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Winter sunshine beckons

Discover the White Ibiza Villas that are kitted out for winter living with cosy fireplaces, underfloor heating and even heated swimming pools.

Winter in Ibiza is no longer a local’s best kept secret. The sun continues to shine on the Balearics while the rest of Europe shivers beneath a blanket of snow, making it easy to see why a weeklong sojourn in Ibiza ticks all the right boxes for those looking for a dose of winter warmth that doesn’t require a long-haul flight. For those seeking respite from the grey of day-to-day city living, selected properties within the White Ibiza Villas collection are fully kitted out for winter living – cosy fireplaces, underfloor heating and even heated swimming pools.

The white isle is packed with plenty of things to do in the off-season months – long lunches on the beach, decadent gastronomic experiences, hikes and guided walks, mountain biking, horse riding, yoga and meditation, local village festivals, an array of markets, sunsets and yes, even parties aplenty. Christmas and New Year in Ibiza see the island truly come alive, as towns and local villages are strung with charming decorations, Christmas markets are set up in Ibiza town and all the best local restaurants host special dinners and parties to celebrate the festive season in true Ibiza style – there’s also an annual New Year’s Day swim at Salinas! The holidays continue all the way to January 6 in Spain, when the traditional Three Kings Parade sweeps through towns – all the more reason to extend your sunny holiday break.

Set high on a hill overlooking the famed bay of Cala Jondal in the island’s south, C’Anouch is without a doubt one of the island’s best year round villas. As the sun shines down in all its glory from early until late, the house is filled with natural light – on warm days choose a sunny corner to relax in, dine outside and take a swim in the heated pool and on cooler days, turn on the underfloor heating and enjoy the incredible views while binge watching Netflix! In close proximity to Ibiza town and the buzzing Marina Botafoch area, it’s easy to nip in and out for shopping, lunch, beach walks, hikes in the nearby hills or dinners and parties before returning to your own slice of paradise.

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Santa Gertrudis is one of Ibiza’s most buzzing year-round destinations and becomes even more of a social hub once the winter settles in. Can Selva is located in the hills just a few minutes from the village, offering all the conveniences of cosmopolitan off-season life with the added bonus of being able to disconnect when you truly need it. Gardens are drenched in sunshine and there are plenty of places (inside and out) to curl up with a good book or take a siesta. Underfloor heating keeps the property nice and toasty all day while the contemporary fireplace set within a comfy, cosy entertainment room becomes the ideal place to huddle by night.

Escaping to the north of the island to connect with nature is a common winter activity and staying at Can Terra puts you directly in the centre of everything this beautifully bohemian area has to offer. By day, explore the wooded area surrounding the villa or head to the nearby beaches for stunning coastal walks and lovely long lunches. By night, it’s all back to the villa, where underfloor heating and a roaring fire creates a cosy ambience and the large open kitchen can become the heart of the home. After dinner, retire the cinema room and settle in for the night… and then do it all over again.

Set in the hills that preside over popular Ibiza beach Benirras, Can Zama boasts truly spectacular winter sunset views and is fully equipped for off-season living. Its privileged location means it’s in full view of the sun from sunrise to sunset and floor-to-ceiling retractable windows allow you to soak in the warmth even when they’re not open. The ambience is made even more snug thanks to underfloor heating and there are also multiple fireplaces throughout the villa. An outdoor fireplace is ideal for alfresco breakfasts on cooler days and for those who love to swim, the pool is heated! A cinema room completes the picture – it’s easy to imagine checking in here and never wanting to leave the villa.

A winter holiday at Can Benito give you a true taste of authentic island life. The ancient finca has been restored to the highest possible quality, without losing any of its charm or character. Set just on the cusp of Santa Eulalia – a year-round hub of activity – the design of the villa features numerous protected suntraps, so you can enjoy indoor and outdoor living throughout your stay. Underfloor heating makes it easy to pad around barefoot, while an open fireplace provides extra warmth as the evening chill arrives. The beautifully refurbished bathrooms feature enormous tubs – the perfect way to relax and wind down after an active day on the island.

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