Maecenas Ibiza

Set up as a retreat for the intellectual and spiritual seeker amidst the pine forests and olive groves of Ibiza; art, music, literature and culture are the heart of Villa Maecenas. A creatively inspiring environment for travellers seeking to stimulate their minds as well as relaxing and replenishing their bodies.

Villa Maecenas was created to foster creative collaboration between artistic and intelectual disciplines – whether it’s learning about robotics or chakra clearing, a creative writing course or a think-tank seminar, every week offers a different theme.

Ibizan retreat


Spring Retreat, 20–27th May 2017, Benirrás Beach, Ibiza

Our love of wellbeing has led us to work closely with renowned chefs, guides & teachers, in order to create remarkable wellbeing experience, creating a retreat that is tailored to your needs.

Time at the retreat is arranged in order to encourage guests to make full use of our facilities and watch movies in our home cinema, take up a new hobby, have a massage or join us in a ball game. You can do as much or as little as you like.

Morning Meditation/Yoga or other activities which are open to all guests.

Afternoons will be filled with all sorts of activities such as hiking, horse riding, walking Ibiza’s countryside and forests, learning to cook healthy meals or paddling in the sea, amongst others.

As the sun goes down, cocktails will be served and guests have a chance to socialise before dinner under the stars. Expect surprise entertainment, one of the wonders of the magic Island.

Price includes:

  • Full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner (not alcohol)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • Two massages
  • Guided hikes
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Evening entertainment

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We're offering a 20% early bird discount if you book by 28th March (£1,800 sharing, £2,200 double room) so book now.


Meet Sophie Michell, our in-house chef

Sophie’s gastronomic style is centred on eclectic cuisine, using quality ingredients and observing nutritional virtue. Her appreciation of both classic and avant-garde fare have led her to be a private chef for celebrities, including international supermodel Claudia Schiffer and Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio. UK’s youngest female Executive Chef:

Completely overhauled the menu at Belgraves and helped relaunch its restaurant in 2013.

She was part of: Channel 4's smash hit show, Cook Yourself Thin, and co-wrote the book of the same name.

Sophie has released five books since her first hit, Irresistible. Fabulous Food, Love Good Food, The Gorgeous Kitchen and The Greek Yoghurt Cook Book.

  • Maecenas walks


  • beach yoga Ibiza

    Hikes & walks

  • Esalen massage


Booking includes

Price includes:
  • Full board – breakfast, lunch and dinner (not alcohol)
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • Two massages
  • Guided hikes
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Evening entertainment

The villa

This sublime property was designed by celebrated modernist architect Mark Guard. Within the prodigious grounds of this idyllic hideaway you’ll find perfectly manicured 25,000m2 plot, outside dining for 20 people, a boules pitch and a barbecue. Inside is contemporary and uber-stylish. Lauded interior designer Rosarinho Gabriel was responsible for the electric and colourful decor. There is a comfortable screening room with a cinema style projector for your leisure time indoors. All the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, SmartTV, Apple TV and iPod docks, some have sea views. Located in northern Ibiza, this stunning villa offers complete tranquility. This is the perfect spot to enjoy all of the island’s natural beauty – breathtaking sunsets, secluded beaches and beautiful countryside.

Retreats and workshops offered

  • Writing courses - fiction, memoirs, poetry, story telling
  • Art courses - watercolour, oil, drawing
  • Cooking classes (various styles)
  • Photography
  • Journalism - talks and classes
  • Neuroscience
  • History
  • Theology and spirituality
  • Bridge, poker weeks with expert instructors
  • Alternative healing
  • Detox offered: food, alcohol and digital
  • Silent retreat - Vipassana
  • Art talks by artists, gallerists, curators, collectors
  • Fitness, yoga, tai-chi, barecore, hiking, horse-riding.
  • Arts & crafts
  • Food and wine gourmet weeks
  • Technology and science talks
  • Song writing and screenplay writing
  • Comedy weeks
  • Time to Restore week - pure relaxation
  • Theatre - Plays and talks
  • Life couch and therapy
  • Dance the flamenco, tango, rumba, samba, ballet