Whenever we plan a holiday we always look for everything that we (my husband, 3 kids, and I) don’t have in our hometown of Nottingham. In addition to Ibiza’s sun and warm weather, we found peace and quiet, and found that Sunset Villa is the perfect place to disconnect and thoroughly enjoy a slower paced life as a family.
Sunset Villa is an estate measuring over 100,000 hectares and is located within a natural reserve. In the middle of this beautiful land full of all kinds of fruit trees and bougainvillea gardens, stands the Ibiza-style country home. It has been renovated, yet still respects the island’s traditional architecture. The high-ceiling kitchen and living rooms provide lots of space, and the whole layout was perfect for my family: 5 double bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. The suites have four-poster beds and, like the rest of the villa, are decorated with a Balinese-inspired design.
My oldest children (20 and 18 years old) and my youngest one (12) experienced just as much of a dream holiday as my husband and I did. The villa has a beautiful history: the property’s original owner was a teacher who gave classes in his own house to students from the area. Over the years, the property went from almost being a schoolhouse to being a luxury place to stay and a perfect venue for weddings. My daughter is quite sure that if she gets married one day, she would do it here and use one of the gazebos as the alter. There’s no shortage of nice details to fall in love with: a thousand-year-old olive tree with a gigantic trunk, romantic wooden swings, a black-stone fountain, a frieze and columns brought straight from Bali, and an infinity-edge swimming pool that you’ll not want to leave.
At Sunset Villa, silence is just as spectacular as the views of the sea and of the sunsets. With the closest neighbour 700 metres away, the sounds of nature and of our own voices were given priority. We could just chat with our children, really appreciating all the conversations we had. Due to the location, we could enjoy spending time as a family going on excursions. The villa is on the road that leads down to the family-friendly beach of Cala Vadella and sits on one of hillsides of the Torrent de Cala Molí. By going down a path and crossing a beautiful forest of Mediterranean pine trees you can directly access the Cala Molí beach (2.5 km away). Also nearby was the picturesque village of San José.
Sometimes I dream about still being there, underneath the great big blue sky, relaxing in a cosy gazebo bed. I just cannot resist my desire to come back, so that’s how I know we’ll be returning.