Gecko Hotel and Beach Club Formentera – Riviera vibe, elegant accommodation, beach club with fine dining

Formentera, the spectacular protected island in the Balearics is unique in the Mediterranean. Not only for its extraordinary clear waters, or its highly protected landscapes, but also for its unique hospitality. Here authenticity is the tone, and at Gecko Hotel and Beach Club Formentera, exclusivity too. Experience a slice of Riviera elegance and style, with one of the finest locations on the island, front line beach.

We’ve been wanting to visit here for so long, and this summer we had the opportunity to dine on Gecko Hotel’s glorious sea view terrace.

This is relaxed yet elegant experience on the open terrace with views of the gardens palms, pines, and the magnificent waters of Formentera.

The evening starts with cocktails on the pool terrace – with a distinct flavour of the Riviera, with clipped lawns, elegant parasols, and a chic vibe. Amongst a list of classic drinks, there are summer signature creations including Flower Time, a champagne based cocktail with floral infusions, or Bella Coppia, a vodka based tipple with melon, passion fruit, basil, and lemon grass. There’s even a smokey mezcal cocktail – fabulous.

Dining at Gecko Hotel

The restaurant has an intimate, stylish vibe – club like – overlooking the Migjorn beach.

The menu at Gecko Hotel and Beach Club immerses you in the joy of a Mediterranean summer, with classic starters like gazpacho or croquettes but also fresh flavours of red prawn and sea bass ceviche (glorious) or marinated scallops with mango and citrus.

There are salads and abundant seafood as well as fish prepared on Andalusian style ‘espetos’ on the beach front. Classis Spanish rice dishes, meet tempting international favourites like a gourmet burger the tastiest Caesar salad.

Service was standing our – a multilingual team, with style and poise. They were natural yet truly attentive.

Formentera is renowned for being laid back and bohemian – here at Gecko Hotel one can find a slice of Riviera elegance that in tune with the island’s essence.

As they say, Gecko was created, ‘ for like-minded individuals to unwind, connect with oneself and nature and above all celebrate life.’

I have to admit that we couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a tour of the property before eating. Elegant, refined rooms with private plunge pools, with signature design touches like mosaics. 

For your next Balearic blissful escapade take a look at Gecko Hotel. The chances are that the rooms might be fully booked, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day visit experiencing the Beach Club, pool, gardens, wellness, and some memorable dining on the terrace.

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