Positioned in an exquisite natural setting of olive groves and limestone cliffs, Torre Vella Fontenille brings together the magnificent 18th century finca Santa Ponsa and its converted watchtower in a collection 17 stylish rooms and suites that capture the very essence of rural Menorca. The whitewashed walls, natural woods local stonework and textiles mean both exteriors and interiors sit in perfect harmony with their surroundings, but generous doses of luxury prevail in the form of REN organic amenities, Ofuro bathtubs and serene private terraces (some with their own plunge pools).
At Torre Vella over 200 hectares of tree-filled grounds and farmland expand as far as the coast, while the finca is set in Moorish gardens and boasts an inviting spa, sauna and hammam. A number of venues within the grounds or on the cliffs provide tranquil settings for yoga, meditation or sunset drinks. The swimming pool looks out over the uninterrupted horizon of olive groves and farmland, and a farm-to-table ethos has been embraced by the hotel with as much produce as possible sourced from within the estate. These ingredients along with the freshest seafood from Menorca’s rich waters are assembled together in memorable style by chef Albert Riera at the Siempreviva restaurant, set in the uplifting courtyard of the main house. A little further afield, the nearby historic town of Alaior awaits to be explored, and hikes, bike rides and riding can be organised to discover pristine natural trails and unspoilt coves.
Rooms and suites are divided between the main finca and a selection of converted barns and houses. All exude understated luxury with a light and airy feel, cool stone floors and high-quality linens. The majority also feature private terraces, with even more space for outdoor living to be found in the Pool Suites. An independent casita caters to those seeking complete privacy, set out on the vineyard and boasting an even larger private pool.
There is no dedicated children’s programme at the hotel, though the chef offers a twice-weekly cookery class for younger visitors with a sweet tooth. Families with younger children may find the menu at Siempreviva a little limited - the main dishes can be adapted, however they may still wish to sample the range of restaurants in nearby Alaior.
Couples and romantics
Those in search of nature and tranquillity
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Stroll through the winding paths of the estate to discover the vineyard, organic herb and vegetable gardens, goats and horses
Enjoy an outdoor massage under the shade of the evergreen oak trees
Practice yoga on the clifftop or surrounded by nature in the gardens
Take advantage of the swimming pool, sauna and hammam at finca Santa Ponsa
Feast on freshly grilled fish or hearty paella at Siempreviva
Unwind with a guided meditation on the cliffs of Torre Vella
Head to the clifftop for sunset drinks at the twice-weekly Nomad pop up bar
Marvel at the unpolluted night sky through a telescope while chef Albert prepares a sumptuous barbecue feast
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Hike, cycle or ride along the Cami de Cavalls ancient coastal path, stopping to explore historic sites and secluded coves
Discover Alaior with its well-preserved old town, bars and restaurants
Hone your pottery skills on a ceramics workshop lead by a local artist
Charter a yacht for a relaxing cruise along Menorca’s pristine coastline
Arrange a kitesurfing, snorkelling or diving tour to further explore Menorca from the water
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