New To Ibiza – OKU Ibiza

OKU have announced the opening of their newest property the OKU Ibiza. Located on the fringe of Cala Gració bay and nestled in lush hills, OKU Ibiza is home to one the island’s largest pools – one of four swimming pools at the property. With a focus on slower living and enriching experiences for the curious traveller, the hotel comprises 184 boho-chic guestrooms and suites, a140m2 OKU Signature Suite, a standalone four-bedroom villa with private pool, ocean-view penthouses, two hotel pools (and a further semi-private pool serving the six swim-up rooms), two restaurants and an intimate spa.

Derived from the Japanese spiritual and architectural concept meaning “inner space”, OKU prides itself on offering understated luxury in destinations that captivate, with wellbeing practices that revive, and dining and music experiences that awaken the senses. OKU Ibiza joins OKU Kos, which soft-launched for a short season last year and is now fully operational as of 13 May 2021. The look and feel of OKU Ibiza has been thoughtfully designed by OKU’s in-house design team, who has taken inspiration from the location to reflect the simplicity of beach life and invite barefoot living. Principals of ‘OKU’ are brought to life through meaningful use of space, whilst making the most of natural light and shadows. The team drew inspiration from the Japanese Wabi Sabi philosophy which champions the connection to earth and using natural materials.

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There are two main restaurants at OKU Ibiza: destination dining at the OKU Restaurant and the poolside To Kima for relaxed fare. Both menus have been curated and overseen by Executive Chef Mark Vaessen, formerly from SUSHISAMBA. Renowned for his mastery of fusion Japanese cuisine, Vaessen has crafted innovative menus that will take guests on a mouth-watering culinary journey, using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

OKU Ibiza prides itself on offering an alternative way to experience the famed party island of the Balearics. Encouraging a slower pace of life, guests will be able to take time out to focus on themselves. Guests can enjoy daily complimentary yoga in the rooftop yoga shala. A serene spa, with five treatment rooms, offers a thoughtfully curated menu of treatments blending ancient traditions with modern advances using all-natural products. The hotel also has a fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment by NOHrD & Casall and personal trainers are on hand for those seeking a more dedicated personalised programme.

While guests are unlikely to want to tear themselves away from the relaxed sanctuary of OKU Ibiza, there are beautiful cliffside coastal walks with stunning views right on its doorstep. The guest experience team can also organise an array of activities such as private boat trips to Formentera and nearby islands, Kayaking by sunset and guided walks through Ibiza’s breath-taking terrain.

Rates at OKU Ibiza start from €360 (currently approx. £323) based on two sharing on a B&B basis.

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