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Atzaró Group Beach Club

The sensational Atzaró Group beach club and restaurant Atzaró Beach, situated on the sparkling beach of Cala Nova in Ibiza’s North-East, is now open for Summer 2022. Listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of “the best beach clubs in the world for summer 2022,” Atzaró Beach has become a firm-favourite of the discerning traveller, as well as an A-list hotspot. It’s the perfect place for an upscale beach lunch or dinner hideaway with unparalleled aquamarine sea views.

The food concept at Atzaró Beach is new this year. Top London chef James Adams has created a mouthwatering menu with the emphasis on sharing plates, and grilled choices, using produce grown on the Atzaró estate. James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

The new menu this year is full of wholesome, light and delicious dishes, with plenty of seafood and vegetarian choices, created with organic fruit and vegetable ingredients harvested from the Atzaró Vegetable Garden. Sharing plates can be enjoyed on the comfortable daybeds or sofas beachside.

Watch the morning sun rise over the sea and enjoy a healthy breakfast of either chia pudding with coconut and raspberries or perhaps an acai bowl with banana and pineapple. For something a bit more substantial try the grilled chorizo with fried eggs, roasted pepper and rocket salad on toast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

For a sharing plate lunch with friends, choose from a delicious selection including tuna ceviche with mango, cucumber and lime, burrata with sourdough and pesto, baby squid with lime allioli, padron peppers, grilled asparagus with romesco sauce and chopped almonds or beef carpaccio with parmesan and rocket. Salad options include watermelon salad with feta and mint or a tasty beetroot and goat’s cheese salad with pumpkin seeds. There are a range of pasta dishes and from the grill you can order lobster with garlic butter, sea bass, and T-bone or Entrecôte steaks. For the more traditional there are a choice of four paellas to share.

Sweet treats include San Sebastian cheesecake with a raspberry compote, grilled pineapple with coconut ice cream and chilli or orujo panacotta with strawberries as well as homemade ice creams and sorbets.

In 2019 the interiors and exteriors of Atzaró Beach were refurbished by Atzaró Design, the group’s talented in-house interiors team. The concept is paired back boho style, with a super- relaxed authentic mood, reminiscent of 70’s Ibiza. The look is designed to work with the environment and combines natural woods, terracotta pots, an abundance of local plants, cacti and palms. The colour palette of soft neutral sand tones with pops of vibrant compliments the pristine beach and crystal-clear waters of the sea beyond.

Straw cacti and potted plants frame the tables, the rustic wood pergola provides dappled shade and the thirty double daybeds are perfect for those long hot summer days. Hanging rattan lampshades add some low-key atmosphere to balmy nights. Relax on a comfortable mix of sofas, stools, tables and chairs with hanging bamboo swing seats as well as iconic rattan peacock armchairs. An Ibizan wooden fishing boat provides an extra seating area with cushions to create a casual and relaxed feeling.

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Three New Italian Casas

Casas Latinas is a stunning collection of sophisticated estates, hotels and villas across Italy; Spain; other Latin European countries and Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica and Venezuela.  

New for 2022 is three exquisite authentic Italian Casas to add to the group. Dimora Dei Gelsi, a beautiful traditional Puglian home from home, ‘Locanda’ set amongst the rolling hills in a UNESCO world heritage site in Tuscany, and Casa Fantini a concept hotel on their tranquil shores of Lake Orta.

Founder and CEO of Casas Latinas Massimo Ianni said, “At Casas Latinas, our incredible portfolio of properties across the world are hand-picked for their unique credentials. All of them have sustainability at the forefront but each has its special appeal and dedication to providing the ultimate unique stay – reframing the experience we have and the way we travel.”

Dimora Dei Gelsi in Puglia – opening 1st April 2022

Puglia in Southern Italy is top of the list of places to visit this year with its idyllic countryside and pristine coast. Perfect for a family or a small group of friends, Dimora dei Gelsi is a stunning 4-bedroom luxury property in a newly converted group of trulli, the traditional Apulian dry stone whitewashed huts with conical roofs that are specific to the Itria Valley. The property is set amidst a large estate of olive groves between the Adriatic coast and Alberobello. A very special space–a stay here offers the chance to experience a truly authentic Puglian casa like no other. Book a traditional cooking lesson with a local nona and learn the secrets of how to make the best pasta dishes using fragrant herbs grown on the garden terraces.

