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The Best Luxury Hotels In Ibiza

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Seven Pines Resort. Courtesy of the hotel

The Balearic Islands are loved by Brits for all kinds of reasons – not least the opportunity they provide for smug, sun-soaked Instagram stories – but the holy grail for hedonists is undoubtedly Ibiza, AKA the White Isle. Fortunately for the 5am crowd, there are countless luxury hotels in Ibiza to soothe sore heads at.

BEST LUXURY HOTELS IN IBIZA

Take The Standard for example, which arrived this spring and features a 14-room residence that groups can stake out for the party to end all parties. Anyone whose hangover fix is Nikkei food and more sake should book a stay at Oku, or the Nobu outpost in Talamanca, a 15-minute marina-edge walk down from Ibiza Town.

Because it isn’t all about burning the candle at both ends. Away from the San Antonio strip, the island is also famed for its sunset rituals, breezy beach clubs and general good vibes (something to do with magnetism, apparently). Stroll cobbled streets in the old town, or visit the quieter villages such as Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza’s answer to Notting Hill, and naturally now with fashionable bars and restaurants (check out Bottega Il Buco.)

For something on the more traditional side, rural Cas Gasi is the peaceful, celebrity-packed hotel for you – or enjoy the good life (and the bougainvillea) at the Atzaró agriturismo (read: very, very nice farmhouse).

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It’s not surprising that the world’s premier party hotel brand has made a new home on Ibiza. The Standard arrived this spring in the island’s old town, close to the marina for ferry rides to Formentera (and its cocktail clubs and turquoise waters).

One of the restaurants leads out onto the Vara del Rey plaza, but there is of course a pool and bar up on the rooftop, too, for more of the island’s legendary late nights. Groups will be best suited to the Casa Privada outbuilding, which has its own pool, bar and gym, along with 14 bedrooms – including two suites with hot tubs out on their terrace.

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An antidote to the club scene on the quieter northern coast, Ibiza’s Six Senses outpost is the place to experience the island’s spiritual side. The Cala Xarraca estate has 137 rooms, spanning beach caves, pool suites and mansions. The grounds also include a 400-year-old olive press and vegetable gardens, with their produce making its way into the hotel’s restaurants, café and juice bar. You can also roll up your sleeves and muck in with the farming if you wish.

The show-stealing spa has a programme of visiting practitioners, several-day-long retreats, yogic masters imparting their wisdom and massage catacombs that lead out to the organic gardens, where the spa’s botanicals are grown.

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The expansion of Robert De Niro and Nobu Matsuhisa’s baby knows no limits – it arrived in Ibiza’s Talamanca Bay in 2017, with its beloved black cod in tow. Complementing the Nikkei cuisine on offer at the on-site Nobu, Chambao is the hotel’s take on a chiringuito, which may translate as ‘beach shack’, but is really so much more – though it is indeed steps from the sand.
Anyone who has overdone it the night (or dawn) before will appreciate its juice bar.

And as if the hotel wasn’t already a gourmand’s actual dream, it’s also home to Bibo by Michelin-starred, Med-loving chef, Dani Garcia.

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Also providing opportunities for its guests to eat well, Oku Ibiza has an excellent Japanese restaurant where the chef likes to come over to create some of his dishes tableside. There’s a raw bar and robata grill, plus a superb sake selection. And if you want to take some skills home with you, the chef gladly hosts cooking classes.

For anyone hoping to ward off the island’s excesses, CBD facials and massages can be booked, or you can sign up for retreats with a personal trainer for an altogether different experience of Ibiza.

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As the name suggests, things get a little fragrant at Seven Pines Resort, which looks out across to Es Vedra from a peaceful clifftop in the island’s east. Groups can gather in the Laguna Suites, which have a communal pool for residents of these rooms only; or book one of the Cliff Suites for the best views of the sea and the Balearics’ most iconic rock formation.

Hangovers can be cured at the Pure Seven spa, or by gazing out through the glass windows separating the swimming pool and the sea – or just carry on where you left off at the bar, designed by purveyors of luxury yachts, Pershing.

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Stay close to the action at Sir Joan, which overlooks the port and old town. You’ll feel all at sea (in a good way) in the rooms – nautical nods include stripped-wood, yacht-style floors and stainless steel panels designed to look like sparkling waves.

Anyone bringing an entourage can take over either the whole of the top floor or the entire hotel, where there’ll be space for up to 76 of you. It’s within stumbling-home-at-dawn distance of Pacha and Lío, too.

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One of the more traditional luxury hotels in Ibiza, the old-school Mirador de Dalt Vila is a long way from those ungodly-hour raves. Trade those in for billowing drapes, silver breakfast trays, original artworks, period features and drinks under the shade on its palm-edged terrace.

The townhouse was built in 1904, within the city walls – the hotel’s name means ‘high-city lookout’, which is exactly what you’ll get: a viewpoint over the fortified old town.

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God may be a DJ in Ibiza, but at Ca Na Xica the thing worthy of worship is its cypress-lined, T-shaped pool. You’ll be able to continue on your wellbeing journey at the spa, which has a sun deck, waterfalls, heated loungers and an ice bath.

The breezy bedrooms have beamed ceilings, picture windows to showcase the scenery and huge beds – some have terraces, too. There’s so much more to Salvia than its paellas, though those are of course excellent – the Mediterranean restaurant sources most of its ingredients straight from the surrounding Ibizan countryside.

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This bougainvillea-draped agriturismo is another place to enjoy the quieter side of Ibiza, with super-clubs swapped out for 30 acres of manicured gardens, courtyards, vegetable patches, pools and pavilions. Atzaró is basically a village to meander through, all the while accompanied by the scent of citrus courtesy of the farm’s orange groves.

The rooms are as rustic as you’d hope, with terracotta floors, original beams, draped four-poster beds and stone walls. Unsurprisingly, farm-to-table food is an actual thing at the restaurant – and you can enjoy it on a terrace or beneath a vine-wrapped pergola.

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Cas Gasi, on Ibiza’s northern coast, is an agriturismo close to Santa Gertrudis that celebrities want to keep to themselves (Kate Moss is a fan). It’s set on an olive grove, with rooms in the original house and secluded suites spread out across the grounds. The artfully mismatched decor spans splashes of colour on outdoor chairs and railings, grandfather clocks and chandeliers, and original beams and fireplaces.

It’s a 30-minute drive from the airport, and the middle-of-the-island setting makes it just about perfect for anywhere you could possibly want to go. Along with the hundreds of olive trees, the estate has almond, fig and orange orchards, and organic vegetable plots – with electric bicycles to borrow and explore it all on.

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