Described as a “five-star theme park for adults” the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel fuses high-octane clubbing with luxury-level accommodation and facilities like no other. For those who can afford the hefty price tag, it provides the ultimate high-end Ibiza party experience, without even having to leave the hotel – in some cases without even leaving the room with some terraces offering direct access to The Ushuaïa Club. World-class DJs, super-swish suites, and an ultra-exclusive VIP experience – that includes DJ masterclasses and luxury yachts at your disposal – all add up to one seriously sexy package.
About the place:Modern, Stylish, Beach
Dating back to 1904, the boutique Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila oozes period charm and is surrounded by the city’s ancient historic walls. Numerous original artworks and genuine antique furnishings are scattered throughout this once-family townhouse, creating a sophisticated and timeless feel that combines with top-notch service for a truly five-star experience. For a seriously upscale stay, the Grand Suite features a bathroom sauna, gym, and Jacuzzi tub, plus elevated views over the Mediterranean.
Melia’s ME brand is known for its uber-swish Balearic beach club vibe, and the ME Ibiza certainly has this in spades. An adult-only rooftop terrace boasts an infinity pool with panoramic views, while a second pool hosts live DJ sessions. It’s also surprisingly family-friendly, with a kids’ club and separate pool for the little ones. The suites really crank up the luxury with sea-view terraces and private pools, while neighbouring Nikki Beach club hosts some of the island’s hottest live acts.
About the place:Family Friendly, Modern
Natural stone and crisp Balearic whites combine with sleek, contemporary styling and a super-chill vibe to make eco-friendly Aguas de Ibiza one of the island’s luxury favourites. Its 122 guest rooms are Feng shui designed with swish minimalist woods and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of sea views. Superb panoramas can also be enjoyed from the rooftop pool, plus there’s a huge deluxe spa and Michelin-starred dining to seal the deal.
Set into a cliff and surrounded by pine forest, the setting of the Hacienda Na Xamena takes some beating. Opened over 40 years ago, it was the first five-star hotel on the island and is now run by the son of the architect who built it. Balearic boho-chic abounds in this characterful property, which features sea views in nearly all its 77 rooms, with some suites adding private gardens with hot tubs. But stealing the show are a series of heated seawater pools linked by tiered waterfalls that seem to cascade down the cliff, from where guests can also enjoy some genuinely breathtaking vistas.
As its name suggests, this is indeed one of Ibiza’s grander luxury-level hotels, albeit one with plenty of understated contemporary panache. A spa is the very epitome of minimalist chic and offers everything from salt inhalation baths to bubble beds and Scottish bithermal showers. It’s an all-suite property, with each opening to a sea-view terrace, plus offering high-tech amenities and hydromassage baths. A casino also adds some old-school glamour, while the hotel’s lavish breakfast buffet is likely the best on the island – possibly even the Mediterranean.
Surrounded by sun-soaked fields, ancient olive trees, and pine forests in the centre of the island, Ca Na Xica can boast one of the more bucolic and secluded settings on the island. Minimalist Balearic chic meets rustic charming in this adults-only boutique retreat, which offers such luxury features as a gorgeous chlorine-free swimming pool, inside-outside spa, and even a small man-made beach. It’s also all-suite so accommodation is roomy and stuffed with high-end amenities.
About the place:Countryside, Modern, Outdoors, Remote
Boho-chic collides with Louis XV in this rural mansion villa, which also features spectacular views over the surrounding pine forests. The hotel has just 14 individually-styled rooms and suites, divided between the main building, the adjoining stone tower, and bungalows scattered around the grounds. Guest can take advantage of the top-notch service reclined on one of several daybeds lining the pool or soaking in the poolside Jacuzzi. Those fancying a cheeky night throwing shapes are also just a short drive from the buzzing nightlife of San Antonio.
Those looking for a peaceful haven to rest, relax, and rejuvenate need look no further than Cas Gasi Boutique Hotel. It’s low-key luxury set amid almond, olive, and fig trees, together with vegetable gardens that grow ingredients for the hotel’s organic restaurant. Guests’ well-being can also be nourished by bespoke programs of yoga sessions, complementary therapies, and nutrition consultations. Luxury bedding in individually-designed rooms also ensure a restful night’s sleep.
About the place:Countryside, Eco friendly
Certainly at the larger end of the scale, the Grand Palladium Palace is also one of the more upscale resort-style complexes on the island. There’s pretty much everything here, including two huge outdoor pools, four restaurants, an adults-only luxury spa, and endless list of activities to keep the wee ones entertained. Set behind Playa d’en Bossa means beach access just steps away, while a top-notch all-inclusive plan makes for a simpler stay all round.