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Today: Top 10 best luxury hotels in Ibiza
The tiny Spanish island of Ibiza has a big reputation, but there’s more to the world’s clubbing capital than meets the eye. Whether it’s discovering Ibiza’s widely acclaimed natural beauty, exploring Mediterranean coastal towns, experiencing the local culture, riding the island’s network of cycle trails, digging in to the gastronomical selection, listening to sundown grooves at a beach bar, living the nightlife in the world’s most massive clubs, or hiking up to Dalt Vila and meandering through the labyrinth of the age-old stone walls – anything is possible on this island with a thousand faces. Here’s my selection of the 10 best luxury hotels in Ibiza, which can be as chilled out or up-tempo as you wish.
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10. AGUAS DE IBIZA GRAND LUXE HOTEL
White walls bathed in sunlight. Green gardens dotted with tropical plants and flowers. Shimmering pools and sparkling sea views. Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel immerses you in all the style of the ‘White Isle’. Complete with a dose of serenity you might not expect from the world’s club capital. Its location, on Santa Eulalia’s peaceful promenade and the natural surroundings make Aguas de Ibiza a charming hotel from which to explore the beautiful beaches the island has to offer. The hotel also has three outdoor pools (one of them ‘adults only’) with different gardens and terraces where you can sunbathe, relax and enjoy stunning views, with the service of a 5 star hotel. All the hotel’s architectural elements and furniture are arranged seeking harmony in the space. The seashell on the ceiling is a characteristic feature of the rooms, which – according to Feng Shui – eliminates bad energy.
9. IBIZA GRAN HOTEL
Situated in the hip and exclusive seaside area of Marina Botafoch, boasting stunning views across the port to Dalt Vila, is the lavish Ibiza Gran Hotel. Fusing the creative concepts of art, gastronomy and high-level service, the gorgeous hotel is definitely a place to see and be seen. The synergy between art and architecture is evident throughout Ibiza Gran Hotel, as the elements of earth, air, water, sky and life make up each of the five diverse floors. The hotel’s amazing art collection has been curated to bring an additional avant-garde vibe to the complex. All 185 suites are designed with a view, bamboo furnishings, whirlpool baths, spacious terraces and feature state-of-the-art BOSE sound systems. Facilities include two pools and 3 restaurants, including the newly redeveloped La Gaia restaurant, which serves the island’s finest Nikkei cuisine.
8. OKU IBIZA
Nestled among foothills, OKU Ibiza has opened its doors in summer 2021 offering a five-star retreat moments’ walk from the beautiful Cala Gracio bay and beaches. The stylish hotel is an excellent choice for those who want the best of Ibiza’s lifestyle on their doorstep, with flavorful fusion cuisine, nature-inspired design and a laidback luxury soul at home. The rooms include rooftop penthouses with expansive views, swim-up pool rooms and a private four-bedroom villa for exclusive hire. For those who want to start their day with an energizer, complimentary morning yoga is available, followed by an artisan coffee and the chance to create your perfect breakfast bowl. Then kick back by one of the two swimming pools and soak up Ibiza’s ‘white isle’ atmosphere. Ibiza evenings are brought to life by the hotel’s resident DJ as the sun goes down.
7. W IBIZA
Located off the beaten track yet close to all the action that the island has to offer, W Hotel Ibiza strikes a pose on the palm-fringed beachfront of Santa Eulalia. As the only Marriott managed brand on the island, the seasonal escape mixes the parallel realities of Ibiza with a magnetic pull that turns up the sass. This is where you get to stay and play with W, a hotel brand that was made for the White Isle. The design-oriented property features 162 rooms and suites, all of them coming with city, pool or beach views. Guests can enjoy a stylish pool deck, a rooftop with views over Santa Eulalia Beach, a full-service spa with six private treatment rooms, a trendy nightclub, several restaurants, and a training area. W Hotel Ibiza is where you get to stay and play with a brand that was made for the White Isle.
- Hotel website: W Ibiza
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Classic Travel (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and a welcome amenity).
- Review: read my review of W Ibiza here.
6. SIX SENSES IBIZA
Conceived by architect Jonathan Leitersdorf, Six Senses Ibiza is a year-round destination set in Xarraca bay, a long-hidden secret on Ibiza’s northern tip. Integrated into its contours to enjoy unobstructed sunsets, the property features 116 guest rooms and suites, including one-of-a-kind cave suites built into the cliffs. There are also a handful of Village Residences ideal for large groups or longer-term stays. Powered by its own renewable energy source and with punchy zero waste and zero single-use plastic targets, the resort has sustainability at its core. Six Senses Ibiza offers a comprehensive range of amenities and programming, farm-to-table dining, music, art, sustainable fashion, culture, longevity and wellness. Each experience is inspired by the traditions and values of the island to deliver an intentional destination that provokes meaningful moments of community, spirituality and celebration.
