Ibiza has long been known for its crazy nightlife, its hippy scene and a playground for supermodels. These are all accurate descriptions of the white island and there’s certainly some diversity going on here. There is a lot more to the island than the clubbing scene that it is known for. Dream of beautiful traditional agriturismo hotels in the Ibizan countryside or laid back accomodation with serene yoga classes included. It’s all in Ibiza. The only problem is working out which place to choose.
Aguas de Ibiza
This hotel exudes style from the beginning. The reception is a modern marriage of Ibizan stone and fabulous lighting. If you are looking for somewhere to chill out in the middle of bustling Santa Eulalia, then this hotel could be the choice for you. There is a Clarins Skin Spa to pamper and rejuvenate. The spa itself offers state of the art hydro treatments, as well as massages and beauty treatments. But make no mistake, this is a wonderful place to experience. Need a cocktail after all that pampering? Head up to the bar on the roof of the hotel.The Scuba Bar is a cool place to admire the views of the local area or taking a dip in the pool to cool down. The bar can be hired for private functions if you need an impressive location for friends or family. As a five star hotel, the Aguas de Ibiza offers more than your usual hotel. How about hiring it’s own 40ft yacht for a dolphin’s view of this beautiful island of Ibiza? All in all, this is a very elegant, modern hotel that oozes style and charm. It’s in a great location, the town of Santa Eulalia is the home of various world class restaurants, the Hippy Market and a lovely sandy beach.
If you are in the market for a laid back but exclusive place to enjoy some Ibizan sunshine, then Atzaro is the place for you. The beautiful, the well heeled and those who are into the universe all congregate here. And no wonder. Set in the interior of Ibiza, Atzaro is in a isolated, yet very beautiful part of the island. Located in the vicinity of the very chic village of Sant Joan, Atzaro hides sneakily off the road, blending into the agriculturally rural views seamlessly. Upon entering the hotel, the vibe is one of completely laid back and relaxed. Buddhas adorn the extensive grounds, as do Balinese day beds which have sheer curtains of white linen fluttering around them. There are beautiful native plants and flowers everywhere in the well tended grounds. The spa continues the rustica meets Bali theme and it is a fabulous place indeed. The restaurant attracts all of the big names in music so evening time is in contrast to the daylight hours. With a state of the art wine cellar ( think above ground, lit by neon red light). Each bedroom is different. This is a unique hotel that believes in using natural products as far as possible and this is reflected in the way the rooms are individually designed. Atzaro also offer a wedding service, there is great location for nuptuals held in the extensive grounds.
Santa Gertrudis is the kind of village which is a complete pleasure to visit. It has a traditional Ibizan feel tinged with a bohemian feel. It is the home of many artists and musicians, it is worth a look and a great place to people watch. Can Gasi has developed a certain reputation on the island for being a fabulous place to stay in Ibiza. It is based around an original farmhouse, the rustic features remain in place but the whole feel of the place is relaxed, laid back comfort. The food served at Can Gasi is organic, fresh and quite often homegrown. This is the ultimate place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The surrounding area is very beautiful, picturesque traditional houses surrounded by lush green trees. The hotel holds yoga lessons and there is also a pool if energy levels allow. This hotel attracts a crowd that is looking for superb yet understated quality in their accommodation. This is a chic getaway for those avoiding the crowds yet searching for an unforgettable experience.