The island of Ibiza has seen a lot, maybe it has seen it all. It has gone through several phases in time, with ups and downs, but surely it has been a one of kind spot for partygoers, vacationers and those who are trying to let it all out.
With clubs going at full force it’s important not to look away from local food scene that’s up to par with the best of the Mediterranean, not to mention innovative bars, small-scale fashion designers, and upscale beach clubs.
Below you will find our selection of some of the places that make this Island a unique experience and definitely one of our favorite Destinations!
– BEACH LOUNGES –
All-white furnishings, views of the Mediterranean Sea, a private sandy beach, fine international cuisine, terrace dining and yacht service, among many other luxurious amenities, make the Cotton Beach Club a quintessential place to experience the best Ibiza has to offer during your holiday.
Located about 11 miles west from the Ibiza Port, the Club overlooks the pristine blue waters of Cala Tarida, the perfect background for a relaxing and indulgent day, whether you decide to enjoy the sun and the sea in the all-sand beach, savour the unique dishes created by head chef Federico Garcia, lounge on the white sofas and day beds or take in the views from the rooftop terrace.
Sunbed rentals, WiFi, changing cabins, private showers and yacht service are among the many niceties within your reach at the Cotton Beach Club, making your stay as comfortable and gratifying as can be.
Sitting between the dunes of the idyllic beach of Ses Illetes, in the natural park of Ses Salines, Beso Beach combines a stylish atmosphere with a relaxed attitude, offering the perfect place for a day at the beach and an exquisite meal afterwards.
Beso Beach provides a unique dining experience, thanks to a one-of-a-kind fusion of the fresh and diverse Mediterranean cuisine with the distinctive personality and flavour of the Basque, all while enjoying the beauty of the Club´s natural surroundings.
Located in the island paradise of Formentera and operating since 1971, the Juan y Andrea bar and restaurant is a must for many jet-setting visitors.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters and impossibly white sand, this picture-perfect spot not only offers glorious views, but also the best Mediterranean specialties, like delicious salads, refreshing gazpacho, fresh seafood, savoury meats and the ubiquitous paella, all prepared in the traditional, time-tested way.Dine with your feet in the sand in one of Formentera´s best and longest-running restaurants, enjoy a glass of champagne whilst watching the sunset and make your visit to Formentera an unforgettable one.
Set in the beach of Cap Des Falco, at the Ses Salines natural park in the south of Ibiza, Experimental Beach offers a wide selection of cocktails and a fantastic menu to compliment your visit to this privileged spot in the Mediterranean.
Perfect for spending a chilled-out, indulgent day, the Club boasts a bohemian, carefree attitude and a beautiful design in muted shades and pastels by Dorothée Meilichzon. An assorted and unique cocktail selection and a menu with a French touch, packed with delicious choices, make Experimental Beach the complete package for a blissed-out, memorable day at the beach.
– DINNER & DRINKS –
Part of the Cappuccino Group´s chain of establishments, the Grand Cafe Cappuccino in the Ibiza Marina lives up to the standards of luxury and service the Cappuccino name has come to represent.
Surrounded by views of the port and of the old town of Ibiza, the Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as tempting desserts and cocktails, so it´s a great place to sit and relax any time of day. With an extensive menu, the Grand Cafe Cappuccino Ibiza will cater to the taste of the most demanding palates, while the beautiful architecture and scenery will appeal to fans of finer living.
Sitting on top of the old town of Ibiza, in the Dalt Vila quarter, the Kyuppido restaurant prepares a fusion of Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine over a breathtaking view of the Ibiza Port and city, with the faraway hills disappearing under the sky in the horizon.
The terrace of the Torre del Canonigo, a 14th-century palace converted into a luxury five-star hotel, serves as the setting for a one-of-a-kind dining experience that offers some of the most delicious and creative dishes in Ibiza, with the visuals to match.
