While the world was shut down, Ibiza quietly opened a range of hot new properties, perfect for this year’s back-to-normal party season.
So after a hard night’s raving, you can come to these luxurious hotels to unwind.
From elegant spa hotels with Olympic sized swimming pools to funky chillout zones and fine-dining, here are the places to book on the White Isle.
Petunia, Sant Josep de sa Talaia
The vibe: Nature-focused and laid-back. Set within sprawling gardens, it offers stunning views of Es Vedra, the 1,300ft craggy limestone rock – and an Ibizan icon – that juts prominently out from the sea.
In the grounds, you’ll find a variety of places to either chill or recharge, from an outdoor lounge with hanging chairs to the rooftop bar.
Bright pink bougainvillea pop against the white walls.
The rooms: There are 41, including a mix of villas, some with self-catering facilities. Suites feature outdoor showers, as well as hand-crafted art on the walls and boldly patterned upholstery with a mix of contemporary and shabby chic furniture.
Not staying over? Come for dinner (or lunch) with a view – La Mesa Escondida offers a classic Mediterranean menu, while Los Olivos is where to go for proper, wood-fired pizza. Don’t miss a sundowner on the rooftop bar, Es Vedra.
Six Senses, San Juan Bautista
The vibe: Low-key luxe, with prices to match. Set above pretty Xarraca Bay, in the wilder, northern part of the island, it blends subtly into the surroundings – the decor features plenty of natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, wood and leather – while also boasting top-of-the-range facilities.
As well as the spa the Six Senses brand is famous for, here the view is also a star with shimmering sunsets.
The rooms: There are 137 high-end suites and villas with soothing, neutral tones and pale blond wooden furniture.
Many look out on to the sea and, as befits a hotel with a strong focus on health, the minibar contains the likes of CBD drinks and vitamin supplements. The Cave Royale room contains a grand piano and a door leading to a recording studio.
Not staying over? This is the place to come for a treatment – book anything from an After Party Detox to a holistic massage with a focus on reinvigoration.
Hotel Riomar, Santa Eularia des Riu
The vibe: Riomar, the very first hotel in more laid-back Santa Eularia, has had a makeover.
Think 1970s chic – terracotta, sand, brown and beige, with wooden pillars and stone tables dotting the light, airy lobby, contrasted by gold geometric lighting. Curved archways and plenty of plants soften the feel further.
It’s in a prime position right by the beach but there’s also a small pool.
The rooms: There are 120 – many with big picture windows, balconies and sea views – and all with a minimalist feel of bright white walls with zesty orange furniture.
Not staying over? There’s a stylish lobby bar and the seafront Ocean Brasserie serves crowd-pleasers from a supergreens salad to chicken paillard.
Non-guests can also get a day pass for the pool and beach.
OKU, San Antonio
The vibe: Contemporary cool – the two main rectangular buildings are clad in strips of dark wood – bi-fold shutters that open out on to the rooms’ balconies – and look like something out of Grand Designs.
The dark grey reception area – scented with Santal 33 by Le Labo, like the toiletries – features big, bold, bell-shaped straw lampshades and massive murals by the urban artist Tepas.
The rooms: There are 189 including two penthouses and a villa with a private pool. The decor has a rustic feel, with low wooden tables, rattan chairs and furnishings in olive and khaki.
Not staying over? You can purchase a day pass for its Olympic-length pool. Otherwise, treat yourself to dinner at OKU, run by Mark Vaessen from Sushisamba. Think wagyu gyoza, grilled octopus and nigiri.
The Standard, Ibiza Town
The vibe: So hip it hurts. The six-storey, white-clad building isn’t hard to spot right on the edge of Ibiza Town’s buzzy square, Vara de Rey.
Quirky artworks dot the public areas, and the rooftop terrace also features a 15m pool, where you can lounge under fringed parasols with a backdrop of orange trees and lavender bushes.
The rooms: Clean white walls and bedding contrast with dark wood cabinets and headboards, enlivened by pretty embroidered cushions.
The 53 rooms and suites come with rainforest showers, with more expensive categories featuring a bath, separate living area, and small balcony to gaze down at the action below.
Not staying over? The hotel’s street-level restaurant, Jara, is where in-the-know punters come for farm-to-table cuisine and innovative cocktails against a background of tropical decor.
W Hotel, Santa Eularia des Riu
The vibe: The W might look modern, from the colour-changing neon tubes outside the entrance to the grey, polished concrete flooring, but it’s also inspired by the island’s colour and history – vibrant, Moorish-style cushions and pouffes in pinks, mustards, oranges and greens adorn the lobby and lower lounge area.
The pool has cabanas with a DJ playing chilled daytime tunes.
The rooms: There are 162, including 53 suites. Cushions and throws are colourful here too with geometric glass lighting suspended by the bed.
Squiggly art decorates the headboard and table, and Bliss toiletries grace the bathroom.
Not staying over? Dine at on-site Spanish restaurant La Llama or beachfront Chiringuito Blue, or check out one of the regular ‘happenings’ on the rooftop Glow Bar, where local and lesser-known DJs get the in-crowd going.
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