Ibiza is an island that offers something for everyone, in summer it is the ultimate destination for the hardcore clubber as the world’s best DJs descend on the island to play to hundreds of thousands of partygoers each night. But the island has a more relaxed side too, from boho chill-out beaches to some of the best seafood restaurants in the Mediterranean and not to mention world-class leading luxury hotels to call home during your stay. So if you want a destination that is easy to get to from the UK, pretty much-guaranteed sunshine and plenty of luxury experiences to indulge in then the White Island is the place for you. Read our guide to the best of the best Ibiza has to offer.
A first for Ibiza as it’s the first hotel restaurant on the island to gain a Michelin star. Óscar Molina is responsible for all of the eateries on the property and brings his range of unique, authentic flavours to the Ibiza Gran Hotel, particularly this, his flagship restaurant. A meal here is an immersive, sensory journey that involves the full five senses, crafted from sustainable ingredients that place a zero-kilometre philosophy at the heart of the cuisine. There’s a ten-course Tanit Menu and a 14-course Posidonia Menu — both exceptionally creative and not to be missed dining experiences on the island.
Found downtown in the five-star Ibiza Gran Hotel, this dining room fuses 1960s and contemporary style with marbled floors and polished walnut wood finishes. While it opened at this location in 2012, the Cipriani brand has actually been in business for four generations, starting in Venice and winning international respect. The cuisine at Cipriani is based on classic, homely Italian dishes, crafted using high-quality ingredients – some of the recipes have been in the family for seven decades. Diners can sit inside or out, with alfresco tables on the sunset terrace, overlooking the marina. And with Harry’s bar right beside the eating area, you can continue your evening with a post-dinner cocktail.
The palm-flanked part open-air terrace at Sa Punta is strung with rattan lanterns overhead, with complementary rattan chairs, candlelit wooden tables and an entire tree growing through the stone-tiled floor. And, overlooking Talamanca Bay, accompanied by cool DJ beats, it’s the perfect setting for romantic and fashionable dusk or late-night stargazing meals. The a la carte menu fuses Spanish, Italian and Asian flavours, using refined ingredients including red tuna, yellowtail tiradito, caviar, wagyu beef, wild seabass and Iberian 5J Bellota cured ham. And if you’re fancying some comfort food favourites, you can order a portion of house fries or creamy mash.
The Amanté Table
Amanté Ibiza beach restaurant, stands out as the most sought-after romantic dining destination on the island this year, surpassing its own reputation for intimacy and allure with The Amanté Table. This exclusive spot elevates the romantic dining experience to new heights, offering a secluded and enchanting evening on the beach beneath the starlit sky. The Balinese hut, set on a private stretch of white sand, features a candlelit pergola where couples can relish each other’s company in utmost seclusion. The highlight is a curated 5-course tasting menu accompanied by Bollinger champagne and served by a personal waiter. Amidst captivating Mediterranean views, couples can also choose from a variety of colourful cocktails and exquisite wines to accompany their meal. Amanté Ibiza, perched atop a dramatic cliff overlooking Sol D’en Serra Bay, delivers both a laid-back ambience and exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, blending modern Spanish and Italian flavours with fresh seafood and meats prepared in a Josper oven, all enjoyed in the embracing warmth of the Ibizan sun.
Spend The Day at Playa Soleil
Playa Soleil is Ibiza’s newest Beach Club, offering a perfect blend of contemporary art, music, gastronomy, and wellness. Nestled in the heart of Platja d’en Bossa, the club provides an intimate oasis with top international DJs and first-class gastronomy on the edge of the Mediterranean. Relax on luxurious beach beds and hammocks while enjoying VIP beach service, soaking up the sun and taking a dip in the azure blue sea. Executive Chef Cristhian Castañeda, with extensive experience in top Spanish restaurants, leads the gastronomy experience, focusing on high-quality, locally sourced, organic produce. The venue offers different dining spaces, including Playa Chica and Le Restaurant for a gastronomical experience, and Oasis for a more relaxed dining setting.