The first and only Lebanese restaurant in Ibiza, Patchwork is located at the far end of the Talamanca Bay, opposite the Ibiza port and old town, offering wonderful views from its rooftop setting. They have a laid-back approach to dining, with a menu that foregoes starters and main courses, inviting guests to let the senses dictate the order of the dishes.
Patchwork is not only about food, but also cocktails, music, and design, with a shop that carries an eclectic and shifting selection of hand-made items from around the world. Their 3 a.m. closing time allows for a pleasant, unhurried enjoyment of a late night in Ibiza.
With stunning views overlooking the Talamanca Bay and the Ibiza Port and town, the Sa Punta restaurant also offers fine international cuisine, an assortment of cocktails, and chilled-out music. A tasty menu combines local and international favorites by day and fine dining in the evening.
The music picks up the pace by night, while the atmosphere becomes chic and casual. The addition of the Patchwork and Ginger restaurants in 2014 expanded the gastronomic choices available at Sa Punta, making it an experience that will appeal to people of all sorts of different tastes, be it locals, influential visitors or the international jet-set.
Fine Asian dining surrounded by pine and juniper trees is a dream come true at Ginger, located at the garden of Sa Punta, on the far end of the Talamanca Bay in Ibiza. Open each day from 7 p.m., this stylish food bar features not only a mix of Asian dishes like dumplings, sashimi, and Thai fish cakes but also South-American favorites like ceviche and tiraditos.
With a unique setting, colorful decoration and beautifully prepared courses, Ginger is the perfect place to be if you´re feeling inclined towards an exotic dinner in a wonderful terrace, with priceless views of the sea and the Ibiza Port.
– BREAKFAST & BRUNCH –
Blue Marlin Ibiza is more than just beach and food, it´s also the perfect place to catch some of the most exclusive events on the island during the summer, including sessions by dance music industry heavyweight Pete Tong, Lee Burridge´s All Day I Dream parties or Ibiza fashion institution Future Adlib´s fashion shows.
With the option to dine in the restaurant, on the terrace or directly on the beach, Blue Marlin makes sure that every guest is comfortable during their visit, offering a wide variety of food and drink, including sushi, grilled fish and seafood, meats, pasta, etc., as well as an extensive cocktail menu to keep you refreshed all day.
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Six locations in Ibiza make Passion Cafe a name that´s coming to be recognized all across the island, while the concept of an organic bar, restaurant and eatery that serves vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic and raw cuisine alongside fish and poultry dishes has been gaining more and more fans every year.
Owner Lana Love wants to make her philosophy of “live all, serve all” become a reality in her establishments with innovative ideas like an affordable cold-pressed juice bar and bio-shops, taking to the task with a passion that lives up to the Cafe´s name, and earning her business the White Ibiza´s Best Ibiza Cafe and Healthy Eating Destination Award every year since 2013.
Located at the Santa Eulalia Marina, the Bar Dona Ana is an English owned international pub, opening for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering four HD screens to catch the biggest sports events and a lively atmosphere at night as well. Bar Dona Ana’s menu includes favorites like pizza, hamburgers, wraps, sandwiches, salads, with a kid´s menu for the younger ones too.
A wide selection of draught and bottled beers are complemented by a happy hour every Monday to Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., while wine and sangria are also available. A choice of frozen cocktails round up the goodies this pub has to offer, making it a great stop for a quick bite, something to drink and watching your favorite sports.
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A beach club located at Es Cavallet beach, a long strip of sand at the southern part of Ibiza, El Chiringuito Ibiza offers a wide variety of options to spend your time at this beautiful spot of the island, be it having a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, enjoying a cool, refreshing cocktail or just lounging on the beach listening to the best world music, spun by the Chiringuito resident DJs.
At sundown, the club transforms into a unique nightspot, with the seaside ambiance providing a relaxing background for fine dining, as the subtle lighting and decorations play with your senses and bring everything together to make your experience at El Chiringuito a memorable one.
