Its rave scene may be legendary (or so we’ve heard…ahem), but all you need to know is that Ibiza is spectacularly beautiful. Calas the colour of Photoshop and sunset hikes among buttery-scented pine trees – all from a flight so short that, COVID aside, there’s simply no time for the drinks cart to make an appearance. Its looks are what have attracted hippies and yogis for decades, plus anyone with a budget for envy-inducing real estate. It’s a magical, liberating, anything-goes bubble that’s only popped by the fact it can be eye-wincingly expensive. Still, look how pretty it is.
Much like the Mallorca farmhouses we featured, these eco-friendly Ibiza accommodations offer up all things restful without compromising on luxury or sustainability. Agroturismos focus on organic foods, off-grid living, and tranquility — a refreshing break from the island’s notorious party scene.
Pure House Ibiza
Up a forested hillside track seemingly in the middle of nowhere – yet actually far from nothing – this four-room estate is only five kilometres from Ibiza Old Town. The vibe is Balearics by way of Bali: a 23m saltwater pool with thatched gazebos, hammocks lazing sloth-like between palms, and macrame-dressed interiors where TV is banned and massages are pummelled on request. Owners Caroline and Rushan earned agroturismo status in 2015, thanks to lush organic gardens where helping yourself is encouraged – there are olive and orange groves, plus boughs speckled with apricots, squishy figs, and even mangoes. From €190 per night, including breakfast.
Ten minutes after leaving airport arrivals, you can be reclining at a 300-year-old farmhouse, head nodding to live chillout beats, sipping a cocktail made in an Airstream bar. The Smoked Piñarita, with smoked pineapple syrup, orange and lime juice could almost be a detox – if it weren’t for the punch of mezcal, and the fact that you’re in Ibiza. Casa Maca’s terrace nods to the island’s party side, but it’s for people who did that a decade ago and now appreciate sleeping (there are 10 suites), bathrooms with Grown Alchemist toiletries, lavender fields, and a fine lunch of soft-yet-crispy octopus. From €269 per night, room only.
Some people love nature’s wildness. Others prefer the idea of nature. Ca Na Xica is for the latter. This 20-room boutique hotel brings all the prettiness of the countryside – fruit groves, paint-stroke swathes of bright flowers – but its white rectangular lines are pure gloss and sophistication. The pool is spectacularly sexy, with spaced apart daybeds that feel like you have the place to yourself; there’s even a man-made beach and a spa. The best northern beaches (Cala Benirràs, Es Portitxol) are a 10-15 minute drive away; return for dinner at open-air Salvia restaurant, serving red mullet from Formentera and Josper-cooked chicken. From €500 for a two-night minimum stay, including breakfast.
Located in the rural heart of Ibiza, near the chi-chi hamlet of Santa Gertrudis (dubbed Ibiza’s Notting Hill), entering this open-all-year nook of escapism is like flicking your brain’s on switch to battery-saving mode. Bougainvillea cover the walls, as if someone’s popped a balloon full of blooms, while the five suites show off beams, hessian rugs, Meraki toiletries, plus Marshall speakers because, you know, Ibiza. Dutch owners Bibi and Ray learned their hospitality craft running beach bars, so they’re fluent in laidback vibes: acai bowls and endless great coffee for breakfast, an alcoholic honesty bar, and sunbeds nestling between banana trees. From €110 per night, plus €20pp for breakfast.
Leave an 18th-century farmhouse in the hands of Austrian aesthetes, Andi and Andreas – previously stylists, make-up artists and creative directors – and the result is a design lover’s Instagram fantasy. The seven unique rooms flaunt antique curiosities (many foraged from legendary local interiors shop, Sluiz), wildly patterned fabrics and walls where cracks are celebrated not concealed. Urbanites will love coffee from Ibizan roastery, Meke, and hipster vegan cosmetics by Be […] My Friend, but the countryside remains the star. Think: eggs from Legado’s hens, homemade orange cake, vineyard views, and the ultimate touch – a dog and a cat. From €195 per night, including breakfast.
Atzaró smells as good as it looks. And it’s a looker. But that scent when you see your four-poster bed – delicate orange blossom and herbs (all grown on-site) – is so drift-away beautiful that reed diffusers are available in its boutique. Atzaró broke ground when it opened in 2004, being one of the very first agroturismos on the island. Today, the spacious 24-room retreat is known equally for its organic garden (spot papayas, avos and pomegranates) as it is for its spa, which has a sauna pod in the garden, daily yoga and Pilates, plus four pools – one, a laps-friendly 43m. From €231 per night, including breakfast.
Finca Can Martí
Deep in the pine-forested Es Amunts nature reserve, yet only a 10-minute woodland walk from San Juan village’s buzzy Sunday market, Can Martí dunks you wildly into nature. Hiking trails to secret beaches start from your doorstep (mountain bikes are available, too), while its swimming pool was Ibiza’s first to use natural water – offering a chemical-free dip that stays clean due to filtration from lava stone, an oxygenating waterfall, and aquatic plants (yes, you swim alongside lilies and the occasional frog!). The six rustic-yet-elegant rooms and casitas sleep up to five, while produce from surrounding strawberry fields is sold in the cutest on-site tienda. From €210 per night, including breakfast.
If you want to skip the flight, but still get a taste of the Mediterranean, here are some options along the Costa Brava. Or hop over to Mallorca, which has its own luxury finca scene for the eco-conscious traveler.