5. 7PINES RESORT IBIZA
While Ibiza is known for its party-all-night atmosphere, 7Pines Resort Ibiza offers guests a different kind of pace. The resort is nestled in a pine grove on the cliffs of the west coast of Ibiza between Cala Conta and Cala Codolar. With unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea and the magical rocky island of Es Vedrà, it is a truly unique location on the white isle and a prime vantage point to enjoy a memorable sunset. The resort is modelled after an Ibizan inspired village of whitewashed houses and offers 185 spacious suites. Facilities include a spa and wellness center, 3 pools, a Kids’ Club and 2 Pershing Yachts available for charter. Even the restaurants and bars have a laid-back vibe, like Cone Club with its sunset tapas and signature Cava Sangrias and Pershing Yacht Terrace serving tapenades, fresh fish tacos, and a curated menu of gin and tonics.
- Hotel website: 7Pines Resort Ibiza
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Virtuoso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD resort credit, and one Spanish welcome experience – 1 tapas per person with 1 glass of Cava – at the Pershing Yacht Terrace bar).
4. NOBU HOTEL IBIZA BAY
At Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, the names says it all. Hugging the shores of Talamanca Bay on Spain’s favorite island playground, this whitewashed complex lures with 152 understated yet elegant rooms and suites, while Nobu Matsuhisa’s eponymous restaurant gives the celebrity chef’s famous dishes, like black cod miso, a distinct Mediterranean twist. The two seafront pools, boutique, kid’s club, signature spa journeys, anti-aging treatments, innovative fitness workouts, top-notch nail bar and hair salon provide you with the finest island escape, without ever having to leave the resort. Away from the hustle and bustle, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay has a beach promenade right outside its doorstep: in a short walk you will be wandering through the trendy boutiques and restaurants of Marina Botafoch and Ibiza old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The property is also close to the island’s up-tempo nightlife.
- Hotel website: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Virtuoso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD food & beverage credit).
3. ME IBIZA
ME Ibiza is a sophisticated lifestyle beachside retreat at the heart of the Mediterranean’s undisputed capital of international glamour. Nestled in a secluded bay with direct yacht access, this luxury hotel enjoys an almost private feel, perfect for those seeking both relaxation and play. With spacious bedrooms and deluxe suites showcasing a minimalist, Ibiza-inspired decor, each room features bright, cozy designed furnishings with vibrant local touches, offering a truly indulgent experience for the contemporary traveler. Guests staying in suites enjoy the exclusive ME+ service, which offers a host of luxury features, including the option of a private pool and a personal Aura Manager to tailor your experience according to your tastes. Comforting massages and a range of other treatments are offered at the new Thai Room Spa & Wellness, treatments by authentic Thai therapists, which can be followed by an exclusive and local gastronomical experience at the new restaurant Origens Pool & Beach bar where you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
- Hotel website: ME Ibiza
- Tip: get complimentary VIP perks when booking via Virtuoso (e.g. room upgrade, daily breakfast, early check-in, late check-out, and $100 USD food & beverage credit; for bookings of 3 night stay or longer: complimentary 50-minute massage for up to two people).
2. BLESS HOTEL IBIZA
A new concept of luxury and lifestyle, BLESS Hotel Ibiza in the north of Ibiza presents unique experiences and services designed to create only the most memorable stays. Ibiza’s northern reaches are a paradise for those in search of tranquility, hidden coves, hundred-year-old pine forests, and enchanting villages. It’s an area containing winding roads surrounded by nature, breath-taking cliffs, secret caves brimming with light, picturesque lighthouses, and hiking trails that lead to the island’s most treasured corners. It’s a place where locals’ best-kept secrets await those willing to venture off-the-beaten-path. With a unique style inspired by the designs of Coco Chanel, the hotel’s rooms immerse guests in an iconic and eclectic Mediterranean environment. The hotel’s kitchen is overseen by the Martín Berasategui, the Spanish chef with the most Michelin stars.
1. HACIENDA NA XAMENA
Officially opened in 1971, Hacienda Na Xamena was the first 5-star hotel in Ibiza and the white washed Ibizan style property still delivers. The hotel enjoys a spectacular location in the heart of a preserved natural park, suspended on jagged coastal cliffs 180m (600 ft) above the sea level. The majority of the 77 rooms and suites have sea views, taking advantage of the magnificent location, and all of them feature a Jacuzzi and stylish seated areas. With two swimming pools, there is endless space to unwind as you recline on one of the comfortable and stylish sunbeds and gaze at the incredible views. The hotel’s La Posidonia Spa offers exclusive treatments and therapies for hotel guests and visitors alike. The hotel is also home to one of the island’s best dining venues – Eden restaurant – where dishes are prepared with the finest local and seasonal ingredients in line with the hotel’s “natural” philosophy.
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