Ibiza is an island that offers something for everyone, in summer it is the ultimate destination for the hard core 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.
The Beach by Ushuaïa Ibiza
Located at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Hotel on Playa d’en Bossa beach this restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean and Asian flavours using a range of fish and shellfish from their own seafood nurseries, surf and turf salads, seafood rice dishes as well as plenty for meat eaters to sample like the signature Beach Wagyu Burger and some great pasta options for vegetarians. They have restaurant style terrace seating and if you want to completely chill out you can order from your cabanas on the beach. And to top things off enjoy you can enjoy some of the best dance beats in Ibiza from their Dj and live entertainment. This is one of our favourite spots in Ibiza for a long lazy afternoon lunch.
Room 39 at Pikes
This award winning restaurant at Pikes is the go-to establishment for those in the know who are looking for a memorable dining experience in the White Island. Classic British dishes are given a modern twist and there is always something new for diners to sample. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner it is sure to be an elegant affair and some of the most popular options that can be enjoyed here include succulent seafood burgers, healthy salad bowls, and the dry aged Angus steak. The Sunday roast is always popular and it kicks off with Bloody Mary’s beside the pool and the perfect laid-back beats by the DJs spinning in the background.
The View Ibiza
Located at the exclusive Seven Pines Resort Ibiza on the west coast of the island, the View Ibiza takes full advantage of the stunning ocean views. Diners are invited to take a seat on the spacious terrace where there are impressive panoramic views through the 40-metre glassed façade set at the edge of the cliff so you can soak in the sunset views of the mystic island of Es Vedra. The menu is Asian inspired cuisine interpreted with a contemporary touch. Dished are prepared on a robata, an ancient cooking method from northern Japan, ingredients are grilled over hot charcoal, resulting in extraordinary flavours and textures. Opt for their three and five course tasting menu, or order off their A La Carte which includes dished like Soft Shell Crab Tempura, Scallop Sashimi, Grilled Octopus or their Wagyu Beef Striploin.
Los Enamorados Ibiza
Los Enamorados Ibiza is a small & stylish boutique hotel in Portinatx in the North of Ibiza, their restaurant combines a laid back atmosphere and attitude with pure skill and dedication to the craft of creating expertly executed dishes, this beachside restaurant is sure to appeal to food lovers who want to unwind in true Ibiza boho style. This is the perfect place to linger over a cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry at any time of the day while looking out at the ocean. This restaurant also excels when it comes to seafood dishes and just about every culinary style is embraced here, while classic conceptions are enlivened by fresh flavours and unique touches that make all the difference.
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 motor boat 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 on board a luxury yacht while slipping along the coastline and watching the sun set.
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.
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel
People who don’t want to miss a single minute of the party are sure to love staying at this vibrant hotel. The Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel commands an impressive position on the sand of the Playa d’en Bossa and is famous for its entertainment scene which is the best on the island. The party never stops at the Ushuaïa which plays host to some of best DJs around the world at its nightly residency performances in the main arena throughout the summer season. Guests have the chance to party all though the night across the road at club Hi and by daytime simply unwind beside the pool, grab a cocktail and listen to some of the best dance music on the island. To fully experience the party book an Ushuaïa Club room or suite or for more chill time book into the Ushuaïa Tower. Most rooms boast large terraces, while there are also plenty of more secluded rooms where guests can unwind in style after dancing the night away and if you want one of the best breakfasts on the island you are at the right hotel, their ‘Unexpected Breakfast’ at the Beach Restaurant really is incredible and needs to be seem to be believed!
BLESS Hotel Ibiza
Located in a more secured and quiet part of the island and commanding enchanting views across the Mediterranean Sea to the island of Tagomago, BLESS Hotel Ibiza a Leading Hotels of the World property has set the bar high for those looking for the next level of 5 star luxury on the island. Each of the spacious air-conditioned rooms comes complete with a private balcony or terrace where guests can unwind while the room style will immerse you in an iconic and eclectic Mediterranean environment. The menu at the hotels’ celebrated restaurant has been created and overseen by Michelin-starred chef Martin Berasategui and guests are treated to a range of local and international delicacies. The huge outdoor swimming pool complex features an infinity edge providing guests with uninterrupted ocean and island views.
Guests are sure to feel right at home in this family-owned boutique hotel. Can Lluc is a lush retreat in the heart of the island that is surrounded by fig, almond, olive and carob trees and just 10km from Ibiza Town. This enchanting hotel started life as a farmhouse and still retains many of its original features will also offering guests plenty of luxurious touches. There are just twenty rooms for guests to choose from here and luxury lovers will want to choose one of the six spacious villas that come complete with their own private garden as well as a relaxing whirlpool tub.