The Luxury: Although Ibizas reputation may rest on its raucous summer party scene, this Mediterranean island part of Spains Balearic chain has a quieter side for much of the year. The new Aguas de Ibiza resort taps into that sensibility with its design-centric hotel and spa in the seaside town of Santa Eulalia del Rio, a few miles outside Ibiza Town. The emphasis here is definitely on chilling out: Rooms and suites come with canopy beds and Bang & Olufsen TVs; most have balconies with harbor views. The resort also offers a hydrotherapy spa, two outdoor pools, and a relaxed rooftop lounge. The Value: Rates drop to $185/night between now and June thats a whopping 59 percent off high-season prices of $476/night.
The Catch: There are vibrant Easter celebrations in April, but this is a particularly rainy month in the western Mediterranean. Youll get better weather in May. The Details: For more information, call 34-971-319-991 or visit www.aguasdeibiza.com.
From the Feb/March 2009 issue of Sherman’s Travel magazine.