Is it really September? We’ve got our sights set on delaying the fall reentry with a trip to Ibiza. Not the ear-plugs-required, clubby side of the island, thank you; we’re heading inland, straight to La Granja, a new hotel set on a 16th-century finca amid acres of well-tended farmland, with slow-food workshops, yoga, and full-moon rituals included.
Photography courtesy of Design Hotels.
Above: The main house overlooks the pool and one of several well-shaded lounging areas. La Granja is a joint project of Design Hotels, a consortium of indie boutique lodgings, and Friends of a Farmer, which bills itself as “a creative community forged around the cultivation of art, crops, and inner gardens.” The hotel is designated a private retreat, but all that’s required for a reservation is a Friends of a Farmer membership, which is built into the €350 ($390) room fee.
Above: The centuries-old house was transformed into a hotel by Dreimeta design studio of Augsburg, Germany, led by Armin Fischer. The team deployed stone floors, cane pergolas, and rustic furniture built from salvaged wood throughout.
Above: New steel-framed glass doors open to an airy, high-ceilinged living room.
Above: Formerly a private residence, the Moorish-inflected house has thick stucco walls, arched detailing, and dark-wood beamed ceilings.
Above: Low seating and layered rugs in front of the fire.
Above L: A curved built-in settee under a porthole window. Above R: Some of the rooms have sculptural stucco fireplaces.
Above: There are nine guest rooms in the main house, all layered in linen bedding. This one opens onto its own courtyard.
Above: The tiled floors and moody paint colors were selected to keep indoor spaces cool.
Above: A room with an en suite bath and a combination wood and stone floor.
Above: All quarters come with narrow, monk-style tables that double as desks.
Above L and R: A black-and-white claw-foot tub and stone basin charmingly paired with a utilitarian brass tap.
Above: In addition to the main structure, there’s a guesthouse with its own eating porch and garden overlooking the farm.
Above: The design team went for a casual vibe in the bedroom. Note the barn wood walls with exposed nail heads.
Above: The bar is built around a carob tree. The in-house restaurant serves farm fare and there’s live music several nights a week, including relaxing “sound baths”—plus regular yoga and meditation classes and a schedule of other “rituals,” such as a monthly round table of “artists, thinkers, innovators, activists, farmers, community leaders. Its purpose: to farm knowledge and pass it on to others.”
Tour the exceptional grounds of La Granja on Gardenista.
La Granja is located 25 minutes from the Ibiza airport, 10 minutes from Santa Gertrudis, and 15 minutes from Ibiza Town. For reservations, go to La Granja Ibiza.