Dimora de Gelsi is made entirely from local materials reflecting the ancient culture of this fascinating region. The views of the Valle d’Itria are what many consider to be the “typical” Puglia. Rolling hills, groves of centuries-old olive trees, trullo cones everywhere you look, whitewashed towns bleached further by the southern Italian sun. 

A stay at the Masseria, or country house, is about slow living–a major travel trend for 2022. Life is spent outdoors–either dining on the large stone-paved terrace or relaxing in the pretty pool with its breathtaking views over the surrounding Apulian countryside. Dimora dei Gelsi accommodates up to 8 people in its 4 bedrooms—all located on the ground floor of the house. The design of the villa is super stylish. A pared-back style of white-washed walls and flagstone floors keep with the trulli traditional, with mid-century style furniture and a focus on ceramics and art from local artists. The luxury conversion, whilst rooted in the past, features up to the minute features such as underfloor heating and air-cooling systems. 

There are a whole range of experiences available during your stay at Dimora dei Gelsi. Mountain bikes and treks over the local countryside can be arranged and there is a private yoga instructor as well as masseurs and cooking classes all available on request.

Locanda in Tuscany – Opening 15th April 2022

If you are looking for the ultimate authentic Tuscan experience for a special gathering, wedding, or get-together, Locanda in Tuscany ticks all the boxes. Locanda is set deep in the heart of the Italian countryside where you can enjoy absolute peace with nothing but the sound of the birds chirping to wake you.  With little air pollution, Locanda is perfect for incredible night skies and star-gazing or during the day wonderful walks through the hills or cycling to explore this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.

With nine rooms, including four suites, the first-floor suite has magnificent bathtub views, and relaxing in-room spa treatments are available for guests. Sleep-focussed hotels are a huge trend this year for well-being holidays—at Locanda, the owners take sleep seriously and guests are offered a choice of cotton or linen sheets plus the locally designed wooden beds are metal-free to eliminate electromagnetic pollution that could compromise sleep. 

With breathtaking sweeping sunset 180-degree views over the Val D’Orcia close to the village of Castiglione d’Orcia, this beautiful rural hideaway also offers privacy, comfort, and an authentic Tuscan experience for an unforgettable summer celebration. Tuscany is famous for its weddings, and the Locanda team can create a bespoke menu for your special day. They work with you to create the perfect event for your guests from a pool party with DJs and a cocktail bar, to a quieter al fresco poolside dinner, for just a handful of guests, under the stars.

The restaurant Taverna Di Mozart is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, party or event and is set inside an old stable with an outdoor terrace, where you can sit under a vibrant bougainvillea trellis. The restaurant showcases the very best of traditional Tuscan cuisine. The dishes are influenced by traditional Tuscan gastronomy with passion, quality, and taste.

Casa Fantini on Lake Orta – Opening 15th April 2022

Ideal for a large gathering of friends for a wedding celebration, family reunion or special birthday, Casa Fantini is spacious enough to cater for all your guests. 

Situated only one hour away from Milan, Casa Fantini’s philosophy is all about lake-time.  The hotel is situated on Lake Orta where everything is designed to be calm, quiet and meditative to create the perfect slow-travel experience. The noise of the gentle waves adapts to the inner rhythms and removes stress. Undisputedly one of the most magical locations for a hotel, Casa Fantini is an intimate place of harmony where architecture, landscape and light blend in perfect balance and, just for a moment, time seems to stand still. 

The hotel was designed by world-famous Italian architect Piero Lissoni of Lissoni Architettura, who worked with hotel owner Daniela Fantini, CEO of Fantini Rubinetti, to interpret her vision for a hotel inspired by the slow pace of Lake Orta and to be a contemporary reflection of a home that would enhance the region’s natural heritage.

Casa Fantini has 5 Superior Rooms, 4 Prestige Rooms, and 2 Suites. Super Rooms have a spacious terrace with lakefront view overlooking the gardens, and all the rooms have luxury bathrooms complete with steam room showers and Fantini Rubinetti bathroom furniture.  Furnishings have a vintage feel with bespoke Italian couches, raw wool rugs, and comfortable beds with floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to balconies with romantic views over the garden, lake and San Giulio Island. There is a beautiful library filled with books about the lake to help you unwind and relax.  

