Boutique Hotel CAN GALL
The elegant, serene & incredibly warm family hotel
When searching for the perfect country hotel to host our yoga retreat in Ibiza this year I came across Can Gall, a wonderful finca near San Juan in the north of Ibiza.
I looked at so many really beautiful boutique hotels but Can Gall simply ticked all the boxes.
The location is magnificent.
As I parked my car and walked up towards the hotel I got blown away by the delicious smell of orange blossoms. Surrounded by acres of land - fruit trees growing everywhere - and with a spectacular view of the mountains, all my senses were in delight.
I picked a few Nisperos fresh from the tree and straight into my mouth as I walked on to the reception area to meet the incredibly fun and friendly Santi - owner of the hotel.
What used to be his family home, the place where he was born and grew up, is now a super elegant and stylish boutique hotel. Santi and his equally charming wife converted the 300 year old finca to the most modern standards without losing the authentic, traditional feel of the setting.
Original features remain everywhere giving the agroturismo charm and character.
The surrounding gardens are vast, colourful and meticulously maintained.
The pool area is oozing luxury, and the outside dining terrace makes you feel like you're sitting in somebody's welcoming massive garden. No sound other than the birds singing around you.
The ambience is delightful.
It's an intimate hotel with only eleven rooms, all of them featuring authentic spanish elements, like the original stone walls and wooden beamed ceilings.
The bathrooms are huge and immaculate - and so are the beds. I actually did lie down in one, just to make sure our yoga guests will enjoy their best sleep ever. And trust me, they will!
Some rooms come with their own terrace, looking out onto the lush country side. All you see is green green green. I can imagine how magical it is to wake up here.
The hotel has a restaurant and a young, creative chef, serving up a big delicious breakfast. Dinner and lunch is a la carte. In the cooler months you can enjoy the spacious inside area of the restaurant. Simple but beautifully decorated, with white tablecloth and candlelight.
It's all about the simple pleasures and true luxury at Can Gall. And to me true luxury means being able to get away from it all.
To enjoy comfort, peace and beauty.
Can Gall has it all.
While you feel like you're miles away, the hotel is actually super easy to find. From the main road between Santa Eulalia towards San Juan you turn into a little camino, follow the signs, and within minutes you're in paradise.
A short 10 minute drive takes you to the picturesque village of San Juan. Here you'll find a supermarkt, a pharmacy, some cute cafes, as well as The Giri for stylish fine dining. The übercool concept store Los Otros doesn't just offer great shopping, but also the most delicious, creative and healthy cuisine. Pink Burgers anyone? Yes please!
And don't forget the lively, colourful village market in San Juan every Sunday - it's a must!
The vibrant, creative village of Santa Gertrudis is a 15 minute drive away from the hotel. Here you'll find an abundance of independent stores and amazing restaurants. From contemporary vegan and organic at Wild Beets to the traditional Bar Costa on the square opposite the church.
However if you can't be bothered to get in the car at all, you can actually walk from the hotel to the restaurant Can Curune for simple, authentic food. The supermarket next to the cafe has everything you need, from fresh fruit and veggies to a large range of organic products.
All the gorgeous beaches of Ibiza's north-east coast are within an easy drive from Can Gall. Cala Boix being my favoutite.
Active holidaymakers and early birds should put their trainers on and explore the hotel's surrounding countryside - passing ancient ruins, indulging in the infamous morning light of Ibiza, and delighting in the island's wild flora and fauna.
It's easy to see why we chose Can Gall as the host for our yoga retreat this year.
But it's not only the magical setting and the graceful interior of the hotel. In the end it all came down to Santi and his family, being so lovely to work with and making sure that all our requirements were met.
For further information or to make a reservation please call the hotel +34 971 337 031 or visit the website.
If you would like to experience your very own and personal yoga retreat with a group of friends, tailormade especially for you, then simply drop me a line!