Luxury hotels The new era of terraces
More than just a good view
The world of luxury is always reaching new heights, searching for ways to satisfy demanding customers with experiences that enable them to enjoy the world’s natural wonders. Proof of this can be found in sophisticated terraces, out in the open air and boasting spectacular panoramic views. Aside from these two essential features, these spaces have become even more sublime in recent years with the addition of premium services, like those offered at the Star Prestige level, where the sun, your taste buds and the sounds that surround you are the stars of the show. Learn the tricks for spotting a truly modern terrace.
First feature: the furniture. It’s the era of the hammock, lounge chairs, Bali beds and even hot tubs. It’s not enough to just gaze out over a peaceful seascape. Instead, lounge somewhere you can see the world from a different—and much more pleasant—point of view.
There's room for everyone! The days of terraces being synonymous with huge crowds are over. People come here to rest, relax, enjoy wide-open spaces and delight in the fact that you don’t have to be the first to arrive if you want to gaze at the Caribbean from your table. These are places where you can count on quick and efficient service, turning your small area of enjoyment into an entire outdoor suite.
The third feature may seem obvious, but it’s not: location. It’s no longer enough to simply be outside. You need to have Barcelona at your feet, or feel the Caribbean breeze on Playa Paraíso without ever having to step out onto the sand. It’s always best to choose terraces with a modern skyline or ocean waves below, as they offer the best views.
If the word "terrace" makes you think of a small square, a balcony overlooking the sea or a rooftop, that's understandable. But spaces for leisure and fine dining can also be found beside spectacular swimming pools. Here it’s not just about swimming and sunbathing, but everything that goes along with it. Namely, new furnishings and spacious settings, exceptional food and drinks and that luxurious feeling of taking a dip in the pool in the company of other exclusive guests.
Without going any further than our hotel in Ibiza, you can find this complete combination of peace, views, Mediterranean beauty and wide-open spaces. The only question you have to answer here is whether you want to enjoy the incredible evening sky from a modern beanbag chair, or while swimming in the peaceful pool at this adults-only hotel.
Last but not least, a premium terrace has to connect with the environment in as many ways possible. Of course, the most obvious way is the view, as is the case at the Iberostar Suites Jardín del Sol with its unique panorama of the Cala de Santa Ponça. But it doesn’t stop there. Local products are included in both the aesthetics of the space itself and the cuisine it offers. This lets you enjoy dishes that connect all of your senses with the flavors and aromas of a particular place, making the experience as complete as possible. Now that you know how to distinguish a top-notch terrace from a passing trend, all you have to do is try one out for yourself!