Ibiza, Spain

Ca Na Xica

Rates per night from$222.08

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR195.45), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Blissful Balearic bolthole

Setting

Lush green hinterland

Peaceful boutique hotel Ca Na Xica has a charming aspect; it's surrounded by sun-soaked Ibizan countryside, lush green orchards and verdant olive groves. We particularly love its spoiling open-air spa, the turquoise saltwater pool and the locally-loved restaurant with soul-soothing views of the pristine landscape. Inside, flickering lanterns cast warm light on white walls, dark-wood beams cut across the lofty ceilings, and in suites, breezy private terraces lure guests outdoors for sundowners.

Smith Extra

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A bottle of champagne and access to the spa for two (usually €35 each)

Facilities

Photos Ca Na Xica facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Twenty, including 14 suites.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $222.08 (€195), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional government tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a generous buffet breakfast of cheeses, Spanish ham, home-made bread, cakes, fruit, fresh juices and a variety of organic cereals and nuts. Cooked-to-order eggs and bacon are also available.

Also

Ca Na Xica also has a petite man-made beach, strewn with sunloungers, beanbags and parasols; an ideal spot for sunbathing and sangria-sipping.

Hotel closed

The hotel is closed from the 17 October until April.

At the hotel

Spa, terrace, a little man-made beach, large gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a minibar, Campos de Ibiza bath products, free bottled water, bathrobes and slippers.

Our favourite rooms

We’d opt for one of the contemporary Suite Premier rooms, which are dotted across the sweeping hotel grounds. These stylish suites have airy private terraces with views of the beautiful Ibizan countryside and glass-fronted bathrooms with their own bamboo-and-fern-filled gardens, so you can bathe blush-free in your own private rainforest.

Poolside

The dazzling saltwater pool is the focus point of Ca Na Xica’s charming grounds; it’s surrounded by comfy taupe loungers, terracotta stone tiles, cacti and shade-casting olive trees.

Spa

Pared-back but luxurious, the soothing spa has three treatment rooms, a hammam, a sauna, an outdoor Jacuzzi and heated loungers. Choose from a selection of shoulder-loosening massages, a variety of body scrubs – our pick is the olive-oil, Ibizan-salt and lemon experience – or indulge with a collagen facial. Spa treatments can also be arranged in your room.

Packing tips

Leave the glowsticks at home; this restful retreat is all about unwinding.

Also

Health-conscious Ca Na Xica also has fitness classes, pilates, yoga and a personal trainer on offer.

Children

This calming casa is just for grown-ups; leave the kids at home.

Food and Drink

Photos Ca Na Xica food and drink

Top Table

Opt for a romantic table on the terrace; it’s strewn with glowing lanterns at night.

Dress Code

Tanned limbs and flowing post-beach attire.

Hotel restaurant

Local suppliers contribute heartily to the fine Mediterranean fare at Ca Na Xica’s open-air restaurant. Natural wood and stone take on a contemporary polish here; surfaces are gleaming white, light floods in through the ceiling beams and a full wall of windows overlooks the surrounding fields and glittering pool. The restaurant’s a short walk from the hotel – ideal for working up an appetite – and attracts hungry patrons from all over the island. Save space for the incredible wagyu steak tartare, and resolve to try everything from the Josper oven – especially the herb-and-lemon smothered chicken.

Hotel bar

The laid-back bar is located in Ca Na Xica restaurant, where guests can sip champagne cocktails, or sample an expertly curated selection of delectable local wines, while watching the sun set over the fields.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8.30am till 11am; lunch is available from noon, and dinner is served till midnight. A light snack menu is served around the pool from noon till 8pm.

Room service

The full restaurant menu is available from noon till midnight.

Location

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Address
Ca Na Xica
Carretera de Sant Miquel, km 10,2
Sant Miquel de Balansat
07815
Spain

Planes

Ibiza Airport (www.ibizaairport.org) is 23 kilometres away from the hotel (around 20 minutes by car) and is served by British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. The hotel can organise private transfers for ‎€110 each way.

Automobiles

A pair of wheels is useful for exploring the island’s lesser-known towns and beaches, although taxis are easy to come by. From Ibiza Airport, take the main road towards Santa Eulalia, past Ibiza Town, and turn left at the sign for Santa Gertrudis and San Miguel. Continue on the road past Santa Gertrudis; the sign for Ca Na Xica is on the right just before San Miguel town.

Worth getting out of bed for

Pampering is an all-day-long pastime at Ca Na Xica: pick ‘n‘ mix treatments in the spa, summon drinks to your poolside perch, or ‘omm’ away your days with private yoga sessions. Explorers rejoice, the hotel can arrange cycling and walking tours around the enchanting local countryside and along the coast; there’s also choice of beaches in reach: the hotel’s just a 10-minute drive to Puerto de San Miguel, and a 12-minute drive to Cala Benirrás Beach. Ibiza virgins shouldn’t leave without exploring the winding cobbled streets of Dalt Vila, and the Gothic-style Catedral de Ibiza at its precipice.

Local restaurants

Virtuous eatery Wild Beets, in Santa Gertrudis, has a seasonally changing menu of organic, vegetarian dishes, and freshly-squeezed juice blends – stop here for a vitamin boost after a day of sangria-fuelled indulgence. For a heartier bite, head to family-run La Paloma, in the nearby village of San Lorenzo, to dine on traditional Mediterranean risottos, fresh-egg pastas, herb-encrusted meat dishes and locally-caught fish – the restaurant also has it’s own vegetable-and-herb garden, and an on-site bakery.

