10 minutes from cool Santa Gertrudis, Can Sastre describes itself as an agriturismo. While there isn’t much sign of farm life, this five-room hotel feels like you’re stepping into the home of owner Bibi and her husband Ray. Their beautiful blonde children dash about (silently) underfoot in towel capes while their parents will ask after your night out, or help with supper reservations, but otherwise, leave you completely unhassled. The Dutch couple bought and revamped the space in summer 2018 and the white finca exteriors are draped in bougainvillea with hammocks slung in shady corners. In the bedrooms, things are simple, with whitewashed walls and wicker baskets alongside palm-fringed lampshades. There are organic Meraki lotions from Denmark in the bathroom, which you can also buy to take home from the hotel boutique.
At sundown, help yourself to an enormous glass of blush rosé at the poolside honesty bar and order the just-cooked edamame doused in salt. For breakfast, there are scooped-out wooden bowls of cool acai topped with candied fruit, nuts and beetroot juice for sipping with a bamboo straw. Ask ahead and platters of fresh bread, Iberico ham, and manchego cheese can be arranged for lunch. Things here feel homespun and instantly relaxing – it’s as good a spot to hide entirely from the rest of the island as it is a launchpad from which to explore Ibiza’s farm-to-table restaurants, beach clubs or mega-club scene.
By Tabitha Joyce – Condé Nast Traveller
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