Ibiza is a paradise. There are beautiful Hotels, Finca’s, Villa’s ( one I can recommend is at this webpage ) and Bed & Breakfast’s. And it’s a beautiful island of course!
A few weeks ago I met Alexander Narakas, owner of Can XuXu and I was impressed of his own created paradise at the island. If you are looking for a wonderful location for your honeymoon ( or ceremony ) than this is a beautiful spot. Or if you just want nothing else at your holiday then being spoiled, pampered, read a book, relax at the pool, and get rid of your busy life at home, and get new energie, this is the place.
The friendliness and the story behind starting this paradise integrated me, and that’s why I wanted to share this with you.
When we arrived at the finca we got a very warm welcome by Ignacio, the manager of the hotel. Immediately you feel welcome when you make the first steps at the property. Ignacio started to talk about how it exists, about the owner, and what it’s like to stay at Can XuXu. I could directly felt the warm atmosphere and charme of the house and property and the beautiful tropical garden. Ignacio guided us, and told us about the thought behind Can XuXu, the ambient they would like to share with their guests, and about the decoration of the rooms, the garden and everything. They really thought about everything, and put a lot of attention about details, everything is a good match with each other.
A bit further in the garden you walk into a bar and a small restaurant area where you can enjoy your lunch. Right at the bar there is a lovely outside kitchen and there we found Alexander, the owner of the property. We started a conversation and he told us that his parents bought the property 25 years ago. It was a property with the white finca in the middle of the tropical garden.
Slowly it grown out to what it is now; for my opinion a more than stylish boutique hotel with a beautiful garden surrounded with a luxury and stylish decoration, where the employees do everything to give you the most pleasant stay you have ever had. You can get rid of your stress, completely relax, and you don’t have to do anything. When you want to eat, you just tell them and they will take care of you. Would you like to have a spa treatment? Tell them in advance and it’s taken care of. You can feel the joy of the people working here, and the love for their work.
Alexander was a fashion designer and has always lived at Paris.
At a moment he had enough of the life at Paris and realized he really enjoyed the “laid back style “ of living at Ibiza and that he wanted to enjoy his life in that way and he wanted to share that with his guests at Can XuXu. And many of his guests became friends during time.
During the years a lot has changed at the property. But the authentic ambient has always stayed, the atmosphere and decoration are a mix of Ibiza style and Asian influences.
Alexander designs everything himself at the property. It’s possible when you come to visit the place two years later, and you will find out things has changed again. There might be other designed sunbeams at the pool and things like that, because Alexander is still using his inspiration at his designs.
The finca has beautiful rooms, and lovely corners to relax and to enjoy the beautiful view from the area or the sea which you can see as well. Or just enjoy the stylish surroundings at the property.
There are the most beautiful asian sunbeds at the pool, the beautiful garden, the Javanese house where you can enjoy a massage, or the bar and outside kitchen, where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cocktail.
When you enter your room you will notice the temperature is very nice inside. There’s a beautiful and comfortable bed and a bathroom with more than enough space, and depending on where your room is from the bath the most beautiful view at sea! At the Balinese houses you even have a outside bathroom! Besides that every room has it’s own private terrace with a lovely subbed to enjoy the sun. Everything is taken care of. The place is breathing love.
I couldn’t do anything else than share this with you, I fell in love with this paradise.