ISLAND IDYLLS

Harriet Charnock-Bates – Jul 2019

THE HIPPIE HIDEOUT
CAS GASI, IBIZA

THE STAY: A hop, skip and a jump away from oh-so-charming Santa Gertrudis, at the heart of Ibiza, sits an impeccably restored farmhouse full of soul. The gardens are verdant jumble of palms and carob tress, the suites are the ideal antidote to the scorching sun, and some of the island’s most beguiling coves are but a short, scenic drive away. Kickstart the day with a suitably strong cortado – best enjoyed in the chiffon-swathed cabana – then cycle along to the Forada farmers’ market to stockpile artisanmade hierbas, a herbal liqueur. Back at Cas Gasi, lunches are relaxed alfresco affairs starring bounty fresh from the hotel’s organic vegetable plots. There’s a canopied yoga deck should you feel like stretching out afterwards. This is a bohemian hideway of the very best king. You’ll be looking for an excuse to return well before you’ve even left the island.

THE STARS: Alicia Vikander (right) married Michael Fassbender on the sunsoaked White Isle.

DETAILS: Rooms at Cas Gasi Ibiza begin at €325 (approx €292) per night; visit casgasi.com. Easyjet flies from London Luton to Ibiza from L156 return.