Casa Maca, Ibiza

Casa Maca, Ibiza

Good food, great music and a get-away-from-it-all rural vibe combine to offer a slow-paced take on Ibiza hedonism at this slick farmhouse stay nestled in the White Isle’s old town

at this 300-year-old whitewashed farmhouse, set amid seemingly endless fruit
trees, fragrant pine groves and twisted olive trunks, you’d never
believe you were only a 10-minute drive from Ibiza Town and the airport.

Embodying the quieter slice of this up-all-night island, the
open-year-round Casa Maca is a laid-back, get-away-from-it-all
retreat in the Can Palau hills, offering stellar views over Dalt
Vila (old town). At the heart of the main house you’ll find an
ancient olive mill, a nod to the property’s former life as an olive

Outside, the terrace and al fresco dining area make for a
romantically lit affair, with a huge open-air grill taking centre
stage. A contemporary Mediterranean menu puts to good use the
vegetables grown on Casa Maca’s organic farm, and features freshly
caught fish and meat hung, Francis Mallmann-style, over the grill.
Live artists and DJs provide a chilled-out soundtrack while you
dine. This is Ibiza, after all.

Casa Maca, Ibiza Garden
Casa Maca, Ibiza Suite Entrance

The sun-soaked garden, left, and a bedroom entrance. | Photo
credit: Sayana Cairo


All 10 bedrooms and suites exude an inviting rural charm – think
polished clay floors and beamed ceilings. Airy bathrooms, some of
which feature whirlpool tubs, come stocked with indulgent Grown
Alchemist goodies.

What’s for dinner?

Casa Maca’s chef, David Reartes, puts a focus on everything
local and organic, using produce grown at the on-site farm. Lunches
are light and flavourful – think crisp pizzeta topped with tomato
and creamy burrata, and generously stuffed sandwiches. Dinner (best
taken out on the terrace overlooking the fury of the wood-fired
grill) might include flame-licked Black Angus steaks, freshly
grilled market fish and organic veg tickled by the fire. The corn
on the cob is must-order (as are the juicy grilled peaches for


Pastries, pancakes, generous acai bowls, eggs benedict on
brioche and more.

Casa Maca, Ibiza Bedroom
Casa Maca, Ibiza Bathroom

An elegant suite corner, left, and a snapshot of a bathroom.
| Photo credit: Sayana Cairo

Is there a bar?

Yes – it’s in the Airstream. WhatsApp is your best friend here,
too. Need a 5pm poolside spritz? WhatsApp the front desk and
they’ll have you sorted in a second. The wine selection is tip-top
– and the cocktails are some of the best we’ve had on the


There’s a beautiful pool and you can book in-room massages, as
well as spaces on weekly workshops run throughout the year. WiFi is
free, and every suite has AC.

What are the eco-credentials like?

Most of the menu comes from the on-site farm – and anything else
is local to the area, and certified organic.

What about accessibility?

One of the rooms is specially adapted and all communal spaces
are wheelchair-accessible.

Casa Maca, Ibiza Dining
Casa Maca, Ibiza Bar

The outdoor dining area, left, and the bar. | Photo credit:
Sayana Cairo

What’s the crowd?

White Isles hedonists, all grown-up (and no kids as it’s

Within a short walk I can find…

Switch “walk” for “drive” and within 10 minutes you will be at
Ocean Drive Talamanca, a pool bar and
roof-terrace restaurant with jaw-dropping views.

Things I should know…

The experience at Casa Maca is all about the staff; their slick,
sophisticated service paired with out-and-out friendliness makes
the stay.

The Lowdown

Suites cost from £315 a night.