House And Garden – The best hotels in Ibiza, tried and tested by our editors

House And Garden – The best hotels in Ibiza, tried and tested by our editors

The House & Garden guide to the best places to stay on the white isle.

Every April the smallest Balearic island awakens from its wintry slumber to the sound of hotels and restaurants flinging their doors open to tourists. The cooler months might be idyllic in their tranquility, but there’s nothing quite like summer on Ibiza.

Home to haute bohemians, hedonists and bare foot beach dwellers alike, there’s hotels in Ibiza for everyone; you just need to know where to find it. Whether you’re hankering after a hotel-cum-house party, looking to take life at a slower pace at an agroturismo, or want to watch the sunset over Es Vedrà from your own private terrace, we’ve rounded up the hottest hotels in Ibiza.

How we chose the best hotels in Ibiza

Every hotel in this list has been chosen by a member of the House & Garden team who knows Ibiza and its offering well. We look at a number of factors when deciding whether something should make our list, taking into account location, service, sustainability credentials and of course, great design. Where possible we look to have stayed in the hotels ourselves, testing out the experience first hand. After all, not every agroturismo is made equal.

Can Sastre

Best hotel in Ibiza for: Laidback living in a rural spot.

Paint the picture: The feeling of tranquility the team at Can Sastre have fostered is quite possibly unmatched on the island. There isn’t super service in the traditional sense, nor are there super amenities, but in their place there’s a sense of familial care. It’s a bit like staying at your slightly-whacky-but-quite-cool aunt’s house.

Design notes: Just as one would hope in a rural agroturismo such as this one, the rooms are tastefully simplistic. Of the five rooms, some are casitas, others are suites, all are laidback spaces that work well as a base for an active holiday, or a one spent mostly on a lounger.

The communal spaces are rendered in a colour palette of soft grey, beige and off white, and the pool is set in a shady tree clearing.

Why stay here: The contemporary commune vibe of Can Sastre tends to attract a crowd of chatty, modern bohemians who have no qualms striking up conversation with their poolside neighbour. Between the seven rooms, honesty bar and the large, poolside breakfast table, guests get to know who’s who in a matter of hours. It’s the perfect spot for ex-backpackers and travellers who used to enjoy the ambience of a hostel, but are looking for something more upmarket now.

What’s around: By foot, you won’t find much on your doorstep, but that’s not a bad thing. Can Sastre is right in the centre of the island, meaning by car everything is just a short trip away. The quiet coves of the north can be reached just as easily as the bustling town.

Don’t miss: Breakfast cooked to perfection by the chef who comes into the hotel every morning.

Local recommendations: Juntos House, Aubergine and, slightly further afield Portinatx Cove for a beach day. You’ll find Los Enamorados restaurant there too.

Camino Viejo de San Mateo s/n, 07816 Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Islas Baleares, Spain

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