Ibiza wellness: Can Verru – Retreat into luxury

Hosting a retreat in Ibiza is a big responsibility for wellness leaders, with a very select group of participants putting their trust in your ability to create a life-changing experience for them. And while you may be confident you’ve got the skills to cover coaching, yoga, meditation, fitness and healthy food (or whatever your retreat concept is based around), when it comes to the location, it’s oh-so-important to source a venue that ticks all the boxes in terms of quality, luxury, facilities and services. Can Verru is one such private villa – a luxurious and spacious property that is fully-equipped to host large groups and retreats.

Set in an acre of tranquil countryside just a few minutes’ drive from the stunning west coast of Ibiza, Can Verru sleeps 12 guests plus the hosts – with options for single and double occupancy available to suit your group – and is a picture-perfect example of classic island architecture and style. All white walls contrast beautifully with the lush green lawns, tropical gardens, vibrant blue skies and a large sparkling swimming pool; stunning interiors fuse exotic glamour with Ibiza design elements and the fitness, yoga and wellness facilities housed within the property are second to none. Can Verru is much more than a standard holiday rental villa pitching at retreat leaders – rather, it is a meticulously planned retreat destination designed by Ibiza-based owners with backgrounds in architecture and the wellness industry (the perfect combination!).

The beautiful location sets the perfect scene for moments of solitude, self-reflection and relaxation as much as it provides the perfect platform for fitness and wellness activities immersed in nature. Surrounded by hiking trails and mountain bike paths, the villa is just minutes from the iconic beaches of Cala Conta, Cala Bassa and Cala Tarida, making water sports, swimming and beach walks easily accessible from home base. The famous Ibiza sunset is also just a short drive away – an experience retreat goers find soothing for the soul.

From the minute you step inside Can Verru, it’s obvious why supermodels and sports stars alike choose to make this villa their home away from home when in Ibiza. Comprised of a main villa with four bedrooms and a standalone Moroccan cottage with an additional two rooms, the space is at once luxurious and homely, possessing a character your guests will find unforgettable. Each room boasts its own bathroom, allowing for privacy and discretion, not to mention no delay waiting for a shower after a workout! With breathtaking sea or mountain views from all vantage points, the aesthetic is 100-percent pure Ibiza magic.

When the time comes to get physical, Can Verru is a veritable grown-up’s playground. Spacious grounds offer a variety of options for training, from an expansive lawn to an Astro Turf mini football pitch, while Ibiza’s mild climate makes it the perfect destination for exercising alfresco. Equipment such as mats, weights, TRX, Bosu, kettlebells and fitness balls are available for use and Can Verru’s owners can also connect you with the island’s premier health and fitness experts if you’re looking to expand your team. Mountain biking, guided walks, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, personal training, Pilates – you name it, it can be provided at (or very near) Can Verru.

Yoga and meditation is quite often the heartbeat of an Ibiza wellness retreat and it’s in this area that Can Verru truly delivers more than any other luxury villa on the island. A dedicated woodland yoga studio has been custom designed for the property and is kitted out with all the mats and props required to facilitate any style of class – perfect for teachers jetting in from other countries who prefer to travel light. A heavenly space to practice and meditate, yogis of all levels will adore the peace, quiet and organic feel of the space. If you’re looking to find a respected local instructor to host sessions throughout your retreat, Can Verru have a contact book bursting with the very best.

Just as it does in many family homes, the kitchen operates as a social hub throughout most retreats and Can Verru’s open, professionally equipped space is a caterer’s dream come true, with an additional outdoor kitchen, barbecue area and bar also on offer for those balmy Mediterranean nights. Over the past few years, the kitchen at Can Verru has hosted many of Ibiza’s highly sought after healthy chefs during wellness retreats, many of whom are available to cater to your group on request. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free – the abundance of fresh and organic produce on Ibiza makes it easy to create meal plans following the farm-to-table philosophy. Retreat caterers are welcome to pluck fresh fruit, herbs and veggies from Can Verru’s onsite organic garden and citrus orchards – you don’t get any closer to KM0 than that.

When your guests have been busy training or practicing yoga all week long, the thought of a soothing massage or relaxing wellness treatment can be the thing that motivates them to push on through a tough session. Can Verru boasts a unique massage area where visiting therapists – whether you enlist your own contacts or call on the Can Verru owners for professional recommendations – can set up for all types of treatments, whether therapeutic or pampering. Guests can also take treatments in the beautiful gardens or in the villa depending on their preference. With nothing but the sounds of nature around you, it’s all about the serenity.

Based in Ibiza, Can Verru’s owners are a fountain of local knowledge and can point you in the direction of Ibiza’s most popular beach clubs, restaurants and iconic destinations, many of which are within easy reach of Can Verru. Their insider’s knowledge can prove invaluable throughout the duration of your retreat, and the fact they’re here on the island is an additional assurance should you have any requests while in residence.

Can Verru currently has availability to host retreats in spring, summer and autumn 2018, and with retreat booking season just about to get into full swing, now’s the time to get in touch to organise your event. Alternatively, if all of the above appeals to you and you’re looking to attend rather than host a retreat, contact Can Verru on the link below for a full list of retreats scheduled for the 2018 summer season and choose the one that most resonates with your desires.