A charming farmhouse-turned-finca in the Balearics, Pure House Ibiza is cocooned by 30 acres of verdant olive groves, fragrant fruit trees and exotic plants, as well as glittering reflecting pools and shaded cabanas. Indoors, calm beige and ivory tones offset quirky statues and Balinese detailing; outdoors, linen throws are strewn across thatched wicker loungers, white canopies frame the saltwater swimming pool and guests sip sundowners from their gently swaying hammocks.
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 $415.16 (€373), excluding 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).
Owners Caroline and Rushan have been awarded an Agriturismo trademark for their 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 can use the common areas of the hotel after check-out for €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 on the shady patio, where you’ll find white wicker chairs, rustic wooden tables and, in the evening, flickering lanterns. Talented owner Rushan 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 no bar as such, but 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 Ibiza sits amid a 30-acre estate surrounded by forest, fruit trees and olive groves, 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.
Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique finca in Ibiza and unpacked their sandals and sun hats, a full account of their island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Pure House Ibiza...
A boutique finca set amid tropical orchards (mango, anyone?), Pure House Ibiza is a secluded island retreat with impressive eco-credentials and acres of natural charm. Equally charming, owners Rushan and Caroline are the heart and soul of the property, which is dotted with exotic furnishings from their globe-trotting travels. You’ll find us snoozing in the comfy hammocks in the shady chill-out area, sipping sangria under the thatched cabanas by the pool, or soaking up the Mediterranean sun from a secret spot in the herb-scented garden. In the eternal words of the Vengaboys: we’re going to Ibiza (and not coming back…)
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