Top three luxury hotels for your Ibizan summer getaway
The Balearic Islands have long been attracting the rich and famous thanks to their silky stretches of golden sand and crystal-clear waters, not to mention the excellent fresh seafood on offer, often caught straight from the harbour on the same day. Ibiza, in particular, has garnered quite a reputation amongst the wealthy, welcoming them in their droves each summer to its endless array of high-end night clubs and trendy beach bars.
Located off the east coast of Spain in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is known for its nightlife, electronic music and summer party scene. However, that’s not all it is known for, with the island often voted one of the most beautiful places in the world.
There are no beers or burgers on the beach in Playa d’en Bossa; in this chic resort, beach-goers prefer to wash down their platters of expensive sushi with chilled bottles of Moet or Cristal. You can get the flipflops, too, as the vibe here is designer bikinis, expensive sunglasses and huge open bar tabs. After all, if you’re going to party, then you might as well do it in style.
It’s not all partying and alcohol though, and many tourists descend on Ibiza during the summer months for its beautiful beaches and rugged scenery alone, often favouring quieter parts of the island, such as picturesque San Miguel. Some of the wealthiest holidays don’t even make it assure – why mix with the masses when you can enjoy the exclusivity of a luxury yacht charter?
Whatever your preferred island vibe, one thing is for certain; in Ibiza, luxury is never far away. From its plethora of extravagant five-star hotels, to its range of lavish hilltop villas, when it comes to high-end accommodation, you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice.
A number of celebrities have their own holiday homes situated on the island, with some visiting every summer for months at a time. From superstar DJ David Guetta – who often has a residency at Ushuaia, one of Ibiza’s most iconic beach clubs, each summer – to the likes of socialite Paris Hilton and silver screen legend Sylvester Stallone, everybody wants a slice of the Ibizan summer action – and if you haven’t had yours yet, then there’s no time like the present.
If you’re planning on visiting this island paradise this summer, here are our top three luxury hotel hotspots not to be missed. Places to see and be seen, a trip to Ibiza just wouldn’t be complete without them.
Ushuaia Beach Hotel, Playa d’en Bossa
This lavish five-star hotel adjoins one of the island’s most famous beach clubs, and with entertainment every night from some of the world’s top DJs, there are few better places to stay if you want to be in the thick of the action. Some rooms even offer prime viewing spots thanks to their own private balconies. It’s the ultimate VIP experience.
Described as a “five-star theme park for adults” the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel fuses high-octane clubbing with luxury-level accommodation and unrivalled facilities to boot. And, with DJ masterclasses and luxury yachts at your disposal, it’s an offer you might find difficult to refuse.
ME Ibiza, Santa Eulalia del Rio
Known for its super-swanky Balearic beach club vibe, the ME Ibiza boasts an exclusive adult-only rooftop area, featuring a lengthy infinity pool with panoramic views along the coastline, with a second pool hosting daily live DJ sessions that will keep your feet tapping throughout your stay.
The suites really crank up the opulence, each coming with its own sea-view terraces and private pool. Closeby, you’ll find the iconic Nikki Beach club, which hosts some of the island’s hottest live acts throughout the season.
Ibiza Gran Hotel, Talamanca
Located on the Paseo Marítimo, facing two outstanding luxury marinas, Marina Botafoch & Marina Ibiza, Ibiza Gran Hotel is something pretty special. Set against a stunning backdrop of the Dalt Vila, it is a true gem surrounded by the most renowned and exciting nightlife on the island. And, with picturesque Talamanca beach and the city’s vibrant centre just a stone’s throw away, it’s the perfect base for a luxury Ibizan holiday.
As its name suggests, this is indeed one of Ibiza’s grandest and most opulent hotels, focusing on understated contemporary design and minimalist chic. Its lavish spa offers everything from salt inhalation baths to bubble beds, while suites feature beautiful sea-view terraces, high-tech amenities and hydromassage baths.
In Ibiza, luxury is guaranteed – and you’ll never have to look far to find it. From Playa d’en Bossa to Santa Eulalia, Talamanca to Eivissa, this Balearic beauty spot offers the perfect fusion of high-energy nightlife and laid-back sophistication. It’s guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.
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