples / romantics
- Families of all ages
- Jaded urbanites
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
- Meditate or enjoy a spot of yoga under the shade of a pine tree
- Enlist the personal trainer to help you stay active whilst on the island
- Head to the hammam and sauna, after a day exploring the myriad of pretty Menorcan villages
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
- Take a traditional Balearic llaüt and sail to secluded coves
- Paddle-board, kayak or snorkel to Menorca's deep-sea caves
- Dive in total clarity in the marine park of Fornells
- Ride through rural Menorcan landscapes
- Take a pottery or painting class with local artisans
- Discover Menorcan produce with island farmers
- When the sun sets, head to Cova d’en Xorol – a mainstay of the island’s nightclub scene