Go off-grid in Ibiza

Escape the busy summer crowds to enjoy the understated nature of Ibiza.

The island of Ibiza, with its pulsing nightlife and glittering beaches, is often touted as a destination for hedonistic pleasures. Yet, for those with a discerning eye, there is another Ibiza, one which speaks to those who are looking to connect with the natural environment of the island. From the traditional whitewashed houses of Ibiza Town to the bohemian enclaves of Santa Gertrudis and San Carlos, there is a wealth of culture and history to explore. 

Escaping the crowds of the club scene is not only desirable but essential for the traveler seeking a more authentic experience of Ibiza. The beauty of Ibiza’s natural environment is nothing short of breathtaking. From the rugged cliffs that offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea to the verdant forests. The island’s flora and fauna are equally enchanting, with a diversity that is surprising given the island’s small size. 

What makes Ibiza such a special place is its unique blend of hedonism and spirituality. For every wild party, there is a tranquil yoga retreat or a healing sound bath. For every celebrity-studded beach club, there is a hidden cove where you can escape the crowds and get in touch with nature.  

Atzaro, one of the islands’ most-loved ‘agro-turismo’ spots is arguably the best place to experience the true nature of Ibiza. Guests can escape to this eco-friendly hideaway on one of the most popular islands in the Mediterranean. Entirely off-grid and nestled within a national park, this 300-year-old finca creates its own electricity from solar panels. Renovated with integrity, eco-architect Thor Fogelberg maintains the home’s heritage, utilising local materials including stone floors originating from the San Antonio region. The house is coaxed in limewash paint, which aids in deterring mosquitoes and other pests.  

The Vegetable Garden, entirely organic, planted with internal eco-systems, water from the estate’s well and electricity from the on-site solar panels, produces seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs and botanicals providing ingredients for the hotel’s restaurants and nourishing the farm-to-fork food concept. 

Image credit: Atzaro Ibiza

This stunning rural house is situated in a ‘pueblo’ in a northern valley of the island of Ibiza, an ideal location for guests seeking the excitement of Ibiza as well as the solace of a hidden oasis. A wood-fired hot tub with sea views makes this property the perfect place to unwind in the warm Spanish sun. 

Alternatively, Victor Members could also consider a stay at Six Senses Ibiza, which is poised to become the first resort in the Balearic Islands to receive BREEAM certification for sustainability. The hotel has recently been working with local partners such as the Ibiza Preservation Fund to support essential preservation and biodiversity projects on land and at sea. 

To further their commitment to environmental and community responsibility, they have also pledged to contribute 0.5 percent of their operating revenue to the Six Senses Sustainability Fund, which supports local foundations that share their values. Located 15 minutes away from the resort in Santa Gertrudis, is the Six Senses Ibiza farm, where they grow healthy, organic produce that is delivered fresh to their restaurants for guests to enjoy. 

The rugged coastline of Ibiza is dotted with hidden coves and secluded bays, where you can easily escape the crowds and lose yourself in the tranquillity of nature. It is a place where the mundane falls away and the extraordinary takes hold. All hotels that have been mentioned in this article are available for booking through the Fly Victor Alto partner network. If you are interested in flying to Ibiza or booking one of the aforementioned hotels please contact info@flyvictor.com.