Ibiza hotels: Agroturismo Atzaró – Natural authentic Ibiza luxury
From the very first moment you step across the threshold at Agroturismo Atzaró, you are enveloped in the delicate fragrance of orange blossom, and this scent remains with you for the duration of your stay. It’s not surprising, given the iconic island hotel is situated on 10 hectares of beautiful orange groves in Ibiza’s north – a location that has been fittingly paid tribute to as part of the stunning 2018 Atzaró relaunch.
Drawing heavily on the authentic nature of the rural location, respecting the traditional Ibicenco style of the main building (the finca) and inspired by the generations of heritage behind the successful, family-run business, the conceptual redesign and refurbishment – based around the concept of pure, natural luxury – has been a long-term project presided over by Atzaró Design. Returning the hotel to a place of pure Ibiza authenticity with a luxurious twist, the results are nothing short of magic.
Evoking the true spirit of authentic Ibiza, Agroturismo Atzaró simultaneously honours its past while celebrating its future with a stunning redesign and refurbishment.
Typical Ibicenco architecture and interiors take centre stage in the gorgeous and spacious new reception space at the finca’s entrance, which opens into a plush, comfortable sitting area filled with deluxe sofas covered in organic white cotton and an open fireplace. Striking Sabina wood beam ceilings complement the terracotta tiled floors and white plaster walls, with touches of gold playing homage to the island’s North African and Moroccan history. Lining the walls of this area are beautiful black and white photos of three generations of the Guasch family, still proudly presiding over the space that was once their cherished family home – transformed into a luxury hotel in 2004.
This traditional styling theme and earthy, rustic colour palette continues throughout the hotel’s 24 bedrooms, where emperor sized teak four-poster beds dressed in luxe white linen immediately command attention – begging to be sunk into – alongside beautiful bespoke furnishings designed with loving intention by Atzaró and handmade by artisans from around the world. Each bedroom evokes a feeling of calm; of purity; of total relaxation while boasting all the mod cons a discerning modern guest could ever require.
The finca and surrounding buildings’ exteriors have been given a fresh lease on life, repainted in the signature all-white hue of a traditional Ibiza home – living harmoniously alongside the vibrant colours of nature outside. Pops of colour within each bedroom come courtesy of a series of bespoke paintings created for the hotel, each telling a tale of the finca, the farm and orange groves. And speaking of those oranges again, each room is subtly scented with a room essence custom created from a blend of orange blossoms plucked from the gardens and onsite botanicals.
If the main finca is set in the heart of the orange groves, one could say the groves, and indeed the entire Atzaró hotel, are situated in the heart of authentic Ibiza. Surrounded by lush, green mountains and fully functioning farmlands, drenched in the island’s famous golden sunlight and with endless bright blue skies above, a stay at Agroturismo Atzaró is an escape to paradise. Two sparkling swimming pools, blissfully quiet corners, decadent day beds and tranquil chill outs are found peppered throughout the fragrant orange groves and an expansive organic vegetable garden supplies the daily bounty for the hotel’s in-house restaurants.
Natural luxury is evident in every space, every bedroom, every corner, every terrace and even every flower and tree within the meticulously maintained gardens and grounds.
Agroturismo Atzaró boasts two divine dining spaces – both of which are open to non-hotel guests all year round. Each of the restaurants have been lovingly refurbished in keeping with the hotel’s feeling of authenticity and luxury, from La Veranda – the gorgeous open-air dining space and terrace adjacent to the finca – to The Orange Tree, an elegant after-dark alfresco dining space surrounded by palm trees, vines, orange blossom, rosemary, hibiscus and jasmine. In addition to its style revamp, the Atzaró menu concept has also been redesigned to reflect a new level of culinary flair. Think high-quality yet rustic Mediterranean dishes with Ibizan influences, plus a strong focus on healthy, organic produce grown onsite or locally sourced ingredients.
New Atzaró head chef Sachsa Tarruella Meyer draws his inspiration for the new menu from authentic and historical island culinary traditions, including the farming history of Atzaró. Expect rustic flavours combined with sophisticated tastes in dishes such as the slow-cooked Balearic rack of lamb infused with rosemary and honey, served alongside aubergine fries, Lionesa potatoes and Mantekia butter with local herbs; or the vegetarian green beans and Ibicenco potato salad chock-full of Kalamata olives, feta, radish, cherry tomatoes and oregano. After meals, guests can sip on homemade ‘Orangello’ – yet another nod to the beautiful and bountiful surrounds.
Already renowned around the world as a luxury spa hotel, Atzaró has elevated its expansive spa to the next level in 2018 to fit with the hotel’s relaunch. Flowing all-white curtains create a sense of tranquillity in the teak treatment cabins, each of which offers beautiful views over the orange groves, and world-class therapists are on hand to deliver an array of health, wellness and beauty treatments to guests of the hotel and day visitors. The sauna and Hamman have been equipped with elegant new marble flooring and given a heavenly all-white makeover that elicits an all new energy within the healing space.
An in-house fitness centre offers a weekly programme of classes while yoga sessions are hosted in the beautiful nearby yoga pavilion. Luxurious white day beds are scattered throughout the orange groves, providing spa guests the perfect place to find their zen alongside the famous fresh water swimming pool. With the Atzaró Group ticking all the right boxes when it comes to accommodation, cuisine, relaxation, fitness, pampering and wellness, there’s no greater destination when it comes to pure and natural luxury.