Can Jaume hotel review: the perfect Ibiza getaway

Enjoy the best of both worlds at this tranquil villa minutes away from Ibiza’s bustling Old Town


Ibiza is an island of two halves: one the party paradise, known for its full-throttle nightime scene; the other an idyll for discerning travellers who seek out its many areas of unspoilt beauty. Most of the more peaceful retreats are hidden high up in the hills, far from the action - but really, on holiday, who can blame you for wanting a bit of both worlds. And let's be honest, a touch of White Island hedonism is always better when you have the close comfort of 5-star luxury to recover in!

So here’s the solution: the tranquil Can Jaume boutique hotel (part of Spain's 'contemporary lifestyle' OD Hotel Group), set amongst fragrant orange trees and verdant palms, is just 2km away from Ibiza's buzzing Old Town. Stylish, relaxing and laid-back, this place has all the hallmarks of Spanish interior designer Mayte Matutes, known for a sleek aesthetic which never veers too far from the traditional rural tropes of the Balearic isles.

The hotel has recently opened nine new villas: stand-alone minimalist maisonettes set over two storeys and comprising a bedroom, lounge, bathroom, private terrace and a rooftop terrace with jacuzzi and space to sunbathe.

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Designed by Victor Rahola – known for his robust light-infused cubic structures – the villas are inspired by the traditional Ibizan ‘payesa’ house which makes the most of the space available with, interconnecting rooms and no space wasted on corridors.

Can Jaume's proximity to Dalt Vila (Old Town) – a World Heritage site since 1999 and a maze of cobbled streets with bijoux shops and restaurants – makes this location all the more magical, since there's no end of things to see and do.

But again, choice is a key selling point here: you can easily while away the time in blissful tranquility next to the hotel's large pool. Stretched out on a super comfy Balinese cabana bed you need not speak to a single soul, except of course if you want the bar staff to whip you up another delectable cocktail. Be warned: the orange juice-based ones, given the on-site ingredients, are particularly addictive.

The agroturismo is big on relaxation and wellness: the breakfast menu revolves around produce sourced from the property's own farm and orchards; furthermore, each Saturday, the hotel hosts its own organic food market. For those wanting to explore the island, bicycles are free to hire, horse-riding can be arranged and the nearest beach is just 10 minutes’ drive.

The new villas start from 350€ (£300) per night including taxes and breakfast. For more information and to book, visit

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