Cocooned by a 30-acre expanse of exotic plants, orchards and olive groves, Pure House Ibiza is as rooted in its lush tropical garden as its mango trees. Owner Caroline has given the interiors a modern update: calm beige and ivory tones offset quirky Balinese detailing and unique sculptures; outdoors, white canopies fringe the glittering saltwater pool, and guests sip sundowners from their gently swaying hammocks under thatched cabanas.
Noon, but guests can arrange late check-out at 6pm, subject to availability and a charge (30 per cent of the room rate). Earliest check-in, 3pm. The hotel charges €50 for arrivals after midnight; €100 for arrivals between 2am and 7am.
Double rooms from £362.06 (€411), including tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.20 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast. A seven-night minimum stay applies to bookings made more than three weeks in advance; a two-night minimum stay applies to bookings made less than three weeks in advance, but the hotel can be flexible (if you ask nicely).
Owner Caroline has been awarded an Agriturismo trademark for her impressive garden, an expanse of exotic plants, olive groves and orchards.
The hotel is closed annually from mid-October to mid-April.
At the hotel
Tropical gardens, large shaded patio, lounge area, chill-out space with hammocks and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Hierbas de Ibiza products, tea- and coffee-making facilities, minibar and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
We’ve fallen head-over-heels for all four rooms at this fabulous finca: the beige-and-ivory-styled Best Rooms have peaceful shady terraces with views of the olive groves; the cooling, sand-hued Great Room is bright and airy,and the Intimate Room is decorated with woven Balinese furnishings.
The dazzling 23-metre saltwater pool has an enviable location overlooking green-and-terracotta olive groves, and is framed by white parasols, comfy cushion-lined sunbeds and thatched Balinese-style gazebos.
There’s no spa as such, but the hotel can arrange a variety of stress-relieving massages, brightening facials and beauty treatments in your room, by the pool or among the fruit trees in the garden. Fitness fanatics can have personal training sessions, Pilates and yoga classes in the garden.
Bring your own tupperware in which to stash freshly-picked fruit from the orchard.
Guests are welcome to use the hotel facilities after check-out for a fee of €55 a person.
Over-15s are welcome – this chilled-out finca is more suited to adults.
Pure House has installed solar panels and only uses eco-friendly bath and cleaning products. All food served here is locally sourced and organic: fruit and vegetables are grown on-site and the hotel works closely with local farmers and producers.
All the tables are in the same space, but we’d recommend taking a pew nearest the fragrant garden.
Flowing ivory linens and chunky jewellery, to blend in with your surroundings.
Tapas are served outdoors, straight to the side of your day-bed, and at the restaurant, where you’ll find white black chairs, rustic wooden tables and, in the evening, flickering lanterns. The team serves up a daily-changing menu of organic, locally sourced dishes – be sure to try the olive oil, made from the hotel’s own olive groves, and the delectable Spanish ham with picked-that-day fruit from the garden.
There’s a bar serving classic cocktails, wine, beers and smoothies can be brought to you until 10.30pm every evening. There are plenty of cosy spots in the garden or the lounge for romantic pre-dinner drinks.
Breakfast is served from 9am till 11.30am; tapas and sandwiches are served from 1pm till 7pm.
None, but your in-room minibar is fully stocked with tasty treats, including champagne and cava, chocolates, nuts and olives.
Pure House is a small boutique hotel in Ibiza. It sits amid a 30-acre estate surrounded by forest, fruit trees and olive groves just outside Ibiza town and only a few minutes away from the coast.
Ibiza Airport (www.ibizaairport.org) is five kilometres away from the hotel (around 15 minutes by car), served by British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. The hotel can organise private transfers (€30 each way).
Taxis are easy to come by, but guests looking to explore the island should hire their own wheels – there’s a car park at the hotel, and several international hire companies at Ibiza Airport, including Hertz, Avis and Europcar.
Worth getting out of bed for
Budding gardeners should take a turn around the hotel’s 30-acre estate; you’ll find exotic plants, mango trees and olive groves – and plenty of postcard-perfect picnic spots. The hotel can also arrange yoga and Pilates classes in the garden, so you can practise your sun salutations to the singing of birds and the gentle hum of crickets. (You could also just sip sangria from your hammock in the chill-out area.) Head to the coast, where you can sink your toes into the butter-soft sand at popular Playa d’en Bossa, or take to the ocean on a private boat trip (which the kind souls at the hotel can organise for you).
