Intrepid Meeple's Board Game Retreat
Escape to the Island
Ibiza is a magnificent setting for Intrepid Meeple’s Board Game Retreat. Perfect mild weather, luxury accommodation, beautiful scenery and a rich history and mythology.
Something about Ibiza
The island is a mix of pine covered hills, Mediterranean forest and secluded coves, with incredibly crystalline waters. The absence of big cities makes it quite unpolluted and unpopulated out of the tourist season. Blessed with a mild climate, the summers are hot, but the rest of the seasons are a succession of blue skies and warm temperatures.
Ibiza has an amazingly rich history that dates back almost 5000 years to when the island was the richest trading hub of the Phoenicians. A history that spans many empires, all who added to the seemingly eternal idea of Ibiza’s spiritual and mythological nature. Carthaginians were buried here as it was a place that made the journey to the afterlife an easy one. Es Vedra (pictured here) was the home of the sirens who tried to lure Ulysses from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey. This history can be felt when exploring the temple ruins, silver mines, church-fortresses, defence towers and more. Excursions to such places can be arranged or we can give you all the guidance you need to discover them for yourself.
The villa, located in the centre of the island, is just a 10 minutes drive from the quaint village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera. Steeped in tradition, its main square houses the whitewashed church and a cluster of bars, restaurants and shops. Many artists, sculptors and musicians have settled here over the years and their works are everywhere – in galleries and most famously in the Bar Costa where penniless artists in the hippy era would swap paintings for food and now hanging art competes with hanging hams for space.
The villa portrays both the typical architecture of the old-style houses of Ibiza, while having all the modern luxuries and comfort to enable you to really relax, put your holiday mode on and get into the gaming mind set. We will be playing the games on tables dotted around the villa inside and out so that you can enjoy your surroundings to the upmost. This also means that game groups won’t disturb each other so you don’t have to hold back your excitement when someone else is focused on creating their winning strategy.
The villa’s delightful exterior is surrounded by a well maintained and discreetly fenced garden, with the rolling olive, lemon and lime groves stretched out beyond, the outdoor space seems never-ending, yet incredibly private. The garden and terraced areas are floodlit, at its heart lies the beautiful kidney-shaped swimming pool with Roman-style steps. Great for late season, wetsuit required for early season! There is also plenty of space for al fresco dining, so, weather permitting, we will be able to enjoy our incredible meals while watching the sun light fade. The night sky is a wonder in Ibiza and since there is not much light pollution, the villa has the perfect setting for star gazing.
Had enough of board games for a bit, want to chill out in the games room? Equipped with a pool table, table tennis and foosball, the games hall is one of the many places to unwind without having to leave the villa. Those that want to keep in shape during the retreat, or just stretch the muscles after a long board gaming session can make use of the fitness studio.
Located on the main floor of the house are four bedrooms that can be arranged as either twin or double (2 people per room). Each room has air conditioning/heating and satellite TV. Two rooms share a bathroom in what is known as a Jack and Jill style.
Located on the ground floor of the main house are two bedrooms that can be arranged as either twin or double (2 people per room). Each room has air conditioning/heating, satellite TV and en-suite bathroom with either shower or bath tube. These bedrooms have access to the garden.
Located in a separate building in the garden by the pool are two apartments that can be arranged as either twin or double (2 people per room). Each apartment has air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, kitchenette, seating area, en-suite bathroom with shower and access to a private terrace.