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Unique Ibizan retreats open for summer 2020

Escape the cares of the world at these wonderful, independent hotels

The worldwide hotel industry faces an unprecedented set of challenges, presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. To recover from these unique circumstances, all hotels will have to apply exceptional hygiene and social distancing measures, in order to safeguard the health of their guests.

Slowly but surely, we are seeing cautious movements towards the reopening of many establishments here on Ibiza. Some hoteliers are taking the unilateral decision to remain closed for 2020. Other groups of hotels are opening some of their premises, but not all.

Naturally, demand will be lower this year, but we predict that the small, independent hotels, which do open, should be in the best position to apply the new regulations and will prosper this summer. Rural hotels (known locally as agroturismos), boutique hotels and the smaller theme hotels should all be close to fully booked, for what is left of the 2020 season.

Ibiza is blessed with an abundance of independent establishments, all offering something quirky, unique or traditional to their independent minded clientele. They are the perfect retreats to temporarily detach from the preoccupations of our daily lives. Here is a selection of our favourites:


Hacienda

Na Xamena

Leave your cares behind, as you step through the doors of this magical, 5-star oasis, which blends elegantly into its surroundings. Situated in the far north of the island, the jaw-dropping views, the La Posidonia Spa facilities and top-quality gastronomy in the Eden Restaurant combine to conjure a sensation of isolation from the outside world that is practically unmatched on Ibiza. On top of that, there is that cliff-top lagoon and stunning cascade of pools…


Ca'n Maries

Port of San Miguel

Also located in the north of the Island, Ca'n Maries is a Hotel Rural, a private residence with 15 bedrooms, which has been opened up to invite guests to this friendly retreat. Personal service and great hospitality are the bywords at this charming house, set in beautiful surroundings. The beach at the Port of San Miguel beach is a short distance away, as is the peaceful village of the same name.


Las Mariposas

San Rafael

10 minutes and a million miles from Ibiza Town, the beautiful country house, Las Mariposas, is a haven of peaceful tranquillity. Individually decorated rooms, delightful gardens and a long slim pool, perfect for a few lengths, are the facets that give this fine country mansion its idyllic, rustic feel.


Casa Munich

Salinas

Maintained to an exceptionally high standard, Casa Munich is a luxury boutique hotel with three pools and a wellness centre, located between to Salinas beach and Playa den Bossa. Despite its proximity to the airport, the hotel is remarkably tranquil, befitting its location within the Ses Salines Natural Park. Each room is unique and there is one to suit every need, from standard to family apartments. With spa facilities and lush tropical gardens, there is everything to help soothe away the stress.


Es Cucons

Santa Agnes

Es Cucons is a rural hotel surrounded by almond groves, with an excellent kitchen and beautifully tended gardens, which connect perfectly with the agricultural surroundings outside. The rustic rooms are not particularly large but are more than compensated for by the beautiful communal areas and clever use of outside space. Discreet, yet attentive service, and a well-tended bar make Es Cucons more sociable than many typical agroturismos.


Can Pujolet

Santa Agnes

Can Pujolet, just outside the sleepy village of Santa Agnes, is a romantic farmhouse (finca) with wooden beams and cosy bedrooms, but with all the modern conveniences and a huge pool terrace on which to relax. Backing on to a pine forest, you are secluded on all sides by natural beauty that invites you to indulge in swimming, country walks and bicycle rides, as the perfect antidote to a lively night out.


Boutique Hostal Salinas

Salinas

A hidden gem, with 11 rooms, just a minute's walk from the beautiful Salinas beach, Boutique Hostel Salinas presents an oasis of calm and understated style. Always super-friendly, whatever the hour, and with a great soundtrack, you're guaranteed to meet interesting characters at the well-stocked Lo Cura Lounge bar. A great place to hang out before hitting the clubs, or to top up early morning on the way home…


Pikes

San Antonio

World-renowned haven for all things eccentric and spontaneous, Pikes hotel is the place to stay to meet up with like-minded hedonists and, just maybe, rub shoulders with celebs. The Sunday roast dinners and poolside cocktail sessions are the stuff of legend. It's too early to tell if there will be the parties of old this season, but you never know what to expect in this adult wonderland, so come prepared to go down the rabbit hole.


Hostal La Torre

Cap Negret

Another island icon is the cute,17 roomed Hostal La Torre, situated on the cliffs at Cap Negret outside San Antonio. One of the jewels in the Mambo Group's chain of excellent venues, La Torre offers the same dedication to top quality musical entertainment, paired with great cuisine, cocktails and arguably the most retina-relaxing views on the island. There is no swimming pool, but the beaches of Cala Gracio and Gracioneta are within walking distance.


Wi-Ki-Woo

San Antonio

Quirky, colourful and undeniably funky, this popular hangout for the Instagram generation has the added bonus of unforgettable sunsets mixed with cocktails, to enjoy before hitting the San Antonio nightlife. Standing on the front line at Caló des Moro, Wi-Ki-Woo is full of happy vibes and also has a small inside club, available for private parties, which might just be worth keeping an eye on this season.


Santos/Paradiso

Playa den Bossa/San Antonio Bay

Theme hotels of the Concept Group which are confirmed to reopen, on 3 July 2020, are Santos Ibiza Suites in Playa den Bossa and Paradiso Art Hotel in the Bay of San Antonio. Concept hotels offer their guests an immersive experience, in great locations and with wonderful design touches and always a little extra something. Open-air, live music events are scheduled to be held next door to Santos, at Dorado, during peak season. Poolside is the place to chill at the Miami themed Paradiso.


Ocean Drive

Talamanca

Built in the 60's, Ocean Drive is a monument to the Art deco movement, at the far end of Ibiza port. Ideally placed for a short walk to the popular beach of Talamanca, the Botafoc marina with its adjacent nightlife, including the clubs Pacha Heart and Lío, or the city centre. Modernised throughout, with contemporary room décor, and an excellent rooftop bar. Treat yourself to an upgrade to the sea view rooms, with beautiful vistas of the marina and Dalt Vila glittering across the water.


Mikasa

Talamanca

Just around the corner from Ocean Drive, you will find the pretty little 16 room boutique hotel Mikasa, boasting the same benefits as its neighbour, yet with a very different flavour. Each room is individually styled with rustic simplicity and has the feeling of a retreat yet is so close to the city. With yoga workshops and the Kasamore Mediterranean restaurant, Mikasa is very popular with yoga practitioners and healthy eaters.


Sol Bahia Suites

San Antonio

Fancy a little more independence? Located at the furthest end of the San Antonio Promenade, close to Caló des Moro and Cala Gracio, Sol Bahia Suites is a small, yet perfectly formed hotel. The spacious sea view suites have a superb outlook onto of the sweeping San Antonio Bay, with a sunset from your balcony guaranteed. The rooms are large and modern, each with a kitchenette and the hotel has its own seafront pool terrace to kick back on during the day

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