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Conde Nast Traveller

July 2014

ROOM WITH A VIEW   Where are we? IBIZA

Image taken from Room 103 at Cas Gasi

Why we love it: Cas Gasi is a quiet no-fuss hilltop hideaway in Santa Gertrudis. Surrounded by pine trees and orange groves, it ticks all the aesthetic boxes for an Ibizan country house: tumbling pink bougainvillaea, whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles, cotton hammocks strung between palms. Here is a hotel that is savvy enough not to stand on ceremony when what you want is a chilled-out vibe, that’s smart enough to be full of the owners’ family heirlooms and glorious antiques, and laid back enough that you could order a round of tequilas at breakfast and no one would bat an eyelid. Slipping into a routine here is easy. The pool is bigger and better than any you’ll find in a private villa, the sitting rooms are full of photography books and fashion magazines for lazy days out of the sun, and meals can be taken wherever you choose. The Mediterranean menu uses ingredients from the organic garden, the crudité salad is a work of art, and the gluten-free seeded bread is particularly delicious, especially when drizzled with homemade cold-pressed olive oil. There is only one catch: Cas Gasi has only 12 rooms, so you’ll need to book now for next summer.

Indide Tip: Don’t leave without snapping up a bottle of the island’s signature scent, Hierbas de Ibiza. Its fresh hit of lemon verbena, sage jasmine and rosemary translates just as well back home. Fiona Lintott

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