Having successfully shaken off its former identity as a party-only island, Ibiza’s spiritual side is finally getting the credit it deserves. It’s not all about the super clubs and pool parties, and luxury country hotel Can Lluc offers the perfect base to explore a calmer Ibiza.

This family-owned boutique hotel combines traditional rustic charm with a more modern aesthetic found in the newer sections of the hotel. Situated just fifteen minutes from Ibiza Old Town, and around twenty minutes from the local’s-favourite spot, Talamanca Beach, Can Lluc is perfectly positioned to discover the very best of Ibiza, that’s if you can tear yourself away from the beautiful natural setting and Balinese poolside beds.

House of Coco writer, Tilly-Jayne Kidman, had the pleasure of stopping by for two luxurious nights…

Surrounded by fields, forests, fruit trees, and 2000 grapevines, here at Can Lluc you’ll feel truly immersed in nature, it’s an area of high ecological value, and at times it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of Ibiza. It’s the perfect destination to relax, unwind, and unplug, yet still have the buzz of Ibiza Town and the best beach spots just down the road. The original main house/finca is over 300-years old and belonged to the grandfather of the current hotel owner, Lucas. It has been lovingly restored over a period of three years, whilst maintaining its traditional charm with original features such as the stone walls and exposed wooden beams.

The hotel’s twenty rooms include seven doubles, five superiors, eight villas, and two holiday houses that are ideally suited to families who require additional living space. The newer rooms at Can Lluc have a bright and airy bohemian style where less is more, whilst the more traditional rooms have a cosy, farmhouse feel. Most rooms have a private terrace, and there are also rooms equipped with whirlpool bathtubs if you fancy a little extra luxury for your stay. Spoiler alert: the jacuzzi baths are 100% worth it, and the best bath you’ll ever have. It was just what the doctor ordered after a busy day of exploring the island.

The new one-bedroom villas boast a more minimalist approach to their decor with light, neutral colour tones and plenty of rattan.

Beautiful rooms aren’t all that Can Lluc offers, it’s hard not to notice the impressive swimming pool that overlooks acres of greenery. Sunbeds, cushions, and Balinese daybeds are spaciously dotted around the pool, and it’s all too easy to let time slip away as you sit back and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. The hotel also offers a pool service, so you needn’t even leave your lounger for another G&T. Bliss!

Foodies will relish the hotel’s restaurant which offers a delicious buffet breakfast with pastries, fresh fruit, and eggs and a ‘slow life’ inspired dinner menu that features Mediterranean dishes where chefs work with fresh local produce. Be sure to sample some of the delicious local wines with your evening meal.

Morning workout? Guests can enjoy a small but well-equipped fitness studio, and if your muscles are in need of a little TLC, you’ll be pleased to know that tailor-made massages can also be booked. There’s also the opportunity to take part in your own private yoga lessons, we can’t think of a better location to relax into a child’s pose! After a long day of swimming, eating, lounging, and yoga, end your day by following the signposted walk up a small hill for the best view of the sunset. It’s a magical moment, watching the sun go down in such a tranquil spot.

After two heavenly nights, we found ourselves checking-out and hastily checking our diaries to work out whether a return trip is feasible this summer. Can Lluc is truly an Ibiza hidden gem not to be missed.

Prices start at 379,50 € for a Deluxe Terrace room for two people, including breakfast www.canlluc.com

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