In a lush Mallorcan valley, a new gypset retreat

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This June, a new property opens its doors on the Spanish island of Mallorca—Bikini Island & Mountain Hotel Port de Sóller—a laid-back gypset retreat set amid the lush orange groves of the Sóller Valley and against the spectacular backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains. Created by the founders of the 25hours hotel group, Bikini Island was designed by Armin Fischer of Dreimeta, whose past projects include, among others, La Granja Ibiza and 25hours Hotel Vienna. The property will feature an outpost of the popular pan-Middle Eastern tapas restaurant Neni, as well as a bar concept developed by Jörg Meyer, the mastermind of Le Lion Bar in Hamburg and the inventor of the legendary Gin Basil Smash.

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Perhaps even more alluring are the natural wonders just outside the door. Crystalline Mediterranean waters and white sand beaches offer ideal terrain for lazy days and underwater adventure, while the vertiginous wooded landscape of the Tramuntana Mountains is prime terrain for climbing, hiking, and stargazing. The island’s secret caves invite exploration by boat, and a lush and lovely finca provides a perfect picnic spot, where donkeys graze under the shade of lemon trees. And naturally, upon returning to the hotel, visitors can unwind at a state-of-the-art spa with a sauna, treatment rooms, and a pool, among other enticements.

Sunday, February 11th, 2018