Site was last updated at 16.30 on 24/10/2018


This site is about the island of Ibiza as well as the hotel



I have used this hotel since 1988, originally once a year but more recently, 3 times a year making it now over 60 visits.


My heartfelt thanks to all involved in the sending to me the letters that were on the entrance wall - they are temporarily on the floor at home






















So all is confirmed - our second home will be no more after 30th September 2018.

Tragic but the old girl is having a 40 million euro investment to make it a "5 star luxury" hotel under the new guise of

"Bless Hotel Ibiza".

Rooms to be reduced in number from 305 to 150 with

"up- market decor" in someones eyes. I have seen the rooms - one room and one junior suite - but it is not for me to publish my photos without permission and I will save my opinion for October.

The new hotel will obviously not be for families and is rumoured to triple prices.

So long, farewell, adios, aufwiedersehen

it has been so, so good to know you Cala Nova


























 New additions to drinkers photos


Important - be warned 

The Balearic authorities have decided in their infinite wisdom, to impose a Sustainable Tourist Tax of up to 2.20 euros per person per night effective from 1st July 2016.This will be collected on arrival at all holiday establishments.

Good news update - Cala Nova is 2.20 euros per day per guest for first 8 days and 1.10 per day per guest thereafter


email me any new photos or thoughts you have to


The Website

Contains my view of the hotel, it's staff past and present and some of the guests who have been at the pool or lounge bars. I will also be adding new pages to reflect my personal view of Es Cana and the rest of Ibiza.


The area

Located overlooking Cala Nova beach and a short walk from Es Cana beach, bars, restaurants and shopping


I have no connection with the hotel other than as a guest.

For bookings, use Thomson for packages or direct through

Cala Nova contacts:

Telephone: +34 971330300  



Dani will lead the entertainment team again in 2018 

Milan, Pavel, Alisha and Claudia






Hotel opens this year on April 23rd 2018

Hotel closes "30th September - FOREVER"


Your Thomson rep for 2018 is Heidi