The mention of Ibiza may immediately remind you of Mike Posner’s summer hit, which you probably heard at every bar and club in 2015. However, the White Isle off the east coast of Spain has long been famous for its electric party scene and its Bohemian past. The breathtaking island has inspired creatives over the years, being referenced by musicians such as Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
While Barcelona is Spain’s cultural hub, Ibiza located right across the Mediterranean is the country’s go-to summer destination for both locals and tourists alike. The island is the party-loving sister of the Balearic Islands, exuding boho-cool chic and boasting white powdery beaches, houses with whitewashed walls and terracotta rooftops in its old town, as well as over 1,500 species of Mediterranean flora.
The island is constantly evolving, too. This year sees new hotel openings, from Ibiza’s most luxurious new five-star resort to a trendy boutique hotel that oozes bohemian charm — deeming itself fit for the coolest Instagram feeds.
If you’re in Europe and decide to live it up in Ibiza this summer, here are 5 of the trendiest and most exciting new Ibiza hotels to check yourself into this 2017.
(Main image: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay)
Opening: July 2017
Paying homage to the island’s bohemian past, Sir Joan is a stunning retreat that caters to the needs of the modern traveller. The hotel is located on Passeig Joan Carles, facing the marina with the old town of Ibiza as its backdrop. It’s within proximity of Salamanca beach and the city centre — boasting Ibiza’s exciting nightlife.
Sir Joan features 38 rooms and suites featuring stripped wooden yacht flooring and highly polished stainless steel wall panels. Each room features a balcony and is decorated with handcrafted local sculptures, books by emerging and legendary Spanish writers, and photographs highlighting the bygone days of Ibiza.
Sir Joan Hotel Ibiza, Av. 8 d’Agost, 2, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening: June 2017
Named as the Balearic Islands’ most exciting new luxury five-star resort, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is designed to be the ultimate playground for grown-ups. The hotel’s interiors features soft furnishings, natural wood and artisanal ceramics, using a colour palette of whites, golds and blues. This island aesthetic continues in its 152 rooms and suites, which range from deluxe rooms to Presidential and Royal suites.
Ibiza Bay’s amenities include two private seafront pools, four restaurants and a pool bar, the island’s first Six Sense spa, and experiences that have been carefully curated to the utmost detail — providing guests with an authentic island escape without ever having to leave the resort.
Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Carrer de Ses Feixes, 52, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening: Late 2017
This luxury resort, nestled on a clifftop on the edge of a pine forest surrounded by azure waters, is the perfect place to unwind in a calm and private setting. What more, the resort boasts easy access to secluded beaches such as Conta and Cala Codolar.
Accommodation at the all-suite resort comes in the form of mini villas, some with private pools and gardens. Amenities include the Pure7 spa, the View restaurant which will host guest chefs, the Cone Club for laid-back local fare, and The Pershing Terrace — the world’s first bar designed by the Pershing Yacht team.
Seven Pines Resort Ibiza, Calle Puig Delfin s/n, E-07830 Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Ibiza – Spain
Launched: May 2016
Designed by Claus Sendlinger of Design Hotels, La Granja is a members-only retreat (a first for Ibiza) occupying a converted farmhouse — hidden in the pine forest in the hills above San Antonia.
La Granja offers nine unique bedrooms boasting sea views, a Riviera-chic pool and mezcal bar, and colourful rows of vegetables. Interiors feature industrial-luxe aesthetics with a grey-on-grey palette combined with an eclectic mix of brightly coloured furniture and curious trinkets sourced from all over the world.
La Granja, Carretera Forada a Sant Mateu, Km. 1, 07820 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
Launched: April 2016
This trendy, boho-chic boutique hotel in the North of Ibiza overlooks a rocky cove right by the water’s edge in the romantic harbour of Portinatx. Portrayed as an unpretentious place where one can just relax and hang out, Los Enamorados Ibiza provides off-the-beaten-track accommodation, a bar and restaurant that offers fresh fish caught by local fishermen, and a spa in its boathouse.
Los Enamorados Ibiza, Carretera de Portinatx 103 Portinatx, Ibiza, 07810 Portinatx, Spain