Located a short stroll away from the San Antonio Port in the west of Ibiza, the Savannah club has been operating since 1997, offering a varied food menu, a mixology drinks bar, and an intimate dance club, all accompanied by one of the best sunsets in the world. Whether you´re in for brunch, dinner or just a quick bite, the Savannah menu will cater to your taste with a selection of popular tapas and dishes, while a fully-stocked cocktail bar will calm your thirst with delicious and refreshing G&Ts, mojitos, daiquiris and other staples, prepared with an expert touch.
At night, the 140-capacity Backroom club comes alive with thrilling DJ sessions that will add the finishing touch to your perfect summer day in Ibiza.
– WHERE TO STAY –
A century-old orange farm in the middle of the Ibiza countryside serves as the lush setting for Atzaró, a unique hotel that combines traditional architecture with modern comfort. Flower-scented gardens of mixed Mediterranean and Asian inspiration surround the all-white buildings and furnishings, while other amenities like a large outdoor pool, a spa, and a vegetable garden keep guests rested and relaxed.
Various cocktail and snack bars around the Atzaró’s facilities, as well as the gastronomical offer of the La Veranda restaurant, including fine Peruvian cuisine as well as Mediterranean dishes, top off a one-of-a-kind experience that shows you that living life to the fullest can sometimes be a laid-back affair.
Sitting atop the Es Porroig cliff and overlooking the picturesque Es Cubells Bay, the Las Brisas Hotel is a small, intimate and luxurious spot with beautiful views and a distinctive Mediterranean style.
With only nine rooms, Las Brisas is sure to provide guests with the best, most exclusive services, including a concierge as well as car and boat rentals.
An outdoor pool, garden patio and colorfully decorated rooms and halls, along with the hotel restaurant´s fine selection of international dishes and tasting menus, make Las Brisas an excellent choice for a relaxing, rewarding holiday in Ibiza.
Hacienda Na Xamena is set on a privileged spot in northwest Ibiza atop a 600-foot cliff, a breathtaking location that is immersed in nature, thoughtfully built to respect its surroundings and to allow guests to connect and interact with them as well. The facilities´ white architecture adds a classic Mediterranean style and recalls the time when Ibiza was only a sleepy island in the middle of the sea.
Three pools (two outdoors and one indoors), a spa full of indulgent treatments, a restaurant led by two-star Michelin chef Fran Lopez, sport facilities including tennis, volleyball and soccer, a fully-equipped gym, live music and stunning sunsets complete a well-rounded stay at the Hacienda Ña Xamena, a hotel that captures the essence of Ibiza at its most luxurious.
Renovated in 2016, this hotel boasts an exclusive location at Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, right on the San Antonio Bay. The Sol House Ibiza not only offers excellent rooms, bars and restaurants with impressive views, a large pool area with sunbeds and a fully-equipped 24-hour gym, it also boasts incredible sunsets and lively night entertainment, with weekly pool parties and DJ sessions.
Among the featured services there is a technology option that allows guests to keep up with the hotel´s event schedule, a social concierge, free WiFi, Balinese hammocks and beds, car hire and private parking. The high standard for quality throughout the hotel´s many amenities makes Sol House one of the crown jewels of the Melia group.
The 493-room Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza enjoys a privileged location at Playa d’en Bossa, only 10 minutes from the Ibiza town and Port. Keeping true to the rock style that is the Hard Rock name´s trademark, the Hotel also features many one-of-a-kind amenities like room service for pets, music-powered spa treatments, guitar rentals, in-room listening experiences, and many other surprising goodies.
Aside from the hotel´s comforts, there´s also a busy schedule of events that include live music concerts from international artists and theme parties, and a 600-capacity conference center with state-of-the-art technology as well. A large and diverse selection of dining choices is the final touch for making the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza one of the island´s top resorts.
