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Whether you’re throwing shapes in Pacha or admiring them in the Museu d’Art Contemporani, you’ll want a stylish place to rest your head in Ibiza. The big resorts are fine, but for something a little cooler, why not book a boutique hotel? The options on the White Island are plentiful, ranging from a historic farmhouse to a design-led hideaway.
If swish minimalism is your thing, the clean lines and muted tones of Ses Pitreras will really appeal. The 1970s-era property has been given a super-chic transformation by celebrated designer Joan Lao, and his signature understated styling can be seen throughout, from the seven guestrooms to the achingly cool pool area. There is also a luxury suite with a private rooftop terrace for soaking up those famous Ibizan sunsets.
Dating to 1904, the boutique Mirador de Dalt Vila oozes period charm, all surrounded by the historic city walls. Numerous original artworks and genuine antique furnishings are scattered throughout what was once a family townhouse, creating a sophisticated and timeless feel that combines with top-notch service for a five-star experience. For a seriously upscale stay, the Grand Suite features a bathroom sauna, gym, jacuzzi and elevated views over the Mediterranean.
The centrepiece of this serene rural retreat is a beautifully restored 17th-century farmhouse, but it’s the surrounding grounds, brimming with scented lavender, fig, olive and almond trees that really set the scene. Each of the 15 individually themed rooms opens onto a balcony, terrace or small piece of garden. They all feature rustic-chic bathrooms with claw-footed tubs, while the honeymoon suite has an outdoor hot tub for al fresco soaking.
Surrounded by sun-soaked fields, ancient olive trees and pine forests in the centre of the island, Ca Na Xica has one of the more bucolic and secluded settings on Ibiza. Minimalist Balearic chic meets rustic charm in this adults-only boutique retreat, which also offers a gorgeous chlorine-free swimming pool, an inside-outside spa and even a small artificial beach. Nature lovers will particularly adore the 14 premium suites, whitewashed cubes that imitate a small Ibizan town, with open terraces with daybeds to take advantage of the gorgeous surroundings.
Those looking for a peaceful haven to rest, relax and rejuvenate need look no further than Cas Gasi. It offers low-key luxury amid almond, olive and fig trees, together with vegetable gardens that grow ingredients for the organic restaurant in the hotel. Nourish your wellbeing with bespoke yoga programmes, complementary therapies and nutrition consultations. Luxury bedding in individually designed rooms ensures a restful night’s sleep.
Based around a 200-year-old finca, the Can Curreu maintains a rustic charm, and nowhere more so than in the 17 rooms and suites, combining original features such as terracotta tiling and exposed wood beams with private terraces and modern amenities. While the spa facilities and pool area certainly impress, it’s the hotel restaurant that really shines, with a gourmet menu sourced from island ingredients.
With stripped wooden yacht flooring, polished stainless steel panels and a scattering of handpicked local sculptures and vintage photographs, every room at this high-end boutique is pretty damn sexy. Check into one of the suites for a real treat for two, with luxury toiletries, Bluetooth speakers and saucy goodie bags to spice things up. If you want to go the whole hog, request one of the suites with a circular bed.