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A creative & cultural hub – The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza

The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza are the jewel in the crown of the luxurious Cala Xarraca resort.

In total harmony with its surroundings, The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza are a series of multi-sensory spaces where likeminded souls coalesce, and the latest development to be unveiled at the luxurious Cala Xarraca resort.

Words: Abby Lowe

It’s been just a little over a year since Six Senses Ibiza first opened its doors and the stunning resort has firmly cemented its reputation as a place for creatives, modern bohemians and luxury-seekers to gather, celebrate, relax and feel free. And after the unveiling of The Beach Caves – undoubtedly the jewel in its sustainable BREEAM certified crown – to much fanfare earlier this season, there are now even more reasons to flock to the henna-hued cliffs of Cala Xarraca in the north of Ibiza.

Designed as a hub for the world’s culturally inclined, The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza are a series of multi-sensory spaces where likeminded souls coalesce. A celebration of Ibiza’s rich history through innovative design, art, music and food, the sophisticated yet laid-back setting invites appreciation of the past while still pushing discourse forward. Integral to the community-focused ethos at the centre of Six Senses Ibiza, this new destination is a platform on which expression in all its kaleidoscopic forms is invited and indeed, encouraged.

A collaboration between Six Senses Ibiza owner and developer Jonathan Leitersdorf and hospitality pioneer Ben Pundole, The Beach Caves have been designed to reflect the history, excitement and eclectic spirit of the island. Inspired by the abundance of nature surrounding the resort, the spaces are accessed via a subtle lift that descends from the pool terrace to just above sea level – a journey of discovery that leads to an incredible destination centred around food, drink, art, entertainment, performance, culture, with an additional focus on environmental and community initiatives.

The discreet design of The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza allows guests to feel completely connected with nature. Decked out in rich, earthy tones and in natural hues that complement the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea views, beauty and authenticity take centre stage. Take a seat at The Bar at The Beach Caves and let the clink of ice blocks in glasses lead you into temptation – by day, at sunset or late into the night. Emitting a glow like the colour of molten amber, this cosy but contemporary space is helmed by award-winning drinks expert Davide Segat, whose wizard-like ways with spirits are legendary. Try one of his innovative concoctions that showcase ingredients sourced on the island, or sip on his expertly curated selection of agave-distilled spirits, tequila and mezcal.

The essence of community is felt everywhere at The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza, and the Latin American influence continues at The Beach Caves Restaurant and Terrace. Dine on the seafront terrace that offers front row views of the magical Ibiza sunset and the dance of twinkling stars after dark, or inside where an amazing floor-to-ceiling mural created by Carlito Dalceggio beams a message of peace. The mouthwatering menu is a celebration of local produce brought to life with an infusion of Mexican and Peruvian flavours, featuring sharing dishes including oven-baked pastelito served with smoked corn, zucchini and cilantro; delectable corn ‘ribs’ with lime and chili, and oysters ‘a la Xarraca’, made with mezcal, Ibizan citrus and caviar.

Mains from the raw bar include a light and delicious lemon fish tiradito cooked in guayaba-based leche de tigre, pomegranate and chilaca pepper, while from the grill, choose from options like the melt-in-your-mouth beer marinated short ribs, braised fish ‘a la talla’ – freshly caught that day and served with tomatillo and salsa verde – or a plateful of the island’s red carabineros complemented with lime and chili. Plant-based creations include warm-roasted pineapple quinoa or wild black rice with lemon verbena, pink pepper and basil. There’s also an impossible-to-resist taco menu – from mushroom and cauliflower with pink onion, or scallops with melon, chalaquita and jalapeño to Formentera red lobster with avocado and lime, it’s guaranteed to make tastebuds sing.

Spearheading the musical agenda at The Beach Caves is islander and globetrotting DJ Taryn Picket, who scours the island for live music talent to showcase in all the spaces throughout The Beach Caves, creating a diverse agenda each week. This uniquely intimate space was designed by on-island interiors experts Diego & Alexeja in collaboration with The Beach Caves creative team, who partnered with Barcelona-based artist and designer Lydia Delgado and Blanca Fabré to create the art installations. Described as a secret garden for the soul within Six Senses Ibiza, expect immersive musical experiences courtesy of local and world-renowned artists, performers and musicians, all heard through an exceptional sound system that delivers pitch perfect clarity – it’s also ideal for private events.

Music creators can also unleash at the Recording Studio at The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza – a sleek and sophisticated private space that’s fully equipped for producing, mixing and recording and boasts an experienced in-house engineer on duty. This exclusive soundproof studio is where musical minds are afforded the space and time to meet, dream and fill the air with magic. For convenience, it can be accessed via a secret door from the Cave Royale Suite – generous accommodation overlooking the water that blends indoor and outdoor living and is ideally situated for those late-night creative pangs that too often strike without warning.

For those more partial to sleeping through the night, there are five additional Cave Suites — one-bedroom spaces with luxurious beds, private balconies with panoramic sea views and all the modern comforts required to help you truly switch off. Steered to encourage reconnection with self by harnessing the regenerative power of the sea, these rooms embolden guests to take moments of contemplation for themselves. For some, creativity comes amid the noise, for others it comes with tranquility — The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza invites you to discover what works best for you.

The final pillar of the venue’s mindset moves consciously beyond the individual to embrace people, place and planet. That means a commitment to social sustainability that bans the use of single use plastics, operates a zero-waste philosophy and is committed to seeking the best local and seasonal produce. Guests staying in the Cave Suites can also offset their carbon footprint through a partnership with carbonfund.org. Only when we live in harmony with our surroundings can we truly move forward in the world, and The Beach Caves at Six Senses Ibiza puts ideology front and centre. The future at Cala Xarraca looks brighter than ever.