The va-va-voom Vedra viewpoint
Petunia’s savvy owners received it bang on when they bought and redeveloped a clutch of 1970s coastal flats whose saving grace was owning arguably the best views on the island. Now unrecognisably overhauled (and not too long ago ushered into the Beaumier secure), Petunia is the best Ibiza escapist’s fantasy. In the significantly southwest of the island, the road snakes and curves by the whitewashed pueblo of San José, past Sa Talaïa, the island’s tallest mountain, and all around vertiginous clifftops until instantly, magically, shearing out of the h2o with all her 400 metres of granite may is Es Vedra, Ibiza’s mystical, magnetic, offshore monolith. No issue how numerous moments you see it, Es Vedra would make your heart skip a beat, and it is the see of the rock that dominates Petunia from every poolside daybed, just about every bougainvillaea-clad walkway and each individual shimmering rooftop. But seem away you will have to, for the reason that Petunia alone is so extraordinarily rather, with rustic, casita-design and style bedrooms and suites scattered by way of sprawling, lavender-scented grounds and a stately central finca where a cosy boutique, bar and restaurant thrum with doe-eyed fans (Petunia is adults-only and partners make up the majority of visitors). The vibe listed here is unapologetically peaceful and attendees use bikinis and bed room slippers to float from suites to the pool, exactly where they’ll commit unlimited hours looking at novels and sipping rosé beneath the shade of a Panama hat. Bedrooms on their own are supremely cozy, with creamy linens, tribal artefacts and earthy-hued raffia baskets on the partitions. Tiled bogs, some with sunken tubs, are capacious. Offered the hotel’s much-flung site there’s a serious emphasis on wonderful foods in this article and the a few dining establishments – one particular upscale with a tasting menu, one particular calm with a pizzeria and a panoramic rooftop crudo bar – depart visitors with few excuses to depart. If cabin fever does established in, on the other hand, it’s a quick wander down the hill to very Cala Carbó, exactly where a small-slung beach front shack – Balneário – serves the juiciest red prawns on the sand and where by Petunia’s individual dayboat can whisk you absent for an afternoon’s swimming and snorkelling all around Es Vedra by itself.
Price tag: from about £295 per night time
The up to date campo retreat
Xereca is that rare point, a truly contemporary rural resort established in rolling, flower-stuffed grounds just a stone’s toss from the hustle of Ibiza City. Conceived by hands-on house owners – the Ibicenco architect Jordi Carreño and his yoga-instructor wife Awa – the clutch of lower-slung, crisp-edged backyard suites cluster around a historic (still doing work) windmill and an elevated, duck-egg blue swimming pool. Rooms are voluminous and light-weight-flooded, an ode to the owner’s modernist architectural design (Carreño was a single of the important architects of Sabina Estates, Anton Bilton’s hyper-lavish eco-vacation resort in the south of the island), but with enough rustic touches to remind company they are in the rural heart of the Ibiza. As befits Awa’s status as 1 of Ibiza’s most sought-just after lecturers, the yoga courses (in the on-internet site temple) can be as restorative or as deep as you like, as can the massages and calming spa treatment options. The hub of this stylish and grown-up five-star lodge is the original whitewashed finca – in Carreño’s family members for generations – where an upscale restaurant serves developed-up Mediterranean dishes – crimson prawns, spring lamb – with veggies and fruit plucked from the hotel’s individual natural kitchen back garden. Although the essence of Xereca itself is pretty considerably about peace and tranquil contemplation, the hotel’s central locale means that in underneath five minutes, company can be sipping cocktails in Ibiza’s shiny marina, exploring the cobbled streets of Dalt Vila or – if the temper usually takes – dancing the night time away at nearby Pacha or Club Chinois.
Cost: from about £308 for each night