Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza, Spain

Far from the madding crowds of ibiza's nightlife - but only a 20-minute taxi ride from Pacha, should you be tempted - is the peaceful Hacienda Na Xamena.


From the viewpoint of the property's yacht, which takes day trips to nearby Formentera, the hotel almost resembles a Bond villain's lair hiding in the cliffs. No surprise it was a favourite hideaway for the rich and famous in the '70s. It has had a facelift since then, but retains some boho charm and the classic Spanish finca architecture. There's no beach, so days revolve around the pool and finding the best vantage point for the amazing views. From a canopied day bed? Maybe from the bird's-nest bar at sunset?

Bedrooms are sparsely decorated, but quirky. Think natural stone and Balinese wood fused with sleek Danish furniture and silver disco details. For your own terrace and plunge pool, upgrade to one of the private suites.

WOW FACTOR: Watching the sunrise at the spa, a series of heated pools with Thalassotherapy benefits.

GO: A double room costs from £273 per night, B&B; www.hotelhacienda-ibiza.com

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours, 30 minutes