Where to eat, drink and play in Ibiza this summer and beyond, from the hottest hotel opening to the newest super-club, Harper’s Bazaar made the Ultimate Ibiza Guide including Pacha.
The hotel: Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay
After a successful hotel launch in London’s Shoreditch, Nobu has opened the doors to its serene Ibizian haven in Talamanca Bay. From the moment you walk through the lobby, filled with sumptuous furnishings in a chic palette of white, gold and blue, you are surrounded by a sense of tranquility which extends out to a beautiful pool overlooking the twinkling sea beyond. Lunch doesn’t come much tastier than at Peyotito – the hotel’s first class Mexican eatery (see more below) – and of course there’s Nobu’s masterful Japanese cuisine on offer in the sleek main restaurant. There is also a brilliant spa, where expert therapists offer amazing massages.
The restaurant: Peyotito
Prepare to be wowed at the new branch of Peyotito, the modern Mexican restaurant of Notting Hill fame. Every dish is a triumph – they serve up tuna tostados; burrata with avocados and juicy tomatoes; griddled langoustine; expertly charred rib-eye; quinoa that actually tastes nice; and the most delicious guacamole you’ll ever eat – all washed down with a series of sharp margaritas, of course.
The VIP experience: Pacha
When it comes to Ibiza after dark, Pacha is legendary – and for good reason. Located just to the east of Ibiza Town, this former finca is now a super slick nightclub that has been welcoming the beautiful people to party for over four decades. The huge VIP section is the largest on the island and offers all the glitz and glamour you could wish for, and a bird’s eye view of the dancefloor and world class DJs including Martin Solveig, David Guetta and Hot Since 82.
The beach club: Aiyanna
For lunch with a view head to island newbie Aiyanna, which is the sister restaurant to the White Isle institution Amante, and also offers a stunning beachside location, magical interiors and delicious food. We’d recommend taking a refreshing dip in the sea before a long, leisurely lunch of organic Ibicenco tomato salad with fresh burrata, grilled octopus with red pepper muhammara dip, or Spanish black rice with cuttlefish, fried chipirones and allioli.
The salon: John Frieda
Offering cut, colour, at-the-ready hair styling and blow drying services, the new John Frieda salon in Ibiza is a godsend for hair that’s prone to frizz in warmer climes… The chic salon is open every day from 10am – 8pm, and amazing stylists are on hand to create beach-style waves to glamorous curls, or sleek night-time looks. Situated at the Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, there is also an in-room blow dry service available.
The Formentera hideaway: Gecko Beach Club
This celebrity hangout was given a lick of paint over the winter and has emerged as A-list-ready as ever. Over the water on Formentera and a short drive from the port, Gecko Beach Club is the perfect spot for a lunch of fresh seafood, island-produced wine and a siesta in the serene, sea-facing garden.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar