Keen for a summer party session? You can’t beat the Balearics for a weekend of fun. But with so many cool beach bars, slick hotels and dining spots on offer – not to mention the island’s epic party nights – fitting everything in is impossible. So, to help create the ultimate Ibiza edit we talked to Jason Bull, entrepreneur and owner of the chic, affordable and renowned Ibiza hotel Es Vivé, to geet the inside scoop on the island’s coolest hotspots…
Best lunch spots…
Nassau Beach Club
A luxe beachside hangout that serves up delicious Teppanyaki.
Carretera de Playa d’En Bossa 07817 - Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Ibiza
Head here for one of the best brunches on the island – be sure to order the legendary eggs Benedict.
Playa Es Cavallet, Ibiza
A rustic Italian set in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza’s biggest and busiest beach.
Playa D'en Bossa S/N - 07817 San Jordi, Ibiza
Best new beach clubs…
Set on the unspoilt, rugged shores of Cala Nova, Aiyanna Ibiza boasts panoramic views and bohemian-inspired interiors.
Avinguda Cala Nova, s/n, 07850 Cala Nova, San Carlos, Ibiza
The ideal blend of laid-back and chic, this stylish beach hangout is set on the secluded and much loved S’Estanyol beach.
Camí de S'Estanyol, 07840 Santa Eularia Des Riu, Ibiza
Hosting some of the best beach parties of the summer season, Blue Marlin’s outdoor areas are the place to live it up VIP style. Head there at the weekend to party and in the week for a more relaxed vibe.
Cala Jondal, s/n, 07800 Ibiza
Look forward to fresh seafood, stunning views and Balearic beats at this popular Ibizan beach shack.
Sa Trinxa, Playa de Ses Salines, Ibiza
Best glam dining spots…
When international superstar chefs join forces with Cirque Du Soleil, you know to expect something spectacular. A heady mix of gastronomy, theatre and mesmerising acrobatics, Heart Ibiza promises an evening like no other.
Passeig de Joan Carles I, 17, 07800 Ibiza
Set in the east wing of the Ibiza Gran Hotel with stunning views of the harbour, Downtown serves Venetian classics in a sophisticated setting.
Paseo Juan Carlos I, nr. 17, Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza, Spain 07800
Look forward to sizzling steaks and buzzing DJ sets at this luxe dining spot.
C. Illa Plana S/N Ibiza, Marina Botafoch
Best for a quiet dinner…
La Dispensa Ibiza
Traditional Italian food with a modern, creative twist, set in the heart of the Old Town.
Carrer la Santa Creu, 10, 07800 Ibiza
Set on a cliff overlooking the Sol d’en Serra bay, Amante is worth a visit for the surroundings alone. Soak up the scenery whilst devouring Mediterranean small plates.
Cala Sol d'en Serra, Calle Afueras, s/n, 07849 Cala Llonga, Ibiza
Boasting one of the most enchanting vistas on the island, this is where to go for romance.
Carrer Major, 4, 07800 Eivissa, Ibiza
Best for a pre-party dinner…
An Ibiza institution. Head here for sushi, caviar and cocktails beneath the stars.
Carretera de Sant Josep - Eivissa, Km. 5,6, 07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza
A blow-the-budget dining spot where superstar DJs rub shoulders with the glam party set.
8 de Agosto S/N, 07800, Ibiza
Best places in Old Town…
An upscale tapas and wine bar that's an absolute must-visit. Guaranteed to get you in the island spirit.
C/ Bisbe Torres Mayans 2, 07800 Ibiza
A charming restaurant located in a quiet pocket in Ibiza Town – Eivissa – that serves a fusion of Mediterranean classics.
Plaça de la Vila, 10, 07800 Eivissa, Ibiza
Best places to go out out…
Music On at Amnesia
Marco Carola brings the techno vibes to this world-famous party night.
Labyrinth at Pacha
A captivating mélange of techno and house takes over at Pacha each Friday.
A theatrical cabaret restaurant that mixes Mediterranean fare with a side of acrobatics.
Puerto Deportivo Marina, Ibiza
Best places to chill...
Hacienda Na Xamena
Nestled on a cliff top on the wild northern coast, Hacienda Na Xamena is one of Ibiza’s most romantic hotels, boasting striking sea views and a buzzing restaurant that serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. One of the best places on the island to relax in the sun with a sangria in hand.
Puerto San Miguel s/n, 07815 San Miguel, Ibiza
Es Vivé Sky Bar
Ibiza’s first dedicated Prosecco Bar. This rooftop oasis is a must for sun worshippers and Prosecco fiends.
C/ Carlos Roman Ferrer 8, 07800 Ibiza
Favourite luxe hotels…
A chic and sophisticated retreat for party goers. Enjoy fresh seafood and fine dining on the rooftop at night and by day, sip on cocktails or take a dip in the infinity pool. Back on ground level there are daily DJs who amp up the atmosphere in the adults-only area.
Urbanización S'Argamassa, 153, Ibiza - Santa Eulalia del Río
Ibiza Gran Hotel
Tucked away from the madness, Ibiza Gran is a truly indulgent home away from home. This is where to stay if you’re wanting to experience Ibiza’s glamorous evening scene, grown-up style.
Paseo Juan Carlos I, 17, 07800 Ibiza
Set above the clifftops of Cap Martinet in Talamanca Bay, this adults-only boutique resort adds another stylish string to the Pacha bow. Don't miss Guy Gerber's RUMORS on Sundays - he never disappoints.
Avenida Cap Martinet S/N – 07819, Sta. Eulalia del Rio (Ibiza)
Solomun +1 - Pacha 2017
Celebrated German giant Solumon is back at Pacha this summer, with an epic night of sultry techno beats.
Expect some of the best electronic music of the moment, exaggerated street theatre and unbelievable props, as well as crazy costumes and bonkers make-up from this highly anticipated residency at Amnesia.
Etched firmly into the history books as one of the best-known clubbing destinations in the world, DC-10 should secure a spot on any Ibiza calendar. Go from day-to-night at this long-standing favourite; Jamie Jones’ infamous Paradise Wednesdays are a must.