Terrasses.

by Simone loves.....

Les Terrasses is a place where styles are forgotten, a spirit where ordinary rub elbows with extraordinary, a place where French elegance meets boho chic. A laidback bolthole, with 12 beautifully styled rooms and a sociable, arty atmosphere.

As you drive from Ibiza Town to Santa Eularia, you pass a big Yves Klein blue stone on the side of the road. This is the incongruous marker for Les Terrasses, and it sets the scene for an extraordinary place. One of the first finca hotels on Ibiza, French owner Francoise opened her doors in 1987, bringing a massive dose of Ab-Fab bonhomie to the island – and it is still unique. Here, the cliché about being a friend rather than a guest is true: you’re immediately swept up in the joie de vivre of the place, and it feels more guesthouse than hotel.

A favourite for fashion shoots, the white sugar-cube buildings are surrounded by greenery and staggered up a slope. Orange and lemon trees are everywhere, pink bougainvillea climbs the walls and vast cacti dominate flowerbeds. Inside, the 12 rooms are simply elegant: whitewashed throughout, with mini chandeliers. Overall it’s charming, quirky and cool – like Francoise herself.

A must-do is the Tuesday night couscous night, a Morrocan delight with the French touch of Francoise.

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