Perched on a hill, an idyllic mix of bright-green catus, swaying palm trees and vibrant flowers, Can XuXu offers us the perfect escape- a reason for one to stay in Ibiza for an extra night. This small retreat lost in the dusty and arid nature of this sandy white island is a real paradise for those seeking privacy and rest. A well-kept little secret that offers us all the comfort, calm and serenity one dreams of, far from the other soulless resorts by the sea.
Owned by former-designer Alexandre Narakas, this 12-room private villa boutique hotel with private pools offers an experience that combines luxury and the privacy. The old Finca and private house, Can Xuxu, was not originally thought of as a hotel, which explains the originality of its volumes and surroundings. Located near San José on the southwestern coast, we love the main pool, the open-kitchen which overlooks the oasis of greenery, the small winding paths leading to Indonesian-inspired Javanese pavilions, the personalized service, the rooftop suite Parma, and of course the man who runs the place for his sound advice and recommendations.
You (like us!) will most certainly succumb to it. You will also be enamoured by the view and the exquisite neon sunsets offered by this sunny spot only 5 minutes from the beach. We understand why these regulars come back year after year, seduced as much by this idyllic setting as by its welcoming and warm staff.
Finally, we can say that Can Xuxu offers the one and only thing that people look for when they travel: to feel at home, elsewhere.