For most of us finding love can be a big enough chore in itself, let alone trying to keep that love alive for any length of time. Thankfully that’s when Ibiza can safely come to the rescue and do what it does best. Even the hardest of hearts cannot fail to be touched by a shared romantic sunset shared or a lazy leisurely day together by the side of a shimmering swimming pool. Away from the bustle and stress of everyday life, lovers can find their private world again, and reconnect over cocktails, a secluded dinner, or a walk in the countryside – alone and yet together at last. Some of the best hotels in Ibiza have offer the perfect couples’ escapes, with attention to the smallest of details and care in providing discretion and privacy so that your holiday for two can be a fairy-tale all of your own.
Es Cucons, Santa Ines, North West
With its white-washed walls and traditionally built-in shelves and beds, the rooms at Es Cucons, in the charming Santa Ines valley in north west of Ibiza are straight from a whimsical fairy-tale. Painted wooden shutters, or half-stable doors all add to the romanticism of this gorgeous and tranquil Agroturismo, which is truly nestled in nature settled amongst acres of almond trees and pine forest. Around the green lawn surrounding the swimming pool, discretely curtained daybeds shelter lovers from prying eyes, whilst the intimate spa to the rear of the hotel is a dreamy place for a couple’s massage, a sauna or a dip in the plunge pool to admire the valley together at sunset. The garden restaurant provides countless candlelit corners for a dinner for two, so there’ll be little reason to leave your love bubble once you arrive.
Described by one magazine reviewer as feeling like a friend’s stylish hacienda, luxurious boutique hotel Can Gasiremains one of Ibiza’s best kept secrets despite its 20-year history on the island. Wonderfully discreet and private, the 12 unique rooms and suites – set in the heart of the countryside near Santa Gertrudis – feature living areas, Moroccan themed lounges or their own libraries, adding to the overall sense of staying in a secluded – and extremely decadent – family home. Owner Margaret Von Korff personally oversees every little detail, from the interior design and imported Italian linens on the feather-topped beds, to the hydro-massage baths in the Deluxe Suite, and the creative seasonal menu served in the intimate restaurant. For a romantic escape for two, cocooned in nature and divine indulgence, Can Gasi is the perfect place to create your holiday love nest. Truly the hotel for lovers.
Eco-conscious lovers head into the wilderness for a romantic retreat at sustainable Agroturismo Can Martí. Nestled in its own magical valley not far from the bohemian village of San Juan in Ibiza’s north, the family-run finca has an agricultural history dating back over 400 years and has been loving renovated in a traditional and environmentally friendly way. A natural and chemical-free swimming pool is kept clean with lava stone filters and an oxygenating waterfall, while fresh organic produce is available from the farm for you eat under the stars or to prepare in your own kitchen if you prefer. From yoga in nature, to a massage under a pergola, if your vision of romance involves the soothing flutter of dragonflies and the sweet chirping of birds, then Can Marti is your dream come true.
Sleek and stylish, rural hotel and spa Ca Na Xica is a spot for lovers to be wooed by luxury. The countryside estate, on the outskirts of San Miguel, boasts 14 recently built premier suites, with private terraces, unspoilt views across the campo, plush two-metre wide beds, and every little luxe mod con that could be considered, from bluetooth soundbars to LED mood lighting. Your romantic escape might be rural, but with award-winning restaurant Salvia right on site, and a choice of professional therapists on offer for massages and more, there’s nothing rustic about a stay at this stunning location. Surrounded by carefully tended gardens of fragrant lavender and colourful flowers, the peace and tranquility of this oasis for lovers is a luxury everyone deserves to be spoilt with.
To truly escape into a romantic bubble for two, mountain-top finca and Agroturismo Can Talaias feels like it’s on top of the world, with breath-taking panoramic views stretching far out to sea, and overlooking the village of San Carlos in the far north of the island. Originally the island bolthole of iconic British actor Terry Thomas and his wife Belinda, the hotel is now owned and managed by his son Cushan and partner Laetitia, who have created a relaxed and friendly home-away-from-home for guests in any of their eight individually styled rooms or suites. Carefully and lovingly restored over the years into a spacious and spread-out estate, the old farmhouse trademarks of terracotta tiles and exposed stone walls evoke a calming sense of history, whilst the epic vistas from your own private terrace cannot fail to impress and awe. Love at first sight indeed.
A firm favourite for island nuptials, Agroturismo Xereca, tucked into a valley close to Ibiza town, is also home to one of the island’s last surviving windmills. Now converted into a very romantic and private poolside luxury shower, the intimate boutique hotel is packed full of charming original features like this, making it a joy to discover for adventurous lovers. The close proximity to the island’s main city makes this a great choice for those who love both worlds; find romance over dinner or wandering the old streets of Dalt Vila, before returning to your countryside retreat just a few minutes away. Brother and sister architectural team Maria and Jordi Carreño have created a calming blend of traditional features mixed with minimalist design, sure to guarantee a restful stay with the sweet dreams all round.