Travel: Menorca Experimental – an Agroturismo Farmhouse

I’ve already been to the Balearic islands Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera for a couple of times but haven’t made it to Menorca yet. But this could change soon because it is on green, tranquil Menorca, the least developed island in the Balearic chain, that the Experimental Group opens its newest property, Menorca Experimental this summer. Reborn from a 19th century finca on 30 hectares of land, Menorca Experimental with its 43 rooms and private villas encourages festivity as well as reflection, serenity and inspiration.

The hotel’s many buildings are signed by designer Dorothée Meilichzon in the
spirit of an artist’s holiday cottage. Surrounded by pine groves, fragrant juniper shrubs and wildflowers, the whitewashed compound has been carefully restored.

The airy, open spaces use rustic drystone, waxed concrete and rough-hewn local wood plank floors with accents of hand glazed terracotta tile. Pale olive wood and natural leather are complemented by a colour palette inspired by the Menorcan sky: from the pale blues and golden yellows of early morning to the vibrant rust tones of sunset at its most blazing.

The finca’s 43 rooms, all furnitured in stylish simplicity, include nine private bungalows, each with their own dipping pools, allowing guests to choose between the cordial shared experience of the main house, or the possibility of more intimate seclusion. The restaurant, including a 30-person communal table, offers a carefully chosen wine list and recipes inspired by local ingredients. Cocktails are served at the lounge space around the infinity pool and in their own cocktail bar inside.

Menorca Experimental
Sant Llorenc