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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
- High-Speed Internet
- Swimming Pool
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Nature / wildlife
Pros & Cons
- Picturesque surroundings
- Warm, friendly service
- Very far from Ibiza's nightlife
- Hire car essential