Head to family-run eatery La Paloma, in nearby San Lorenzo, where you’ll find home-made Mediterranean food served under the stars in a flower-filled courtyard. Loved by the locals, La Bodega specialises in tip-top tapas presented in an authentic – and buzzing – setting, and Yemanjafish restaurant offers sea-fresh dishes on the breezy beachfront. Fine(r) dining can be found at Sa Punta Ibiza, where tasty plates of burrata salad, truffle croquettes and Wagyu beef tartare are served up on a cream-hued terrace with panoramic ocean views.
Laid-back lounge bar Coricanchadazzles patrons with intricate and delicious cocktails inspired by the four elements, as well as dishes from their ceviche bar. Buzzing beach bars and clubs are all in easy reach: alfresco party-spot Ushuaia is just a 15-minute drive away, as is popular dance-den Pacha; artsy cabaret club Heart Ibiza is also 15 minutes away.
Jumping out of bed and into a glistening, sun-drenched seawater pool is surely the best way to start a day in Ibiza, and that’s exactly what the deal is at Pure House: the white-washed, macrame-dressed, cacti-scattered finca located in the south-west of everyone’s favourite Balearic island.
When it comes to Ibiza, you’ve got your two sides. There’s the hedonistic party-at-Pacha-’til-7am situation, then there’s the more bohemian ‘bathed in the ocean, ate organic, did yoga on the sun terrace, and was fast asleep by 10pm every night’ take. Pure House is very much about the latter. It’s calm and off-the-beaten path. It’s very much only accessible via car. Oh, and it’s only four rooms big. It’s where you go to relax and lap up the luxury of an early night. Party animals need not apply...
We spent two nights at Pure House after two nights in the Old Town and it was the dreamiest spot to soak up and savour that real ‘on holiday’ state of mind. It’s the sort of place you return to after a long day on the beach to spend an evening on the sofa, nursing a bottle of wine. Escapism at best and reached via a very long, very bumpy, very ‘are you sure this is right?’ stoney drive, Pure House is all white-washed walls, soft, sandy coloured textiles, shady terraces, and serene gardens, which have instant calming effects. (It’s bizarre to think you’re only 15 minutes drive from the airport and 10 minutes from the vibing Old Town.)
With only four rooms (plus a couple more in the pipeline), it’s easy to quickly feel at home. There’s plenty of room to roam and to feel like have your own space – in fact, we barely saw a soul outside of breakfasting hours during our stay. And I very much made the comfy corner sofa on our communal terrace my evening reading spot…
Boho is the only word to describe the interiors. We stayed in Great Room, a simple, stripped-back space that’s all beige and ivory tones, with wood and raffia furniture and finishes. There was a comfy king-size bed with a stunning sand-hued macramé headboard, an open-plan bathroom with a seperate toilet, rainfall shower, and herbal scented Hierbas de Ibiza products, a minibar, and an open wardrobe. When you’ve got a partner who’s football-mad and will find a match he needs to watch no matter where in the world you are, the very concept of no TV is a real godsend. No radio or sound system means you actually switch off and do those holiday-type activities like, you know, talking to each other and reading. (I can’t say I’m good at being off-grid though so was very thankful of the fast, reliable WiFi available right across the property.)
You wake up leisurely here, purely because there’s really no need to do otherwise (oh the luxury of not having an alarm on holiday). We let morning light in through the shutters and had the door ajar on to the courtyard, while we read in bed, lapping sun on our terrace. After that first unbeatable dip of the day and once we’d sun-dried ourselves on the loungers, coffee called. A wholesome, organic breakfast is served on the communal terrace, with breads and jams, omelettes and coffee.
Cacti and lush greenery pepper the communal areas of the finca, rolling out into the 30-acres of gorgeous gardens that surround the property, full of exotic plants and olive groves. The courtyard off our room was particularly striking with towering cacti set against bold red painted walls, but the real highlight for me had to be the pool.
The vast seawater expanse, which overlooks the olive groves, can easily entertain you for a whole day. Kick back on a cushioned lounger, dip in and out of the pool when the Spanish sun soars, order a spot of lunch, then take a nap in the thatched gazebos when you’re feeling snoozy. If you’re more of a restless traveller, hop in your car and once out of the long, stoney drive, you’re quickly on the fast roads and tripping to the very north tip of the island will only take you an hour. You’re in the middle of nowhere yet far from nothing… In short, it’s bliss.