Ibiza’s best kept secret
Meet the team: Bettina Knapp, yoga instructor & nutritional expert
Yoga instructor and nutritional expert Bettina Knapp was 19 when she first came to Ibiza. She remembers stepping out of the airport and feeling a deep sense of belonging. She knew that one day she would build a dream life here. But there were a couple of other lives to live first, all through which
Hygge at Cas Gasi
Hygge has become a buzzword of late and it’s one we here at Cas Gasi feel a very strong connection to. Discover why in our latest blog post…
Media reviews – Don’t just take our word for it…
The one thing Cas Gasi always strives for as a boutique hotel is discretion and privacy. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, which is why it never seeks out publicity.
Guests return for the discreet, attentive service from owner Margaret von Korff and her staff
Food & Wine
A luxury country hideaway with the authenticity of a Mediterranean home
Our local villages
Cas Gasi is in a prime location to discover the natural beauty of Ibiza and several of the island’s most charming villages. Our latest blog showcases three of our favourites.
Going back to winter
As the temperature settles into a mild winter, the island’s mood changes from eventful to more reflective. Boots are dug out from the back of the closet and woolly jumpers are pulled on.
Featured artist: Linde Bialas
In our latest blog post we feature German artist Linde Bialas, who developed her artistic sensibilities right here in Ibiza.
Our stay was marvellous and the attention perfect
The best organic food I have ever had. Fantastic.
The liquid gold of Cas Gasi
Olive oil is the sustaining ingredient in Mediterranean life. Without it, so many of the great cuisines would not exist.
Spend New Year at Cas Gasi
Oh the conundrum of what to do on New Years Eve! Join the crowds in the streets for fireworks, or stay home and go to bed early? How about a whole new way of looking at this ancient celebration? New Year at Cas Gasi is everything you want it to be.
Winter at Cas Gasi: Everybody loves the sunshine
Everybody loves the sunshine! Did you know that Ibiza experiences average winter temperatures of 16 degrees and the mercury rarely drops below nine?
This hotel feels like a stylish friend’s hacienda
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A hotel for people who don’t like hotels
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Essential luxuries: La Biosthetique guest amenities
Cas Gasi is a family-owned boutique hotel and every product used comes from a trusted source of like minded people and companies that share the same ethos of family values, quality processes and customer care.
Sweet suite – Porch suite
Just above the bougainvillea shrouded entrance to Cas Gasi sits one of the most lovely and coveted suites in the hotel. In Cas Gasi’s previous incarnation as a farmhouse, this room was an open terrace where tomatoes, sausages and cheese were hung to dry. Today it is home to a luxury suite with the same
A deeper connection: Extended stays at Cas Gasi
Cas Gasi is the perfect Ibiza location for extended stays at any time of year but during winter, you can make the entire house feel like your home.
A luxury country hideaway with all the trimmings of a five-star stay
Get the best service on the island at this family-run hotel up in the hill
Cas Gasi gardens – A Mediterranean ethos
Renowned British gardener and novelist Alan Titchmarsh believes the good health garnered from the Mediterranean lifestyle has as much to do with excellent food as it does to do with garden design. Cultivated to encourage long lazy outdoor lunches followed by gentle snoozing in the shade of a fig tree, the Mediterranean garden is at
Cas Casi library: Coffee table book collection
Cas Gasi boasts a remarkable collection of large format, beautifully bound art books. Usually people refer to them as coffee table books, used to adorn and decorate living rooms the world over.
Now and then: The Cas Gasi kitchen
When Cas Gasi first transformed from a family home into a hotel it was owner Luis Trigueros Juan who manned the ovens and provided sustenance to the guests. The speciality of Luis’s kitchen was traditional salt baked whole fish.
To arrive at Cas Gasi is to never want to leave
Meet the team: Diego, head of reception and concierge
On an island that sees its fair share of comings and goings, it’s a testament to Diego’s love for Ibiza and of course, for Cas Gasi, that 2016 is his fifth year here at the hotel.
Born in Nove, in the Italian Veneto, Diego studied to become an electrical engineer but his natural wanderlust and
New & classic dishes in the Cas Gasi kitchen
Cas Gasi’s chef has devised a menu of delicate flavours, innovative combinations and classic dishes to inspire palates and nourish the soul.
Going off the grid at Cas Gasi
In days gone by, people used to write letters. They would sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and have a little think about what they wanted to say.
Formentera by boat – Day trip
Formentera is sometimes referred to as Ibiza’s little sister but to be perfectly frank this is rather a misnomer. It is nothing like Ibiza.
Meet the family: Clara & Viz
Nine years ago Clara joined the team (and family) at Cas Gasi. Her main job is to keep seats warm and lick people’s hands. Yes, she is a dog, however, like most Jack Russells she would be appalled to be classed as such…
Our neighbourhood by electric bike
There are so many lovely trails and pathways leading to cute villages and gorgeous beaches throughout Ibiza. Of course, there are many options for discovering these hidden routes, however, taking an electric bike is the perfect answer.
In the press – Our latest accolades
We pride ourselves on being a small and discreet boutique hotel. Our goal has always been to create a warm and welcoming ambience where it’s all about family, friends, and luxurious relaxation.
The invisible members club
Originally private members clubs were used as a retreat for the aristocratic class while in the city. More recently there has been a resurgence in the private members club scene.
Behind the scenes: Searching for décor
The famous New York interior designer Bunny Williams says, “If you love something, it will work. That is the only real rule”. That aphorism is no truer than in the decoration of Cas Gasi.
The evolution of our wine list
Some people have the mind for wine. They can drink a bottle somewhere; remember the name, the vintage and even the taste. Unfortunately, many of us are not blessed with that kind of mind, or maybe it’s just too much wine that clouds our cerebral skills?
Shopping with a heart
The intimate boutique within Cas Gasi has evolved organically, much like the rest of the hotel. Every single piece has been hand selected in accordance to Cas Gasi’s aesthetic and ethical ideals.
Cas Gasi never stands still
Cas Gasi was once the family home of owners Margaret and Luis, within the walls children grew, tears were dried, birthdays celebrated and moments were shared.
Creative island: Ibiza out of season
The reasons for visiting Ibiza are well known; sunshine, gorgeous beaches, relaxed vibes and fun times. What so many people don’t know about Ibiza is its divine appeal during the winter months…
The colours of Cas Gasi
Many first timers to Ibiza comment on the quality of the light here. It’s that particular diaphanous light that inspires Cas Gasi’s owner, Margaret, when she is decorating spaces at the hotel…
Sweet suite: Junior Suite
Tucked away within its own small private grounds, the Junior Suite is a favourite hideaway for newlyweds and those seeking a romantic escape. Through a set of double wooden doors is a living area with plush cream sofas, beyond which lies a lavish king sized bed surrounded by white curtains for even more added romance…
Ibiza Heritage: Ses Salines salt flats
Some time in the 8th century BC, the Phoenicians set up base in Ibiza and began to develop the salt flats at Las Salinas in the south of the island. After the Phoenicians came the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Vandals, the Byzantines and numerous hoards of pirates, marauders and chancers…
Christmas and New Year at Cas Gasi
Cas Gasi is a charming location to spend the Christmas and New Year festive period. The warm ambience of the house, the lush wooded estate and delightful family traditions of owners make this time of year seem like stepping into the pages of a picture book…
Nourishing at Cas Gasi
Over the years, Cas Gasi owner Margaret Von Korff has put a lot of energy into the organically grown vegetable garden onsite. The quality of produce that comes out of the garden is testament to Cas Gasi’s commitment to organic, chemical-free living…
From the Cas Gasi kitchen – Cati’s greixonera
Many cultures around the world have developed recipes that used up the previous days leftovers. It’s only in recent history that we live with an abundance of produce and can afford to be less thrifty…
Meet the team: Pepe, gardening
Many years ago in Ibiza, Cas Gasi owners Margaret and Luis contracted a local technician to come and install a water feature in the grounds of their home, 18 years later the result can be seen in the lush abundance of the Cas Gasi garden…
Cas Gasi owner Luis fell in love with sailing through his father and together, father and son would set out on amazing adventures, exploring the secret coves and beaches of Ibiza.
Music at Cas Gasi
Every time you pass through the doors of Cas Gasi there is music. It is part of life at the hotel, suffusing the ordinary daily tasks with a gentle rhythm of blues, jazz, chill out and even the occasional rock classic.
Meet the family – Vera
In her role as Operations Manager at Cas Gasi, Margaret and Luis’s daughter Vera is constantly revisiting memories of her childhood; like the daily juice squeezed from oranges picked right off the tree.
Fresh summer cocktails
There are so many lovely spots at Cas Gasi to enjoy a cocktail. Try one of these three popular cocktail concoctions, or ask our bartenders to help recommend something to suit your tastebuds.