This contemporary and elegant five-star hotel is the perfect location from which to explore the area by boat, foot, bicycle or car. Often overlooked for its bigger sisters Como and Maggiore, the lake itself has inspired many writers of the 18th and 19th Century including Lord Byron, Honoré de Balzac and Robert Browning

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New Atzaro Hotel Menu

Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel and Spa has opened for the 2022 season with some exciting new food news for global gourmands. This year they have teamed up with British chef and food consultant James Adams to create a new concept for the hotel’s restaurants.  

James Adams has been a chef and food consultant for over 16 years in some of London’s top restaurant kitchens and is famous for his work with Skye Gyngell at Spring within Somerset House, devising the menus and farm planting at celebrated country hotel Heckfield Place, chef at River Cafe, and menu and planting direction at Petersham Nurseries.

Adams said, “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with Atzaró Group on the new food concepts—the new food is all about abundance, organic ingredients, Atzaró farm-grown fresh produce, simplicity and taste—delicious farm-to-fork Mediterranean dishes made with healthy and natural ingredients grown right here in the estate’s vegetable garden–Atzaró on a plate.” 

Popular with island residents, visitors and hotel guests, Atzaro‘s garden-farmed terrace and finca restaurant, ‘La Veranda’, is situated at the heart of the hotel, with an outdoor terrace beneath a vine-strewn pergola. Fragrant jasmine, olive trees, bougainvillea and nearby pomegranate trees frame views to manicured lawns, pools, the valley, and mountains beyond. You may also see the occasional friendly peacock making an appearance. Atzaró‘s second restaurant, ‘The Orange Tree’, opens between July and September, and can be found in a beautiful grand courtyard beneath palm trees and a pergola twinkling with lights, the perfect setting for a romantic al fresco dinner under the stars.

On the new menu

For starters and salads try a creamy mozzarella salad with sweet Atzaró oranges and black olives, fried ricotta stuffed courgette flowers from the vegetable garden with local honey or a tangy tomato salad with anchovies and capers.  For a seafood option, diners can enjoy locally caught clams with slow-cooked fennel and saffron alioli or for a bit of heat go for the grilled squid with chili and rocket salad.  Vegans will love the simplicity of the plant-based avocado salad with butterleaf lettuce and honey mustard dressing.  

For mains try the spinach and ricotta gnocchi with tomato and green olive tapenade or the monkfish on rosemary skewers with courgette and pine nut salad with chili mint dressing.  Meat options on the menu include slow-cooked lamb leg with apricots, saffron potatoes and leeks or the grilled beef filet with Harissa, Chimichurri, and slow-cooked cabbage.       

Desserts this year have a whole new homemade appeal and include a delicious burnt lemon tart with pistachio ice-cream, warm almond and pear tart with Zabaglione ice cream, a very special champagne jelly with strawberries and cream or the hotel’s signature sweet Atzaró orange cake made with  fresh clementines, saville, and navel oranges grown in the farm with creme fraiche and Atzaró’s own home-made marmalade. 

Food trends for 2022 are more than ever about seasonal, local produce grown on the land using sustainable methods.  Guests want to be at one with nature during their stay and to see where the food on the menu comes from. Atzaró is one of the new-generation of five star rural garden hotels who embrace this philosophy as part of their natural heritage as a former working orange farm. Take a wander along the walkways in the vast Atzaró Vegetable Garden and see 3 hectares beds bursting with herbs, vegetables and fruit trees grown with bio-dynamic farming methods. The land is farmed organically, watered by the estate’s natural well and harvested daily by the garden’s team to ensure the produce is as fresh as it possibly can be.

About Atzaro

Atzaro is 13-hectare estate of orange groves, tropical palms, manicured Mediterranean gardens, and an abundant three-hectare organic vegetable garden.  The site of a 300-year-old finca (originally a working orange farm), the hotel launched in 2004 to rapturous acclaim and since then has become a firm favourite of visitors including Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Shakira, Chiara Ferragni and the Fendi family amongst others. In recent years, the hotel has completely redefined the luxury Agroturismo heritage hotel category with its high level of service, quality, signature pared-back style, and lavish gardens so that guests can immerse themselves in a 360-degree nature-connected sustainable hotel stay.

