Set inland just outside the quaint village of San Carlos, yet only a ten-minute drive from some of the island’s most stunning beaches, I love that you can walk to Las Dalias hippy market (on Saturdays) in just five minutes from here. San Carlos is a great village to explore – Ibiza locals love to escape here for tapas, coffee and great restaurants.
Choose between double rooms, suites or superior suites, but be sure to ask for a king bed if you’re a couple, as some of the rooms are configured as twins. I stayed in a suite, with a lovely fireplace, plush loungers, a private terrace, full kitchen (though I didn’t use it apart from making tea!), satellite TV and WiFi. The white-washed walls and terracotta tiled floors made me really feel like I was on a farm, as did the rustic furnishings. The hydro-massage tub however, made me feel like I was in a day spa!
Retaining the feel of the old farmhouse, it’s cool inside in summer and cosy in winter, with plenty of lounge areas to relax in, though I preferred the privacy of my private terrace on most days.
Eating and drinking
Lovely fresh produce plucked straight from the on-site gardens is served up alongside plenty of local specialties like ham, prawns, fresh seafood, prime cuts of meat (I still drool at the thought of the suckling pig). The chef also prepares daily Mediterranean specials and a tasting menu is available if you ask in advance. Be sure to check out the wine list too, a very impressive selection focusing mainly on Spanish tipples.
Can Curreu really does have it all if you ask me. A beautiful, modern spa, practically begging me to have daily treatments (if only I could afford such a luxury), a swimming pool to keep cool in, and there’s even a boat belonging to the hotel that can be chartered upon request. But my favourite thing of all is the stables, home to four strapping steeds that are ready, willing and able to take you to explore the Ibiza countryside like never before. Don’t worry if you can’t ride – lessons are also available.
Can be a little slow on occasions, particularly in the restaurant, however reception staff and the concierge are very helpful and friendly.
Who stays there
A good mix of international clientele – expect to hear Dutch, German, Spanish and English conversations around the pool. It’s a child-friendly establishment, so families are very welcome.
Buffet breakfast is always included in the price. Extra beds can be included for 45 euros each night while a cot costs 15 euros per night. Spa treatments and horse riding comes at an additional cost, but well worth splashing out on in my opinion.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Open all year round
- Short walk to hippy market
- Horse riding on-site
- Away from Ibiza's nightlife
- Restaurant occasionally understaffed