Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show Weekend in Ibiza

The second edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend will be held in Ibiza and is to feature top Spanish labels Alvarno, Andrés Sardá and Jorge Vázquez as well as 2nd Skin Co. and Custo BCN as well as beach and swimwear by  London-based Melissa Odabash.

These top labels in Spanish fashion will return to strut the catwalk  this summer resort collection at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel on 25th May.

Custo BCN

This year will see a more comprehensive collection of labels, a greater number of catwalks and more presentations from Spanish brands. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend or MBFWIbiza for short,  has become the country’s second biggest Spanish fashion show after the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

Andrés Sardá beachwear

The catwalk programme offers a unique opportunity to discover the most cutting edge and top class brands in Spain in a Mediterranean beachside setting. Bringing not only the most current labels to Ibiza but also  marking one of the biggest social gatherings in Ibiza. It will also position the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel as a meeting-place for key fashion influencers from around the globe.

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel the luxurious 416-room hotel features the Ushuaïa Club, with an amazing poolside stage, and The Ushuaïa Tower, with breathtaking views. Ushuaïa is designed for the traveller seeking the fun and entertainment associated with Ibiza. Ushuaïa offers Swim-Up room options, daytime parties hosted by celebrated DJs, “chromotherapy,” the ability to set the room-mood with LED lights, ensuring that the party never stops.

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel

Its range of dining options is one of the island’s best, from Ibiza’s first premier steakhouse Montauk Steakhouse Ibiza and Minami Japanese Restaurant to The Oyster and Caviar Bar beside the pool, the relaxed Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Club providing the perfect fuel for Ibiza party-goers and Sir Rocco Beach Club serving the best Italian cuisine.

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, The Tower Restaurant


Gastronomy Hotel – Small & Personal

Hotel La Gastrocasa is a Gastronomy hotel. Small and personal, once the family home, this residential villa is just ten minutes walk from long sandy beaches, or borrow the bikes and its less than a 5 minute cycle. It only opened in 2015 and has already built up an excellent reputation for its service, food and adult-only escapes.

With only 5 bedrooms this is a home-from-home experience. Everything is very well done, well-planned and with those special little touches that make you feel welcome, comfortable and cared for.

Even though the beach is so near you may find yourself not leaving the hotel. With a swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi, sun beds, poolside bar and no children, relaxing is not a choice it will just happen.

If you feel the need for activity you can choose yoga, a nutritional or traditional cookery class on the premises of La Gastrocasa or take one of the bikes for a spin along the promenade.

Having had one meal here I’m sure you’ll want to stay for the next and the next. And breakfast, well this was our feast, a breakfast for four guests.

Hotel La Gastocasa Breakfast

Did I mention that I felt instantly welcome and at home. Family-owned and family-run means you feel part of the family.

If you want sunshine and beaches yet the feel of being tucked far away from the hustle and bustle Hotel La Gastrocasa is just the place. It’s like visiting old friends or being massaged, settling in is immediate.

The cool, calming decor is lovely and the open-plan reception, lounge and dining area have views of the garden and swimming pool with grass and palm trees.

Hotel La Gastocasa

The rooms have TVs  and excellent wifi  so it’s an escape without being disconnected or cut off from civilisation, Hotel La Gastrocasa a great gastronomic getaway and it’s small & personal.

See Hotel La Gastrocasa on Only Spain ~ Boutique Hotels.

The Luxurious, Elegant, Historical ~ Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort

The luxurious, elegant, historical 5* Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort, with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015 is just fabulous. Built in and around a 14th century residence and complete with an ancient Neogothic chapel and windmill here you’ll find the best Mallorcan hospitality with a wonderfully eclectic ancient/modern feel.


With 90 classic or contempory rooms, a Pure Spa,  indoor pool and childrens and adults outdoor pools and Hilton Fitness gym. There’s also tennis courts, a football pitch all within extensive gardens and grounds.



Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort – A unique island retreat.




Eight Great Thalasso Spas in Spain

The word Thalasso comes from the Greek Thalassa meaning the sea or energy from the sea and these days Thalasso Spa is the therapeutic use of seawater. Thalasso treatments use seaweed, seasalt and ocean water which allows the absorption of important vitamins and minerals to help balance the mind and body.

The idea of a Thalasso treatment is that sea water has strong healing properties, in  tests algae and sea weeds have proven to have powerful natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties,  and possess a large range of vitamins, calcium, iron, proteins and minerals.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona  Thalasso Spa

Since Roman times the benefits of bathing in mineral or thermal waters where known and were used to treat medical complaints. In Thalasso Spas thermal water is used for baths, showers and inhalations in combination with relaxing, beauty  treatments, all for our general well-being and to ease aches and pains.

Seawater has beneficial effects upon our pores  and is applied as either  marine mud, algae paste,  inhalation or by showering.  Thalasso therapy is a natural  way to help you regain inner unity and harmony.

We’ve picked eight great Thalasso Spas hotels, five on the mainland and three on the Spanish Islands. The links are to the best, easiest and most  immediate way of reserving hotels these days. They are affiliate links which means if you book via them we get a small commission to carry on bringing you great content.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Barcelo Estepona Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Thalasso Hotel El Palasiet – Castellon

Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal – Catalonia

Hipotels Eurotel Punta Rotja Thalasso Spa & Golf – Mallorca

Mercure Thalasia Hotel & Thalasso Center – Murcia

Hotel SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa– Fuerteventura

Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel – Gran Canaria


Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa

The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is just the spot for an ideal and unforgettable holiday right next to the Mediterranean  Sea and on the famous beach Playa d’en Bossa.  This 4* resort is in a privileged position for beach, views and first class water sports and not forgetting unlimited entertainment for all age groups.

Take in live music shows, relax  on Balinese loungers around either of the two large pools or explore this delightful small island.  Ibiza, the nearest Balearic Island to mainland Spain, is just 45km long and 25km wide ideal for beach loungers and water-sport lovers.

The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is thoroughly modern with all the services you´ll need for a throughly spoilt and enoyable stay. There´s free Wifi in the public rooms. meeting rooms, internet zone, airport transfers, secure parking, air conditioning and much more.

It´s main features include:

  •  411 large luxurious and elegant rooms with all mod cons
  •   3 themed restaurants
  •   2 large swimming pools & 2 for children
  •   6 enormous salons for every type of meeting or celebration
  •   Clubs for young children and adolescents


Sol Melia´s YHI Spa Brand is to Use Natura Bissé Products

Sol Melia one Spain’s most popular resort hotel companies and one of the largest in the world is to open it’s sixth hotel in Valencia, Spain. Sol Melia  founded in the Spanish Island of Palma de Mallorca in 1956  has  formed an alliance with another Spanish company Natura Bissé  whose products are to be used by YHI Spas, the brand created for Sol Melía in 2006.

 YHI Spas using Natura Bissé products in Spain include the resorts of:

• Meliá Palas Atenea – Mallorca
• Meliá Valencia – Valencia
• Meliá de Mar – Mallorca
• Melia La Quinta – Malaga
• Meliá Royal Tanau – Lleida
• Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora – Tenerife • Meliá Sol y Nieve – Granada
• Meliá Barcelona – Barcelon
• ME Barcelona – Barcelona

5* Hotel Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote

Gran Meliá Volcán Lanzarote provides five-star luxury between quaint fishing villages and the Timanfaya National Park also known as the “Fire Mountains” in one of UNESCO’s “World’s Biosphere Reserves.”

The hotel, designed as a typical island village has romantic patios, piazzas and fountains.

This luxurious hotel in Playa Blanca has 255 bedrooms spread over 20 typical house, with spectacular views over gardens, harbour and to the islands of Fuerteventura and Isla de Lobos.