Local bars

Ca Na Xica is located in the quieter, north-east part of the island, a half-hour drive away from the clubs of Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio, but there’s a wealth of buzzy bars and beach clubs a short drive away from the hotel. We love eco-friendly Elements Ibiza on Cala Benirrás Beach, which has a juice bar, a restaurant serving up sustainably harvested produce, a lively cocktail bar and lounge, a boutique shop and several beach-side massage stations. The decor is made from recycled materials, and the woven-bamboo roof and wooden stylings provide the perfect beach-hut experience.

Reviews

Photos Ca Na Xica reviews
Caroline Tomlinson

Anonymous review

By Caroline Tomlinson, Fashion illustrator

There are few things more disheartening than the dwindling days of summer in London. But the turtlenecks and trench coats would have to wait. Mr Smith and I were bound for southern Europe: one last summer swansong in search of warm days and blue skies. We craved a pool, great food and a destination that lent itself to relaxation, so Ibiza was settled on.

Now, before you go waving your glow sticks at me, I am aware that this notion may be a contradiction on this celebrated party isle. But today, Ibiza is as much about R&R as it is about bars and clubs. Especially if, like me, you traded-in all-night dancing for early-morning downward dogs long ago.

Bidding goodbye to London, we headed for sangrias and sunshine. A short drive from the airport transported us to the understated entrance of Ca Na Xica, set in a bucolic patch just outside Sant Miquel de Balansat, in the island’s yoga-loving, hippy-leaning northern hinterland. So far, so chic – it emerged like a beautiful secret, tucked away in the olive groves.

This former country estate has been converted into a luxurious hotel and spa, with impeccable service. Greeted with warm smiles, we immediately swapped our bags for bubbles, during one of the most blissful check-ins I can remember.

It soon became apparent that the focal point of Ca Na Xica is lounging poolside. And what a pool… The equivalent of an aquatic catwalk, it’s framed by a symmetrical line of manicured trees on either side, surrounded by landscaped gardens. Oversized daybeds and shaded nooks abound, meaning you’re never far from being horizontal (expertly-crafted cocktail in hand).

Our room was in keeping with the rest of the hotel: light, spacious and considered. All suites have private terraces or balconies and ours overlooked some olive trees. A quick change out of our northern European clothing and it didn’t take us long to hit the outdoor hot tub and spa. My feet needed to be returned to their former open-sandal glory and Mr Smith needed a cocktail, a steam room, a sauna and a hot tub (though, not necessarily in that order). Within minutes, we were both happily ensconced, relaxed and dutifully unwinding.

Come nightfall, we decided to explore the old port for dinner, starting with drinks at sunset. Part of Ibiza’s capital, the fortified Dalt Vila, is now a World Heritage site where culture and clubs sit happily side by side.

Rising early next morning – refreshingly clear of head – we walked through Ca Na Xica’s gardens, bathed in golden sunlight, and made our way to breakfast. The restaurant’s design is all about simplicity, natural light and glass. First at the table, then after migrating to a sofa, we’d very much slowed down in its idyllic confines. There was no rushing through this meal: you’ll want to take it all in, especially the people-watching. At Ca Na Xica, the morning clientele arrive as polished as the night before, dressed in designer kaftans.

We made the most of our lazy last morning, indulging in the breakfast buffet, which guided us from fresh fruit through to cured meats, delicious cheeses, pastries and breads of endless variety (the tomato bread became a favourite).  

Like Ibiza itself, Ca Na Xica is effortless, chic and doesn’t try too hard, with focus on enjoying life. Which is why it’s the perfect base. It’s all of those things and more, with attentive staff who endlessly try to make your stay perfect. As soon as summer returns, so will we.

 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Ca Na Xica’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The staff – so friendly and helpful. The location – we felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. The food – fresh and tasty. The building – simple and peaceful.

Don’t expect

A party animal lifestyle!

Rating

Stayed on 2 Sep 2018

We loved

This is a beautiful and stylish hotel, well situated on the island and with stunning gardens and wonderful pool. It is peace and quiet personified and most of the time it feels as though you are in a private villa with a few other people who happen to turn up very now and then. The reception staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the island, where to go and what to do. We will definitely be back.

Don’t expect

Don't expect late nights in the bar or a bustling restaurant. This is a quiet and secluded place for early nights and lazy starts to the day.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Aug 2018

We loved

Absolutely love this place. Staff are fantastatic. So relaxing. Great food. Beautifully quiet and never feels crowded. Cannot praise it highly enough.

Don’t expect

A party atmosphere.

Rating

Stayed on 13 Jul 2018

We loved

The pool and surrounding well-spaced and enormous loungers; the fantastic restaurant.

Don’t expect

A lively atmosphere.

Rating

Stayed on 27 Aug 2017

We loved

Loved our rooms with a shower looking onto a private garden and our own terrace. The landscaping is amazing; beautiful property. There was a fabulous restaurant that the girls up front recommended on our first night. Can't think of the name but we sat under a huge fig tree and it is close to the property.

Don’t expect

There was nothing we were disappointed with. Pleasantly delighted all around.

Rating

Stayed on 22 Jun 2017

We loved

The beautiful grounds and relaxing pool area. The lovely designed rooms with superb styling. The friendly staff that were there to help us whenever we needed. Aubergine restaurant – just up the road – is beautiful and serves lovely food.

Rating

Stayed on 14 Apr 2017

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