Ibiza is indisputably ‘the’ party destination of Europe with uber trendy beach clubs, blowout pool parties and blazing nightlife. But you can discover pockets of tranquillity on the White Island when you’re ready to take off those party shoes. Check out our Ibiza neighbourhood guide for the hottest spots around.
For those seeking quieter, scenic towns with palm-lined walkways and blissfully pretty beaches, look no further than the east coast’s up-and-coming Santa Eulalia.
Lounge poolside at a five-star hotel as you gaze out to the shimmering ocean with a glass of Champagne in hand and a platter of fresh Ceviche. Stay at ME Ibiza and choose from three pools to cool you off. Watch superyachts at the exclusive neighbouring Yacht Marina or venture to the rooftop pool in glamourous swimwear and unwind to chilled out music. The ME lifestyle hotel hosts some of Ibiza’s coolest art exhibitions, fashion shows and foodie festivals – so watch out for dazzling events on your doorstep.
By day, move along to the super sleek Nikki Beach Club overlooking the Balearic sea.
Make tracks to Ca Na Ribes, and take a seat in the calming flowery garden restaurant. Order the Chef’s speciality, sole and prawns in Champagne sauce, or tuck into roast sherry chicken. Alternatively, start with an aperitif on the terrace of the glitzy El Naranjo before a salt-baked cod main with a bottle of house white. If there’s space in your stomach, consider the dessert menu.
By day, move along to the super sleek Nikki Beach overlooking the Balearic Sea. Recline on a poolside bed, watch fire-breathers and acrobats and throw your own best shapes. Clink your glasses together on Rosé Saturdays or join a pool party – and make sure to reserve a spot for their top summer events: GRL PWR, Summer Lovers and Fiesta Fridays.
The vibes here are more easy-going, so stroll along the town’s promenade as dusk falls, then visit an array of swish bars. Resident DJs and live bands play at Guarana.
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Ibiza's beach clubs are on another level – lounge on your own cabana by day, then let the party come to you.Stay at the ME Ibiza
Playa d’en Bossa
Welcome to Ibiza’s party capital, Playa d’en Bossa. The incredible mix of world-famous DJs, outrageous entertainment and pool parties in this clubbing hub will blow your mind.
If you’re travelling to Ibiza for the sole purpose of partying, stay at the Adults Only Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel. Home to the island’s number one outdoors club, it bursts with daytime parties and night time extravaganzas.
Live the day clubbing dream with VIP service or voyage on a luxury boat. When you return to your superior club room with a balcony or garden – simply relax. These spaces are ideal for a break from epic club night confetti cannons and ultra-bright lights. If you’re still awake, head to the rooftop terrace after party until the sun rises.
When you stir, get up and get breakfast at the Bali Beach Club. Order the Muscles toast with ham or the Silhoutte breaky with avocados to rejuvenate from the previous night’s antics. The best part? You can lounge around here all day – just reserve a Balinese bed and soak up the sun. Or make tracks to the seafront restaurant Ohana Ibiza for mouth-watering fusion food. Start with burrata, then choose the scrummy salmon poke bowl or a sushi board. Breeze through the cocktail menu (ordering at least one coconut mojito) as you unwind by the ocean. Treat yourself to the cheesecake with the matcha tea mousse – if you have room.
Close to the airport and perfect for a party-filled weekend, the Playa d’en Bossa ways are simple: beach, party, repeat. Slather on sun cream and pitch a spot on the island’s longest stretch of sand. Swim in the crystal-clear water, then haul yourself out for an Instagram pic on a stand-up paddle board. Don your hottest swimwear and designer shades to Nassau Beach Club with fanciful vibes (e.g. you can get lobster delivered to your sunbed) or start the party at Bora Bora straightaway.
Come nightfall, make your way to Hï Ibiza, a super club with two epic rooms (the Theatre and the Club) that boast supreme sound systems and graphics. Make this booming electronic music scene your new stomping ground.
The Ibiza Town capital (also known as Eivissa), offers island culture and legendary nightlife come summer. During winter, you can sample authentic local life.
Set in a prime city location just next to the harbour, the beautiful Neo-classical Gran Hotel Montesol, Curio Collection by Hilton certainly has five-star sparkle. Past celebrity guests include Pink Floyd, Orson Welles and Princess Caroline. The interior effuses a sleek contemporary Spanish style and is perfectly tailored to guests needs. Renowned as a hub for bohemians and intellectuals since the 1930’s, Café Montessol still attracts plenty of beautiful people. Make friends here, then catch DJ music together from dusk. Whatever you’re looking for, the hotel’s personal concierge will take care of your Ibiza desires from a luxury boat cruise to hot-to-trot party tickets.
Dine at the classically beautiful La Dispensa. From the pretty outside terrace to the interior’s Mediterranean touches – this place offers a wealth of character. Choosing from an array of creative dishes will be your toughest holiday decision. To make it easy, choose octopus salad with a jug of sangria for lunch, or order a bottle of the Grand Reserve to accompany your succulent rack of lamb or fresh seafood linguine during dinner. For amazing city views of historical Dalt Vila, visit the charming rooftop bar TiraPalla. Tuck into tasty tapas and try the lemon basil spritz, followed by the watermelon mojito.
Wander through pretty cobbled streets, where a glaze of white flows through the city. Discover the Old Town, making your way up to the castle on the hill (Eivissa Castle), then polish off your cultural adventures with a drink at the Marina Botafoch.
Discover even more island magic when you hire a car. During winter, experience the charm of Ibiza island life without the busy buzz of tourists. Cruise inland to the rustic village of Santa Gertrudis, a little town with big Spanish feel. For white-washed buildings, bohemian living and hip bars, stop at Bar Costa. Warm up by its toasty log fire and chow down on plates of serrano ham and manchego cheese.
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