Best Family Beaches
Even though Cas Gasi boasts one of the most beautiful, chemical-free pools in Ibiza, a trip to the beach during your stay with us is highly recommended. Our guests are always seeking personal recommendations, and the following beaches are our favourites for families…
Wine at Cas Gasi
Cas Gasi’s wine list is a lot like the hotel. Not too big, very refined and completely unpretentious. Cas Gasi’s sommelier, Alberto Ruiz, selects a few of his favourites and matches them with the perfect dish from the summer 2015 menu.
Make an eco-friendly splash
Over the years, Cas Gasi has become renowned for finding new ways to incorporate innovative, ecological systems into the daily running of the hotel. The protection of the environment has always been of great concern to owners Margaret and Luis, and likewise for their environmentally conscious and well-travelled guests, which is why you won’t find any harsh chemicals used in the beautiful hotel swimming pools.
Day treatments at Cas Gasi
Taking some time out to care for your wellbeing is essential to living a happy and healthy life. Not everyone wants to, or even needs to, take a weeklong detox to bring peace of mind and support a healthful body. Often we just need one day of conscious relaxation to re-centre and feel good about our world and ourselves. This is why Cas Gasi have partnered with health and wellness professionals to design two separate re-energising day treatments.
Meet the team – Cati, housekeeping
26 years ago Margaret von Korff and Luis Trigueros Juan moved into the house that is now known around the world as the boutique hotel, Cas Gasi. Margaret turned to her neighbour Cati shortly before the family’s home was converted into hotel and a lasting friendship was formed.
Step back in time – Eivissa Medieval Festival
Travellers? We’ve got them. Sun worshippers? Flocking to our beaches. Yogis? Omming on the island. Fashionistas, celebrities and clubbers? They’re flocking to the island in droves. However one type of person you wouldn’t expect to come across on a trip to Ibiza is a medieval jester juggling leather balls in the cobbled streets of the old town – right?
Free daily yoga class for Cas Gasi guests during the season
Every morning as the sun rises and the island stretches out to greet another beautiful day, Cas Gasi’s private yogi repares to share her magical skills on the yoga mat with any hotel guests who chose to participate. This daily, free yoga class is just one of the many ways Cas Gasi provides guests with
Easter traditions – serious and sweet
Easter in Ibiza is a fascinating affair that needs to be witnessed (at least) once in a lifetime. Semana Santa, the weeklong religious festival, is marked by a series of sombre, yet striking, processions through our towns and villages
Despite the fact Ibiza boasts a plethora of things to do, there are those cosy, chillier days and nights when you wish for nothing more than to sit back, relax and enjoy a good film
Form, function and beauty
It’s no secret that Cas Gasi owner Margaret von Korff is continuously rejuvenating the hotel. Whether it’s adding a newly discovered plant to the gardens or restoring an antique to its former glory, her eye is always seeking to refine its aesthetic appeal.
Putting the art in heart
Cas Gasi owner Margaret von Korff’s lifelong passion for design, art and architecture is highly evident throughout the rooms and grounds of the hotel. Constantly re-thinking the design aspects of the various spaces from year-to-year, she is always dreaming of new ways to realise her aesthetic ideas.
Hot off the press
As our guests know, Cas Gasi is not ‘just’ a hotel. It’s our passion in life to create a space and experience for our guests that is incomparable, encompassing tranquillity, quality and love…
Baby it’s cold outside…
Ibiza in winter is blessed with crisp bright days and clear, star filled nights. Unlike the rest of Europe, temperatures are mild and the countryside is lush and green…
Dalt Vila: Ibiza’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site
Ibiza’s famous fortified ‘old town’, Dalt Vila, was officially named a World Heritage Listed Site by UNESCO in 1999 – a stunning example of classic Renaissance military architecture, within which lies the historical remnants of the many cultures who have called Ibiza home over thousands of years.
An essential part of every Ibiza holiday is exploring the local boutiques, shops and markets, indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Cas Gasi owner Margaret says many of her guests come back from the beach in summer with amazing purchases from the beautiful beach boutiques attached to many restaurants.
Cas Gasi owners Margaret von Korff and Luis Trigueros Juan pride themselves on using as many sustainable techniques and eco-friendly methods as possible in the day-to-day running of the hotel.