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Prana by Atzaro’s Superyacht Charter Trips

Bucket list superyacht sailing charter trips for 2022

Jungle covered islands, coral reefs teeming with marine life and pristine paradise beaches.  Discover Indonesia’s Raja Ampat archipelago and the Komodo National Park on the world’s most luxurious Phinisi yacht Prana by Atzaró. Now booking for 2022.

Jungle covered islands, world-class diving, coral reefs teeming with marine life and pristine white powder sand beaches – Raja Ampat is a sublime archipelago of 1500 small islands and cays off the North-West tip of West Papua in Indonesia and like nowhere else on earth. 

And how better  to explore these undiscovered islands than on board Prana by Atzaró – the world’s most luxurious Phinisi yacht. With bespoke itineraries, mouth-watering chef prepared dishes, watersports on tap and an array of relaxing spa treatments from the in-house spa therapists, it’s no surprise that a voyage on Prana by Atzaró is on every A-lister’s holiday bucket list. 

Prana by Atzaró is now taking bookings for Raja Ampat voyages from December 2021 until May 2022. 

Prana by Atzaró is a beautiful Indonesian hand-built Phinisi, the world’s ultimate luxurious charter. The yacht sails all year following the seasons, from the calm waters of Komodo National Park and The Spice Islands to the unexplored magical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia where you can experience some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world.  

A beautiful hand-built boat, the biggest and most luxurious of its kind in the world, Prana by Atzaro can accommodate 18 people in nine luxurious suites, offering the perfect opportunity for a group holiday with family or friends. At just over 55 metres in length and 11 metres wide, Prana by Atzaró has been crafted in the style of a traditional Indonesian Phinisi, a sailboat with two masts. It is built entirely of ironwood and teak, according to traditional methods and has been created by the founders of Atzaró Group, the Ibiza based five-star hospitality brand.

Prana by Atzaró lends itself to the idea of social distancing perfectly. The abundance of space means one can enjoy the luxury of privacy, whilst sharing the yacht with a select number of family or friends.

Life on board Prana by Atzaró has something to keep even the most active adventure-seeker happy. Learn to scuba dive with the yacht’s resident dive instructor or take a leisurely drift snorkel across volcanic vents. Alternatively, launch sea kayaks and paddle boards to explore the jungle-draped coastlines or get your thrills wakeboarding and water-skiing around the calmest of lagoons. Fishing equipment is also supplied along with towable floats for effortless fun.

For those just looking to relax and recharge, four spacious decks with king size daybeds offer abundant places to retreat. A yoga deck doubles as an open-air cinema and Prana by Atzaró’s main deck has both indoor and outdoor living spaces and even luxury wellness room.

Designed with luxury in mind, Prana by Atzaró is fully soundproofed and the suites are decorated with sumptuous fabrics and contemporary linens in a sophisticated natural palette. Prana by Atzaró offers more space and comfort than any other Phinisi, with all the super deluxe mod cons of a lavish five-star hotel.  There is one grand master suite and eight further suites.

The 18-man crew includes a Cruise Director, Dive Instructor, several chefs, stewards and expert therapists for treatments; all on hand to deliver a seamless experience and to ensure all needs are met.

With fine dining, unlimited water sports, on-board spa treatments, unforgettable diving and the chance to visit some of the world’s most beautiful heritage sites, Prana by Atzaró encapsulates a perfect unison between ancient craftsmanship and contemporary luxury.

The cuisine onboard, carefully created by the yacht’s chef, includes both Asian Fusion and Western dishes. Everything is made from the freshest, local ingredients and served by discreet staff alfresco under the stars or in the cool of the air-conditioned dining room or Robinson-Crusoe style, on powder white sandy beaches under shady parasols. After dinner you can relax at the open-air cinema or indulge in a pampering spa treatment. In the morning, as the wind catches the sails, take a yoga class on the topmost deck – sun salutations will never be the same again.


Paddle Board PBA

A voyage on Prana by Atzaró is a once in a lifetime experience.

Rates start at: $14,500

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Prana by Atzaró Destinations 2021 and 2022

Komodo National Park

Get up close and personal with the world’s largest lizards in their untamed natural habitat, visit surreal pink beaches, watch spine-tingling sunsets and dive some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs. Three big islands form Komodo National Park: Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island, plus a few other islets. This area is a World Heritage Site with over 2,000 square kilometers of protected wildlife including roughly 5,700 Komodo dragons as well as wild boar, water buffalos, deer, horses, snakes, monkeys and the magnificent marine life under the waves.