– CLUBS –
Fans of all styles of electronic dance music are invariably pleased by the lineup of events Ibiza´s number-one open-air club has to offer every summer season. From David Guetta´s EDM fest BIG and Dreamland DJs Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike´s Garden of Madness, to the famous ANTS party featuring star guest house and techno artists, Ushuaia Ibiza plays host to some of the hottest shows on the island in a huge open-air stage.Apart from a club, Ushuaia is also a 415-room hotel and beach club where guests can choose between staying right next to the club´s stage, or rather a bit farther away from the party in the Ushuaia Tower. Among the VIP services offered by the hotel are 24-hour room service, a Concierge Service, two luxury sailboats and even DJing master classes. And, when it comes to food, Ushuaia caters to every taste with a Japanese restaurant, a steakhouse, an Oyster & Caviar Bar and many more gastronomic choices.
An Ibiza classic with a history going back to the carefree days of 1973, Pacha is by now more than a club, becoming a global name that has brought many partygoers and electronic music lovers from around the world to this small island in the Mediterranean. Pacha´s best weapon is a solid event schedule with performances from the hottest international DJs, one that has helped it stay on top of the game for all these years.
Pacha´s five different areas, connected by stairs, doors and passageways, include the Main Room, for catching guest star DJs and incredible performances, the Funky Room, for those inclined towards a more soulful sound, the Global Room, which was the original main room in the beginning, the Sweet Pacha, playing all the 80s and 90s hits, and the Roof Terrace, for chilling out with lounge music under the moon and stars.
Hï Ibiza opened in 2017 and has since established itself as one of the summer season´s main players when it comes to a star-packed event calendar. Offering a summer-long roster of performances from some of the planet´s top acts, the club also boasts state-of-the-art design and sound.
The club features two rooms, the Theater and the Club, and weekly residencies and guest appearances by the best international artists in a wide variety of styles: from 21st century disco and underground electronica to house, trance and deep techno. Hï Ibiza does have something for everyone, which makes it one of the clubs to keep an eye on every summer.
Opening its doors in 1974 and home to hugely popular events like Cocoon, Pyramid, elrow, and Music On, Amnesia is a true Ibiza institution that keeps drawing the crowds in, thanks to a perfect combination of great sound, superb music, and unique ambiance.
With two gigantic dance floors, the Club Room and The Terrace, playing host to some of the best DJs in the planet, Amnesia offers a weekly schedule of events that range from a wide variety of styles including Bass music, Techno, House, Drum n Bass and Latin-influenced dance music, not forgetting the infamous Foam Party. An acclaimed sound system and careful attention to detail complete the list to make Amnesia the ultimate nightclub experience in Ibiza.
Privilege Ibiza is the biggest nightclub in the world, with a capacity of 10,000 people, but it still gets filled to the brim, thanks to an unbeatable schedule packed with star guests and events that include the popular Resistance and its famous opening and closing parties, invariably featuring a large and impressive lineup year after year.
From its humble beginnings as a community pool in 1978 and expanding into the temple of sound it is today, Privilege has been an important influence all along its history for the development of DJ and electronic music culture worldwide. Visited every season by the top DJs in the game, it retains its spot as one of Ibiza´s best nightclubbing experiences.
For those in the look of the whole Ibiza experience HEART is the right place. With an impressive gastronomic offering, live music acts, and one of the best nightclub experiences in town, this world-class venue is sure to leave a mark on the memories of those who are not scared of enjoying life at its fullest.
This sybarite hub boasts a club space like no other with an impeccable sound system featuring some of the most prestigious DJ performances in the world including this year’s debut of Miami’s infamous Do Not Sit On The Furniture led by its creator Behrouz.
DC10 is a club that has its place in the history books. Located at the end of the airport runway, the small farmhouse-like club is host to one of the top after-hours in the world, the infamous Circo Loco gatherings, as wells as Jamie Jones’s Wednesdays in Paradise.
Since its beginnings that date back to 1999, the club has not only played an important role in dance music but it has been a temple where people go to let their minds loose. DC10 is the true epitome of an underground club keeping is publicity low profile with accessible prices compared to other venues.
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