by Matt Shine | Female First
Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa Ibiza: If you are after something special and above all unique try this destination,
Located in the coastal town of Santa Eulària des Riu, on the island of Ibiza, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa blends the charming character of a family-run guesthouse with the high-end services and style of a contemporary hotel. Already home to one of the most popular bars in town, the hotel will soon be upping the stakes in gastronomy. Launching on June 6, the Vi Cool dining concept, brainchild of Michelin star chef Sergi Arola, will be touching down on the rooftop of the hotel serving Arola’s take on traditional tapas with a fresh, modern twist.
Multi-award winning chef Sergi Arola is known for his sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, and the Vi Cool menu will stay true to his signature style. From the Arola’s Bravas, a modern version of the popular dish, patatas bravas (cooked with tomatoes, garlic and cayenne pepper), to deep fried prawns served with mint and marinated sardines in tomato oil – the menu is a celebration of distinctive Mediterranean flavors. Helping to wash it all down, Vi Cool will also be launching a new cocktail menu and wine list full of thoughtful pairings, complementing the cuisine.
Up on the Roof
When it came to the refurbishment of the hotel’s rooftop, the job of emulating Vi Cool’s laidback yet refined style went to Barcelona-based design firm Futur2. The space, consisting of a pool, ‘chill out’ area, lounge, bar and a more formal dining option, successfully mixes Ibiza’s bohemian flair with contemporary design. Sleek furniture in orange and turquoise easily blends with softer pieces in lighter shades of blue, separating the areas and further promoting the different atmospheres of the space.
About the hotel
One of Europe’s first eco-luxury hotels, Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is committed to complete environmental management. Constructed by local architect, Juan de los Rios, the property borrows traditional construction with hints of Phoenician architecture to integrate the building with its surroundings. As part of its policy, the hotel works with suppliers that are aligned with an earth-friendly philosophy. From their amenities, to the selection of foods, from the rational use of paper, to valuing the use of renewable energies, Aguas de Ibiza has struck a smart, luxuriant balance between eco-conscious and chic comfort.
With interiors by Barcelona-based Triade Studio, the 112 rooms and suites have private terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows, with furnishings reflecting the seaside location in sandy neutral hues, accented by turquoise blues.
Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is located steps away from the nearest beach, five minutes to the centre of Santa Eulalia and 15 minutes to Dalt Vila, the historic part of Ibiza Town. Ibiza Airport is 20 minutes away by car.
Rooms start at EUR 190
The start to the Ibiza season is so close we can smell the sun tan lotion. But if you’re planning on heading over for the opening parties, you’ll have noticed the flights are becoming very expensive. However, we’ve learnt a little trick that can help you bag pricey flights for knocked down prices.
Easyjet’s Flexifares let you switch dates by a few weeks without paying anything extra. So you can buy cheap pre-season flight prices, then swap for your chosen dates, at no extra cost.
For example, if you want to fly out on Friday May 23 and back on Tue 27 May for a long weekend, it would currently cost £454 for Easyjet return. If you book Easyjet Flexifares for the wrong dates, ie. May 17 – May 18 then switch to the correct dates at no extra cost (as part of the Flexifare deal), the same flights will cost just £130. You just saved £324: that’s enough for a round of drinks at Space!
However, if you’re thinking about using this trick yourself there are some key points to stop getting caught out. MoneySavingExpert.com suggests the following:
Step 1: Check at least 20 seats are available on the date you want to fly. This trick is a bit of a gamble because you have to wait before switching your flights and there’s always a risk the seats you want could be snapped up in the meantime and that you could be left with a ticket for the wrong dates.
Our suggestion then is that you pretend to book standard tickets for a large party on the dates you actually want to fly (but don’t actually go through with the purchase). If you can still get a quote for, say, 20 seats, chances are there’ll still be room once you switch flights. The fewer seats there are left, the more of a gamble you’re taking.
Step 2: Book a cheaper Flexifare on an alternate date. Find and book a Flexifare ticket on the same route, no more than three weeks before or one week after you want to fly. As a bonus, these tickets also include speedy boarding and one piece of hold luggage – but they aren’t available on every route so check your destination’s included.
Step 3: Watch and wait. This is the nerve-wracking bit. You’ll need to wait at least 24 hours until you switch your Flexifare tickets to the dates you want. You’ll be able to move each ticket by up to one week back or three weeks forward if there’s space on a flight. You can change the dates as many times as you like – but if there’s no availability you won’t be able to switch.
Step 4: Switch your flights as soon as you can. As soon as the 24 hours are up, log on to the Easyjet website, check the dates you’re after are still available and switch your flights.
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Source : Mixmag