Fancy a proper splurge on your next trip to the White Isle? With everything from rustic-luxe retreats to suites overlooking the latest superclub, we’ve scoured the island for 10 of the best luxury hotels where you can really blow the budget.
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel | Courtesy of Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel / Hotels.com
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 a VIP experience – that includes DJ masterclasses and luxury yachts at your disposal – all add up to one seriously upmarket package.
Fusing the vibes of a Japanese zen garden with the laid-back, white-washed style of the Mediterranean, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is arguably the most relaxing hotel on the island. From the moment you step into the lobby, with its sweeping views over the infinity pool, you’ll feel a sense of calm wash over you. It has five drinking and dining options – including namesake restaurant Nobu – as well as a hair salon and spa for pre-night-out pampering. Pacha nightclub is nearby if you’re looking for a boogie, and when it’s time to hang up your dancing shoes you’ll be a five-minute walk from home.
Paradiso Ibiza is the pinnacle of retro cool. Its bold and kitschy design is dominated by millennial pink and minty pastel shades, and accented by eccentric contemporary art and neon lights in the ’70s-style rooms (complete with Smeg fridges and Marshall speakers). Every inch of this hotel comes ready-made for your Instagram feed – especially out by the pool, where candy-striped pergolas and a cylindrical bar look plucked straight from ’60s Miami. Reflecting the hedonistic and fun-loving attitude of the island, extras include an on-site tattoo parlour and Mustang rental, and the slightly bonkers opportunity to stay for free if you can brave a night in the glass-walled suite that sits in the lobby.
Set in a quiet corner on the west of the island, 7Pines Kempinski has claimed prime real estate on a cliff edge, between the Mediterranean sea and bucolic pine forests. It’s a romantic getaway, sequestered away from the thumping beats. There are pools onsite, but beach-lovers can head to the idyllic Cala Codolar, which is just 200m (660ft) away. After a day on the sand, return for a modern Asian meal at the View, aptly named for its views and especially Balearic isle sunsets.
Dating back to 1904, the boutique Hotel Mirador de Dalt Vila oozes period charm amid 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, plus elevated views over the Mediterranean.
Melia’s ME brand is known for its uber-swish Balearic beach club vibe, and the ME Ibiza has this in spades. The 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 little ones. The suites 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.
Natural stone and crisp Balearic linens 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 in a cliff and surrounded by pine forest, 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 is a series of heated seawater pools linked by tiered waterfalls that seem to cascade down the cliff – not a bad spot to enjoy the views.
Surrounded by sun-soaked fields, ancient olive trees and pine forests in the centre of the island, Ca Na Xica boasts one of the more bucolic and secluded settings on the island. Minimalist Balearic chic meets rustic charming at 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.
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 relaxing 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.
Certainly at the larger end of the scale, the Grand Palladium Palace is also one of Ibiza’s more upmarket resort-style complexes. 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. It’s set behind Playa d’en Bossa, so beach access is mere steps away, while a top-notch all-inclusive plan makes for a stress-free stay.