Need to know
189, including 33 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability and a charge of 50 per cent of the room rate till 4pm, the full rate after. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Alongside some covetable woven chairs from Papua New Guinea, the hotel has bold sculptures by American artist Steve te Pas. If you’ve fallen for the hotel’s elegant organic look you can find wooden bowls, rattan baskets and sculptural vases in the on-site boutique.
The hotel will be closed until 29 April 2021 and from 18 October 2021 until the start of the summer season.
At the hotel
Spa and gym, lounge, boutique, laundry service, free WiFi, plug adaptors, beach bags. In rooms: balcony, satellite TV, Marshall speaker, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, tea-making kit, air-conditioning, free bottled water and Le Labo bath products. The Swim-Up Rooms share a pool, and the Private Villa has its own pool.
Our favourite rooms
Oku’s Signature Suite is something we’d happily put our name to as well – spread out over three rooms, it’s big enough to hold your own private rave (although this is more of a chill-out zone) or practice your most florid yoga poses. There’s a private bar, a dressing room leading off from the bedroom and a bathroom with a shower made for two. Alternatively check into the Penthouse for a terrace that’s made for many more.
The hotel has two pools. The first – at 50 metres – has set a record for the largest pool on the island, so you needn’t worry about people swerving into your lane, or children (it’s adults-only). Guests gravitate to its edges for chill-out DJ sessions and live music and the hotel’s cocktail-fuelled Sunday brunch – quite the sun-kissed shindig. The second, while less illustrious in size, welcomes all ages and has bean bags to flump into.
As seductively dressed as the rest of the hotel – even the gym, whose gorgeous Scandi-esque NOHrD and Cassall equipment makes even the most arduous work-out look attractive – the adults-only spa has five treatment rooms and a suite for couples. Internationally trained therapists make the most of what grows on Ibiza and harness the island’s age-old holistic techniques for soothing treatments, and free daily yoga classes in the rooftop shala offer suppleness with a side of view. Pilates and tai chi classes, and private tuition, can be arranged too. Plus, personal trainers will happily map out a fitness programme for you.
Trainers will come in handy for exploring cobbled towns and don’t just bring your bikini – athleisure, clubwear, hiking gear and evening glam could all come in handy here.
The hotel has eight rooms with adapted bathrooms for guests with mobility issues, plus lifts and accessible public spaces.
The stay is best suited to older kids who’ll spend most of their time in the pool. However, babysitting (€25 an hour, two hours minimum) and nannies (€30 an hour) can be arranged if you book eight hours in advance.
The chef works with Spanish Balfegó bluefin tuna, whose fish are farmed sustainably.