Review: Can Jaume, Ibiza | Daily Telegraph
Published by telegraph.co.uk, June 2018
"Can Jaume, a tranquil hideaway encircled by fragrant orange groves and fertile farmland, is an agroturismo that demands total relaxation – and you oblige, willingly. With a lovely pool and laid-back vibe, this is carefree, quintessential Ibiza at its best."
Set in a sprawling orchard of over 2,500 orange trees, Can Jaume feels well and truly off the beaten track, yet it lies only one and a half miles (about 2 km) from the centre of Ibiza town. The closest beach is roughly a 10-minute drive but you're well placed for sliding onto the main roads that head both north and east if you're keen to explore. The airport is a 15-minute drive away. On Sundays, the surrounding farm becomes home to La Huerta, an organic food market with barbecue, live music, and ramshackle tables and chairs dotted between the trees.
Style & character
Luxurious yet unpretentious, Can Jaume has laid-back sophistication nailed. Décor is subtle but stylish – here it's more important to blend in with the natural surroundings than to make a design statement. And who can blame them, when towering palm trees, fragrant orange groves and sinuous bougainvillea form the backdrop. All this feeds into a slow, soothing atmosphere. This is somewhere you can really kick back and focus on the important business of unwinding.
Service & facilities
Staff members are friendly and attentive without being too much – you seek them out if required. The L-shaped pool – lined by loungers on one side and cabanas on the other – is inviting at all times of day, and there's a whirlpool that keeps children entertained. Bikes are free to hire (fantastic for exploring the surrounding countryside), and activities such as yoga and horse riding can be arranged. A range of wellness and beauty treatments are also available.
There are 15 spacious rooms and suites, each with a flower-laden patio or terrace and all named after Ibiza's naturally-occurring plants and herbs. Neutral walls are met by terracotta tiled floors, and features come in colours of warm orange and burnt red. All rooms have separate baths and showers; suites also have whirlpool tubs. Each is soundtracked solely by the chitter chatter of lively, chirping birds.
Food & drink
Breakfast is served between 8.30am and 12pm, and includes pretty little pastries and homemade muffins as well as the usuals like fruit, cereal, meats and cheese. Eggs are made to order and until the end of of June, juice is made using the farm's own oranges. Coffee, fruit and homemade snacks like empanadas and corn fritters are left out for guests to graze on throughout the day, which is a lovely touch. The hotel serves lunch (club sandwiches, burgers, a range of salads) but not dinner. They're happy to make reservations on your behalf, or point you in the direction of Can Arabí, their sister hotel down the road.