Ibiza, Spain

Can Palmyra


Art-clad party pad


Calm central hamlet





It may be kept in complete privacy, at the heart of 10,000sq m of manicured grounds, but contemporary luxury villa Can Palmyra is far from the shy and retiring type. The lounge is hung with huge primary-hued artworks and strewn with zebra-skin rugs, one bedroom has a Buddha statue towering over the bed and a canoe is proudly displayed in one of the ensuites. The folly isn't allowed to run too wild – high ceilings, concrete floors, and a pool area that looks like a music-video set keep proceedings stylish. The villa's also close to Santa Gertrudis in the centre of the island, one of Ibiza's most covetable spots. There's a tennis court, and our favourite bedroom has a private pool with Jacuzzi jets: form an orderly queue...

First Glance

  • The cavernous living-room is white and bright with pops of colour from modern artwork. It has plenty of sofa-lounging space, high ceilings, glass doors, with panoramic views of the garden and pool area.
  • The dining area sits by the living area, with equally eye-catching artwork. There's a long table with seating for up to eight people, and the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the pool.
  • The large Italian-made kitchen has Gaggenau appliances (an oven and steam oven, grill, coffee machine, two fridges, a wine chiller and a deep freezer).
  • A second lounging area sits on a mezzanine level. It's accessed by large stone steps leading up from the main lounge area and it's kitted out with a 55-inch television and the latest multimedia.

Villa highlights

  • Vast grounds to play in
  • Bedroom with an in-room jetted pool
  • Tennis court

Sleeping arrangements

  • The huge master bedroom has white walls hung with modern art and chic polished-concrete surfaces. It has a queen-size bed and open-plan ensuite with a bath tub, shower and canoe displayed on a plinth. From the large private terrace guests can spy the sea.
  • Bedroom 2 has clean white walls and smooth concrete surfaces with a slight industrial edge. Painted hangings cover one wall, and it has a king-size bed, open-plan ensuite with a bath tub and shower, and direct access to the garden.
  • Bedroom 3's reds and pinks add plenty of warmth. There's a king-size bed, huge windows overlooking the countryside, and an ensuite shower room. Its most impressive asset is a private, heated indoor swimming pool.
  • Light and airy bedroom 4 has a king-size bed with an open-plan ensuite with a bath tub and shower. This room overlooks the gardens.
  • Guest rooms 5 and 6 have private entrances with no direct access to the main villa.
  • Bedroom 5 (king) with open plan ensuite (shower), located in the gardens with a large terrace.
  • Bedroom 6 (queen) with ensuite (shower), located in the gardens.

Key kit

  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms.
  • Minibars in guest rooms and master bedroom.
  • Indoor heated swimming pool.
  • Satellite, Sky (German).
  • Bose sound system for outside and all living areas.
  • High-speed internet .
  • Safe in every bedroom.
  • Alarm system.
  • Tennis court.
  • Barbecue (gas).


  • The 600sq m terrace encmpasses a covered pergola and sunken table for outside dining.
  • The large saltwater rectangular pool (154sq m) has integrated parasol-shaded day-beds and a petite dock where guests can sit and dangle their feet.
  • The private heated pool in bedroom 3 (16.25sq m) has Jacuzzi jets.


  • The terraced gardens with lush towering palms, have paved paths leading to the guesthouses and tennis court hidden amid the forest.
  • A profusion of olive, orange and pine trees providing shade.
  • The first-floor terrace has sea views and offers a glimpse of the Old Town in the distance.
  • There's ample parking for all guests.


  • The villa's embedded in the island's leafy hinterland.
  • It's close to the village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera.
  • The closest beaches are Salinas and Cala Jondal, around a 20-minute drive away.
  • Ibiza Town is a 15-minute drive away.
  • The drive from the airport should take around 15 minutes.