If Ibiza still means nothing to you but an infinity of all-night dance parties, then your references are dangerously out of date. Not that you can’t still find some utterly legendary nightlife — but Ibiza’s high-end hoteliers have seemingly been up all night as well, polishing their luxury hotels to a high sheen, refining their boutique offerings until they rival any in Europe. The result is hotels like the Torre del Canónigo, a fourteenth-century tower in Ibiza’s historic hilltop old town that’s home to a stunning, stylish 15-room boutique hotel.
Stunning, stylish, and just about silent — the Dalt Vila district is very much Ibiza’s grown-up enclave, and reliable claims are made for its being the quietest part of town. Still, it’s not far from much of anything, and this close proximity, combined with the fact that towers are quite literally built to provide astonishing views, makes the Canónigo experience a spectacularly panoramic one, especially from the rooftop.
Rooms and suites are a dream, and a spacious dream at that, classic in aspect yet contemporary in comfort. Not for nothing does this place draw an A-list clientele; in a town like Ibiza, an intimate scale and an extra measure of privacy and seclusion is the greatest luxury on offer. Not that you’re bound to remain secluded, of course; from here all the best of the island is at your feet, or just a concierge’s phone call away — this includes beaches, yachting, golf, and yes, should the fancy strike you, even the much-vaunted nightlife.
La Torre del Canonigo is located about 5 miles from Ibiza Airport (IBZ).