Finca Legado: A Hidden Gem in the Quiet Part of Ibiza
Santa Eularia, Ibiza, Spain.
Previously a neglected 18th century family home and then a traveller’s inn, Finca Legado is now a beautiful boutique hotel right in the centre of Ibiza. Understated yet lavish, the gorgeously designed guesthouses and idyllic gardens confirm its status as a hidden gem of the Balearic archipelago.
The hotel sits in between Saint Eulalia and Ibiza town, a short hop from the airport. Easy access, easy stay.
Austrian owners Andreas Oberkanins and Andi Lackner turned their dreams of a second home in Ibiza into reality in just two months. Using the skills they learnt in their previous lives as successful fashion and marketing executives, they have created a stunningly unique hotel that draws inspiration from traditional Ibicencan designs. Seeing this incredible project come to life must’ve been unbelievably satisfying for the both of them – but the real winners here at Finca are always the guests.
My bestie. By law, the only person you’re actually allowed to go to Ibiza with – would strongly recommend.
Finca Legado is sophisticated and cosy in equal measure. The self-proclaimed ‘pop-rustic’ style is complimented by a ‘no rules, help yourself’ ethos that made us feel immediately at home. With the laid back, family-spirited atmosphere, it’s easy to forget this is the same Island that attracts a mass of drunken tourists every summer. There’s calm in the eye of the storm after all.
You can grab a room in low season for £172, but a high season booking will set you back £229 per night. Not to worry though, a delicious breakfast and a (much needed) glass of wine on arrival are included. It was nice to find out they had our basic needs covered – and a morning meal, too.
Where You’ll Stay
There are 7 rooms in total, all with unique layouts, interiors and artwork. Each one has been decorated by owner Andi, and his personal touch can be found everywhere, from the furniture to the fabrics.
The effort that’s been put into refurbishing the place is evident – dated designs have been replaced with a clever mix of all sorts – reclaimed stone, wooden beams and rusted metal bedframes all feature. Modern touches like the rainfall showers really bring everything together. There’s even a terrace to read your book on – but you might be too gripped by the room’s character to emotionally invest in any others. Good luck with that.
Wi-Fi access? Check. Marshall Bluetooth speaker? Check. A premium selection of the finest organic vegan grooming products? Check. Just the essentials then.
Inside Our Room
Spoilt for choice, we went for the Double de Luxe – and we weren’t disappointed. Rest and recharge on the kings size bed. Soak in the large free-standing tub in the centre of the bathroom. Step onto the balcony and enjoy the view of the vineyards. Be reminded you left your wine inside. Go back in. Get wine. Return. There you go.
There are plenty of chill out areas perfect for sunbathing and siestas, and various communal areas including a bar, restaurant and Japanese-style pond. Even the reception area is worth popping your head into, with a library of quirky art books to sift through (I say, sliding my trashy magazine under a cushion). If you’d like some quiet time, take a stroll through the majestic gardens filled with traditional beach palms, cacti and lemon trees. There’s literally a space for every mood.
The culinary options are, to put it bluntly, incredible. There’s a vast breakfast menu with tonnes of options, including the savoury ‘Finca’ and the sweet ‘Vienna’ variation. Finca’s yoghurt is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had – and I’m lactose intolerant, so that’s really saying something. Still not found something you fancy? Dip into the extras menu for Bircher Müesli, rustic cheeses and soft boiled eggs from their very own on-site chicken coop.
The lunches are equally as stunning – we planned to go out and explore but ended up staying back and filling up on homemade meringue and bruschetta. I would say not at the same time, but they’re so good you probably could. And we did. Shush, I’m on holiday.
The pool. Chlorine-free saltwater set in an idyllic patch of green garden? It’s the only thing that’ll cool you down in the midday sun. This isn’t your average pool, however – the owners went with a dark grey tiling, which makes it look beautiful before and after sunset. Andi said he didn’t like the original baby blue colour anyway. Too Miami. Classic Andi. The best part though? The oversized sunbeds. Dreamy.
Things We Loved
The charismatic hosts. Easy going, ridiculously accommodating, lovely people. Both Andi and Andreas made our stay the best it could’ve been. Quality time is invested in getting to know guests – they started making me cocktails before I got to the bar. Am I that easy to read? Apparently so. Alcohol aside, staying here really did feel like I was visiting my oldest and dearest friends.
The social scene. Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you find yourself still at the table at noon, sharing travel stories with both staff and guests. They’ve even got their own supper clubs such as Dinner4friends, where natives and visitors alike dine together on a long table and get to know each other. Prove yourself to be truly immersed in local culture by asking for the bill in broken Spanish. Shame. You were doing so well.
The resident doggo. What a little angel. Can be found nodding off under the palm trees or lazing on the loungers. Our favourite employee.
The wonderful ethos. Andi and Andreas team up with local craftsmen and commission masterpieces to display throughout their hotel. Oh, and the whole place is plastic free. Does Ibiza do knighthoods? You’d hope so.
Things To Know
Leave the kids at home! Finca Legado is a hotel experience that many mature travellers look for, so this is an adults only hotel (ages 16 above are welcome).
Legado is open from mid-March to mid-November, which is a longer time in comparison to many other hotels in Ibiza, but not all year round.
Autumn is the prime time to visit Legado. The quieter months are perfect to explore hidden coves on the stunning coastline and hidden paths around pine treed mountains and rural farmlands inland. Want to try the seasonal crop? Andreas has got you covered.
If you plan well in advance, you can book out all the rooms at Legado! Note to my mates; my 30th birthday isn’t too far away you know. Hint hint.
Perfect for couples, friends, solo travellers, or anyone who loves slow travel, the luxury of simple things and refined style. The ultimate retreat for travellers looking to relax and decompress – No heavy techno beats here. Fully recommended for those who want to watch the time stop. We did. It was horrible when we left and it started again.
Finca Legado is the ultimate escape – not only to Ibiza, but equally, when it’s needed, an escape from the bustle and the crowds of Ibiza Town itself. I was won over by the charm and personality of both the Finca and the owners. Andi and Andreas are living their dream and with a visit to this hideaway, you’ll be doing the same. Simply flawless.
about the author
Hi! I’m Maz, born and raised in London. After working in finance for 5 years, I was left craving a life with more meaning and less monotony - so I decided to set up my hotel reviewing business, something I'd always dreamt of doing. Now I am always in search of beautiful spaces which inspire people and create memorable experiences.