Twenty-four hours in Garraf, Barcelona

Sun loungers on a beach.
A woman leaning on a balcony.

Photographer Georgina Millet and her sister, Ana, sunbathe on the terrace, take moonlit beach walks and learn to cook seafood paella at Little Beach House Barcelona

Georgina and Ana stayed in room 11, and also spent some time on the balcony of room 16

A woman walking down a spiral staircase.
A woman looking at the sea in an outdoor bathtub.

‘The light finally starts to go down, so we go to the beach to swim and hang out on the sand’

Photographer and Barcelona member Georgina Millet takes a short trip to the seaside neighbourhood of Garraf. Follow along as she and her sister, Ana, spend afternoons on the sand, cool down in the ocean, and sip Margaritas on the terrace.

12pm: check in 

We arrive at our room, put our things down and take a minute to observe the stunning views from our window, which faces out onto the Balearic sea.
 

1pm: House tour

Next, we walk through the whole House, taking in every detail. The art, in particular, caught our eye – especially the painted ping-pong racquets. The House entrance was also a highlight. As soon as you enter, you see this huge window that looks out onto the sea.
 

2pm: tapas for lunch

We couldn’t wait to try the tapas, so we order some of the daily specials. We chose sardines, which were incredibly tasty, accompanied by two very Spanish tapas dishes: pimientos del padrón and jamón.
 

4pm: siesta

After lunch, we head back to the room for a little siesta. My sister takes a short nap in our room while I edit some photos.
 

6pm: sunset on the sand

By now, the light finally starts to go down, so we go to the beach to swim and hang out on the sand. 
Someone holding a striped beach towel.
A woman looking at the view from a roof terrace.
A woman in a white dress.

Ana takes in the sun

A woman on the beach at sunset.

An early evening swim

8pm: washing off the day

We take a relaxing bath in our room, and then get ready for Margaritas on the terrace.
 

9pm: cocktail hour

Before dinner, we sip on some Margaritas and chill out on the terrace to help us recover from the heat.
 

10pm: dinner 

For dinner, we have octopus with potatoes, aioli and paprika, and then decide to stay out under the moonlight for a walk on the beach. 
 

11pm: bedtime

We’re tired after our day in the sun, so we hop into bed before midnight.
A woman sitting on a sofa overlooking the sea.
A woman holding two cocktails.

‘We learn how to make the one and only Spanish paella with heaps of fresh seafood. Believe it or not, it tastes even better than it looks’

Above: Margaritas on the terrace

A woman standing on a balcony.

Looking out to the water

A bedroom with a view of the sea.

The view from our room

8am: good morning

We wake up and take a walk along the beach to enjoy the early morning light. 
 

9am: breakfast

For breakfast, we have the BEST pancakes and avocado toast – this is always a must at Soho House.
 

10am: morning swim

We have to get in one last dip before we leave, so we go back to the beach for a swim in the sea.
 

1pm: paella class

Little Beach House chef, Alessio Biangini, gives us a private cooking class. We learn how to make the one and only Spanish paella with heaps of fresh seafood. Believe it or not, it tastes even better than it looks. 
 

3pm: check out  

Time to say goodbye. 

@gmillet
A woman in a bedroom overlooking the sea.
Someone turning off an alarm clock from their bed.
Above, clockwise from top left: early morning coffee; waking up on day two; cooking paella with chef Alessio Biangini

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