Hotel Type: 5* laid back luxury island retreat.
Location: Steps away from the white sand of Cala Gracio Bay, on the west coast – just 25 minutes from the airport and a short drive from Ibiza Old Town.
Style: Contemporary, organic minimalism
Rooms: 185 cool and airy rooms & suites, where the outside is brought in. There is also a 4 bedroom villa with a pool.
Favourite Room: Vicky’s favourite room is the Swim Up Room. With a private terrace and direct access to a secluded pool, shared with only five neighbouring swim up rooms, it is perfect if you want some secluded pool time.
Ideal For: Sunsets and siestas.
Swimming: The hotel has 2 swimming pools. One is 50m long and adult only. The other is smaller but is still ideal for soaking up the Ibiza atmosphere at.
Dining: For dinner head to OKU restaurant with flavours inspired by Japan, Asia and South America, it is fusion cuisine at its finest and it takes diners on a culinary journey. For a relaxed all day affair try Kima. Here you can expect a selection of sharing dishes, light bites, fresh salads and poolside treats. Head to the bar next to the 50m pool for your favourite cocktail and DJ vibes or for a refreshing fresh-pressed juice head to the Juice bar.
Children: Family friendly, although best suited for older children.
Activities: You may well not want to leave the hotel. Chill at the pool with their exclusive DJ programme or for the more active there is a well-equipped gym and complimentary daily roof top yoga sessions, pilates and tai chi classes. Ibiza has wonderful beaches so there are plenty to be explored during your stay there are also plenty of fun-filled beach clubs to suit all tastes. The nearest night life scene is San Antonio and from here there are plenty of activities and experiences that can be organised for you to too.
Spa: The OKU spa is a central part of the hotel. Its treatment menu blends ancient traditions with modern advances using all-natural products.
Accessibility: Some of the Superior rooms are wheelchair accessible and the Swim Up Rooms are on the ground floor too.
Low season Price From: €275 in a Superior Room and includes breakfast.
High Season Price From: €635 in a Superior Room and includes breakfast.
Open From: Mid May – Mid October
Irresistibly hip, with a boho vibe, Oku Ibiza has rewritten hotel design rules. It’s the new kid on the block and we love it. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese sense of well-being and the surrounding hills and emerald Med, the outside is brought in, giving a feeling of all pervading calm. Architecturally stunning yet simple, using natural materials and effects from far-flung places, it oozes laid back charm and sophistication. The exteriors blend seamlessly with the interiors and there’s a hint of south east Asia throughout. This is barefoot luxury living taken to a serene and sophisticated level – a few days here will definitely restore your soul.
With earthy natural tones; bespoke furniture; hand picked objets d’art and immensely comfortable beds, the rooms and suites at Oku are sanctuaries of peace. Floor to ceiling windows and glass doors bring the Ibiza light in, creating relaxing spaces. Looking out over the hills behind, the Superior Rooms are spacious doubles, with their own balcony, open plan bathrooms and rainforest showers. The larger Deluxe Rooms have a comfortable sitting area and mesmerizing views from their balconies. For truly wonderful vistas, the Penthouse Rooms are hard to beat. They come with large terraces for dining and lounging. The Swim Up Rooms share a private pool with the surrounding rooms, and feature large daybeds on the edge of the water. The Junior Suites can sleep up to three, and look out over Oku’s enormous pool. They are gloriously spacious and you could lose yourself in the bathroom. If these aren’t spacious enough, then the Deluxe Junior Suite, certainly will be. Beautifully appointed, they are genuine havens. The Oku Signature Suite is the size of an apartment, with an open plan living and dining area, walk in dressing room and views out over the pool. If you’re there with friends or family, the Private Villa sleeps eight. Tucked away in a quiet corner of the grounds, it has four bedrooms and a private pool. You can also have the services of a private chef – always a bonus.
Oku is definitely destination dining. The restaurant has the talented Mark Vaessen creating Japanese and fusion cuisine, with sharing plates of delicious sashimi, nigiri and sushi and an extensive a la carte menu. For fresh Mediterranean and Spanish flavours, To Kima serves a fabulous selection of dishes all day, using locally sourced and grown ingredients. And for a health kick, head for the Juice Bar by the pool.
Children are very welcome at Oku, and all the suites can sleep three people. Babysitting can be arranged for evenings, as well as nannies during the day. The main pool is adult only.
You may be hard pressed to step outside the grounds of Oku Ibiza. This is a place to wind down and reconnect. The focus is the 50m pool – the largest on the island, surrounded by supremely comfortable sun beds, and just an arm’s length from the pool bar. Stepping into the Spa, might be the most strenuous activity of your stay, where the treatments are inspired by botanicals from the island. There are complimentary daily roof top yoga sessions, pilates and tai chi classes, and personal trainers can tailor make your own fitness plan. Or maybe, just stay on your sun bed!