The Beach Caves at the Six Senses Ibiza combine a series of suites carved into the cliff, as well as a recording studio, restaurant and bar. Jenny Southan reports
Opened in May, luxury hotel brand Six Senses describes the Beach Caves as an “exciting new destination that brings a unique, sophisticated and fun approach to dining, music and entertainment”.
Overlooking Xarraca Bay on the peaceful north of the island, the Beach Caves feature six Beach Cave suites (ranging from 63 sqm with a 26 sqm terrace to 193 sqm with a 120 sqm terrace), all with direct access to the sea. During the day and at sunset, beds are laid out on the rocks, along with blankets and cushions for reclining on.
The Beach Caves also has its own restaurant that serves locally cultivated produce from Ibiza. With food inspired by Latin American recipes, dishes range from Santa Gertrudis tomato salad and Formentera red lobster tacos to seasonal organic vegetable roast and braised “catch of the day”. The Beach Caves enclave, which functions as a kind of “micro resort” on a lower level to the rest of the tiered property, also has a speakeasy-style cocktail bar, an 18-seat private dining room, the Xarraca nightlife venue, a recording studio for visiting musicians and singers, and a “kiosk/gallery” by Ibiza-based creative design studio Diego&Alexeja. The Beach Caves’ creative director, Ben Pundole, says: “The Beach Caves is a welcome addition to Six Senses Ibiza, and marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the brand. It reflects the history, excitement, and eclectic spirit of the Island.
“Through its unique design and extensive programming, we aim to create an incredible destination for both hotel guests and the local community to eat, drink, dance, shop, and sleep.
“The cultural programme will include art, music, and live performances, as well as a focus on environmental and community initiatives including ongoing support for Six Senses Ibiza´s conservation partner at Ibiza Preservation Fund, and bringing on new partnerships with the Lonely Whale foundation and Project Zero.”
Meanwhile, DJ and Ibiza resident Taryn Picket oversees the live music programming with an emphasis on local talent, as well as managing the Recording Studio schedule for local and international artists.
The Six Senses also employs local and international artists such as Duran Duran, Benji B and Blondish, to create an annual programme of events and “activations” including live performances, art installations, an artist-in-residence programme and a series of talks and workshops. The Beach Caves supports Six Senses Ibiza’s sustainability efforts, including a ban on single-use plastics and a commitment to seeking the best local and seasonal produce.
The Beach Caves restaurant will operate a zero-waste philosophy, and guests booking Beach Cave suites will be encouraged to offset their carbon footprint through a partnership with Carbonfund.org. The bar will also donate €1 from the sale of every “Los Gatos” cocktail sold to the Happy Hippie Cat Sanctuary.