Planning a summer holiday can be quite the mean feat – do you want sand, sun and the promise of a sundowner with a maraschino cherry thrown in? Or perhaps a trip doused in exploration and endeavour and a sturdy pair of hiking boots is more up your street (or hill, should we say)?
Whatever tickles your fancy, one place which sure won’t disappoint is the spellbinding Pikes Ibiza; an iconic spot on The White Isle, steeped in rock ’n’ roll history and oozing personality.
Pikes is a real hub for celebrities and the music elite, having been graced by famous faces including the legendary Grace Jones, Freddie Mercury and George Michael.
In fact, Wham’s video for Club Tropicana was filmed in the pool which you could be taking a dip in, and Freddie Mercury saw no better place than Pikes to throw his 41st birthday bash – beginning to pack your suitcase in anticipation?
Now, the sensational hotel, in a bid to prove it’s not just about partying in Ibiza, has introduced Rockovery – a wellness retreat which is set to pull you back into shape post-partying with all the mind, body and spirit activities one needs!
Tell me more – what is Rockovery?
Set across three nights and four days, from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 April, this wellness revolution will immerse you in a range of carefully curated wellbeing, healing and fitness activities (in a way which no hangover smoothie can!)
Expect views akin to those of a computer screensaver, with Ibiza’s rolling hills and unrivalled sea just a selfie stick away.
Pikes sits snug in the San Antonio hills, and is a ten minute car ride from some of the island’s most wow-worthy beaches, and Rockovery will see you visiting Ibiza’s beautiful vistas whilst soothing and healing your body and mind.
The concept is set to help those who are in a grey spot in their lives, absorbing the healing qualities of the island and maximising on rediscovering inner light, restarting your lives and rejecting bad habits.
What can you expect?
The eclectic adventure will see you benefiting from the programme which has been carefully curated by Ibiza based personal trainer and nutritionist, Franky Vincento.
The four transformative days will include Sunrise Guided Meditation, Franky’s Fight Club – a fight club you can talk about – lunch and cooking lessons, breath work classes, sunset yoga, crystal bowls and gong meditation.
What’s more, you can tag along to workshops covering CBD, pattern breaking and fasting.
Of the retreat, personal trainer Franky says: “We look at exploring the connection to your own spiritual self, whether that may come through a gong bath in the Pikes Rockovery Dome, or through our visualisation and meditation work, or simply watching the incredible sunrise on our dawn nature walk.”
Of course no wellness retreat is complete without fine fare. You can expect bespoke breakfasts, lunches and dinners served by none other than Pikes Ibiza’s award winning chef, Lee Milne, whose moreish culinary skills will keep you coming back for more.
You’ll also meet The Pikes Professor, Doctor James Brown, who’s a dab hand at educating on the delicious and locally sourced organic superfoods served with nutritional benefit information, to learn about body nourishment.
As well as a feast for the taste buds, the hotel rooms are sure to provide a feast for the rest of your senses too. You’ll stay in one of the hotel’s 25-rooms, set in the San Antonio hills, and reap the rewards of bespoke rooms set in the sprawling fairytale gardens.
Of course, starting or finishing your day with a dip in the pool where Wham filmed their Club Tropicana video is also highly encouraged.
So, if it’s time to dust off the holiday cobwebs and indulge in a wellness retreat that’ll transport you far away from the hustle and bustle of the tube or your daily routine then head to www.rockoveryretreat.com to discover more, or pikesibiza.com to have a nosey at the hotel.