Inside the Cas Gasi kitchen
At the head of the Cas Gasi kitchen is an experienced chef, hailing from Valencia and bringing with him a passion for cooking with high level skills and a repertoire of dishes that have impressed Cas Gasi’s owners, guests and visitors alike!
Spa and yoga retreats
Yoga retreats have always been popular in Ibiza, but for some people, joining a group retreat is not always possible, or desirable. Whether it is the restricted dates that make it difficult to attend or that you’d simply prefer to experience a yoga retreat connecting with yourself, Cas Gasi can create bespoke yoga retreats for just one person.
Cocktails at Cas Gasi
Ibiza holidays are all about cocktails and dreams… whether by the pool, on the hotel terrace as the sun sets, before, after or even during dinner!
Exploring Ibiza by sea
As a long term sailing expert, Cas Gasi owner Luis Trigueros – who met his wife Margaret von Korff when starting the project for the famous Whitbred Round The World Race 85/86 – knows the Balearic Sea like the back of his hand. The couple like to take their sailboat out at least once a week throughout summer, so when Cas Gasi guests are looking for tips on where to go when hiring a yacht charter, they know exactly who to ask!
In bloom: Cas Gasi gardens…
Alive with vibrant colour, beautiful, flowing movement and perfectly manicured lawns, it would seem the soil at Cas Gasi has been blessed with something magical, due to the way the flowers, plants and grass thrive here!
Special Ibiza sunsets
Ibiza and sunsets go hand in hand, and while everyone is aware of the famous San Antonio ‘sunset strip’ and its variety of chillout bars – including the legendary Café del Mar – there are also plenty of other alternative vantage points on the island to watch the sun sink into the sea each night.
Our favourite Ibiza beaches
Not a day goes by during summer at Cas Gasi, where the owners and staff are not asked for personal recommendations on the best Ibiza beaches. After all, who better to ask than a local?
Fresh produce in abundance
The secret to the success of the Cas Gasi kitchen lies in the seasonal produce plucked daily, weekly and monthly from the onsite vegetable gardens and fruit orchards.
Now & then: From animal pens to beautiful bedrooms
When Cas Gasi owners Margaret and Luis first decided to transform their family home into a boutique hotel, expanding the size of the old farmhouse was essential in order to accommodate their desired amount of guests.
And relax… Cas Gasi Spa essentials
The Cas Gasi Spa facilities may not be the biggest, or the most famous in Ibiza, but our guests are guaranteed to receive the very best treatments on the island. Our therapists and masseuses are highly regarded (and regularly lauded) by our discerning guests and we are proud of the true world-class treatments we offer. Here are three of our favourites…
Ibiza yoga holidays at Cas Gasi
Ibiza has long been famous for its wellness escapes, and the cusp of the summer season are the perfect time to embark on an Ibiza yoga holiday right here within the grounds of Cas Gasi.
Cas Gasi Ibiza Concierge Service: Where everything is possible
Yes, we know. Concierge services are a dime a dozen in Ibiza. And of course, here at Cas Gasi, we more-than-happily offer the standard services such as chauffeur driven cars, babysitting services, yacht charters, VIP tables and restaurant reservations, but we also have plenty of experience at going the extra mile to keep our guests satisfied.
Meet the Cas Gasi family: Margaret von Korff & Luis Trigueros Juan
The reason a holiday at Cas Gasi feels like you are staying at a family home is because you ARE staying in a family home: the home of happily married couple Margaret von Korff and Luis Trigueros Juan.
Sweet suite: Deluxe Suite
One of the hotel’s most unique and frequently requested suites, the Tiffany blue-hued Deluxe Suite truly has a home-away-from home, instantly comforting appeal.
Ibiza souvenirs: Local delights
Obligatory excess luggage laden with gifts for your loved ones is all part of the holiday experience, however Ibiza town’s fluorescent t-shirts and tawdry postcards are hardly the souvenirs dreams are made of.
Cas Gasi style
A stroll throughout the many rooms, suites, sitting rooms, and living areas of Cas Gasi unearths many a unique and interesting piece of décor. No matter how many times one strolls the corridors, new and interesting pieces are always discovered, a testament to the eye for style and attention to detail of owners Margaret and Luis, who have been collecting their furnishings for many years… with many more to come.
To market, to market
As is weekend custom in many of the world’s coolest cities, an early morning stroll (complete with paper-cup coffee) around local markets is guaranteed to unearth some unique finds, from fashion and furniture to face creams and much more. With its rich bohemian roots, fashion-forward residents and creative culture, Ibiza is no different, with an all year round market scene keeping the weekends interesting.
