In between leaving Canada and starting my new life in London, my company gave me a few weeks off. Within this few weeks, I was able to get my life in order, and secure a new place to live in London. It also meant I was able to sneak in a holiday to one of my favourite destinations, Ibiza. It’s no secret that I love the White Isle, but I wanted something a little different. I got my mum onboard, and booked a beautiful boutique hotel in rural Ibiza, Ca Na Xica. We hired a car and flew in for a few days of relaxing luxury in the Mediterranean.
Rooms at Ca Na Xica, Ibiza
Arriving into Ibiza airport, we picked up our car and drove up to Sant Miquel de Balansat. It’s past the adorable town of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, which marks the heart of the island. It’s interesting to see a rural part of the island, far away from the coast or the craziness of the nightlife. We pulled in down a dirt road to our retreat for the next few days. Parking among the swaying olive trees, we went into the gorgeous white hacienda.
The lovely and welcoming staff seated us and gave us glasses of rosemary infused water while we checked in. While Ca Na Xica is made up of a few rooms in the house and a number of villas, we were lucky enough to get an upgrade. Apparently the ‘best room’ in the hotel, we were upstairs in the main house, with gorgeous views across the pool and grounds. Here’s a look around our rustic room.
The best thing about the room is the beautiful balcony. It’s draped with white curtains in keeping with the rest of the decor. There’s a table for eating (or you can order room service and have dinner there), and a couple of sun beds for relaxing and enjoying the marvellous view.
Facilities at Ca Na Xica
One of the best things about Ca Na Xica is the boutique hotel’s incredible facilities. Among the stunning decor, fuchsia bougainvillea, and whitewashed walls, you’ll also find some great places to enjoy.
Ca Na Xica markets itself as a spa hotel, so unsurprisingly the spa is a big pull. Located in contemporary buildings, guests can choose from a range of luxurious treatments, from pedicures to massages. I made the most of this, and had some waxing treatments too. For those feeling thirsty, there’s of course a bar for refreshing beverages and cocktails in the sun.
You can’t not go and check out the jacuzzi. Because the hotel only admits a limited amount of people at any time, it often means you’ll have it to yourself. There are multiple jets with different settings, allowing for a relaxing hour or so. We chilled in the warming waters while the Ibizan sun beamed down.
Ca Na Xica Grounds
Of course, I can’t refer to the Ca Na Xica grounds without mentioning its gorgeous pool. The picture I saw of the symmetrical white washed house and long infinity pool sold me my stay at the hotel. It’s truly spectacular. What’s even better is that you’ll pretty much have it to yourself as the boutique hotel limits the number of guests. Even during the height of summer.
Everything is picture perfect. The long cream drapes of the house, the beige furniture, and white washed walls. All of the garden areas are manicured and prim. You can’t fault the maintenance of the gorgeous hotel.
Even relaxing on the pool’s sun beds is a dream. It’s quiet, there’s a drink service, and it’s also extremely relaxing. Every guest is guaranteed a sun bed and you can watch the sun streaming through the swaying fern-like trees. Each also has shade, for ensuring you keep out of the rays when they’re at their strongest. I think it’s fair to say everything has been considered at Ca Na Xica. Simply see it for yourself.
You’re probably wondering about Ca Na Xica’s hospitality. It actually has its own on site restaurant, Salvia. Just a short walk through the hotel’s stunning meadow grounds, you’ll find the restaurant. Breakfast is complimentary each day with your stay. One of our favourite parts of the day was waking up and walking up to the restaurant.
We loved bagging our favourite table with a view of the house from across the meadow. The food is delicious, also. You get to select a variety of eggs with different meats or vegetables, and it’s all presented beautifully. Most days I’d pick poached eggs with crispy bacon, spinach, and tomato. There’s a self serve area too for all the juices, cereals, fresh fruit, and pastries you could possibly want. Everything is also of an extremely high quality.
The restaurant also serves up lunch and dinner, and you can order snacks throughout the day from beside the pool or bar. This isn’t to mention the extensive list of healthy juices, smoothies, and fruity cocktails. There’s room service of course for a more relaxed dining experience, and a tasty range of snacks in your hotel room.
Leaving Ca Na Xica was probably the toughest end to a holiday I’ve ever had! It was tough leaving the gorgeous interiors, the beautiful pool, and the wonderfully friendly staff we met along the way.
As the sun set on our final night, we went for a walk around the grounds, hoping that one day we could come back again. It’s such a great place to stay, and one I simply can’t recommend enough.
So, go and see it for yourself! Ca Na Xica, you’re a truly dreamy vacation spot. Another wonderful stay on my favourite island.
Have you stayed at Ca Na Xica? If so, how did you find it? Where are your favourite places to stay when you’re visiting Ibiza? Let me know in the comments below.