The soul of Formentera is rooted in the bohemian spirit of the swinging sixties, so it’s no surprise that Five Flowers Hotel Spa – the first five-star hotel to open on Ibiza’s sister island – blends top of the range luxury with a nod to its Flower Power history, complete with a slew of first class facilities.
Situated in Es Pujols, a seaside resort town just a 10-minute drive from the port of La Savina, Five Flowers Hotel Spa takes its cue from Formentera’s richly woven heritage to add a splash of colour to the island’s pristine shores. Gleaming white walls are jazzed up with vibrant shades of magenta and mustard, while statement seating and lighting hint at the pizzazz of the past.
Meanwhile, the 79 rooms and suites at Five Flowers Hotel Spa all echo a similar mod mood. Inspired by the iconic aesthetics of decades past in Formentera, each room comes with a pillow menu and the option to sleep in a bed more than two metres wide. Bright natural light emanates from the adjoining terraces, and some rooms have private whirlpool tubs and loungers on their rooftop sun terraces.
Elsewhere, guests can soak up the laid-back but zingy Formentera essence of Five Flowers Hotel Spa while lounging around the hotel’s ground floor pool, or by heading up to the rooftop infinity pool to admire panoramic views across Formentera, Ibiza and Es Vedra. There’s also a sleek and spacious fitness club in the basement and a sumptuous luxury spa offering Alqvimia products and treatments, plus a hydro-circuit.
For fine dining at Five Flowers Hotel Spa, there’s Imagine, the poolside restaurant specialising in delicious Mediterranean fare, and the rooftop jewel, Janis, where revered chef Sara Valls brings local Formentera produce alive to create a selection of delectable dishes and tasting menus inspired by the island and its culinary heritage. Who said they did it better in the past?