Set deep in the midst of a pine forest a long way from the chaos of San Antonio, the Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is the perfect place from which to experience another side of the party island. From its remote cliff top setting, to the Buddha statues and meditation-style music, everything about this hotel has been designed to lull you into a state of spoiled indolence and utter relaxation.
Exotic trees and mesmerizing seascape views surround the open swimming pool area, while the Thalassotherapy Saltwater Spas – think heated private pools and waterfalls with Jacuzzi-style jets – are pretty seriously indulgent. The bar and main restaurant area are Mediterranean in style, but with a Moorish twist, with whitewashed walls, mosaic tiles, floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary, ocean-inspired artworks. The delicious fish dishes and locally sourced wine selection dovetail beautifully with the surroundings; served against a backdrop of the sun setting over the bay, it’s a special dining experience.
Then it’s on to the various suites… Carved out of the cliffs, many come with a Jacuzzi, spectacular sea (and sunset) views, small terrace, large sofas, lounge area, king-size beds and a well-stocked minibar. Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is rural Ibiza at its very best – you’ll never want to leave.
- The delicious, fresh (and extensive) breakfast buffet
- The spa
- The views
- Getting away from it all
- The electronic doors can be problematic
- It's not a hotel for hedonistic party-seekers
Need to Know: Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena
Number of rooms: 70
Check-in/check-out times: 3pm and 12noon
Room service: Yes
Swimming pool: Yes
Dogs welcome: Small (up to 4kg) and well-behaved pets are welcome in rooms but not in the public areas such as the pools, restaurants.
Eating and drinking: The hotel has four restaurants in total. The open-air Eden, and indoor Cascadas restaurants offer formal midday and evening meals, while the El Chill Out lounge is the ideal place to sit and enjoy daytime sangrias and tapas. Finally, the Sueño de Estrellas restaurant serves Asian-style cuisine in a romantic setting. The poolside bar, Juzz, offers a great selection of healthy fruit cocktails.
Near to? San Miguel is the nearest village but has very little to offer. Take a taxi ride to Bambuddha Grove for a great night out or borrow a hotel bike for a nice (but hilly) ride to the beach.
Getting there: Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is a 45-minute taxi ride from/to the airport. The hotel can arrange a pick-up for you. Alternatively, you can catch the number 10 bus into the old town from the airport; from there you can catch a bus to San Miguel, then a taxi to the hotel.