Forget gold - Ibiza has gone full-blown platinum
Ibiza might be known for its party atmosphere – it’s Europe’s nightlife capital, after all – but we think it’s time this little Balearic Island got some recognition for its wealth of luxurious amenities.
Coated with upscale hotels, swanky marinas and VIP partygoers, Ibiza boasts gold-plated edges that look pretty stunning in the endless Spanish sunshine.
The glamour starts in Santa Eulalia, a romantic resort renowned for its class. The yachts bobbing out in the harbour and the incredible selection of trendy restaurants are a pretty good indication of how this part of the island rolls. While Santa Eulalia keeps things laid-back, Playa Den Bossa is loud and proud about its luxury, sporting glossy clubs and bars, while Cala Tarida stakes its claim with a white sand beach. What’s more is, these glittery shores are just a two and a half hour flight from the UK, which means your love affair with this deluxe corner of Spain is right on your doorstep.
Living the high life in Ibiza
If you’re visiting Ibiza for the bars and clubs, you’d better be prepared for the VIP treatment. Playa Den Bossa is paved with some of the best nightlife experiences on the island, including Bora Bora and Ushuaia, both of which attract celebrity clientele from around the world.
Santa Eulalia is renowned as being one of the best spots to dine in all of Ibiza, especially for its sheer size of offerings. You can expect everything from ritzy marina-side restaurants to Michelin star-rated bistros. But if you’re looking for natural luxury, Cala Tarida fits the bill with one seriously gorgeous coastline. With its whitewashed villas up into the hillside at the back and emerald green waters to the front – not to mention the glamorous Cotton Beach Club right on its shores – you’ll think you’ve stumbled upon a film set.
Other popular holidays in the Balearic Islands
If you’re keen on booking a luxury holiday but are still on the fence about where to go, there are plenty of other places within the Balearics to check out. Take a look at Ibiza’s sister islands Majorca and Menorca to see what else this cluster of Spanish territory has to offer. But if your heart’s set on Ibiza, check out our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect luxury holiday on this gorgeous island. Below are some of our top luxury hotels in Ibiza.
Cool creams and beiges encase this luxurious property, decked with 4* and a close-to-the-beach location. The pool here is sizeable to say the least, and the hotel is even adding a poolside grill to the mix. There's also the Sirenis VITAL Spa, equipped with a whirlpool, massage pool and spa treatments necessary for any luxury holiday.
At the 5* TUI Sensatori Resort Ibiza, whitewashed exteriors, lagoon-style pools and a hillside locale overlooking the beach give this luxury hotel its glamorous edge. There are six restaurants in total to choose from – including one that features grill-your-own dishes on volcanic hot stones – and a Prestige Spa. Plus, an upgrade here gets you a swim-up or rooftop room.
Cool Mediterranean vibes get a modern upgrade at this 5* beachfront hotel, where massive lagoon pools with in-pool loungers and stylish interiors reign supreme. The hotel is a Premium property, featuring five restaurants – including one on the beach – and a gorgeous spa with a jaw-dropping selection of treatments.
Another Premium accommodation, Club Bahamas impresses with a crazy big pool and a seafront location. You're only a stone's throw from the luxe bars and clubs of Playa Den Bossa, though the hotel boasts a bar of its own. Also on the menu are a spa and sauna whose uber Zen vibes make for the ultimate atmosphere to unwind.