From country-side retreats to lively, ocean-fronted hangouts, visitors to Europe’s most popular party island are spoilt for choice with luxury accommodation; here’s where we’ll be staying this summer…
Words Helen Brown
From the lively bars of Playa d’en Bossa to the laid back waterfront restaurants of Santa Eulalia, Ibiza promises an unforgettable trip no matter what’s on the holiday agenda. It was once the bohemian hotspot of the 60’s, before becoming a mecca for 90’s house music and raving. Now the island is a melting pot of exceptional nightlife, fine dining, luxurious accommodation and staggeringly beautiful beaches. The illustrious party island has and will always be a bucket-list destination. Read on to discover the top places to stay in Ibiza this summer…
WHAT TO DO
Playa d’en Bossa and San Antonio are lively resorts, perfect for those looking to fill a week with wild partying. Santa Eulalia offers a more relaxed stay, with excellent shopping and a host of waterfront bars and restaurants. Culture vultures will want to explore the hilltop, Dalt Vila. This is Ibiza’s Old Town and is a higgledy-piggledy maze of cobbled streets boasting a fascinating combination of art, style, culture and history.
WHERE TO STAY IN IBIZA
NOBU HOTEL IBIZA BAY
This June, Nobu opened it’s latest venture on the illustrious party island with the ultimate playground for grown-ups. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is like nowhere else in Ibiza. The place boasts four restaurants, a pool bar, yoga pavilion, spa, two pools and direct beach access. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay additionally have an exclusive collaboration with John Frieda, meaning you can wave goodbye to holiday hair while you’re there.
Rates from around £432 per night for two people, nobuhotelibizabay.com
Luxury lifestyle hotel, ME Ibiza has re-opened for its summer season. The property remains one of the hottest hotels on the island with jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the famous white sandy beaches. They have an action-packed summer programme of culinary events, rooftop parties and live radio streams to enjoy. There’s also a Skin Inc Spa, cocktail bar and infinity pool.
Rates start from £250 in low season and £600 in high season, melia.com
SOL BEACH HOUSE
Situated on the beachfront in Santa Eulalia bay, Sol Beach House Ibiza offers a tranquil haven for adults. The hotel has two impressive pools with large terraces, sunbeds and Bali beds, set against the oceanfront. The Lobby Bar is the ideal setting to sit back, relax and enjoy live music. The line-up varies from acoustic sets to bossa nova beats and Ibiza chill-out DJ sessions.
Rates start from £160 per room per night, melia.com
SOL HOUSE MIXED BY IBIZA ROCKS
Sitting on Punta Pinet beach in San Antonio Bay, Sol House Mixed by Ibiza Rocks is a four-star hotel in the heart of party paradise. It’s ideal for energetic holidaymakers looking to enjoy good music, fashion and Ibiza’s notorious nightlife. The hotel is the latest hotspot on the island with an incredible rooftop bar, infinity pool and sunset DJ sets every night throughout the season.
Rates in May start from £130 per room per night, ibizarocks.com
CA NA XICA
This former country estate delivers jaw-dropping views across the sprawling Ibizan countryside. It sits in the north of the island, just 25 minutes drive from Ibiza Old Town and is the first choice for those looking for a luxurious retreat away from the party crowds. It offers luxury boutique accommodation, fine Mediterranean fusion cuisine and a laid-back, sophisticated atmosphere.
Rates from around £362 for two people per night, canaxica.com