Ibiza Town (Eivissa) the heart and soul of the island, is a stylish, elegant capital with a magical, fortified World Heritage-listed old quarter. The city is topped by a castle and cathedral, set against a picturesque natural harbour. It is a shopaholic’s dream, a haven for hedonists, and a renowned party destination. Its streets, squares, harbour-front promenade, and whitewashed lanes are full of boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars, attracting a diverse mix of people. During the summer, Ibiza Town transforms into a high-fashion catwalk, with people of all kinds out and about in its city centre. It is also home to some of the world’s most glamorous megaclubs and incredible hotels, so read on to discover our favourites.
The Standard, Ibiza
Book one of 53 bedrooms and suites here, including the anything-but-standard 14-bedroom Casa Privada, a private residence for you and your pals to plunge into a private pool and hot tub within your own courtyard, enjoy an exclusive in-suite treatment room and sleep serenely in a separate building from the rest of the rabble. In the main hotel, the leafy rooftop accommodates a 15-metre swimming pool, bar and eatery with Mexican dishes and Wagyu beef. And downstairs there’s the Jara bistro spilling onto Plaza Vara de Rey, with a DJ booth for a funky soundscape. From April to November the hotel is for adults only.
Sir Joan Hotel
With interiors akin to the kinds of superyachts that come and go from the adjacent marina, Sir Joan is a little alternative (by Ibizan standards) and very trendy. 38 rooms come with Bang & Olufsen speakers, Illy coffee machines, Balearic-sourced Ayurvedic essential oils and Dead Clean bath products. At the heart of the resort is a triangular saltwater pool; a challenge for lengths, but a triumph for Instagramming, a cocktail in the hand and designer sunnies on the head. Izakaya has a bohemian edge and serves Peruvian-Japanese fusion food, including sushi and Sakana small plates, while The Butcher restaurant does a mean Aberdeen Angus beef burger and serves drinks till well after sunrise.
Hotel La Torre del Canónigo
Follow the labyrinth-like streets upwards until you’re high above the UNESCO-listed city of Dalt Vila. Here you’ll find a collection of three 16th-century buildings, comprising secret passageways and old watchtowers, that make up the historic Hotel La Torre del Canónigo. On its grounds are a pool and solarium and the Corsair Restaurant & Terrace, set in a 10th-century building. Guest bedrooms are simple but very fashionable in terms of decor, sporting original features such as exposed stone walls and wooden beamed ceilings.
R&C hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila
Built in 1904 for a nobleman and his family, this hotel retains its old-world traditional grandeur; wrought-iron balconies, oil paintings and accents of antiques among the plush modern furnishings. With just 12 bedrooms, this Relais and Chateaux hotel is small and personal. You’ll find a plunge pool on the first floor and will be provided with passes to a slick nearby gym. And there’s a very special dining room with a fresco-painted ceiling and a terrace overlooking the quaint Plaza de España. Recommended in the Michelin Guide, Es Mirador Restaurant is a real treat, with an avant-garde range of dishes.
Ibiza Gran Hotel
Guests can enjoy a 5-star luxury experience here at the Ibiza Gran Hotel which is just a short walk from the Port of Ibiza, however, with so much to do and experience at the hotel, it’s unlikely guests will want to venture too far. Relax at the spa and wellness centre, enjoy a private art tour, dive with a marine expert or sip cocktails under the stars on a private yacht. The Casino de Ibiza is also integrated with the hotel, where guests can take their chances in the games room, at the poker table or on the slot machines – all set in beautifully designed architecture and a glamorous ambience. Rooms and suites are spacious with lots of little details, for that personal touch, and boast picturesque views of the Mediterranean and Ibiza town. The food and drink experience here is second to none, with exquisite and varied dining options served throughout the day; from a light bite by the pool to a more formal and artistic experience at the Michelin Star La Gaia by Óscar Molina. Guests will enjoy a truly indulgent experience at every level.