The Vibe: Both vibrant and tranquil, reflecting the spirit of the “White Isle” itself.
The Area: Sant Antoni de Portmany, on the westside of the island, just moments from beautiful Cala Gració bay.
The DNA: When Casa Cook Kos opened in 2017 it caused quite a stir with its highly instagramable interiors and the abolishment of the stereotype hotel with the creation of an alternative hospitality space where guests feel relaxed like living in a friend’s house. The Thomas Cook group went bankrupt two years later, and although not legally part of it, its group of hotels found new owners. One, OKU Hotels, continues the legacy in Kos and Ibiza creating a laidback, child-free environment for guests to unwind, meet likeminded people or enjoy their own private sanctuary in stylish spaces that blend modernist design with bohemian flair. Local vineyards, farms, and fishermen supply to the farm-to-fork dining experience while bar staff are trained by the best mixologists in the industry and work with top international spirits – as well as some local tipples we think you’ll enjoy. Core to the OKU concept are daily yoga and pilates classes, complemented by internationally trained spa therapists, using local ingredients and time-honoured techniques. Ensuring workouts are as attractive as the are exhilarating, gyms are equipped with mid-century-esque NOHrD.
Suite-Me-Up: The bohemian design ethos extends to the accommodations which vary from superior rooms to penthouse rooms, junior suites to the signature OKU Suite to a 4-bedroom villa with private pool. Choose a penthouse room on top with a spacious terrace with striking sea views or opt for a ground floor swim-up room with direct access to a secluded pool, shared only with 5 other rooms.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 185 rooms and suites (19-138m2) (205-1,485 sq ft) and 1 villa (180m2) (1,938 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 (formerly Hotel Acor Playa and Casa Cook) • architecture & interior design: MG&AG Arquitectos Asociados (Ibiza) • bathroom amenities: Le Labo ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • seasonal hotel: open April-October • wheelchair accessible