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The seasoned travelers, those who know where the most innovative of a destination is cooked, used to have marked on their maps the hotels and restaurants where the best brunch is served - or at least in which you have to move on to be seen - but This is no longer enough. They need more complete experiences that make them move out of bed on a Sunday morning or book in one hotel and not in another during their next trip. The freshly cut natural fruit smoothie, the bowl of oatmeal with nuts, the Benedictine eggs and the sausage board and cheeses are very good, but why not add to these gastronomic delights an extra well-loaded?
A mixture of the Anglo-Saxon words brunch and room, the acronym Broomch arises, which when adding the term Massage, results in the new experience of the Ibiza Barceló Portinatx hotel: an exclusive service that combines a healthy brunch with a relaxing couple massage without leaving the room (€ 295 the couple).
It all starts in the privacy of your room: white, pristine, bright and, if you have wanted to, with a hot tub and sea views. The sound of the background waves reminds you that you are in the Mediterranean and the aromatherapy fragrances that you have to let your mind fly. Then comes the amazing four-hand repairing massage, two for each.
So narrated it might seem that you were not going to need anything else to be happy, but thanks to the B-LikEat breakfast program of Barceló everything that will come to your room to compose the promised healthy brunch and dreamed during the treatment! They will be seasonal organic foods, birchers, pancakes, sourdough breads, organic egg tortillas, homemade vegetable pate, aromatic herbs, syrups, smoothies and natural juices and superfoods with which to crown the dishes, such as chia, pollen, cocoa nibs or spirulina.
Deluxe room with sea views and hot tub at the Ibiza Barceló Portinatx hotel. © Barceló Portinatx
Surely this other acronym formed by spa and brunch you have already seen more, but it does not have to be less desired. In this case, what the hotel usually offers is a complete spa circuit that ends, instead of with the simple repairing infusion, with a copious brunch loaded with food and superfoods.
One of the most complete is that of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which starts with a 90-minute tour of the water circuit of its immense Spa Sensations, equipped with sauna, hamman, sensation showers, swimming pools Flotation, footbath and outdoor pools (€ 54 per person).
The subsequent healthy brunch, served in the Papa Negra restaurant, consists, among other delicacies, of DO Canarian cheeses, Danish pastries, watercress salad with fresh cheese, dates, seeds and palm honey vinaigrette (a superfood known in La Gomera as guarapo), Wagyu tataky with glass bread shavings and Palmero cheese flakes and a French toast with milk bread and cinnamon ice cream made in the hotel workroom.
There is a vegetarian sprunch option that, in addition to papaya and orange juices, melon and peppermint or pineapple and coconut, includes prepared dishes such as crispy eggplants with palm honey, avocado sandwich, cucumber and asparagus and hummus toast with Black olives tapenade.
Other interesting places to have lunch or breakfast late (depending on how you look at it) after a water circuit are the Wellington Hotel in Madrid (from € 75) or the Barceló Illetas Albatros, as we already told you in this day.
The Spa Sensations of the Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey has a water area of 2, 000 square meters. © Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey