Seek respite at Sabina Ibiza, where world-class architecture meets luxury living
There is no shortage of yoga retreats in the seaside city of Ibiza. The Balearic island, after all, is a popular tourist destination with its abundance of sunshine and gorgeous clear skies that look straight out of an impressionist piece. And make no mistake, this coastal town’s nightlife is as vibrant as the impossibly cyan waters shimmering in the light of day—yes, enjoy your beachside booze with your favourite EDM as orange-violet streaks bloom into the skies. Surely, all of this makes Ibiza the perfect spot for a summer vacation, and one can only wish for time to stand still.
Well, you can.
Nestled within pine-clad hills, Sabina is Ibiza’s first ecologically inspired private villa estate and clubhouse, certified ‘BREEAM Excellent’. This means that Sabina Ibiza has proven itself thoroughly committed to sustainability, attaining the highest standards of ecological efficiency. Spanning across 170,000 square metres, Sabina boasts a total of 50 villas and a clubhouse, designed by world-renowned architects and designers such as Rolf Blakstad, Manuel Aires Mateus, and Sir David Chipperfield. Know that the decor will sweep you off your feet when one of the villas’ interiors lie in the hands of acclaimed designer Tara Bernerd (think Four Seasons). For a further touch of exclusivity, each villa is unique in style. The living area ranges from 500 to 2,000 square metres, each featuring a private pool and a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea.
With pearly white pillars and tan beams, the luxurious Sabina Clubhouse is influenced by traditional Ibicencan architecture. In this collaboration between designers Blakstad and Lázaro Rosa-Violán, you can be sure of a meticulously crafted ambience. Also home to Sabina’s restaurant, start your day dining al fresco on a roofed open gallery while overlooking the 25-metre filtered pool with sunbathing areas, or wrap your evening up fine dining indoors by the fire. Unwind in a jacuzzi or hammam, or better yet, under the hands of masseuses and beauticians who can pamper you in the privacy of your own villa.
Younger residents are not to be left out. There is a teen nightclub (open till midnight, that is) and hang-out area, and the really young ones can join the Kids’ Club kitted with an array of sporting facilities and the latest games. And if you, like most people, take breathing for granted, the non-denominational temple is a perfect place for private reflection and meditation.