Tucked a kilometre away up a dirt track, Can Pujolet is a world away from the rest of Ibiza. A lovingly restored Finca, this 10 bedroomed retreat place is the real deal. Surrounded by orchards of fig, avocado and almond trees with miles of dense forest beyond, the hotel captures everything you’d want from a rustic hideaway. The added bonus is the impeccable service, where the owner genuinely cares about your stay and works with a team who are equally as delighted to make sure you love the place as much as they seem to.
The main house is a maze of rooms and annexes converted from stables and sheds and connected by cosy nooks and narrow staircases. Light floods into different rooms through windows set in traditional deep stone walls depending on the time of day. Nine of the ten rooms have terraces; one ‘room’ is in fact a large apartment with two bedrooms, a low beamed den and beautifully designed kitchen.
The raised terrace overlooks traditional stone walls and the sweeping countryside. It’s almost impossible to believe San Antonio is less than half an hour away. The restaurant is an outdoor kitchen and flower-decked patio, where you’ll breakfast on fresh juice and home-made baked goods. It’s here that we were welcomed with cake and wine, and 3 course dinners for 22 euros were all home-made, fresh and delicious. Don’t pass up on the lemon sorbet dessert or the vegetable lasagne!
The friendly dog who passes the time under your table, the abundant vegetable patch which is clearly a labour of love and the wonderful 20 minute hike to the soul-soothing viewpoint where the sun sets into the ocean all fit perfectly with the essence of this place. It feels authentic and genuine. The owner’s gift is that for however long you stay you will feel like your visit matters and that it is your home to enjoy too.