Cas Gasi favourite: Misty mornings
We adore the morning mists in the Ibiza countryside, particularly in January, before the fog lifts to reveal these infamous warm, still and sunny winter days.
The locals call this “the calm of January”. We call it pure bliss.
A room with a view
Cas Gasi really does give you a room with a view.
The hotel’s south-east facing rooms overlook the rose garden and the entrance whilst the south-west facing rooms overlook the swimming pool.
Bedtime is best
At Cas Gasi Ibiza, we believe that bedtime should be the best time.
All our beds feature top quality feather bedding mattresses, the best in Egyptian cotton bed linen, soft duvets, bed covers and plenty of pillows! Decide how you would like us to make up your bed and we will do just that.
It’s olive harvesting time!
Every autumn, normally in November, is olive harvesting time.
The nets are spread under the olive trees and each branch is “combed” using a flexible tool with teeth like a child’s beach rake, enabling the small Arbequina olives to be gathered.
Next, in two batches, to obtain one younger and fruitier oil, and another that
In bloom: Ibiza almond blossoms
As the thick of the winter starts to come to an end, the fields of Ibiza become awash with a beautiful white haze… No, it’s not snow – rather, this spectacular show of nature is the annual blooming of the almond blossoms, when the wiry old almond trees finally get to show off, turning the country landscapes into picturesque scenes that wouldn’t be out of place in a fairytale.
Ibiza flora and fauna
The hotel is surrounded by hundreds of exceptionally beautiful perfumed flowers that release their fragrance at dusk. The orange groves and the vegetable plots are all organically farmed, giving the garden a rustic feel.
Farm fresh Ibiza eggs
Meet the Cas Gasi hens! Our hens are free to wander around the orchard, our feathered friends supply the hotel with fresh eggs for breakfast and for use in the kitchen.
Every morning we offer newly laid eggs from our own hens, cooked to your liking…
Breakfast at Cas Gasi
Every morning the kitchen opens it’s doors, offering a breakfast buffet made with loving care.
Cocktails & Sangria
The best cocktails and Sangria for enjoying this unique setting.
How about a Hendricks Gin & Tonic with cucumber and organic rose petals from our estate? Or the Cas Gasi cocktail?
Let us surprise you…
A home away from home
Our discreet and professional staff look after your wellbeing, always with a smile, a watchful eye and sensitive hands that prepare your room with loving care.
The personal and always professional welcome you receive, together with the friendly atmosphere, will make you feel at home straightaway and the personalised service ensures that any request is
Freshly squeezed juices: A healthy option
Fresh organic fruit juices and smoothies, a healthy option throughout the day.
Santa Gertrudis: A prime location
Cas Gasi is peaceful and private, yet also in a prime location.
Located in the heart of the island, Cas Gasi is only 10-15 minutes away from some of Ibiza’s best beaches and attractions.
A unique hotel
What is it that makes someone feel at home – or not – when they go into a hotel bedroom?
This mysterious thing that cannot be defined and that bears no relation to anything physical or tangible, is down to the warmth of the atmosphere and the subtle energy that gives the traveler the feeling that they have come to the right place.
The Cas Gasi library
The main sitting room at Cas Gasi holds an interesting library where guests are free to browse.
At Cas Gasi we’re jammin’
We produce our own homemade jams and compotes from our organic fruit trees.
The recipe is no secret, just fruit prepared immediately after picking. Delicious!
Ibiza organic at it’s best
Almond, olive, carob, fig and pine trees all grow naturally on the Cas Gasi estate.
The following fruit trees are also grown: orange, lemon, apricot, cherry, plum, pomegranate and medlar.
Especially for you, at Cas Gasi
Brought over specially for us from the Huelva region of mainland Spain and delicious at any time of day, the authentic Iberian 3xxx black foot ham from acorn-fed pigs is so sublime that we can’t be without it!
Cas Gasi food culture
At Cas Gasi, our culture is one of sitting down at the table and enjoying good food, good drinks, in good company and in a pleasant setting. What more could one ask for?
Cas Gasi recommends: Cold pressed olive oil
A project started at Cas Gasi 8 years ago led to the planting of approximately 350 Arbequina olive trees fed by a drip watering system.
The result is the production of an excellent organic first cold pressed olive oil, for our own use and for use in the hotel, and of which we are very proud.