Arthur Groeneveld & Bamboo van Kampen


  • Where:The Balearic island, Formentera
  • Why:Leisure
  • When:June
  • Who:Bamboo & Arthur
Get a

The hotel staff uses the electric E-Mehari.

Formentera has the most beautiful beaches.

The perfect terrace to have drinks and see the beautiful sunsets.

Wandering around the property.

You can see Es Cap de Barbaria just from the terrace.

All rooms have a big terrace.

Start your day with yoga in the garden.

The spa area behind the pool.

Enjoying the white beach just in front of the Gecko Hotel.

Every morning the Gecko offers different yoga courses.

Gecko from the beach.

It feels like your own private beach house.

Little private corner where you have an amazing view.

Strolling through the gardens.

Enjoy one of the many massages they offer at the spa.

Pool area.

Some rooms have their own private plunge pool, with straw beach bag included.

The entrance of the hotel.

Waking up with the sound of the sea.

Our room.

The breakfast on the terrace is provided every day with fresh and local produce.

The rooms have a luxurious fifties style.

The view from our room.

Highs & Lows

  • The Gecko is an intimate property that really feels like your own luxurious beach house - there’s lots of space, a huge garden and you can find privacy throughout the grounds. Also the killer views from all corners over the sea give an extra dimension when staying here.

  • The Gecko is very environmentally conscious: it will be Formentera’s first plastic free hotel by December 2018. The management aims to use electric cars only and employees are dressed in costumes made from old fishing nets, it definitely feels like they’re trying to educate visiting guests how to live more eco-consciously. Also compliments to the hotel for supporting ‘The Save Poseidon’ project - Poseidon is the sea bed that gives Formentera’s water the extraordinary colour.

  • The hotel is the perfect yoga/health getaway! There are a lot of different activities you can participate in and in combination with the healthy food and natural environment, you will feel recharged after you’ve spent your holiday here!

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Laid back luxurious seaside hotel.

  • Vibe

    Sustainable laid back luxurious yoga beach resort.

  • Location

    The Balearic island Formentera, right on the wild Migjorn beach.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Very chilled music.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Designer/Architect Antonio Obrador.

  • Pool/Gym

    Big outdoor pool that is directly connected to the white sandy beach.

  • Restaurant

    A beautiful seaside restaurant where you can enjoy the sunset during dinners.

  • Bar

    There is a bar in the middle of the hotel surrounded by the pool, beach terrace and restaurant.

  • Minibar

    Healthy snacks and drinks.

  • Children


  • Price

    Expensive luxury.

And after enjoy a lunch at the restaurant Cana Pepa, just next to it.

Go to the flea market in the small town of San Francisco

Ca Na Pepa, Plaça de la Constitució, Sant Francesc Xavier, Spain

And after enjoy a lunch at the restaurant Cana Pepa, just next to it.

The best store of the island where you can always find beautiful kaftans, jewelry and linen bags.

Visit Balafia

Balafia, Sant Joan de Labritja, Spain

The best store of the island where you can always find beautiful kaftans, jewelry and linen bags.

Have a drink with the locals.

Kiosko 62

Kiosko 62, Camino de Can Simonet I, Spain

Have a drink with the locals.


Gecko Hotel & Beach Club, Formentera, Spain

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