Ca Na Xica

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Address: Carretera de Sant Miquel Km 10 2, Sant Miquel de Balansat, Ibiza, 07800, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.4

A family-friendly rural Ibiza hotel that feels like a private countryside villa.

Ca Na Xica is a divine family-style villa refurbished to become a spacious rural hotel, stunning in its simplicity. Tranquil, picturesque and with warm, welcoming service, it’s no wonder the clientele are fiercely loyal, returning season after season. After a long weekend here, I completely understand why – the peace and the pool are addictive.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
4.2
90%
Leisure facilities
4.6
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.6
90%

Location

In the heart of beautiful farmland near the sleepy portside town of San Miguel, Ca Na Xica is just a 10-minute drive from the bustling countryside village of Santa Gertrudis, and the beautiful beaches of the north. Surrounded by citrus orchards, olive groves, fig and carob trees, I really feel at peace here from the minute I arrive.

Bedrooms

There are just six suites here, all uniquely decorated but with the common elements of traditional Ibicenco architecture like ancient Sabina beam ceilings and seats, nooks and crannies fashioned into the walls. Each suite has its own terrace, so you have plenty of space to lounge around, inside or out, at siesta time and there’s also satellite TV and my favourite hotel indulgence, a pillow menu. Just try not to relax, I dare you!

Public areas

The lofty Can Na Xica lobby is so inviting with its oversized couches and armchairs (and complimentary WiFi), I loved hanging out here to check my emails and catch up with online gossip, but there are lots of outdoor lounge spaces to escape to for those who prefer the great outdoors.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is served from 8.30am until 11am and there’s a very limited menu for lunch, with simple salads and sandwiches. I love the fact that much of what’s on your plate comes directly from the gardens.

Leisure facilities

There’s a cool T-shaped swimming pool perfect for doing laps down the straight – if you can drag yourself off your sunbed of course – then dipping in and out at the cross junction.

Service

They say it’s a three-star, but I think the service here is worthy of five – I felt like I was being welcomed into the home of a close family member, where it was never too much trouble to help me out.

Who stays there

A range of travellers from across Europe and the UK, including plenty of families.

Price advice

For an additional cost, your stay at Ca Na Xica can be combined with two nights in the family’s rustic guesthouse in neighbouring Formentera – an experience I highly recommend.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Nature / wildlife

Pros & Cons

  • Picturesque surroundings
  • Warm, friendly service
  • Very far from Ibiza's nightlife
  • Hire car essential
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