Go on a personal shopping trip at Ibiza Town Marina
If you’d like a spot of retail therapy while on holiday, take a trip to Marina Ibiza, the place to come for designer boutiques. International brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Bvlgari and Louis Vuitton are here, alongside local interests such as Blue Ibiza by Elena Estaun. And if you need some assistance in selecting the perfect ensemble, fashion stylist and founder of the Dress for Success agency, Anita Moreno, will take you on a one-on-one shopping trip. With high-end experience in the industry and impeccable taste, Anita will ensure you choose items that not only suit you but are effortlessly chic.
Guided Tour and Wine Tasting of Bodegas Can Rich
This four-hectare vineyard – incorporating 3000 olive trees – was planted in 2007, within the picturesque Ses Salines Natural Park, just inland from the island’s west coast. Founded on a respect for nature and wine culture, Bodegas Can Rich produces high-quality organic wines (including sparkling varieties), Ibizan Herbs, traditional Ibiza liquors, oils, vinegar and Ibiza salts. Tours and tastings are offered from Monday to Friday (10.00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m). You’ll learn about the Bodegas Can Rich approach to organic farming and how the unique Ibizan climate influences their finished products.
Charter a Boat
Taking a boat trip is the perfect way to discover the intense natural beauty of Ibiza island in comfort and style. Slowly sailing along the coast while gazing at the surrounding scenery is the perfect place to unwind. There are lots of different types of boat charters to choose from and those who feel the need for speed can let off a little steam by chartering a motorboat or speed boat. For a more luxurious and relaxing experience, luxury yachts are sure to make guests feel like royalty. Couples are sure to love dining onboard a luxury yacht while slipping along the coastline and watching the sunset.
Golf is a major sport on Ibiza and the Balearic Islands are home to some incredible courses. Lessons are available at most of the courses as well as club rentals. People who want to get back into the swing of things while experiencing the area’s natural beauty in a unique way can make their way to Golf De Ibiza, which is located just five miles from the Ibiza Town and is an 18 hole course set in the most rugged part of the valley, with narrow lanes and numerous natural and artificial obstacles. Roca Llisa is another great place to play and this 9 hole course is flat and open making is easier for novice players.
Spend the day at Nikki Beach Club
Located right on the sand in Santa Eulalia Nikki Beach Club is the perfect place to get wet and wild. Whether you prefer to simply lounge by the pool and soak up the atmosphere or get fully involved with the madness and mayhem, there is something for everyone here. Their resident DJs can always be depended on to get the party started and there are plenty of cool drinks flowing to help aid the party mood. This is also a great place to dine and in addition to sumptuous seafood Nikki Beach Club features a number of popular signature dishes such as their slow-roasted rotisserie chicken. There are numerous events on throughout the summer season to look forward to such as the annual White Party and the World Famous Amazing Sunday Champagne Party.
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.
Six Senses Ibiza
Six Senses Ibiza offers guests an all-encompassing experience that is rooted in the local culture, and celebrates music, art, sustainable fashion, wellness and spirituality – all characteristics that have become synonymous with the island. Set on the crystalline Cala Xarraca, the hotel comprises 116 guest accommodations in the form of townhouses, pool suites and beachfront caves. The spa expands over 1,200 square meters and offers a range of pioneering treatments, and the range of activities; such as yoga, SUP, mountain biking, and cooking will suit every level of energy. Organic, seasonal and responsibly sourced ingredients are served in every restaurant and are crafted into delightful dishes by Celebrity Chef and founding father of new Israeli cuisine, Eyal Shani. Guests will feel truly relaxed and organically rejuvenated after their stay at Six Senses Ibiza.
New to Ibiza, BLESS Hotel Ibiza brings together curated elements for a hedonistic white island experience. Think spectacular infinite pools; a breath-taking beach-club style roof-top bar; destination gourmet dining (including Etxeko Ibiza by 10 Michelin star chef Martín Berasategui); cool DJ sets, theatrical performers and live entertainment; a full-service spa; and indulgent guest rooms and suites that invite stylish selfies and envy-inducing Instagrams. BLESS Hotel Ibiza is most certainly one of the best luxury hotels on the island!