This 11 day, 10 night trip will take you on a journey of a lifetime. Plunging savannahs, arid in the summer and bursting with life in the winter, deserted white and pink sand beaches, mountainous outcrops, ancient volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls and turquoise oceans teaming with marine life, the diving here is among the best in the world, with an incredible array of coral gardens, Manta Rays and turtles. while the East coast of Sumbawa for thrill-seekers, has fantastic snorkelling with Whale sharks.

Raja Ampat

Renowned for the untouched natural beauty of its 1500 islands, cays and shoals, Raja Ampat offers our guests one of the most remote destinations on the planet.  Here you can cross the equator with giant manta rays, explore prehistoric caves, visit primordial tribes, kayak around virgin coastlines and discover dive sites famed for having the most species recorded in one spot. Raja Ampat translates as the ‘Four Kings’ and is located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. This region embraces over 1500 small islands surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.

The Spice Islands

The Spice islands or Banda islands or Maluku islands Indonesia are an east Indonesian archipelago comprising two provinces, Maluku and North Maluku. They’re known for their volcanoes and palm-lined beaches. Gasp at the rich colonial architecture of Banda Besar, hike Mount Api, race the locals in their boats, spot whales and dolphins and dive pristine coral reefs thronging with marine life. The Spice islands region of Indonesia is the stuff of legend and features in many traditional and modern books, stories and songs. There are perfect sunrises in front of the volcano and mellow sunsets with cocktails served on snowy white beaches framed by untouched rainforest. There are as many enchantments below the water as there are above and vast shelves of coral plummet into the deep blue ocean providing one of the most biodiverse seascapes in the world.

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La Galeria Elefante

For 2020 sustainable fashion followers will be excited to hear that La Galeria Elefante’s sought-after designs have just been launched online.   

The collection is available to shop now, and includes the sought-after swishy printed cotton and silk midi-dresses that Ibiza-based Victoria Durrer-Gasse is famous for. Vogue Fashion Director Venetia Scott always pops into La Galeria when she’s in Ibiza, and Jasmine Hemsley and Sadie Frost were spotted in one of Victoria’s dresses recently.

Inspired by the carefree essence of Ibiza and the colours of India the dress collection online includes the gorgeous ‘Lyrical’ dress – a floor length backless dress with long sleeves. The six tiered skirt and full open back give it a bohemian look and it can be dressed up with cowboy boots or down with a simple pair of sandals. It has a matching sash that can be worn as a belt or around the neck like a scarf and the long sleeves are ruffled at the hems. Available in yellow with yellow stars, with short sleeves and is one size only. Fits a UK size 8 to 12.

Also online is the ‘Jody’ dress which comes in five beautiful prints and is a cotton maxi/midi dress. It has gathering detail at the skirt for a tiered effect, adding a light bounce and volume. Looks beautiful loose but can be worn belted too. Each dress is created using a beautiful hand block print. One size only, fits UK size 8 to 16.

Or choose the ‘Kimono’ dress in silk with a tie at the back, three-quarter length sleeves and a V neck with silk buttons.

Later this year new styles will be arriving including the ‘Susie’ a beautiful vintage-inspired pleated dress printed with teal/pink, lilac/blue or mint green botanical hand-blocked prints. Or try out a new gypsy blouse in delicate cotton with a thin scalloped edge, or check out the long-sleeved cotton onesie with contrasting red stitching on navy.

Handmade jewellery by Victoria this season includes dainty multi-coloured semi-precious stone necklaces that you can layer up, gypsy three vertical hoop earrings or teensy gold plated charms, (from 30 Euros) that include mini-pomegranates, elephants, stars, cacti and seahorses as collectable pieces to add to a chunky chain bracelet.

La Elefante’s philosophy is underpinned with the important message of giving back.  Many of the pieces in-store involve NGOs (such as Key To Freedom in Calcutta and SEWA in Delhi) and charities and artisans across the globe in far off places such as Madagascar and Nepal. All items are made supporting, encouraging & empowering women, as well as sustaining disappearing craftsmanship.